MAC Ricky  Nicki for Viva Glam

Ricky & Nicki for MAC Viva Glam is the latest little collection and for a great cause!

All profits go towards the MAC Aids Fund to help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. Not 10% or 20%, 100%!

Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is a warm yellow toned pink satin. It’s bright, yet not as bright as say Candy Yum Yum.

Lip Conditioner is their classic fabulous clear lip balm, which is one of my favorite things from MAC. It comes in an easy to use tube. I much prefer the tube to the pot, less messy, more sanitary!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki
Viva Glam Nicki

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2
Viva Glam Nicki

MAC Viva Glam Lip Conditioner
Lip Conditioner

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Swatch
Viva Glam Nicki

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lip Swatch
Viva Glam Nicki

I was a little worried this would be too warm or strange with my skin, but it’s not at all! It’s a really nice non-chalky looking pink. I think it’s much easier to wear than some of the whiter, cooler bright pinks out there. Great coverage and classic vanilla scent.

MAC Nicki and Wet n Wild Pinkerbell Comparison
MAC Viva Glam Nicki, Wet n Wild Pinkerbell

As I was swatching Nicki I noticed a new Wet n Wild lipstick (which isn’t quite out yet) looked very similar, so I swatched them side by side. They aren’t what I would call dupes (an exact match) but very, very similar. Nicki is slightly darker and a little warmer than Pinkerbell. Also Nicki’s proceeds go towards a great cause. Of course Wet n Wild’s is much less expensive, but not as creamy and moisturizing. I’ll have swatches of all the new Wet n Wild lipsticks soon.

Availability: MAC this month.

Pricing: $14.50 for lipstick, $15.00 for Lip Conditioner.

What do you think about Viva Glam Nicki? Is this a color you think you could pull off?


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Written by Kelly
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