Did You Haul It? MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Review and Swatches

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Every cent of the selling price of a MAC Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.

This year superstar from the past Cyndi Lauper and superstar from the present, Lady Gaga teamed up to offer support and inspiration for the MAC Viva Glam promotion.

Did you haul these fabulous shades of MAC Viva Glam Lipstick?

Jump!

Lady Gaga’s mod pink shade is a little difficult for the masses to pull off but Cyndi Lauper’s beautiful shade of rosy red is a crowd pleaser in my humble opinion and easy enough to pull off.

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It’s not too red, it’s not too rosy, but it has a combination of both that’s very flattering on lips and most important 100% of the proceeds are donated to the MAC AIDS Fund.

I’ve always liked the MAC Viva Glam Lipsticks and Lipglasses and I never fail to find at least a few shades that are really pretty. I few years ago, 2008 or so, I indulged in the entire collection because I simply couldn’t decide which I loved the best.

This year, both shades Cyndi and Gaga prove just as special right down to the autographs on the boxes and tubes. Each piece is quite highly collectible! Cyndi proved to be my love as it’s such a wearable shade of red however Gaga may prove a little difficult to pull off but still gorgeous none the less.

Did you haul Cyndi, Gaga, or maybe both?

Which is proving your fav?

Do share!

Cyndi and Gaga are on sale now at your local MAC and at www.maccosmetics.com

Grab it while the grabbing is good as I’m positive these will fly off the shelves.

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  • 2/23/10 13:29 Sheila:

    When I first saw these, I just knew I had to have one or maybe both! I totally agree with you that Cyndi is definitely a colour made for the masses =)

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    • 2/23/10 14:11 the Muse:

      shelia cyndi is WAY friendlier :-D I just can’t pull off mod pink at all! :-D

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  • 2/23/10 13:29 Phyrra:

    That’s a lovely color! It looks like it would really work for a lot of skintones, actually.

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    • 2/24/10 12:04 the Muse:

      dd I think it would rock on you :-D

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  • 2/23/10 14:07 Sarah:

    I got Gaga!!! Love it <3

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    • 2/23/10 14:10 the Muse:

      sarah damn me too but I can’t pull it off! me and mod pink=OMG NOT GOOD :)

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  • 2/23/10 14:19 Diana:

    I got both. I really pull off that pink unless I add other colors to it. But I still got it, either way the money is used for a good cause.

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    • 2/23/10 14:21 the Muse:

      hey diana even if you just tuck gaga away I’m sure she’ll be collectible one day :-D and I agree it’s for a good cause :-D!

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  • 2/23/10 14:45 Wendy:

    I want both but just got Gaga (I have a makeup budget each month =P), and I love it! I didn’t think I could pull it off, and it is admittedly difficult on its own… but I’m seriously having too much fun layering different glosses overtop.
    Perky lipglass – turns it a light lilac (favorite)
    Funtabulous – turns it to a fabulous light pink fuschia ish color
    Chandelier from NYX – turns it deeper pink and sparkly

    :) :)

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    • 2/25/10 16:01 the Muse:

      hey wendy! great combos, thanks dude!!!!!!! :-D That makes me want to break it out and try as I have perky and funtabulous! :D It’s a little difficult for me to pull off but I’m trying!

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  • 2/23/10 14:48 Marina:

    Cyndi’s is beautiful, but I really want GaGa’s. I’m a huge fan, so GaGa+makeup=perfection? Yeah. I know I’ve said before that I couldn’t pull off the pinky-lavenderish colors, but I think if I put a darker lipgloss or something over it I can justify it ;)

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    • 2/23/10 16:08 the Muse:

      marina can’t blame you same mentality here…not much into the color but such a fan of hers that I like having it as a little collector’s item ya know? :-D

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  • 2/23/10 15:01 Emily:

    I picked up Cyndi since Gaga is probably too light for me. Although I don’t think Cyndi’s the best color on me, the color is so pretty that I couldn’t resist buying it. Rather than wearing it alone, it works better for me when I layer it with a pink lipstick.

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    • 2/23/10 16:08 the Muse:

      Hey Emily! Aw sorry hun! It felt so universal!!!!!! I couldn’t do gaga sadly, it’s a bit too mod on me but I like having it as a little collector’s item :-D have you tried lightening up cyndi with some gloss? that could help too!

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  • 2/23/10 15:46 Tracy:

    I got both of them-Cyndi for me and Gaga for my 16-yr. old. Well, she stole my Cyndi! So I had to buy two more for me. I don’t mind-it’s a great cause to support.!

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    • 2/23/10 15:56 the Muse:

      hey tracy ha smart girl she is :-D they are both really fab but I found cyndi the most wearable :-D and I agree a GREAT cause :-D and so generous!

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  • 2/23/10 15:48 Robyn:

    these be hitting the uk soon?

    i want the gaga one but oo that one looks pretty to

    both it is then :)

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    • 2/23/10 16:06 the Muse:

      mm March I think Robyn :-D I’m lovin’ Cyndi so much!

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  • 2/23/10 16:48 Chelsea:

    I’m planning a major haul when MAC releases their Liberty of London collection, and I’ll include Cyndi in it if she’s still around. This haul is going to round out my brush collection, grab the Liberty while it’s hot, and finally buy some colors I’ve had my eye on for a while.

