MAC Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick Review *discontinued*

 MAC's Viva Glam Gaga is my first ever MAC product. This lipstick was limited edition and has now been discontinued for at least a year, but it seems to still be available on both eBay and Amazon, so I chose to review it for prospective buyers. As I'm sure you can infer from the product's game, this lipstick was part of MAC's Viva Glam line, which supports the MAC Aids Fund; 100% of the proceeds of all Viva Glam purchases are donated to this fund. This lipstick contains 3g (.1 oz) and retailed for $14 (MAC lipsticks now sell for $15 a piece). I won this lipstick in my friend Carly's giveaway. MAC does not test on animals. This lipstick was made in Canada.

 This lipstick comes in a black cardboard box. The product name is printed on the front of the box, along with Lady Gaga's signature in metallic red lettering. A full ingredient list can be found on the side of the box. This lipsticks comes in a black, bullet shaped tube, the MAC logo is printed on the cap in red letters. Popping off the cap reveals a red twisting mechanism, with Lady Gaga's signature scrawling around it. The shade name can be found on the bottom of the tube. While the outer packaging seems pretty sturdy, the lipstick it's self is kinda delicate, it snapped right off yesterday at random.
 I've heard so much good stuff about MAC's lipsticks, across the board. While I don't feel like MAC's Viva Glam Gaga is mind-blowingly good, I really like it! Viva Glam Gaga is a luster finish, meaning the formula is meant to be sheer and quite creamy, and oh is it creamy! This lipstick's texture is so lovely, it glides right on to the lips. Viva Glam Gaga is super comfortable and fairly moisturizing. Unfortunately that moist, creamy formula isn't very long wearing. This lipstick only stays on for about 60-90 minutes, but it does leave a slight stain behind. This lipstick has the signature MAC vanilla scent, and no detectable flavor.
 Viva Glam Gaga is a bright, bubblegum pink with no shimmer to it. This lipstick is on the sheerer side, which I believe is typical for MAC's luster lipsticks. I apply two layers of this lipstick for additional opacity. Viva Glam Gaga has a lightly glossy finish that I really love. I don't typically gravitate towards pink lipsticks, especially not bright, candyish hues like this one. Initially I thought Viva Glam Gaga would look a bit off on me, but I actually really like it. I feel like the smooth, glossy luster finish is what kept this lipstick wearable for me.
I really like MAC's Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, it was a very nice introduction to the brand. The texture of this lipstick is wonderful, it applies like a dream and feels great on the lips - if only it stayed on longer. This bright, glossy pink is really pretty. Its a shame that this lipstick was limited edition. I've been lusting after MAC's Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Korean Candy, and now that I have a feel for what MAC's lip products are like, I think I'm going to take the plunge and buy it. A big thank you to Carly for sending me this lipstick. If you've been considering buying a tube of Viva Glam Gaga that you've found somewhere on the internet, go for it, provided it isn't too expensive. I really like this lipstick. 


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  1. This was your first MAC thing ever? :O Whoa! Well I'm glad you like it so much. :) And holy snap... the last time I bought a MAC lipstick it was $14.50. They really need to stop hiking prices up. :(

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    1. Yus! =O. Yeah, I'm pretty sure MAC increases the price of their eyeshadows and lipsticks by 50c annually. I read about that somewhere.

      thank you though <3

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  2. Good thing Mary will never go back to the Mac counter where we were stalked by a saleslady

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