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Viva Glam Lipstick by MAC

Viva Glam Lipstick

staying power(54)
chapped lips(38)
pigmentation: pigmented
Variation: VIVA GLAM

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staying power


it stays on for a long time

- Nordstrom User

fantastic colour and this lipstick stays on all day

- Myer User

chapped lips

hydrates lips

best things about this: - matte finish but doesn't feel super drying - all proceeds go to aids/hiv patients - last all day very surprisingly

- Nordstrom User

i love how matte it is without being incredibly drying at the same time (i'm looking at you ruby woo)

- Nordstrom User



the pigment is perfect for day and night

- Nordstrom User

i have medium to dark skin and its a little more difficult than i'd like to find a red that flatters my skin tone, that is bold and just the right pop of color, that is pigmented enough to cover my naturally dark lips and that stays on

- Nordstrom User
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M·A·C userJuly 18, 2015

Viva Glam V!

I love this colour! It's the perfect nude with some sparkle; it goes with everything. *All of the Viva Glam lipsticks look very different online than they do in person, try before you buy* That being said, they are all beautiful, and I am collecting all of them. V is currently my favourite, but IV is a very close second. IV is an exquisitely wearable red with lovely gold pearl (don't be fooled by the picture, it's not pink!). The texture is wonderfully creamy, it goes on very smoothly, it's not drying, and it's not gritty like some other reviewers have said. The colours seems to last a few hours for me, but I'm not sure how they stand up to eating (I always wipe off my lipstick before eating and clean my mouth afterward before re-applying anyway). I love all of the Viva Glams and happily recommend them to anyone who loves good lipstick! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- M·A·C
M·A·C userFebruary 9, 2017

Soft Hint

For some reason, the shade "Soft Hint" wasn't in the drop-down menu when selecting a color while writing the review. However, this review is based SOLELY on the color "Soft Hint," not the MAC lipsticks in general. I have MAC lipsticks in a couple other shades that I really love, but for some reason, the shade Soft Hint turned out to be truly awful. I returned the product after one use because I hated the formula so much and I knew I would never wear it again - Soft Hint looks like a beautiful aqua color in the picture online, which is why I ordered it, but when I actually applied it to my lips, it was a disaster. It applied extremely patchy and sheer and almost looked like a children's "play" lipstick because of how bad the formula was. Also, in the picture online, you can't really tell that Soft Hint has shimmer, but it does and that's pretty much all it is. It has almost NO pigment and looks like you applied children's shimmer to your lips with a slight hint of green - yeah, doesn't sound very attractive, does it? I was so extremely disappointed when I tried out this lipstick and I don't want anyone else to go through this as well! If you're thinking about purchasing Soft Hint, I highly recommend you either choose a different color or go with a different brand if you're looking for a nice aqua shade because this just isn't it. And again, I'm not dissing the MAC lipsticks in general! I love the formula of the other lipsticks I have from MAC (Dew and Courting Seduction) - this particular one just didn't cut it for me. I have high expectations from MAC and was just shocked when I saw how low quality a product they were selling. Better luck next time! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- M·A·C
M·A·C userJanuary 16, 2014

Well..I like it.

Viva Glam I will always be my favorite lipstick that I have ever owned...and I have a lot of lipsticks. That matte red is rich and beautiful and looks good on a smorgusboard of complexions. My aunt who's similar Lucy Liu looks great in it, my grandma who is similar to Tyler Perry looks great in it, and I have a similar complexion to Diana Ross and my mother with a complexion like Gabrielle Union. This lipstick shade is versatile. In my experience it looks fantastic on everyone, but I still suggest trying it on before buying it. And besides the mentioned above, it lasts a long time-even after eating. And when it fades, it fades smoothly. No awkward rings and even with my dry lips, I don't remember it ever getting caked in the cracks of my lips. I also had Viva Glam IV, it was a beautiful color, but did not last nearly as long as Viva I. My cousin(also similar to Tyler Perry) took it a while ago, so I don't remember much about it besides being pretty but not lasting as long. If you aren't a fan of red I'd go with this color if you want your purchase going toward chairity. It just didn't last as long. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- M·A·C
Macy's userAugust 28, 2016

Awesome lipstick

This lipstick is great. Bold enough to turn heads but is phenomenal for every day wear. Has serious staying power. Lasts through coffee and lunch. I rarely have to reapply. The pigmentation is great with just one swipe but it is definitely build-able. Did not have any issues with dryness that I have had with other MAC lipsticks.

- Macy's
M·A·C userMarch 23, 2016

My New Favorite

I purchased Viva Glam I and I'm in love with that shade! This my first MAC purchase and I'm extremely happy! What I like about this lipstick is the packaging, it is long wear, pigmented, and doesn't tug or dry my lips! This is the perfect matte lipstick and I will purchase another from the Viva Glam collection!

- M·A·C


Overall safe Ingredients

Ascorbyl Palmitateacne
Ethylhexyl Palmitateacneirritant
CI 47005hazard
Red 6 Lakeacne
Red 30 lakeacnehazard
Red 6acne
Red 7 Lakeacne
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oilacne

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