MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick Review and Swatches

Finally picked up the new MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick today!

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

Described as a “light neutral beige”, the new Gaga 2 Lipstick is a warm sandy beige color. Unlike the previous Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick, it comes in the Amplified formula and is not drying at all. It applies smoothly with a creamy texture and great pigmentation. On my NC30 skin, it shows up as a light caramel color that is a tinge darker than my skin. Definitely not the kind of nude lipstick that will work on everyone or for every occasion but I like it nonetheless.

Below is a comparison of Viva Glam Gaga 2 with a few other nude lipsticks from MAC:

MAC Myth 2N Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick Comparison
MAC Myth 2N Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick Comparison
MAC Myth 2N Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick Swatches
MAC Myth, 2N and Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipsticks

Wearing MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
Wearing MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick
Wearing MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick (with and without flash)

MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick is available at all MAC stores and Nordstrom for $14.50.

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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.


    • The reason why I said it might not be for everyone is because the
      Gaga 2 is not like your regular nude lipstick and does not contain much pink in it. It’s more like a flesh-color with brown undertones. I do like the color though.

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