All MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks Shades Review, Swatches: Hey guys, we are back with some exciting swatches for you all. MAC Viva glam range is pretty inspiring. Did you guys know that every penny from the sale of MAC Viva Glam range is donated to MAC AIDS Fund. This helps thousands of women, children as well as men suffering from HIV. Hence, we thought it would be amazing if we can share swatches of this thoughtful range from MAC Cosmetics. MAC also keeps coming with limited edition shades in this range from time to time. In fact, we have included one such shade in the swatches below which is available right now. So let’s jump right in and explore everything about the MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks.
All MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks Shades Available
Viva Glam I Lipstick – Matte
Viva Glam II Lipstick – Satin
Viva Glam III Lipstick – Matte
Viva Glam IV Lipstick – Frost
Viva Glam V Lipstick – Lustre
Viva Glam VI Lipstick – Lustre
These 6 shades of MAC’s viva glam range are permanent. Also, as we mentioned above, MAC at times comes out with limited edition shades in this range. We have also swatched the MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 below which is currently available with MAC. We will try to keep adding the new shades in this post as and when they are launched. 🙂
About MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks
Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
In 1994, M·A·C introduced VIVA GLAM, an outspoken deep red. In 1997, VIVA GLAM II was created – a pinked mauve. VIVA GLAM III, a foxy brown plum, launched in 2000. VIVA GLAM IV, a heartful rose charged with gold, was introduced in 2002. In 2004, VIVA GLAM V made its debut – a pure neutral pink with a Lustre finish. The newest VIVA GLAM VI is a warm terracotta-plum with a pearl finish. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Amplified: cream finish
- Frost: frost finish
- Lustre: semi-gloss finish
- Matte: matte finish
- Satin: semi-matte finish
How to Use MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks
- Apply directly to lips.
- We suggest always prepping your lips before applying any lipstick.
Price of MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks
$ 17.00 for 0.1 oz in USA
C$ 21.00 for 3 g in Canada
£ 16.50 for 3 g in UK and Scotland
€ 21.50 for 3 g in Europe, France & Germany
CHF 28.00 for 3 g in Switzerland
Kr 195.00 for 3 g Sweden
A$ 36.00 for 3 g in Australia
NZ$ 40.00 for 3 g in New Zealand
S$ 33.00 for 3 g in Singapore
AED 104.00 for 3 g in UAE
RM 78.00 for 3 g g in Malaysia
₱ 1000.00 for 3 g in Philippines
HK$ 125.00 for 3 g in Hong Kong
₹ 1500.00 for 3 g in India
Phew, that took quite some time. If your country isn’t listed above, and you wish to ask us any questions about the price or any other details, please feel free to leave a comment below. We will try our best to help you out asap. 🙂
All MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks Shades Review, Swatches
These lipsticks come in classic MAC lipstick packaging. The A shell is metallic red in these lipsticks. Also, the MAC engraving on the cap is again red in colour. Overall, Really like the packaging of these lipsticks. I have travelled with MAC lipsticks all the time and I have a habit of keeping all my makeup in compact pouches. So far, MAC lipsticks never get messed up in the bag.
Well the lipsticks in this range have different formulas and finishes. Hence I will talk about them when I talk about the individual lipsticks. However I will say that all these lipsticks glide on very smoothly on the lips and are easy to apply. None of the shades tug on the lips. In fact I would suggest lining the lips before applying any dark coloured lipstick. This defines the margins of the lips well and the outcome is very crisp and sculpted looking lips.
All MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks Individual Shades Description
MAC Viva Glam 1 Matte Lipstick Review
Viva glam I is one of the most gorgeous reds ever. MAC describes it as Intense brownish blue-red in a matte finish. Its a medium-deep red with warm and slightly brown undertones. Every single skin tone can flaunt this shade. The shade basically is my personal favourite from this entire range. Viva glam 1 has a comfortable matte finish. The texture is really smooth. In fact, this lipstick lasts well on me for 5 to 6 hours. Finally, as it fades, it leaves a beautiful reddish stain on the lips which stains the lips evenly.
MAC Viva Glam 2 Satin Lipstick Review
Viva Glam II is a pinky n*de shade. MAC describes it as Muted pink-beige with shimmer in satin finish. It has slightly warm undertones. This shade will suit fair to light skin tones. It has a satiny matte finish. The texture of the lipstick is really smooth and it never goes patchy.
MAC Viva Glam 3 Matte Lipstick Review
MAC describes it as Muted brownish-plum in a matte finish. I see it more as a red-plum shade. It has strong warm undertones. If you’re into deep plum shades, you’re going to love this. It has a comfortable matte finish. This shade again leaves an even stain on the lips after it fades. Therefore, my second favourite shade from this range.
MAC Viva Glam 4 Frost Lipstick Review
MAC describes Viva Glam IV as mid tone rose with gold pearl in a frost finish. I would describe the shade as a beautiful pinky-berry shade. In fact, it looks amazing on a variety of skin tones specially light to medium skin tones. This shade does not last as long as the rest of the shades but it does last pretty well for a frost finish lipstick. It feels very comfortable on the lips also, never lets the lips feel dry.
MAC Viva Glam 5 Lustre Lipstick Review
MAC says Viva Glam V is a Neutral pink with pearl in Lustre finish. The description is pretty perfect for the shade I feel. Also, this lipstick is more sheer and isn’t as pigmented as the matte shades from this range. If you’re someone who enjoys sheer finish lipsticks with a very natural shiny pink colour on the lips, you will surely love it. Overall, it wears well on the lips without making them feel dry.
MAC Viva Glam 6 Lustre Lipstick Review
MAC describes Viva Glam VI as a Terracotta-plum with pearl in Lustre finish. For me this is a sheer yet deep terracotta shade which has a shiny lustre finish on the lips. It looks gorgeous on fair as well as medium skin tones. In fact, if you’re a fan of neutral everyday wear terracotta shade lipsticks, this is going to be your best friend. MAC lustre formula is known to have a sheer finish with a hydrating feel; therefore, this one is exactly that.
MAC Ariana Grande 2 Viva Glam Matte Lipstick Review
According to MAC, it is a fresh and cheeky matte orchid pink. This particular shade in the viva glam range is in fact a limited edition. Its a very bright magenta shade with lots of purple as well as pink undertones. Also, it has a satin finish. The packaging of this lipstick is slightly more amazing. The A shell actually has Ariana Grande’s signature on it and it just makes the packaging seem so much more authentic and personalised by Ariana. This lipstick is deeply pigmented therefore would be loved by ladies who enjoy a pop of colour on their lips. 🙂
Wearability, Staying Power
The lustre and satin finish formulas feel more comfortable on the lips as well as do not ever dry out the lips. However the matte shades do feel a little drying after 5 hours of wear. But if you do prep your lips well, it won’t be a problem. The matte lipsticks last for 5-6 hours properly before fading evenly. The satin lipsticks last about 4-5 hours. The lustre lipsticks last around 3 hours on the lips.
All MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks Swatches
Left to Right – MAC Viva Glam I, Viva Glam II, Viva Glam III, Viva Glam IV, Viva Glam V, Viva Glam VI
MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Matte Lipstick – Extreme Right
Finally, we hope these swatches were helpful to you guys. Also, please let us know if there is anything else you’d like us to cover on the blog. 🙂 Take care and have a wonderful day!
– Neha and Astha