Wednesday, January 6, 2016

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipstick & Lipglass: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Not too long ago, MAC collaborated with the outspoken pop rebel Miley Cyrus for a couple of beautiful lip colors for the Viva Glam campaign. The colors were so well-received that Miley is back for another duo. With every cent of the sales going towards the MAC Viva Glam AIDS Fund, the Viva Glam Miley II Lipstick ($20 CAD) and Lipglass ($18 CAD) are available for a limited time. To see some swatches of both, click.......
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass (left) & Lipstick (right)
Packaging:
The Miley Cyrus II Viva Glam duo comes in the same packaging as the Miley Cyrus I collection. The lipstick is housed in the classic MAC lipstick case; it has beautiful red accents and Miley's signature is embossed on the inner tube. The gloss tube is also embossed with her signature; the applicator is a simple doe-foot.
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass (left) & Lipstick (right)
Formulation:
I may not be a big fan of Miley's music but I am gaga for her lip color choices! The last collection was all about that quintessential bright barbie pink and this collection is described as a "bright orange". Despite the description, though, the matte lipstick is more of an orange-red. By looking at the color from the tube, I was immediately reminded of the shade "So Chaud" (link to a really old review of mine). However, this shade is actually even redder and more intense in comparison, great for those that want to dabble in the oranges but don't want to go too full-out. The formulation is top notch; it's pigmented, rich, and matte (but not very drying). The wear is pretty good as well, as is with most matte MAC lipsticks.
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipstick
The Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass is a sheer orange-red sprinkled with a dash of gold and silver sparkle. Despite being sheer, the coverage is actually pretty even. The finish is a tad sticky, though, as is the case with MAC Lipglasses. The sparkles seem very intense in the tube but when applied, they become much more subtle and flattering on the lips.
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II Lipglass & Lipstick
Availability:
MAC is available online and in stores at MAC boutiques.
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