Brand new for 2017, the gorgeous and talented Taraji P. Henson is the face of the new MAC Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass. The Lipstick this year is a matte bold fuchsia, and the Lipglass is a glam fuchsia gloss with pink pearl.
I write a very similar post with every Viva Glam release, so if you’re already aware of the good a single Viva Glam Lipstick can do, spread the word! If not, I hope this inspires you to get involved since 100% of every Viva Glam purchase goes directly to the MAC AIDS Fund.
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!
With this release, the packaging got an update. Please know that the components on them seem a little red-orange in my photographs due to lighting, but I find it to be more bright pinky-red in-person.
The Lipstick formula is nice and creamy, and not nearly as drying as I would expect for being a matte. It wears for 4-5 hours before I need a touch up, and it leaves behind a pretty pink stain on my lips as it fades.
The Lipglass feels like the standard Lipglass formula — slightly tacky for good adhesion, but still has a creamy feel with a little bit of that signature MAC scent/flavor.
I have to be honest and tell you — I support all Viva Glam releases, for the simple fact that it’s a great cause that helps so many. I highly recommend picking these up! Not only are the products easy to love, they do a lot of good.
Available for purchase on 2/2/17 through 2/1/18, maccosmetics.com — Lipglass $16, Lipstick $17
Will you be picking up VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson?