February 11, 2014

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass did a stupendous job with the MAC Rihanna for Viva Glam Collection this year. Both the lipstick and lipglass are well worth a haul. Hell, maybe you might need a back up of both of these shades.

Here’s a look at the MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass!

I’ll be the first one to admit I’ve had my moments where I was like, “God, I really like how MAC Riri Woo looks on me…” And other times, “God, I wonder if everyone is thinking I look like Bozo the Clown in this shade?”

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass swatches

I didn’t have that moment with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass thought! I’m appalled MAC called in a blue based red with a frosty finish. WHAT!? I didn’t think it was blue based at all. It’s more of a cooler red yes but it has this beautiful metallic-like finish that’s wicked! It kinda reminds me of a red raspberry shade! I prefer warmer reds but this works beautifully well for me. It has a good deal of shimmer which looks both pink, silver, and good to me. It’s sheer at first application with better color pay off when built. I can get full opacity with two applications.

I think the shade works for me as I don’t feel like a clown wearing it. It feels like a really universal shade of red that should work across the board on many skin tones.

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Do I love it?

Yes, very much so!

Approve it?


This one is worth picking up!

Did you grab it?

Do share!


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Ashley

    O la la. I like this shade. Its very pretty. I have a Lancome one somewhat similiar to this. But the color pay off of this one knocks mine out of the park. Never had any MAC before, this just might be the one product I need, as my lancome gloss is almost out:(

  • Ruth

    I’m not normally a gloss fan but that is beautiful any must be added to my collection, stroked and called “my precious”

  • LipstickHoarder

    Riri VG looks perfect on you! I love the fact that the duo looks great on every shade. I have the lippie and lipglass and the most interesting about the lipstick is at first it’s an in your face metallic but then it dulls down perfectly. I’m thinking of buying another set!

  • Rosie in Brooklyn

    hey hunny my cousin just purchased the lipglass for me i am sooo excited about trying it on it looks soo perfect on u my dear how are ya happy early valentines day I believe it should be everyday we gotta get together soon this snow is making me meshugga (crazy in yiddish) my birthday is in a month would love to see ya soon xo Rosie Your sister.

    • Isabella Muse

      hey rosie! yay! it’s the perfect v-day shade! and to you too!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol tell me about it….! this snow is ABSURD! I may never make it to brooklyn at this rate 😀 Happy B-day Rosie! I’ll be in contact soon I hope!? 😀

      • Rosie in Brooklyn

        hey hunny i tried the gloss one just perfect not just for v-day every day doll I am sick of the snow too. Thanls boo for remembering my b-day a month early I hope you’ll be in contact. xo Rosie your sister.