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

01/06

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

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

MAC Viva Glam Taraiji P. Henson Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a slightly firmer consistency in the tube. The texture was smooth, cream-like but did tug on the lips just a tad (not uncomfortably, though). On me, the color lasted for six hours, left a stain behind, and was non-drying.

Editor’s Note: This review was originally posted on January 18th. I’ve changed the date to February 2nd to coincide with new Viva Glam products now being available on MAC’s website 🙂

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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01/09

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

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

MAC Viva Glam Taraiji P. Henson Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and flecks of violet and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque, slightly buildable coverage that applied evenly and smoothly to lips. The color had minimal settling into my lip lines, and the high-shine finish seemed to downplay what did appear in my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightly tacky but comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted.

Worth noting, the packaging is slightly different than the usual Lipglass, and though it seemed larger in size, it actually contained less–only 0.10 fl. oz. compared to the 0.17 fl. oz. of a regular Lipglass tube. This shade will be available on February 2nd.

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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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy Air Blush
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Platinum Cream Color for Eyes
  • Viseart Petit Pro #5 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Petit Pro #4 Eyeshadow
  • Viseart Warm Mattes #2 Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeliner

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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While these aren’t my sort of colors, they are so pretty! And they rated well which is always great to see for a Viva Glam lipstick.

Indya, for some reason MAC is sending them in tiny white boxes instead of their usual black boxes. Mine was literally wedged into the lower corner of my doorway, I almost didn’t even notice it! Weirder yet, nobody knocked on my door last Saturday, and it was pouring outside, so I feel lucky that: 1.) No one snatched it , 2.) It didn’t get wet or damp! Just keep your eye out for a small white box.

I would think that you would get the Taraji blush soon. I did, quite a while ago. ? ~3 weeks? and never expected to get it. I had followed the suggestions of readers who did not receive it, as to how MAC proceeds. Maybe you need to look back.

SOLD!!!! On both!!!
I usually do NOT go for fuchsia, but the depth on these combined with an almost berry hue, make these wearable for me. So yes, I’m getting both! ?

As for the odd Lipglass tube, I have a hunch that this is the same type of tube used in the Mariah Carey collex, no?

What a beautiful, brightening color! I think it would work on many skin tones. The lipstick + lipglass combo is absolutely gorgeous!

I totally agree, Lulle! The colors are bright without being totally neon, but they are the right type of cool undertone that works on more undertones than just cool (with ease, that is!).

It’s been awhile since I’ve been excited about a VG release, but these are beautiful! It is a shame, though, that they reduced the gloss amount with the packaging change, especially since it’s for their charity line.

I know! I think they just did it to get the packaging but didn’t quite realize (or care?) about the decrease in product. I’ve always heard that packaging is the most $$ of the product, so filling more or less doesn’t save or add a lot!

Gorgeous! I’m so glad I don’t have a dupe, plus I love fuschia. I mean, I was already planning to get Viva Glam anyway but I’m glad it’s so pretty! I think this will appeal to a lot of skintones and ages.

These will both be mine!!!!! I loved the colab Taraji did last year with Mac, the colors were so flattering for dark skin and I know the same will be for these lippies.

I really like the lipstick, and I think it is darker enough than C208 to justify, especially since it’s for a good cause! And Menace has been on my wishlist for a very long time — I think I like this better. The lipgloss is very pretty, but I’d never wear it, since it’s a tacky gloss, lol.

Got mine and they are both absolutely stunning. Seriously the photos dont even do it justice. And the packaging is gorge! Mac knocked this one out the park. Taraji needs to have everything she releases for MAC be permanent.

Love them both, already got the gloss. I feel though that the lipstick is very similar to that of Miley Cyrus viva glam from last year – that which was a hot pinky fuchsia…

Quick question. I just got the lipstick today and read on the bottom that it’s a matte and not a satin. I just checked the mac website and they say its a matte as well. Does the pearl in the lipstick make it a bit more satin-like?

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