MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick On Brown Skin Review

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.

Viva Glam Nicki 2 lipstick tube no flashSo here it is above. Not exactly what I was expecting from the company description.  Check out the swatches below.Viva Glam Nicki lipstick swatch no flashThis is without a flash

Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick FlashThis 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.
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. 🙁

Viva Glam Nicki 2 close up Here’s a closer view.  Above pic is without a flash and the below pic is with a flash. 
Viva Glam Nicki 2 close 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.Viva Glam Nicki2 lipstick and Magenta pencil

Viva Glam Nicki with Magenta no flash This is without a flashViva Glam Nicki2 face with 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.




Related Posts


Cousin, Your expressions TOTALLY gave me an idea of how you feel about this shade of lipstick. Thanks for putting yourself out there for us!

Hey Lisa,

Yeah, I was really disappointed in this lipstick color. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment. 🙂

I think it looks pretty on you!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.