MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick Review & Swatches

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I’m totally in love with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick! I feel like I need a back of both the MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick and Lipglass as these colors are just lovely. They are cooler reds but I feel utterly comfortable in both.

Did you grab either?

Perhaps both?

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick is what MAC calls a blue red with a frost finish…they say the same about the Lipglass shade but I’m so NOT getting the blue based or the frost. For me this feels and looks all sorts of metallic! It’s a really beautiful red with a hint of both warmer and cooler undertones depending on your skin tone. On me I think it looks a bit warmer which could be why I don’t feel like like a clown in it versus MAC Riri Woo that I love but do.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick swatches

The color is quite pigmented and a single swipe is completely opaque. MAC calls it a frost finish but for me it looks a bit metallic almost especially with MAC Viva Rihanna Lipglass or a clear gloss on top!

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MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick worn with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass on top

The color is dramatic, beautiful, and should work across a wide range of skin tones. It’s just a color that adapts nicely to a range of skin tones.

This one gains a Muse Approval! Just like the Lipglass it’s a winning shade!

Loves it!

Anyone try it?

It’s available now at MAC stores and counters.



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  • 2/11/14 19:18 Fancie:

    I love this on you! I bought the lipstick last week and I still haven’t tried it yet lol. I need to break it out!


  • 2/11/14 20:20 Phyrra:

    I love the packaging. Stunning.


  • 2/11/14 21:33 Nadia:

    You look stunning with this lipstick? Will you be wearing it for Valentine’s day Muse? :)


    • 2/14/14 15:37 Isabella Muse:

      ahhhhh! tonight I am actually wearing illamasqua’s new gloss ;-D love, love, love it!


  • 2/11/14 22:18 Hoang:

    I love this shade too! It is one of the very few reds that I can pull off.


  • 2/11/14 22:24 Ruth:

    be still my red lippie lovin’ heart! that is too good to pass up!


  • 2/11/14 22:33 melissa:

    I haven’t swatched these because I thoughtthey would turn pink on me but it’s so different on you. Very pretty look for you btw. I see what you mean about the metallic finish. I might check it out the next time i’m at a counter. I’m curious now. I know the marketing for viva glam tries to make all the shades seem “universal” but really some of the past ones have not been.


    • 2/14/14 16:29 Isabella Muse:

      thanks melissa! do it, swatch them, they are really lovely ;-D


  • 2/12/14 9:05 Molly:

    That is a GORGEOUS color on you!


    • 2/12/14 10:33 Isabella Muse:

      thanks molly you’re too kind!


  • 2/12/14 15:53 Majick:

    I’m so glad you did a pic of this! I usually can wear the same shades that you do and I really LOVE the Viva Glam line. I always feel like I’m getting product for free. I think I will treat myself to these for my b-day next week. YEA! THanks Muse!


    • 2/12/14 15:56 Isabella Muse:

      aw my pleasure majick! I hope you love it as much as I do!!!!!!!!!!


  • 3/12/14 7:44 Bag Lady:

    Rihanna’s Viva Glam is a very pretty collection!


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