M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick

I asked you in this post if you could guess what lipstick I was wearing.  I’m sure you were able to guess from the hints that it was the new M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki lipstick.

The above images were taken from maccosmetics.com 

Here are more pictures of me wearing it.

I’m very pleased with this color.  I will say that my camera doesn’t do it justice.  It’s really bright.  When I first put it on, it seemed as though it could glow in the dark. Ha ha!  It’s a satin, which I was also happy about.  It has good staying power, glides on smoothly, has great pigment, but isn’t glossy or frosty. It’s not as dry as a matte.  It has a bit of a soft sheen to it.

Closer Look without the flash

With the flash

So far, I’ve read people’s reviews and some like the color and some don’t.  Overall, it seems people are at least pleased that it’s not the same color as Pink Friday.  I feel that it’s a wearable color if you aren’t afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.  It definitely fits the Nicki Minaj “look”.

This image was taken from the maccosmetics.com website.

I had a chance to see the Ricky Martin lip conditioner.  It’s the same product as the regular lip conditioner, it just has his name on it. 🙁 I was hoping it would’ve been tinted or maybe have lavender in it.  Oh well. At least the entire purchase price goes towards the M.A.C. Aids fund.

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I've gotta admit, I was a little skeptical about this being black girl friendly but it looks GREAT on you! :o)

Hey Odara!

I know that a lot of women of color were concerned. I think it looks gorgeous on brown skin. 🙂 Of course you have the option of toning it down with a liner or a gloss as well. Thanks for checking out the post and taking time to comment.

I think it looks great! There is this idea that very few colors don't look good on darker skin but it's just not true!

Thank you Jess! It is a huge misconception that darker skin is limited to a small amount of options. Glad you pointed that out. Bold colors look great on darker skin. 🙂 It all comes down to your comfort zone, not what you can or can't wear.

Beautiful color! I can't wait to pick mine up!

I agree. The color is beautiful and fun to wear. Let me know what you think when you get it. 🙂

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