In stores this week is MAC 2012 Viva Glam Collection featuring Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj. Let’s see if the new lipstick delivers!
Described as a “bright yellow pink”, Viva Glam Nicki lipstick is a vivid, almost neon coral pink and a great sequel to Nicki’s first MAC lipstick, Pink Friday.
While the Satin formula offers superb coverage, I find it extremely difficult to work with, especially on my dry lips. Regardless of how I exfoliate and moisturize, it always seems to dry out my lips, highlight flakes and fine lines. The only way I can make it work is to prep my lips with a thick layer of Ruby Kisses Menthol Lip Salvation, then carefully paint the color on layer by layer with a brush AND finish with another layer of gloss on top. Talk about time-consuming!
Anyhow, MAC Viva Glam Nicki is a gorgeous gorgeous color that I love against my NC30 skin and I am sure it will look great on most skin tones as well. If only the formula was less drying!
Did you pick up the new Viva Glam products? What did you think of them?
MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is available at maccosmetics.com and MAC counters for $14.50. Every cent will go to support the MAC AIDS Fund.
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