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MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick Review, Photos and Swatches

February 19, 2012

In stores this week is the new MAC Viva Glam Collection featuring Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj.

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick review

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick

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!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick swatch

Did you pick up the new Viva Glam products? What did you think of them?

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is available at and MAC counters for $14.50. Every cent will go to support the MAC AIDS Fund.

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  • Reply Constanze February 19, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Looks beautiful on your lips! I think, for me it’s a bit too sceaming.. 😉

    • Reply Phyllis February 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Yah it is a bright color but what else would you expect from Miss Minaj? 🙂

  • Reply sahar awan February 19, 2012 at 4:52 am

    looks lovely on your lips

    • Reply Phyllis February 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Sahar!

  • Reply Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex February 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

    It looks really, really great on your skintone! I’m about the same MAC shade, so I really have been wanting to buy this–especially since MAC Viva Glam purchases go to a great cause–but that sounds like way too much work for me. I wish they’d make it into a Lipglass form too, like they did with the Cyndi and Gaga 1 lipsticks.

    • Reply Phyllis February 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Yah in this case, a lipglass version would most likely be more wearable and less drying.

  • Reply Quetzali Basulto February 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Just got it today and I loved it!
    I think it looks a bit brighter on me…also if you are into pink bright lipsticks the Impassioned its perfect!

    • Reply Phyllis February 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Glad to hear that you liked the color too! I already have Impassioned and yes it’s pretty 🙂

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