MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick & Lipglass: swatches & reviews

Hi all and welcome back to my blog! Today I will show you the new Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick & lipglass by MAC.


Each year MAC releases a celebrity Viva Glam collection of a lipstick & lipglass. Later in the year a second series of lipstick & lipglass colors usually come out, signed and released by the same celebrity. Last year (2015) it was Miley Cirus and this year it’s Ariana Grande.
I love the concept of a dark color and a soft color in the same collection. Good girl / bad girl vibes, depending on your mood (or even both!) and It’s a nice contrast.
Not only these colors are to die for, and a must have colors in any makeup collection, they also stand for a good cause. All profits from the Viva Glam sales go to MAC AIDS fund which help people affected with AIDS and HIV.
So let’s begin!
Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick
Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick is described as ‘deep dark matte plum’. It’s a warm dark purple shade with berry-reddish undertones.
Don’t let its appearance trick you, although it looks almost black, it is a dark plum. I absolutely love this color! I was looking for a lipstick like this for a while and I’m so happy I have finally found the perfect plum shade!
The only problem with this is that it’s semi opaque and it wasn’t applied evenly on my lips. I could notice lighter patches on parts of my lips after I applied it a few times. It felt semi creamy when I applied it, as (I feel) most matte lipsticks do. Also, a lip pencil is a must with this lipstick as it tends to bleed (a lot). This lipstick lasts a few good hours on but the color will slowly lighten and fade away.
Overall I loved it. Unlike MAC Brooke Candy lipstick (see my firsr blog post), it is not too vampy but a more fashionable color that would compliment most skin tones. It’s dark but not in a creepy-goth kind of way, more in an edgy kind of way. For me it’s a winner!

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass
Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass is described as ‘shimmering pink’. It is a sheer, sparkly very light pink. I was a little disappointed with this color I must admit because I thought it would have more pink pigment & color in it but it’s mostly sheer. It does bring the natural color of the lips out, leaving the slightest pink tint (barely) and the lips super glossy and sparkly.
The color looks much nicer in the bottle but the good news is that it’s a neutral color that can be used for every day to bring out your lips and make them shine! This can be applied on top of Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick for that extra shine & sparkle (or should I say glam & sparkle?). This would be good using on top of other lipsticks as well.
It didn’t feel sticky on, it lasted a couple of hours and the shimmer did fade over time.
Overall it’s cute and I will definitely be using it with my every day makeup look.
To sum up I loved both the lipstick & lipglass. Both are practical & essential colors to have in every makeup collection. Both can be used for day or night and can be used in different varsitile looks. They also suit most skin tones.
Hope you liked my post and if you loved these colors then head into your nearest MAC store and get them! (and for a good cause too!), or find them online at:
Thanks for visiting my blog lovelies!

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