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    • 2/24/10 11:54 the Muse:

      hey chel! can’t wait for LoL :-D It looks divine :) I think Cyndi will be around, not so much Gaga but def Cyndi!

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  • 2/23/10 18:19 Kiradris:

    I hauled both, Gaga more for novelty since it is not too friendly to my skin tone, however Cyndi is pure love! My HG red, I will need to buy a backup before they year is out!

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    • 2/24/10 11:53 the Muse:

      kira I think gaga def has novelty value but wearing it=HARD :-D I love Cyndi myself…hmmm does kinda warrant a backup I think you are right :)

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  • 2/23/10 19:07 MC:

    Defiantly plan on hauling Viva Cyndi. I love the color!!! It’s such a pretty shade….it may surpass my love for Viva Glam VI.

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    • 2/24/10 11:52 the Muse:

      hey mc you’re gonna love it!!!!!

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  • 2/23/10 20:56 Kate:

    I ordered Cyndi; sadly, no MAC counters nearby. And I’m planning to get the bag once it shows up. I passed on Gaga because I have Real Doll and Melrose Mood and they look sort of similar.

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    • 2/24/10 11:42 the Muse:

      kate what bag?!! *bounces* you’re gonna love cyndi!

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      • 2/24/10 12:27 Kate:

        Supposedly the bag will be available on 2/25. There are a limited number at selected stores and from what I’ve heard are apparently going fast. There’s a few pics of them on the net. It seems like most people have been somewhat disappointed in them, but I think they’re kind of unique. They’re striped on one side w/Cyndi or Gaga’s signature and lips on the other.

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        • 2/25/10 15:51 the Muse:

          thanks kate I didn’t even KNOW about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll have to see if my mac gets it!

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          • 3/1/10 14:51 Kate:

            Let me know if you get one! I ordered the Cyndi. I noticed the Gaga sold out the first day on the MAC site. I caved and got the Gaga l/s after they got more in stock. It’s funny how something selling out makes me want it more.

          • 3/1/10 20:25 the Muse:

            I surely will blog it Kate :_D LOL tell me ’bout it, it’s a clever marketing technique imho! :-D

  • 2/23/10 22:27 Comrade_Garlic:

    I got both. I love mod pink, but have problems finding the right one. Gaga is the right one. Cyndi is pretty, but I feel like I have so many of that color. Still love Cyndi though!

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    • 2/24/10 11:34 the Muse:

      comrade you’re so lucky I just can’t pull it off :-D Cyndi was a bit different for me, seemed a little unique from other red berry shades :)

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  • 2/23/10 22:40 Gia:

    I want the Lady Gaga one. I saw the sample at the MAC counter and the color is perfect for me but they were sold out. :(
    I didn’t really like the Cyndi shade. It seemed to be a berry/coral red and i dont really look good in those.

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    • 2/24/10 11:33 the Muse:

      grr gia sorry to hear doesn’t surprise me! These were popular! it is somewhat coral yes ;-D I felt like it was universal but it’s understandable that it may be too bright for some!

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  • 2/23/10 23:16 jackieg02:

    I only picked up Gaga, its more my kind of shade. I may go back for Cyndi. I’m not a big fan of red lipstick on myself.

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    • 2/24/10 11:32 the Muse:

      hey jackie with your coloring I bet gaga rocks! :-D

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  • 2/23/10 23:40 Katherine @ Lipgloss and Spandex:

    I own and love both Cyndi and Gaga! My grandma saw me in Cyndi and just had to have it as well :)

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    • 2/24/10 11:31 the Muse:

      aww katherine she sounds hip hehe!

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  • 2/24/10 0:03 Becky:

    haha what is so funny is that at my local mac counter..all the gaga lipsticks were completely gone with plenty of cyndi left! I think it’s such a gentle red..i really like it. I’m tan with dark hair/eyes…gaga would not work.

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    • 2/24/10 10:11 the Muse:

      lol it’s the name becky!!!!!!!!! :-D gaga is hard, I really can’t think of anyone that looks fab in mod pink ya know? Not even Gaga herself!

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  • 2/24/10 0:17 Keerthi:

    Gaga wouldn’t work with my skin tone, but I’m definitely planning to pick up Cyndi soon!

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    • 2/24/10 10:11 the Muse:

      keerthi me too for gaga sadly :P but cyndi was love!

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  • 2/24/10 11:03 Sami:

    I have the gaga one. I love it. But it doesn’t look as good on me since I just got my hair highlighted and it’s wayyyyy lighter. :(

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    • 2/24/10 11:28 the Muse:

      hey sami gaga sure is hard to pull off :( I have it but haven’t used it, just kinda keeping as a collector’s item because it’s a damn difficult shade to pull off! :(

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  • 2/25/10 3:33 SilhouetteScreams:

    I find it amusing that Gaga’s one seems to be WAY more popular, but Cyndi is actually the one that applies better!

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    • 2/25/10 9:24 the Muse:

      silhouette me too!

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  • 4/14/10 19:06 Sarah:

    I just ordered gaga :) Cyndi looks actually really nice, and i’m thinking about probably getting one too before the year is up, esp cause it’s a good cause, and the added benefit of it being a pretty wearable red, AND my favourite formula; lustre :) I think maybe I could pull it off, I’m more into my pinks…and more recently lilacs, so maybe I could start rocking a red lip too?

    xoxoxo

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