Monday, 22 February 2016

First Impressions: Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lip Glass (With Swatches!)


If there is one girl who always misses out on Mac's limited edition collections, it's me. I don't know what it is - whether I'm too slow to the count or my local Mac gets the smallest product shipments ever, I just seem to always be faced with those little sold out stickers.

BUT NOT THIS TIME.
This time I managed to get my little paws on a limited edition collection that I have been counting down the seconds for - Viva Glam Ariana Grande.

Such glitter! Much plum! Very packaging! This little Viva Glam duo gave me a mini heart attack just on sight, so let's get into this first impressions post so your heart can join in the fun.

Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lip Glass

Let me preface this by saying that I am not a lip gloss person. Hair sticking to my lips on windy days is not cute. But just one look at that shimmery pink goodness had me hooked. I couldn't not add this gorgeous pink gloss to my collection. SO MUCH GLITTER. SO MUCH LOVE.
In the tube, the Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lip Glass definitely looks pink, however once on, it's more of a clear gloss, with flecks of fine pink glitter. It applies very smoothly, though it does feel slightly tacky on the lips. It's not the stickiest gloss I've ever worn, but if you prefer them buttery, this may not be your tube of gloss.


That said, as far as the colour goes, it really is quite pretty on the lips. This gloss would be gorgeous either on its own for a fuller lip look, or over the top of your favourite lipstick. I've layered it over the Ariana Grande lippy a little further down in this post and it is heaven.


Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick

I posted a photo of this lippy on Instagram and so many of you wondered if it was black! I will admit that my year 8 emo self (let's tell that story another time!) was pretty excited when I spotted this vampy hue. But once on, the Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick is actually a deep warm-toned purple! Your autumn and winter dark lip = sorted.

I was tossing up on whether to buy Mac's Media or Diva for the longest time, because I love Mac lipstick formulas and I was dying to add a dark colour to my rainbow of lipsticks. This one definitely fits the bill, however it does take some care during application. It tends to go on slightly patchy, so you really need to build up the colour to get the pigment even. That said, it's totally worth it. Tell me you're not drooling over that swatch below!


And because these two cuties were made to worn together, here's a swatch of the Lip Glass layered over the Lipstick. Just imagine that lip look worn with thick cat eye liner and a fierce contour! Per-fec-tion.


These are currently online and in-store, and the Lipstick retails for the regular $36, while the Lip Glass is $35. If you can only justify the one, go the lipstick. That gloss is stunning, but that lippy has really got me swooning! The Viva Glam red lipstick bullet packaging is just too gorge to pass up.

Will you be picking up anything from this collection? Let me know in the comments below!



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4 comments

  1. Love that dark red lippie! I'm usually not a huge fan of celebrity makeup lines but these actually look like wonderful products :)

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  2. Hi, I'm from Germany so my English is pretty bad, excuse me:D

    I was so excited for this lipcombo and today was the first day we in Germany could order it! I ordered before school๐Ÿ˜…

    Your swachets look great and your text is amazing, keep going on๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ❤๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’‹

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  3. Hi, I'm from Germany so my English is pretty bad, excuse me:D

    I was so excited for this lipcombo and today was the first day we in Germany could order it! I ordered before school๐Ÿ˜…

    Your swachets look great and your text is amazing, keep going on๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ”ฅ❤๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’‹

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  4. Wow that dark lipstick looks so nice and pigmented! Also don't worry, I always usually end up missing out on these limited edition collections as well! It's such bad luck.

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