(Pic credit: MAC Cosmetics)
The partnership between MAC and Rihanna continues. Viva Glam Rihanna was released online on 1/21 and in stores on 1/23. I went on the MAC website at 11:55 and got instantly upset because I was put in the dreaded waiting room (if you bought the RiRi collections online, then you should know what a PITA they are). I was only in the waiting room for literally a minute then I was able to snatch up my goodies and check out quickly. Good job, MAC. All of the RiRi launches should’ve gone this smoothly.
Before I get into the swatches, can we talk about this gorgeous packaging?!
The tube and lipglass have been frosted out to this beautiful crimson color. It has nice feel to it as well. It reminds me of the packaging from the Temperature Rising collection that was released last summer.
Viva Glam Rihanna is a blue based red Frost lipstick. It applies evenly and feels very comfortable on the lips. It is such a beautiful shade of red. It’s my favorite red lipstick at the moment. Definitely back-up worthy. If I could, I would wear it everyday.
Viva Glam Rihanna lipglass is even more beautiful than the lipstick. It has so much shimmer! So if you’re a glitter fan, this one’s for you. It has the same consistency of a normal MAC lipglass, and is just as tacky on the lips as the rest. I personally like the tackiness of the lipglass because it lasts longer than other brands of lipgloss I own. Let me give you a swatch:
Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick on top, Viva Glam lipglass on the bottom.
These beauties are still available on MAC Cosmetics online, and even though these are limited edition items, they will be available all year. The lipstick retails for $16.00 and the lipglass is $15.00. All the proceeds of Viva Glam Rihanna (and all other Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses) go towards helping women, men and children living with and affected with HIV/AIDS. What a great cause!
If you pick up Viva Glam Rihanna, let me know how you like it!
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