MAC is a brand that comes with limited edition collections every other month. Sometimes I find those collections well thought of and sometimes they look meh. Also getting hold of them here in delhi (atleast in south part of it) is a difficult task. For some reasons 50% of the collection goes out of stock on the launch day itself. Last time I picked MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection lipsticks and that too from Nykaa. Thanks to e-retailer that now sells mac online including limited edition collections. I was seeing promos of MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick & Lipglass everywhere and loved the shade so picked both , even though I am not much of a lip gloss person.
Taraji P. Henson’s VIVA GLAM Lipstick. Her matte fuchsia with pearl shade of our iconic M∙A∙C Lipstick formula. Flaunt your confidence and panache. Wear it alone or under Lipglass / VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson. Since 1994, every cent from the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass has gone toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Packaging – One of the reasons for me to pick this duo. MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick comes in a bright pink case. Limited edition packaging features Taraji’s signatures.
Shade – MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick & Lipglass are both bright fuchsia, a tone that would look good on all skin tones. I can see tiny flecks/ pearls of purple shimmer but they aren’t visible when you apply the lipstick. Though in lipgloss they add dimensions and amplify the glossiness.
The shade is kind of similar to MAC Girl About Town , though the finish in both the formulas is different. I had Girl About Town couple of years ago and loved the color.
Texture & Formula – MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick is a matte finish, third reason for picking this shade was this. I enjoy matte finishes since they last longer and low maintenance, well for me atleast. The matte texture doesn’t feel dry or waxy on the lips, to my surprise it glided on so smoothly that I didn’t need a lip balm underneath. The finish is semi-matte that settles into complete matte after few minutes.
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipglass has a beautiful pearly finish, which i love. When applied on the top of the lipstick it adds dimension and fullness to the lips. Formula isn’t sticky or thick and feels comfortable on the lips.
Pigmentation – Lipstick is very pigmented and covers lips in one stroke, will conceal discolouration or darkness of lips.
Staying Power – Lipstick stays on for good 6+ hours on me and leaves a dark stain behind. Lipglass has a staying power similar to regular lip glosses.
MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick & Lipglass are priced at Rs 1500 each
I really like the formula and finish of MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Lipstick. The color is beautiful and would compliment deeper complexions. Matte finish isn’t drying or uncomfortable. The lipglass is perfect for a fuller pout and glossiness.
Rating : 4/5