MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick Review & Swatches

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick Review, FOTD & Swatches
~ Author : Nidhi Gautam

A big Hello to everyone from my side. Today I am writing my first post for Beauty & the Best blog. I really want to thank Shreya for letting me write for her wonderful blog and I do hope that my views and reviews are helpful to the readers here.

MAC Viva Review


Product Name: Viva Glam Rihanna 1

Description: Rihanna’s shade of VIVA GLAM Lipstick. Her original blue-red with frost finish applies with a subtle shine and gold sparkle.

Price: 16$ (Limited edition)

Net wt.: 3g

Availability: As it was a limited edition shade so you won’t probably get it in MAC stores here but it can be purchased directly from the MAC website.

Ingredient List : ( in pic)
mac Viva Glam Rihanna 1

My Experience :

Shade : Mac and Rihanna came up with this Viva glam shade almost a year ago. This is a slight blue toned red lipstick with a frost finish. Though most of us are not so comfortable with frost finish lipsticks still Viva Glam Rihana just adds a hint of shine sans any shimmer when applied.

The color is a bright red with golden sparkles that is almost invisible to the eyes up on application. The extra sheen along with the deep red is perfect for night outs and parties. I am already a fan of red lip products and this frosty red is a perfect addition to my red lip color stash.

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Formula & Pigmentation : The lipstick is highly pigmented and a single swipe is enough for a good color pay off. However you may layer it up for more intense color. It leaves a sheen finish so no gloss is required on top. The shade doesn’t bleed or feather and doesn’t settle in fine lines while fading. But it does transfer easily onto cup/glass rims.

Staying Power : Viva glam stays on for 4+ hours on me and needs a touch up after a full meal. The sheen doesn’t fade much even after a couple of hours which is good.

Packaging : Being a limited edition shade, this lipstick comes in a glowing velvety deep red pack with Rihanna signature on the pack and the outer carton. The bullet resides firmly inside and shows no sign of melting or breakage as yet. The packaging surely looks classy and stands apart among the normal MAC black lipstick packs.

Swatches & FOTD :

mac Viva Glam Rihanna1 MAC Viva Glam Rihanna swatches Viva Glam Rihanna FOTD

What I like :-)

  • The deep red shade with slight frost finish
  • The sheen finish
  • Velvety packaging
  • Good staying power
  • Great pigmentation
  • Shade doesn’t bleed or feather away.

What I dislike :-(

  • It transfers
  • Doesn’t survive a full meal
  • Shade may not suit darker skin tones coz of the frost
  • Limited edition so not easily available

Final Verdict:
MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 1 is a pretty red shade with a twist, I mean with the frost, that makes it an amazing choice for night-outs or parties. The shade along with the lovely texture and not to miss out on the classy packaging surely makes it a good choice to buy.

Quality: 4.5/5    Pigmentation: 5/5    Packaging: 5/5   Price: 4/5

BnB Ratings: 4.5/5

MORE Pictures : 

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  1. Pretty shade bt i think its useles to spend so much if it has a very lil staying time..
    Bt very nicely reviewed. …

  2. Gorgeous red. I feel so out of place wearing them though but I ser it on you and it’s like you can any red and its going to look good. Is it just me and my insecurity or could I pull this off? What I like is that it has a gold shimmer.

    Soft eyeliner like you have with a wing is nice. But a deeper smokey eye would be too much, right?

    • Very true Janine.. I could hav gone for a smokey look but i am always in a bit of hurry whn it comes to eye makeup.. ;-)
      btw thanx for ur lovely comment.. U will rock this red for sure.. The golden shimmer is wht makes this red so pretty :inlove:

  3. Nice shade,… You look very pretty,.. the lip color complements your look,… Thanks for the review,…

  4. Ooohhhh me like !!!! I’m a firm believer that a girl can never have too many red lipsticks …. SO this one is going on my list :-D
    The FOTD is very GORGEOUS ! Definitely a color I’d wear on weekends ! :-*

    • Aww thanx shreya.. Yess a girl can nvr hav enough reds.. I wud b having a lot still i am fascinated seeing a new red lippi launch in market..
      Ty again :-)) :-*

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