Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and are having a fabulous weekend so far. Happy Mothers Day to all of the yummy mummies out there. I feel so blessed to be spending my Sunday with my amazing Mother. I won't go on too much about it as I have literally posted about it everywhere but I really do feel blessed to have been gifted a Mother who I get to share an unbreakable bond with. She has been there to laugh with me, be proud of me and to be happy for all of the good things in my life - she is my best friend.
Enough of my emotional rambles and back into today's post. If you saw my recent Duty Free Haul then you will know that my parents kindly brought the new Viva Glam Miley Cyrus duo back for me from their recent travels. There is just something so special about MAC lipsticks that I just can't resist and over the years I have built up a lovely little collection. I have only ever done a few MAC lipstick reviews so if you would like to read those I will link them at the bottom of this post for you.
When MAC official announced that they would be teaming up with Miley Cyrus to bring us the newest addition to the Viva Glam range I literally could not contain myself. I remember seeing the first campaign pictures on the MAC and Miley Cyrus Facebook pages and couldn't resist posted them on my Twitter feed where I had many a conversation with my fellow bloggers and lovely followers on the new launch. When I just started getting into makeup and diving into MAC, Lady Gaga had just brought out her first Viva Glam Gaga (which I purchased 4 of) and since then MAC have teamed up with the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna to bring us some iconic lip shades with such a great story and cause backing them. The only sad thing is the shades are always Limited Edition so if you love them you need to stock up - I know I will need to add a few more Viva Glam Miley's to my collection before the year is up.
At first glance I just knew that this duo was going to be absolutely gorgeous and when I finally swatched them I instantly fell in love. MAC describes the lipstick as a hot pink and it definitely is a medium-dark fushia pink with a satin finish that simply looks stunning. The formulation is amplified which means the consistency is on the creamier side and leaves a glossy finish - even though the formula is glossy it definitely leaves an opaque coating on the lips and has great lasting power. I found as the lipstick started to wear away it left a lovely stain to the lips which makes it easier to touch up throughout the day if needed.
The Lipglass on the other hand is not so pigmented as the lipstick, however, it is still beautiful none-the-less. MAC describes the lipglass as a hot pink with sparkling pearls, however to me I feel it is a sheer, super sparkly lighter fushia shade with hints of aqua shimmers in the formulation. The consistency of the lipglass is that of the permanent line and is quite tacky, however, I don't really mind it. Worn alone the lipglass adds an instant plump effect to the lips with gorgeous shimmer - worn over the lipstick it adds a super gorgeous top coat which just finished the Viva Glam Miley Cyrus look off.
Overall, I think MAC and Miley have created a gorgeous hot pink lip duo that I think everyone will love. The founders of MAC, Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan, branded together with the MAC artists to create the MAC Aids Fund in 1994 with an idea to make a different in the world with a community outreach for HIV and AIDS. The idea of Viva Glam was to celebrate life and the outspoken attitude of the company. It was a connective tissue that encompassed the diversity of MAC and its mantra...all ages, all races, all sexes. I think it is absolutely amazing that 100% of the selling price goes towards this great cause. I think this is going to be one of those shades that is going to be perfect for Spring / Summer and I already know that I will be getting lots of use out of it. I really loved how the lipstick was super opaque yet extremely creamy making it a dream to wear. The Viva Glam Gaga I has to be hands down one of my favourite ever MAC lipstick shades and I think Viva Glam Miley Cyrus is going to be a close favourite also!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and I would love to know your thoughts on the new MAC x Miley Cyrus team and what you think of the new lipstick duo. Like always lovelies, If you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
What do you think of the Viva Glam range and this new shade? Will you be picking it up?
Lots of Love