April 27, 2016

MAC - Viva Glam Ariana Grande

Two posts in one day? 
Yes! Because the previous post was only one lipstick, and this one is only one lipstick too - why not treat you with two posts on one day? There are so many collections and products that I want to show you waiting to be photographed and reviewed, so this will happen more often in the future.

Ariana Grande is the spokesperson for this years Viva Glam lipstick, and the color she picked is pretty surprising!

The Viva Glam collection is there to help women, men and children with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Back in 1994 the founders of MAC went looking for a way to help, and that's how the MAC AIDS Fund was founded, every year there is a new Viva Glam collection and every cent from the selling price of Viva Glam lipsticks goes toward the fund. (Read more about it here.)

The Box of the Viva Glam lipstick has Ariana's signature in red on it and as usual it also has the signature on the red part of the lipstick casing itself. (The Viva Glam lipsticks are red where other lipsticks are silver.)

Ariana's shade is pretty surprising! It's a very deep dark plum, whereas most of us expected something like a girly baby pink color. It has a matte finish. On the swatches you can see that this is a lipstick that you have to wear with lipliner or apply with a lip brush. I applied it straight from the bullet and it looks a bit patchy and the edges don't look really clean. I swatched my Viva Glam ||| next to it, this is also a matte finish but applies much better. But darker shades are usually more tricky.

MAC Cosmetics - Viva Glam Ariana Grande (€19,50)

I personally like my Viva Glam ||| better in terms of application. But when paired with a lip liner, the coverage of Ariana's Viva Glam is perfect and isn't patchy anymore. I like this daring color, I'm very curious what you guys think about this shade!

(Have you read todays other post about Caitlyn Jenner's lipstick for MAC?)

Love, Rani


  1. I like both colors, but the dark Viva Glam Ariana Grande is such a strong color. I also didn't expect this kind of color, but like I said I really like it.

  2. Love the dark one, Viva Glam Ariana Grande!

  3. The color is nice, but not for me.
    With such dark colors I look like a vampire because of my pale skintone :D
    But I can see why she picked this one, a lot of people will look gorgeous witht his lipstick on!


  4. They both really suit you, wish I was bold enough to rock a dark lipstick but my lips are so oddly shaped (and I am too lazy to correct it with lip liner). Stunning post x

    Kiran x

  5. Speciale kleur! Ik vind viva glam 3 ook héél erg leuk!

  6. I've had this one since it came out and I still haven't worn it outside cause I'm scared haha oops

  7. Echt een prachtige kleur, hopelijk hebben ze hem nog in de MAC store bij mij in de buurt!


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