MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick & Lipglass Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson 2 Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, reddish brown with warmer undertones and multi-colored, metallic shimmer–a mix of green, gold, and copper. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and smooth, which made it easy to maneuver across the lips. The lipstick went on evenly and lasted for five hours on me, while the formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

Formula Overview

$19.50/0.1 oz. - $195.00 Per Ounce

MAC Lipstick comes in a variety of finishes, and the pigmentation and wear tend to be dependent on the finish. The sheer finishes, like Lustres, tend to wear for only a couple of hours and have sheer coverage (as designed) and are non-drying. Some of the original Matte shades have a stiffer, drier formula, while newer ones have a more velvety, silicone-feel to them, and the latter are creamier, more comfortable to wear, and easier to apply, but most Matte shades are quite pigmented and long-wearing, though some are drying. The Amplified and Satin finishes tend to have good pigmentation, lightly creamy to moderately creamy consistencies with a bit of shine, and moderate to long wear with deeper, richer shades wearing longer. The Frost and Metallic finishes have the most variance between shades with coverage ranging from semi-sheer to opaque with average wear and non-drying to slightly drying formulas. All MAC lipsticks are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

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Ingredients

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MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglsas over Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglsas over Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglsas over Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson 2 Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with warm, brown undertones and lighter gold flecks of shimmer and some sparkle. The texture was smooth, light-medium in weight, and moderately tacky, though I think if you have not tried MAC’s newer Lipglasses (over the last few years), you might find them a lot easier to wear, as they do not feel as thick overall. The gloss was lightly hydrating on me over the four and a half hours it lasted for. The downside, though, was the gloss wasn’t described as sheer, and the Lipglass formula is supposed to be pigmented.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.1 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness.

I have found that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

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Ingredients

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Not sure I can wear the color, but I’ll be placing an order anyway. I think the VG program is amazing. I give away the lipsticks I can’t wear.

I think the Viva Glam campaign is great, and I can imagine this shade looking really stunning on some people.
Though I really like the shimmer of this one, I just wouldn’t buy it for myself, even if I were still buying MAC, which I’m not.
Everyone else, enjoy, by all means!

I was thinking initially that these look boring but seeing your swatches I’ve reconsidered my position on them! I think the lipstick more though since I dont seem to get much wear out of glosses.

What a wonderful surprise! Had no idea that you had gotten these yet!
And the lipstick is so fall appropriate and simply stunning! Worn with the Lipglass over it, has me won over. Question is; do I actually *need* this Lipglass since I have Oh Baby? Hmm…🤔

Thank you for reviewing these and providing the dupes. I was on the fence about these products but seeing the swatches helped a lot. The lipstick color reminds me of many browns lipsticks that I wore in the 90s and the lipglass seems very close to Oh Baby. You saved me money!

I just searched these myself. I can’t pull off the lipstick, but it looks amazing on you! I purchased the gloss. It is sheer, but it is lovely on my pale, neutral complexion. Love the campaign!!

When are you going to review the new Nicki collection as well as the limited edition nude lipsticks that come out this week. I always love looking at your reviews and grades before going to the store the first day that it comes out.

Hi! I just got the lipstick, and it’s not a color I would normally wear, but it’s quite nice!
Can you share the eyeshadows you used for your pics in this post? It’s stunning on you!!

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