Tuesday, 6 September 2016

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick and Lipglass: Review and Swatches!

Hi, everyone! If you've stopped by my blog over the last two weeks, you may have read that the MAC Viva Glam family has grown! The Viva Glam range, which donates 100% of proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund, has collaborated again with pop star Ariana Grande to create a brand new Lipstick and Lipglass. The newly-released shades are fun, flirty, and girly and support an amazing cause! 

The MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 lip products come in limited edition packaging with the traditional Viva Glam red accents and the addition of an Ariana Grande signature graphic on the product boxes and tubes. A cute detail of you are a fan of hers, but also a subtle enough touch if you're not a die-hard Ariana fan. 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick ($21 CAD) is the bolder shade of the pair and is described as a "deep cool pink". It comes in MAC's Matte formula and in the tube looks like a mid-tone pink-tinged orchid purple shade. 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass** ($19 CAD) is the subtler shade of the duo and is described as a "neutral nude pink". In the tube, it looks like a glitter-filled pinky mauve-beige. 

Here are swatches of the Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick and Lipglass** on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone): 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick and Lipglass

On the lips, Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick is a true matte that pulls more pink-toned that it looks in the tube. It is certainly cool in hue, with definite purple undertones, but is quite flattering! It performs as well as the other MAC Mattes I've tried, with excellent pigmentation and lasting-power and a wonderful comfortable feeling and smooth application. 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick

Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass** is also a stunner on the lips. Out of the tube, it looks less mauve and instead has more of a neutral, pinky-beige hue. The glitter in the formula is also  incredibly wearable. There is no hint of grit to the texture; instead, the glittery bits are tiny and really work to add dimension and extra fullness to the lips. 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass

Although the Lipstick and Lipglass shades are quite different, they also layer wonderfully together! I love that the gloss doesn't mute the lipstick underneath, but instead brings the matte lipstick to life, adding shine and dimension- and an extra girly touch! 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick + Lipglass

And here I am wearing Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick and Lipglass in the context of a completed makeup look! I've paired the cooler-toned lips with contrasting shades of warm shadow- MAC Eyeshadows in Mythology, Swiss Chocolate, Wedge, and Naked Lunch

MAC Viva Glam products have rarely steered me wrong and these two goodies are no exception! While I have never really been a fan of Ariana Grande, I'm so glad that I put my biases aside because both the Lipstick and Lipglass are true stunners! The lipstick is an amazing option for those who want to play with bold colour but are not quite ready to venture into the realm of blues or greens (or for anyone who loves a bright, cool-toned pink lip) and the gloss is perfect for those who fear that nude lip shades will wash them out. This one won't! 

You can click here and here to see my previous posts on this new collection!

If I've been tempting, you can find the new Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 lip products online here now and in-stores this Thursday, September 8th!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

**This product was sent to me as a PR sample for consideration and review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% authentic and my own. 


  1. These are both so pretty! Haha I wasn't a big Ariana fan but her latest album is so catchy!

    1. I love both shades so much! And yeah, that song "Dangerous Woman" will not get out of my head! ;)

  2. Nice shade. Loved it.

  3. Nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love that Lipglass color! I've been getting into her music lately.


    1. It's such a gorgeous, wearable nude! Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Not a color I wear a lot but definitely a beautiful combo x

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

    1. I think you'd love the gloss, Coco! Such a pretty, wearable nude! :)

  6. These colours are very different and go great together. They also look great on you! :-)

    1. Thanks, Chantal! Yes, they complement each other so nicely despite being totally different colours!

  7. Excellent post! Happy weekend!



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