MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick Review & Swatches on Actual Lips

Here is me wearing the new MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick. MAC describes this is a “soft blue pink” but I do not see much cool tones. On me, it shows up as a your-lips-but-better rosy color which is perfect for the everyday look. Thanks to its Lustre formula, it is also fairly moisturizing and easy to wear. I will definitely be grabbing for this a lot.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I bought this as soon as I read your post! Totally in love with this lip stick, topped it off with the SE lipgloss today and all my friends were asking what I am wearing today :)

  2. Oooo sounds like a good idea Annie! I left my Viva Glam VI Lipglass in Chicago but I’ll definitely try out this combo when I get back =)

  3. Hi Phyllis, I can’t tell from the picture but does the lip color have tiny sparkles/glitter shimmery stuff in it for the glimmer?

  4. heyy, that colour looks really nice! i live in england though so i’m not sure if we’ll be receiving these at a later date? the one i found at the mac store was from viva glam and has lustre at the bottom, what is it supposed to say at the bottomof the lipstick?
    thanks a bunch ^^ hope you dont mind reading this lengthy comment lol

  5. That looks just like the lipstick I’ve been looking for. It looks pink/coral on my computer. I used to wear a L’Oreal lipstick that was pink/coral and EVERYBODY asked me what I was wearing. L’Oreal discontinued it for some damned reason and I ran out so I’ve been looking for a color like it for years. I guess I’ll have to spend the money and buy MAC to get that color again. Is it a pink/coral or does it just look like it on my computer?

  6. Hi again,
    I just went looking for this and MAC has 3 VI’s. Which one are you showing? I looked at the description but their website says nothing about a “soft blue pink”. They all are described as “plums”. hmmmmmm

  7. I’m sorry, (you’re thinking I’m nuts by now ;))I found the description under the color swatch. I was looking in a different place for it.

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