Thursday, 3 March 2011

MAC: Viva Glam Gaga & Viva Glam Cyndi lipsticks.

My bedroom floor has turned into a giant sea of essay notes and I don't like it, I don't like it at all. I am currently sat in the only note free corner of my bedroom ignoring the fact I have a half finished essay that needs to be totally finished, referenced and double spaced by midday tomorrow because I wanted to talk about make up instead of art history. Turns out history essays are pretty much impossible to blag, I've learned that what I write will mostly either be right or wrong - fingers crossed it's right! Anyway, back to the fun stuff, lipsticks!

The recent release of the new Viva Glam lipstick probably means that Viva Glam Cyndi & Viva Glam Gaga will soon disappear from the MAC collection completely. I'd really like to know why they're limited edition. Surely they've been popular colours and the money goes to charity so I don't quite understand why they can't be permanent. Anyway, I've turned up fashionably late to the Viva Glam party and I've definitely been missing out.

These are the first two lipsticks from MAC to make their way into my make up collection so I know absolutely nothing about all the different finishes of lipstick they sell. I do know that these are both lustre lipsticks and I've found that they are so easy to wear, even with my lips not being in the best condition at the moment. They also smell really nice, not that that's something overly important, but everyone always seems to comment on the scent and now I see why!

Viva Glam Gaga is a beautiful bubblegum blue-pink which is totally my kind of colour. In the tube it looks quite bright but I don't find this a difficult shade to wear at all, perhaps because I'm quite pale. I knew I really wanted Gaga but at first I wasn't sure about Cyndi because I've always been a little bit scared of any lipsticks that are described as being remotely red. I decided to go for it anyway because hey, it's only a lipstick, there's nothing to be scared of! The worst that could have happened is that I wouldn't like it and I could have given it away. But I don't need to think about giving it away because I absolutely adore this colour. I love it more than the Gaga lipstick and I didn't think I'd be saying that any time soon. It manages to instantly warm up my complexion and I have a feeling this may be my go to summer lipstick this year.

Have you purchased any of the Viva Glam lipsticks? What's your absolute favourite lipstick from MAC? I think I need to expand my collection a little bit, I've been missing out! Not that I should be online shopping at all until I've finished my essay. *Sigh* Back to the notes!
xoxo

32 comments:

  1. I want to get one of these so much after seeing about 3 blogs with them on, may go hunting this weekend!
    X
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  2. i thought the Cyndi would be redder, i may have to pop in and try it ;-)
    both suit you so well!

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  3. Viva Glam Cindy is my favourite, too! It's a beautiful shade but I won't buy it because I own too many lipsticks I have started a project pan.
    Enjoy your new lipsticks! :)

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  4. hello :)
    i love mac lipsticks! my absolute faveeee is myth! i'm onto my 3rd tube! but then after that its morange because its really orangey and bright! i wish i could afford mac all the time!
    i love the two shades you have posted! ive been loking for a warm daytime pink for ages but cant find the right shade.. i doubt mac would have these anymore tho! ahahaha
    xxxxx

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  5. Cyndi is definately my kind of colour, i'm personally not so keen on Gaga, i never thought it would suit my skintone - too blue! I got Shy Girl the other day and it is THE nicest lipstick I've ever owned, no joke! xoxo

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  6. They are such pretty colours! Totally jealous, but I think I might have to just buy some without thinking about the price... :) x

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  7. Wonderful :D ♥
    Love the colours !

    xxx
    Laura

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  8. I have those 2 and Viva Glam 5.
    I thought I would like Gaga more, but when I got it it was too cool toned for me. Turns out that I can wear it in Winter when I'm at my palest/coolest, so I've been enjoying it these past months. I've worn Cindy a lot, too, but I don't now why so many people consider it to be a red, I really find it's quite pink.

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  9. Cyndi is so much prettier that Gaga in my opinion! x

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  10. do you put the lipstick straight on or do you put something on your lips before :) I have the gaga one and my lips dont end up looking as good x

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  11. Totally agree with the above comment, I love Viva Glam Cyndi so much, it's a beautiful colour! Will have to try and get my hands on it once my loan comes through! xx

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  12. These both look gorgeous on you. I bought Viva Glam Gaga last year and really love it, both the colour and all the memories from around the time that I bought it and wore it continuously. I haven't used it for a while as I'll be so sad the day it runs out...x

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  13. I ordered the Cyndi lipstick yesterday and also got some of the wonder women stuff :) I can't wait for it to come now as it looks gorgeous on you! xxx

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  14. I need to get myself onee of these lipsticks! Such lovely colours xx

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  15. I love the Cyndi one, and this has just made me love it so much more! xo.
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  16. I really wanted those but have yet to buy them... here in Portugal they are so so expensive \:

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  17. Mieow, such pretty subtle colours :)I haven't bought any new lipsticks for yonks :/ Hope the essay goes away soon ;) P.S featured you in my What if post yesterday

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  18. I love these! I'll definitely be popping out for the Cindy! ♥

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  19. Both gorgeous but I think I definately prefer Cyndi, that's such a gorgeous shade!

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  20. I was just looking at these the other day!! I think I'd suit Cyndi more than Gaga though. I bought No7s new spring lipstick and it's sorta the same as Gaga and I don't think I suit it that much :|

    Enter my give away here!

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  21. Haha I'm going exactly the same, art history in for 12 tomorrow! Cyndi looks like I should get it in my life, you look great in both :) Good luck with the essay xx

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  22. I love Viva Glam Cyndi. I keep saying I need to buy back ups and forgetting, I need to make this happen! It's such a beautiful raspberry colour.

    Bryden

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  23. the gaga one is lush, really love it

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  24. I have the Lady Gaga one! I wear it all the time. I want the new Gaga one as well!
    MAC lipsticks are my favorite! I would love to have a large collection!

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  25. Viva Glam Cyndi looks amazing, love it! x

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  26. They are both so lovely, might have to get the Cyndi one now so much nicer on than it looks on the stick.

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  27. I love Viva Glam Cyndi on you! The only reason I didn't plunge in the trend is the LE factor- I simply don't get it, why would they stop marketing these shades?

    My favourite Mac lipstick (so far, at least!) is Pink Nouveau. It actually doubles up as a beautiful cheek colour ;)

    xx

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  28. Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm glad cyndi is getting a lot of love too! <3

    alice_lovess - I just use a little bit of carmex before applying. My lips are in terrible condition, carmex doesn't really help the dryness but it does smooth over my lips so lipstick applies a lot better. :)

    xoxo

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  29. They both look absoutely lovely on you. I brought Gaga when it first came out because of all the hype, but am not sure that it suits me, so haven't even worn it! Am very tempted to get Cyndi as well now.

    MAC sweetie and creme d'nude are both gorgeous colours x

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  30. I have purchased the Gaga lipstick for about a few months now and I think the colour looks lovely but it doesn't match my skin tone and looks totally wonky on me!
    So now I'm drooling over the Cyndi lipstick, it didn't catch my eye at first because, just as you I'm always a little bit scared about red lipsticks.. but I reckon that this one is part of the understated kind of red :)
    The Cyndi looks absolutely gaw-jous on you and you were right to gave it a go. xx

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  31. love the colours - I just bought the whole wonder woman collection :))

    great blog xx

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