I’m a huge fan of MAC’s Viva Glam collaborations. The combination of a lipstick + glittery gloss always creates the ultimate lip party. With the latest Viva Glam edition, MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Ariana Grande for Spring 2016. I was really surprised to see the brand has decided to go for such a bold colour with their Ariana Grande collab. I’ve never really seen her with a lip colour this bold before, so I was curious to find out more about the formula and pigmentation.
To celebrate the collaboration between MAC and Ariana Grande, I was suppose to go to her concert (with the MAC team) in Abu Dhabi which she cancelled unfortunately 🙁
The lipstick: Its a super pigmented, bold eggplant shade that offers a velvety finish. It actually reminds me a lot of the shade they previously did with Rihanna. Also, #Film Noir by MAC looks a lot like this shade so its not really a special or unique shade to me. Despite the fact that the lipstick is very pigmented, I felt like the coverage looked a bit patchy on my lips. Unlike most matte lipsticks by MAC, this formula is very hydrating and not drying at all.
The lipgloss: The gloss on the other hand is definitely something I haven’t seen from MAC before. The shimmery lipgloss gets prettier, the longer I wear it. I personally wouldn’t use it on its own because its a tad too sheer for me. The gloss looks great combined with any lipstick shade!
The lipstick and gloss combined together creates such a fierce, bold lip and I’m definitely a fan! Who do you think will be the next face of Viva Glam? I was convinced that they would go for Kylie Jenner until she launched her own lipstick line… I guess we’ll have to find out soon.