MAC Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi Lipstick Swatches

Here are the new MAC Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi Lipsticks swatches as promised!

MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick Swatch
MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick Swatch

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick Swatch
MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick Swatch

Check out my reviews and more pictures of the Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi Lipsticks!

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 love the MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick. I tried out the Cyni Lauper one at the store its not too bad. But i still like my Viva Glam SE better :)

    You apply lipstick so perfectly, any tips?

  2. Oh, they look so good! (Great lips, btw!) I can’t decide which one is nicer … so I guess I’ll get both 😛 I especially like how Cyndi’s look a little coral, as I love coral. :) Can’t wait til this comes to Singapore!

  3. Thanks Phyllis for these swatches ! You have great lips.

    I really love both but Gaga’s color seems to be too light for dark skin so I don’t know if I will buy it…Is it like Angel lipstick ?
    but I love Cyndi’s color !!

  4. Thanks for the demo in showing the actual colors of these lipsticks. I really like the Cyndi Lauper one, but sure if it looks good on me. This seems like a bright red. Like you said in your prior post it’s more coral, it doesn’t seem to coral on the pic. The color looks more bright red in it. I always think that coral color tends to gear more pinkish tone + hint of red = becomes more of peachy pink color tone.

  5. @Cynthia: I agree with Phyllis. I have the Cyndi Lauper lipstick too and it has more coral/orange undertones than red.

    Great lips by the way!

  6. Cynthia,

    The Cyndi lipstick is in no way bright at all. Compared to true red lipsticks like MAC Russian Red, this is definitely a lot softer and more coral. I’m sure it will work on most of you =)

  7. so cute! cant wait for a lipstick demo from you! love how it looks clean, sharp and done without looking “done” if that makes any sense! lol but yeah, so so cute!

  8. Hey Phyllis, I bought the Cyndi lipstick and I was wondering if you had suggestions on what to wear it with (on the rest of the face, for example)?

  9. Emily,

    I know they paired the Cyndi Lipstick with a gray smoky eye on the Viva Glam ad but I like to pair it with a neutral eye or winged eyeliner for a fresh look.

  10. Hi Phyllis,
    I like the both swatch on your lips…expecially that Ladygaga one..
    Can I ask is that the Cyndi one is suitable to my skintone in Mac NC30 ???
    I like that both colour on your’s looked pretty ..^.^

  11. HI Phyllis

    thanks for ur reply …
    these both colour of the lipstick on your lips is looked pretty….
    thats mean it will be suitable for my skintone too…

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