Even if you’re not a Miley Cyrus fan, please hang in there and read this!
I know she’s not exactly my cup of tea either—and I received some not-so-nice comments about her new MAC Viva Glam collaboration when I posted the news of this upcoming release on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram last year. But I have to admit you guys, this color is HOT STUFF, and Viva Glam does SO much good for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
I try not to think of the spokesperson when these collections come out every year, I see so much more than their imagery promoting the product. Here’s why…
As always, every cent from every Viva Glam lip color goes directly to the MAC AIDS Fund. The organization helps women, men and children living with, and affected by HIV/AIDS. I’m forever a Viva Glam fan!
Just one Viva Glam Lipstick can equal…
- 1 rapid oral HIV test
- 8 nutritious, home-cooked meals
- 1 school stationery starter pack for a child orphaned by AIDS
- 1 vegetable garden starter pack for a community garden
- 2 safer sex kits
- 1 month of personal transportation to and from doctors visits
- 2 hours of childcare for a woman during a medical appointment
- 14 blood glucose monitoring strips
- 1 pair of shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS
- …and more!
See why I wanted you to stay with me? There’s a bigger picture here! With that, meet Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass, which will be released here in the States at all MAC locations on January 22nd, and online at maccosmetics.com on January 20th. (The press info I received says that this will be released internationally on February 12th.) Let’s take a closer look!
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick
Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16) is a super hot pink lippie with an Amplified formula. I’ve always associated the Amplified formula with excellent opaque coverage, creamy texture, and a generous amount of wear-time. It was love at first sight, from the moment I popped off the cap! I’m partial to hot pink shades like this already, but the comfortable, non-drying texture, and 4½ hours of wear I got from the lipstick just sealed the deal. I did have a little bit of a pink stain left behind, but it wasn’t substantial. [Read more…]