I was searching for a nice bright deep red for so long… and got a few duds in the course…. but finally when I was getting a makeup remover at MAC the MUA showed me a couple of red lippies and this one caught my eye…. this is the 1st red or for that matter dark lipstick I I have ever had and I’m loving it soooooooo much….. I apply it even when I’m just lounging around the house. And I’ve also worn it HERE! Designers and MUAs call it “The LBD of makeup” and I can imagine why 😀
MAC says: In 1994, M·A·C introduced VIVA GLAM, an outspoken deep red that was universal in appeal and glamour. In 1997, a second lipstick was created VIVA GLAM II, a pinked mauve. VIVA GLAM III, a foxy brown plum launched in 2000. VIVA GLAM IV, a heartful rose charged with gold, introduced in March 2002. In March 2004, Viva Glam V makes its debut, a pure neutral pink with a delicious Lustre finish! VIVA GLAM VI, the newest member of the VIVA GLAM family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. Wear it alone or finish it off with a coat of VIVA GLAM VI Lipglass. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.
Texture : Matte Color: Intense brownish blue-Red. Packaging: black tube with red inside and the bullet has slanted tip. Size: 30gm Cost: $14.50 + tax.
My experience with MAC Viva Glam1 lipstick: Yayys: – Very lovely Matte brick red. Looks very vintage. – Nice and creamy formula. – Not drying. (but I suggest you apply a lipbalm anyway) – Staying power is excellent – stayed for about 4-5 hours with a light meal. – Lovely deep red color. – Can be used as a stain too (specially if you wanna apply during the day) – Does not transfer much- very lightly (If you know what I mean ;))
– Total proceedings of the sales goes to charity. – I love it – hubby loves it on me (‘nuff said)
Nays: – Since its a matte formula it might settle into the fine lines so I’d suggest you exfoliate your lips. – The price.
– Is not included in the ‘back 2 MAC’ feature.
Will I repurchase?yesssss. although This one won’t be gettin over soon so I might try some nice nude-rosey shades now 🙂
Will I recommend??? Yessss Yessss Yessssssssssssssssssssssss
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