Thursday, February 17, 2011

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 : Photos & Swatches

Just came back from MAC with the new Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick & lipglass. I was a little skeptical of this at first, even though I positively live for neutral lips. The lipstick is described by MAC as "a light warm beige with an amplified finish" & the lipglass; "seductively pale milky-beige"

 Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick

Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick + lipglass

 Overall, the lipstick isn't bad. When paired with the lipglass, it is just a tad too brown for my liking. The lipstick is an Amplified finish, so it will emphasize any dryness you may have on your lips. The lipglass is a Cream finish, and is incredibly milky (almost to an excessive) and doesn't feel as sticky as MAC lipglass normally feel. I'm sure I'd end up selling off the lipglass, because as you can see, I had no others in that colour range to compare it to, simply because I don't wear this type of shade. 

These products I would highly recommend trying in person. It was much more different than I originally thought. As with every Viva Glam product, these are NOT redeemable with Back 2 MAC, as all of the proceeds are donated to the AIDS foundation.

*ETA* My skintone is lighter than NC15 by MAC. I think that was a large contributing factor for my small dislike for this colour combo. I think this would look amazing with darker toned skin, I am just incredibly, incredibly fair & felt this was a bit too harsh/too brown!


slave2beauty said...

I want them both now. thank you soo much reen!

vaneza said...

thank you very much for doing this swatches, i had many doubts about buying those lipsticks, but im going to buy them right now :)

Reen said...

even though i'm in love with neutral lips, i will admit that i actually like the first gaga better. i used to wear pink lips so much, though, that i got exhausted of them & refused to wear them for almost 3 years, hahah.

it's a decent investment, and like i said, i think this would look awesome with someone who has darker skin than i. i'm sure if i tweak up how i apply it, i could make it a little more wearable for me.

Joice said...

I love the color but earth-tones make me look like I was buried alive for 3 months :(

sparkle beauty blog said...

mac myth is dark enough for me, so i passed on this because im so pale it would have looked brown on me.x