Initially when I heard about Nicki Minaj being this year’s MAC Viva Glam Ambassador…again, I thought “oh, I can’t wait to see what color she’ll have this time.”. When I saw promos and the description, I was actually excited. My favorite colors are pink and purple. Since the color was described as a vivid lavender pink, I thought this would be a gorgeous color and couldn’t wait to see it.
So here it is above. Not exactly what I was expecting from the company description. Check out the swatches below.This is without a flash
This one is with a flash
After my initial swatches, my thoughts gravitated towards not believing this lipstick would work too well. See below for what it looks like on my lips.
My expression should give you an idea of how I feel about this lipstick.
This was without a flash. I couldn’t get a good picture with a flash. I kept looking like Tyrone Biggums from The Chappelle Show.
Here’s a closer view. Above pic is without a flash and the below pic is with a flash.
At this point, I’m not at all excited about this lipstick anymore. Now I’ll have to blend it somehow. I decided to try MAC Magenta Lip Pencil. I really want to like this lipstick and not give up on it.
This is without a flashThis was with a flash
Overall, I’m disappointed in this color but it’s not a total loss. It’s highly unlikely I would wear this alone or apply it on anyone else alone. Other options would be NYX Purple Rain lip liner, MAC Dervish, Soar, Whirl, Absolutely It, Vino, & Currant Lip Pencils. Keep in mind it’s for a good cause since 100% of the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund. For example, with the purchase of this one lipstick, MAC can provide up to 4 bags of groceries for 2 people effected by HIV/AIDS.
If you are a huge MAC fan and love getting all of the newest products, just play around with this lipstick until you find your comfort zone. Also keep in mind the Viva Glam Nicki 2 also comes in a lipglass that’s a whole lot easier to wear.