Good girl? Bad girl? Glam girl? Ask VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande! MAC introduced a new lipstick and lipglass with Viva Glam spokesperson Ariana Grande in 2016 and the collection is now in stores in India. I’ve got the lipstick to show you in this post!
The MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipstick (Rs 1450) is described as a “matte plum” but it looks close to black in the tube. Honestly, I’ve never really followed Ariana Grande but looking at her, I would have never imagined her to come up with such a dark shade. I was actually expecting a light pink or nude when MAC announced their collaboration with Ariana and I was surprised by the color choice of the lipstick. Her gloss is close to what I had imagined the lipstick to be and it is a light pink shimmery color. Love the good girl/bad girl combo!
The lipstick is a beautiful purple/wine when applied and it goes particularly well with our skin tone. It is a matte finish but does not feel uncomfortable or dry on the lips. However, the lipstick goes on kinda patchy and it gives semi-opaque color payoff which is a downer. You need to swipe couple of times to get an even coverage. The color lasts on me for about 4-5 hours.
Every single cent of the purchase price of the Viva Glam products goes to the MAC AIDS Fund to help men, women and children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS so you are contributing to a good cause when you buy anything from the Viva Glam range. Is this shade a must have? Depends on whether you like bold lips or not. The formula is not that great but again, it is for a good cause and I would not mind contributing. If you want a dupe, check out Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick Black Cherry.