MAC Viva Glam Nicki

Move along, move along, nothing new to see here! I’m sure that over the next few days the Beauty Blogging world will be bombarded with posts about MAC’s latest lipstick offering, as people tend to get a little bit loopy ovet them. I would say I’m now only a part time member of that gang; I used to have ambitions to own the whole MAC Lipstick line but have now downsized that dream and own a few that I reach for on a daily basis. This means that my MAC lipstick collection mainly consists of nudes and peaches, so my latest purchase doesn’t really fit into that mould but I just couldn’t help myself.

Over the next week or so MAC are due to release their latest Viva Glam offering. Viva Glam is a yearly campaign run by MAC where a celebrity creates their own product and then all the proceeds go to the MAC Aids Foundation. Having brought the previous Viva Glam offerings it’s become somewhat of a tradition to purchase, so when a pre-release code landed in my inbox I couldn’t help myself. This year MAC have team up with Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin who have created a lipstick and a lip balm. Ricky’s lipbalm didn’t get me too excited but after seeing some swatches of the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick I was excited to get my hands on it.

Now Viva Glam Nicki isn’t exactly my everyday colour of choice. It’s a yellow based, bright pinky coral in a Satin formula, which means that it’s nice and opaque but not too drying. In terms of dupes, the closest I’ve found is the OCC Lip Tar in Divine, which I blogged about here, it’s almost the exact same shade, perhaps Divine is a little more pink and Viva Glam Nicki more red. The wear of this is pretty good, a good 3 hours or so before it needs touching up. Would I recommend it? Well it’s not going to be something that I reach for a lot but all the proceeds go to charity so why not ๐Ÿ™‚


  • jeniredfern

    OMG!!! The colour of this looks amazing. It really suits you. Once again thank you for enabling me and my shopaholic nature! xxxx

  • heather Gillison

    I’v not picked this up yet, but the more I see it the more I want it! I never wear brights but I think this is a must have! Please check out my blog and let me know what you think!!


  • lilvicky14733117

    I think i will have to get this one.. it looks really stunning.. i wasnt a big fan of the gaga one, i know everyone raves about it but it wasnt quite me.ร‚ย 

  • Lily B

    I’m really suprised by this, I thought it would be a hideous shade of pink but it’s actually quite wearable ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Anonymous

    I thought it would have been a matte in-your-face look-at-me pink but like the comment before mine says it looks A LOT more wearable. Would look gorgeous with a subtle smokey eye on a night out. I hate Nicki Minaj but I like this lipstick ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxx

  • oooh this is so wearable! Looks so nice on you too! Lipsticks are so personal I think, I caved and brought creme d’nude cus of all the hype and it doesn’t even suit me! Boo! xxx

  • @CharlieBoag

    you look so pretty! i think ร‚ย you should definitely wear this more often, that look suits you sooooooo much! xx

  • Abbi Fay

    Every review I see I love it more. Didn’t trust the post man delivering it to my uni halls so its at home waiting for me, can’t wait! Looks lovely on you. Bit of a splurge but hey, its charity!

    abbi, x

  • I love a bright lip on you! ร‚ย Lustering would be a great pick for you as well I think

  • Abby

  • naomi baxter

    I want this too! I think it looks lovely on you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Nicola

    I love the colour, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for my first MAC lipstick. I don’t suit pinks much!ร‚ย 

  • Nicky

    Great post, I’m currently waiting for this in the post and really excited about it. I love that the proceeds go to charity and I like that it’s a coral-pink ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Florence Brown

    It looks great here with the rest of your make up just simple… I do have an awful habit of buying bold lipsticks and never wearing them, so as much as I love it on you, maybe I’ll pass hahaร‚ย 

  • I quite like the colour actually … or is it much brighter in real life? How many different shades are there x

    • It’s pretty bright in real life ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • This colour looks so nice on you! I can’t wait to get mine. x

  • superficialsydney

    Oh so pretty……….ร‚ย 

    Love from my blog to yours xร‚ย 


    love the feature on this ๐Ÿ™‚ I just actually bought a M.A.C lippy on Sunday. Although not the new range, I went for the ‘speed dial’ shade (on the blog today). Love it as its such a nie shade and really hydrating. Would willingly invest and try out this shade too x

    • Oh that was my first ever MAC shade! x

  • Looks loverly on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nisha Balwani

    Ah I originally thought this would be too bright for me, but I tried it on at the MAC store yesterday & fell in love! It looks great on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oh wow, that looks like one gorgeous colour. Definitely have to swatch it when it gets released! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That color looks gorgeous on you! I don’t think I’d be able to pull it off. I’m quite boring lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ah no it’s lovely, it will work on loads of skintones x

  • Lucy Likes

    LOVE this shade. I too couldn’t resist a cheeky pre-release code and am absolutely loving it! xxxx

  • OMG that is such a gorgeous colour on you, love your post hehe xD x

  • i think this shade looks lovely on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Such a beautiful color on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Eliza

    i need this lipstick haha, suits you so much xox

  • Anonymous

    really want this lipstick! x

    • It’s online now ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Marissa Roberts

    So beautiful! I love it Anna! xoxoxร‚ย 

  • charlotte_queen

    I will be buying this! I love Nicki Minaj, she’s so funny
    Charlotte Couture Blog

  • jessica.ashdown

    Wow you don’t sound too convinced? I think it’s beauuutiful!!

    • Yes it’s beautiful! Just won’t be one that I wear everyday x

  • I almost, *almost* bought this on Thursday, but decided to hold off as I bought 2 others, Force of Love from the Chen Man collection, and Watch Me Simmern from the Cook collection. I may have to buy this, still, though. x

    • Ah you got too – the proceeds go to charity after all ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Kassandra O’Brien

    I almost bought this too!ร‚ย  It looks gorgeous on you.ร‚ย  I ended up getting Force of Love, which I thought was a little brighter.ร‚ย  For some reason I am all of a sudden being drawn to the bright lip.ร‚ย  I just wanted to say that I have been following your blog for a while now and I just love it so much.ร‚ย  You actually inspired me to start my own blog.ร‚ย  I am planning on a post featuring your blog soon.ร‚ย  That’s how much I love it!ร‚ย  I’ll be sure to leave a comment when I do!

    • Thanks for the lovely comment hun! x

  • Vprocrastionationproject

    Such a nice colour, maybe not so good for daily, everyday wear but hey ho. In fact I’ve seen so many reviews I ordered itร‚ย yesterdayร‚ย evening! Glad I’ve seen another positive review ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I bought this at the weekend, I love it! It looks really nice on you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Clay

    This looks so nice on you ! Bright colours really suit you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Zoe

    It looks so gorgeous on you!! You should definitely wear bright colours more often, so beautiful!