MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick Review, Swatches, Demo

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MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick Review, Swatches, Demo: Hey Guys, so MAC has come up with the 2020 Viva Glam Lipstick in collaboration with Rosalia and this shade is called “VG 26” celebrating 26 years of MAC’s Viva Glam initiative. I am one of those people who loves purchasing from brands who take such humanitarian initiatives.

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If you’re new to the concept of Viva Glam, in a nutshell, 100% of the money earned from MAC’s Viva Glam Lipsticks goes towards MAC’s AIDS fund. Helping humans of all genders, ages etc without discriminating.

So without further ado, let me tell you about my experience with this new lipstick from MAC Cosmetics.

Claims for MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick

Celebrating 26 years of giving back 100% with M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Lipstick in VG26 – a limited-edition, fiery-red Matte Lipstick shade that empowers you to look good – for good. 100% of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick is donated to the M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Fund, supporting healthy futures and equal rights for all. Since ’94, M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM has raised over $500,000,000 globally – and counting!

How to Use MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick

Apply to lips directly from the Lipstick bullet or use a 316S Brush for more precision.

Ingredients in MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick

Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Tricaprylyl Citrate, Ozokerite, Isononyl Isononanoate, Paraffin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Vanillin, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate, [ /- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (Ci 47005)]

Price of MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick

$ 19.00 for 0.10 oz in USA
₹1700.00 for 3 g in India

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In Detail MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick Review, Swatches, Demo and My Experience

The Viva Glam 26 Lipstick by MAC is a limited edition launch. The packaging is not unlike their usual range of viva glam lipsticks. The bullet case is red coloured with a black outer case. MAC’s packaging is classic and travel friendly with a click close mechanism. It has that normal slightly vanilla fragrance to it which is again a MAC thing and you totally know it if you’re a MAC fan.

MAC describes this as a “fiery red” and rightly so. This is an orange based red. It has very fresh orange undertone without being too orange. If you have wanted to wear an orange red lipstick but you’re concerned if it can look too orange on you, this lipstick shade is going to be your saviour. This doesn’t look super orange but this red completely gives off hot orange vibes. A must have if you like to rock red lips in spring and summer seasons.

It is a creamy matte formula. Glides easily on the lips and does not adhere to dry patches at all. It is not super matte so it doesn’t leave the lips feeling too dry either. The lips still have that very slight sheen happening around the edges. I personally love such creamy matte formulas anyday over ultra matte ones for regular wear.

Since this is a creamy matte lipstick, it is not completely transfer proof. If you eat oily meals, then this will wear off quickly. However I tried it on with light snacks and water, it did stay on pretty well.

The lipstick stays comfortably on me for 4.5 to 5 hours with light snacking etc. If I don’t ear anything at all, this might last longer. It comes off easily with any good makeup wipe or coconut oil which is my personal favourite. Also, note it leaves a slight red-ish stain on the lips behind which to me looks rather pretty.

MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick Review, Swatches, Demo

PROs of MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick

  1. Universally flattering shade.
  2. Gives back 100%
  3. Creamy matte- non drying on the lips.
  4. Decent staying power.

CONs of MAC VG 26 Viva Glam Lipstick


MBF Advises

Always prep and prime your lips to get the best possible looking lips!

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