MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick ($14.50) The VIVA GLAM and Lady Gaga collaboration takes off again with a shade as enigmatic as the Diva’s star persona. A light warm beige with an Amplified finish, the look is as cool as only she can be. All monies raised go the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS. Limited edition.
I am very sad to say that I am not happy with MAC’s Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick. The formulation and texture are great. It was creamy and not over drying. The lasting power was typical of a lipstick: about 4 hours and had a semi-matte finish. What made me so disappointed was the shade itself. I thought the shade would have a bit of peachy, orange to it. All it looked like to me was a concealer shade in lipstick form. I was hoping it would look like what it did in the ad:
I realize it’s a nude shade, but I wish it had more warmth and color. The lipstick shade did not appear remotely peachy, orange as it did on Lady Gaga. Instead, it looked like I hadn’t seen the sun in ages. It basically looked like I slapped on some concealer on my lips. On a happy note, if you’re tired of using concealer or foundation to conceal your natural lip color, you can use MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick to do the job.
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