Hello Bandit-eers! 😀
For our next Lipstick Bandits collaboration project, we decided to do something a bit different. We decided to see just how 1 lipstick would look on all of us and after a bit of hmming and hawing, and thanks to the brainwave that is Tracy, the decision was settled on MAC Viva Glam V.
Viva Glam V has been touted as being a lipstick that suits all skintones and preferences that we had to see if it did do that. It is also worth noting MAC’s commendable effort in donating proceeds from sales of all the MAC Viva Glam lipsticks to HIV/AIDS programmes. So purchasing a MAC Viva Glam lipstick is doing a bit of a good deed 🙂
In the tube, Viva Glam V is a deep nude pink that I will confess did not appeal to me. I usually go for brighter toned lipsticks. The texture is a Lustre which is the range of MAC lipsticks that is a little more moisturizing and a bit sheer. But on lips, I was a little surprised.
My lips are naturally a bit pigmented and Viva Glam V goes on, a light sheer nude rose.
This is my natural lip shade, just a bit better. It somehow enhances the pinkness of my lips and does not look flat on at all. It also goes well with my skin tone and does not wash me out the way most nudey lip shades do. I could imagine slicking this on if I had no makeup on because it does enhance my lip colour. However, this is also a colour I don’t like wearing much anymore, because I look better, brighter and fresher, with a touch of brighter colour on my lips. (I wore the same look in the Chanel post earlier today where the only difference was the lip colour. I think the proof is in the pictures 🙂 )
Also featuring: Chanel Ombres Matelassees eyeshadow palette in 51, Montaigne on eyes
I did however pair it here with a slightly more dramatic eye because I don’t think it works on me otherwise. As I have noted, this is my natural lip shade, just better 🙂 Reckon it works on me? 🙂
To see how MAC Viva Glam V looks on the rest of the Lipstick Bandits, click over to their blogs and see if this is indeed a universal colour that flatters everyone :-
- Arianne, at Glitter Geek
- Dani, at Call It Beauty.
- Danielle, at Bloomin’ Beauty Blog
- Jenny, at My Funny Valentine
- Jessica, at Getting Cheeky
- Larie, at Eye Heart It
- Mariella, at Musing On Beauty
- Monika, at Rocaille Writes
- Paris, at My Women Stuff
- Rae, at theNotice: a beauty blog
- Tracy, at Beauty Reflections
- Xiao, at Messy Wands
I do have one small caveat. I do not know if we are able to purchase Viva Glam V locally anymore, because I know that MAC comes up with a new one every year and I don’t know if our local MAC stores stock past versions. Mine was lent to me by Connie because I usually can’t wear MAC lipsticks (I find them too drying, even Lustre ones) and the vanilla scent bugs me. In America and Canada at least, I know that Viva Glam V is still available in stores if you’d like to pick it up and check it out for yourself to see if this is indeed a universal lip shade that suits everyone… including you 😀
Do you own the MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick? Are you a fan of the MAC Viva Glam lipsticks? If you are, do you have a fave?
MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick Price: US$14.50 Availability: Local unknown, online at MAC website