MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipstick is quite a unique looking lipstick for Fall 2014. MAC calls Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipstick a warm mauve with silver frost but for me I swear I started humming Mr Roboto after after trying it on. It’s really quite a robot-like shade with hints of brown, mauve, and grayish shimmer. On Riri, well, it rocks, but on my skin tone, not so much! But I learned that I can combine it with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass and make it hecka more wearable.
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My lips are drier so I did feel like MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick accentuated every single natural line in my lips. The color won’t be for everyone. The thing is, it’s either going to rock like no one business on some skin tones where as others, well, it won’t look so great. But hey, that’s the fun of makeup right? And one of my makeup life’s greatest joys is coming across unusual colors to add to my stash even if I can’t wear ’em!
It has a nice creamy consistency but it didn’t apply as evenly and as smooth as I would like so I looked a little bizarre not only due to the color but the way it applied as well, it kinda looked sloppy on. The nice thing about it is if you apply clear gloss or even a bit of the new Rihanna Lipglass II you’ll not only make the shade more wearable but also even out the surface so it looks smooth, even, and it’s less likely to fall into your natural lip lines. It wears for around three hours on me and leaves a faintly grape-y stain behind which fades quickly.
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick Swatches
The color is so hard to explain. It’s sort of purple, it has a bit of black to it, some brown, a richer mauve, and even a little taupe with some light flecks of grayish, silver shimmer. It’s almost a duochrome shade that reflects differently in sunlight and indoor lighting.
Unfortunately, I do look a bit foolish wearing it on its own. The finish is a bit unforgivable for me and looks sloppy on my lips. So I do recommend lip liner as well as gloss to get an even, smooth surface. I think gloss also helps to add a bit of sparkle while sheering the shade out and making it more wearable for me so I get a bit of a vampy purple look versus a robotic brownish gray!
This comes in limited edition packaging and features Riri’s autograph on the outer packaging in bright red metallic script. The actually lipstick tube is a metallic red as well with a soft, rubbery finish a la NARS packaging so if you’re thinking it collects dirt fast, you’d be right!
The nicest thing about MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick is the fact that 100% percent of the proceeds go to the MAC Aids Fund that benefits those in need with HIV and AIDS.
If you’re a Rihanna fan I see this lipstick as being a must have even for those that might feel they can’t sport the shade.
The MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick will be available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com for the next several months!
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