Review & Swatches: MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass

Since 1994, MAC Cosmetics has raised over $250 million for men, women, and children who are living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS. Pretty impressive! What makes that $250 million possible, are the sales of MAC’s series of Viva Glam lip colors; where 100% of the sales go directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. MAC is literally making a difference, one Viva Glam at a time! The latest in the lineup is the follow up to the Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick from the spring—a Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass is now available!

Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass is a medium strawberry pink lipgloss with pretty great opacity. (Especially for a gloss!) Even though it’s fairly bright, I find it’s a little more muted on the lips, and very wearable. I have to say that Viva Glam Nicki is my favorite shade since Viva Glam II! Back in the day, I went through several tubes of it, and it was my signature shade for a long time. I’ve always been a Viva Glam supporter, and I’ll definitely purchase another one before February.

See swatches and details…

If you’ve never owned a Lipglass before, they have a little more tackiness to them than other glosses you may own, but I find it’s more helpful than a nuisance in MAC’s case. Lipglasses have a tendency to stay put for me, long after other glosses have met their fate, and that slight tackiness plays a role in keeping it anchored on my lips.

Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass

Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass

Bottom Line..

What a gorgeous shade of pink! While it may settle just a tad into my lip lines, I honestly don’t care—especially when 100% of the sales go to a cause I strongly support.

Price & Availability…

$15.00 (100% goes to the MAC AIDS Fund) , through February 2013 at all MAC locations and

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  • Celine Anne

    Your right, it does look much more muted on the lips.

  • Amber

    Do you think you’ll try it, Celine? I can’t remember if you’re a fan of pinks or not!

  • Celine Anne

    Funny you should ask…I live, breathe and dream in pink. If it comes in pink, I’ll have it haha. I actually have the Lady Gaga lipstick, and was interested in the Nicki lipstick.

  • Amber

    I’m all about pink too!

  • Marilyn

    I tried on the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick and it was SO BRIGHT, I was worried that this Lipglass would be the same way. But it’s so pretty and wearable. I’m definitely going to pick it up soon!

  • Amber

    Yay! Can’t wait to see what you think :)

  • Imanina Subki

    I have a light yellow asian skin but it fits really good to me! This article inspired me to buy it actually!