MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “warm terracotta-plum with pearl,” and it has a lustre finish. Lustre finishes have sheerer color coverage, and it is definitely true with Viva Glam VI. This is a very easy to wear color, because it’s incredibly neutral–not just in the color itself, which is a rosy terracotta, but it”s not too warm or cool. Like many of the other shades in the Viva Glam family, it is wearable across skin tones.

It wears just under three hours on me (I typically average four), and I find that lustre finished lipsticks are not moisturizing.   I also find that this particular finish doesn’t always apply evenly.  It is vanilla-scented, like other MAC lip products are, and the tube has metallic red detailing in the logo and inside the tube in the spirit of Viva Glam. 100% of the selling price of each Viva Glam lipstick goes towards the MAC AIDS Fund.

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MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick

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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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This is one of my favorites. I have a light skintone w/ warm undertones, and I find this lipstick very flattering & easy to wear. It’s funny that you don’t find the lustre finishes very moisturizing because my lips tend to be dry and MAC’s lustre finish is my favorite. It feels very comfortable, almost glossy on my lips and doesn’t dry them out. I never have to wear lip balm under a lustre finish lipstick.

Lustres are almost drying on me – I wouldn’t call them drying, but they’re right on the borderline for me 🙁

This is an everyday color for me, I love it! I get really nice color, but then again my lips are a lot more pigmented than yours. While lustres might not be moisturizing, I like then a heck of a lot better than creamsheens, which just slide around everywhere.

This & Viva Glam V are 2 of my favorite lipsticks that MAC makes. I can make it be any color I want depending on what lipliner I put underneath. I’ve worn it with everything from Vino to Cherry to Chicory & it always looks amazing.

This one is one of my HG lipsticks surprisingly! 🙂 I love how wearable it is on my NC30/NC35 complexion. Great enough to be an everyday go-to-lipstick for me. Lustres are my favorite and the one that I have currently is very moisturizing and it sits comfortably on my lips too 🙂

This was the first MAC lipstick I got and still one of my favorites! I also love the fact that it’s a Viva Glam, so I’m sure I will repurchase it.

Too bad it doesn’t look more like it does in the tube, because I’d wear that color in a heartbeat. Swatched it’s just “meh”, oh well, it’s not like I really “need” another lipstick…

This is one of my favorite lipsticks. It does not look that sheer on me at all. it is a very nicely pigmented plum color on me. I love it and although I agree about the lustre finish lipsticks, this one isn’t that drying (maybe I got a good one of the batch). Maybe it looks different on me because I am also light with warm undertones.

Its really strange that people dont find lustres moisturizing. I mean if you look at the ingredients there is nothing that should be drying…. actually the opposite.

I love MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, luckily my Nordstrom had plenty of it available last week.. I bought 4 of them, but seriously MAC shd make permanent.

Hi Christine. I asked this on another post but I’m not sure you saw it. I’ve noticed that at lot of my lipsticks, my MAC cream colour bases and Illamasqua liquid metals seem to be “sweating” (despite it not being that hot in the UK!). Is this normal? Will they be OK if I leave them like that?

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