MAC Viva Glam Gaga2

MAC and Lady Gaga have paired up again for the Viva Glam campaign to create a new lipstick and lipglass shade called Viva Glam Gaga 2.

If you don’t already know, all proceeds from all Viva Glam products go towards the MAC AIDS Fund. They have raised millions since it started in 1994, and having someone like Lady Gaga, who is a gigantic superstar, help bring awareness of the AIDS/HIV issue is a great thing.

The color of Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick & Lipglass is a brown/nude color, but don’t let that fool you. These babies are WAY more wearable than I expected, especially for fair skinned folks.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 2

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipstick
Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipglass
Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Swatches
Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass & Lipstick (NC20 skin)

The Lipglass looks really brown on my skin with a hint of shimmer, but in fact on the lips, it’s nowhere near this dark or this brown on me.

The Lipstick is pretty true to what it looks like on my lips, except maybe it’s a little more pink. It’s an Amplified color, so it’s more on the sheer side but build-able.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipstick Swatch
Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick

As you can see, the lipstick isn’t all that brown when applied on the lips. In fact, it’s an incredibly flattering pink/nude color. I absolutely love this one on me!

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Me with Lipstick
Wearing Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipstick and Lipglass Swatch
Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

The Lipglass is also very deceptive in the tube compared to show it shows on the lips. The color look much darker and more brown in the tube but in fact it’s a nice cafe au lait/pink/nude color with shimmer. It does want to immediately settle into lip lines, which kind of bothers me but it’s not as bad as some. I really like this color.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Me with Lipglass
Wearing Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipstick and Lipglass Swatch
Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick with Lipglass on top

Combining the two colors makes it an even stronger color and I like the shimmer on top of the lipstick.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 me with Lipstick and Lipglass
Wearing Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick with Lipglass on top

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipglass swatches
Viva Glam Gaga 2, Flesh, C-Thru, Feeling Dreamy

I don’t have a ton of MAC nude Lipglasses, but these are the ones that were the closest. As you can see none are really very close.

MAC Viva Glam Gaga2 Lipstick swatches
Viva Glam Gaga 2, Yash, Creme D’ Nude, Honeylove, Blankety

Here are all the closest MAC lipsticks I have to Gaga 2, and you can see none are very similar at all.

Overall:

I am pretty surprised by these. I was expecting some much darker, more brown colors that wouldn’t look good on fair skin tones, but I actually think these work very nicely. They are more pink and wearable than I expected.

Availability: These are available staring today in North America, on MAC website, Nordstrom and in stores

Pricing: $14.50

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-Kelly

Written by Kelly
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