Saturday, 29 December 2012

Quick review: MAC Viva Glam Nicki


I really like MAC lipsticks and I bought this one a couple of months ago, because every penny from the sale goes to charity helping women, men and kids affected by HIV and AIDS. 

I really wanted a bright pink from MAC, but I wasn't sure what to get.
Viva Glam Nicki is a bright/neon pink and it looks lovely in the bullet. 
It is very pigmented and one swipe straight from the bullet gives opaque coverage.
Once applied it is quite disappointing. It is very hard to work with and feels extremely drying.
It exaggerates dry patches on my lips, making them look horrible and I do not like it at all.
It is a shame, because I really wanted to love this lippie. 
I see it on blog sales very often  and I sold mine as well. 
I only used it twice, so I hope that the new owner likes it. 
I know that there are fans of MAC's satin formula out there, but I am not one of them. 

I don't know a lot about MAC products and I am still learning about all the formulas etc.
I am not planning to spend a lot of money on their products any time soon but I do own a couple of gems from MAC and I absolutely adore them, including sculpting creams, lipsticks and the newest addition to my tiny MAC collection - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle.

Do you own Viva Glam Nicki? Do you like it?


22 comments:

  1. Lovely colour on you :) Don't think it would suit me tho :p

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  2. Such a pretty color, but I am pretty sure I could never pull it off! :/
    Oh well! U do! :)

    xx

    walkingthroughthecitystreets.blogspot.com

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  3. this looks so pretty but I cant stand lippies that cling to dry patches a definite no no love your blog hope youve had a great christmas and have a great new year
    love cole xxx
    coleoftheballl33.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. its a pretty colour but i'm scared of bright pinks! the sunday girl is doing a series at the moment all about mac and the different formulas etc its a good read x

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  5. One of my favourite MAC lipsticks. Love this colour! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I've just got this from my sister for Christmas and I do agree with you on how drying it is but I've found that I only need to dab it on and rub my lips together to get a nice everyday pink colour, but I do have to make sure my lips have zero dry patches on them :( x

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  7. Wow it does look gorgeous, shame about it clinging to dry patches etc!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  8. I have this one as well but I don't wear it, I love the colour but I just don't get on with the formula!

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  9. I have this lipstick as well and the color is just so gorgeous, but I agree - it highlights every little detail on the lips, sadly :(

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  10. This is a really gorgeous pink.. I prefer a glossier finish! xx

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  11. The color itself is quite nice though. It would probably be better if it were a different finish!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  12. its a pretty colour but its so dissapointing to want to love a product but you just cant! its such a shame too as MAC normally have such good lipsticks...thanks for sharing :)

    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. Love this lipstick I have it too!.

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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  14. I own it and i dont exactly love it either. The colour is beautiful and brightens up my face but i hate drying lipsticks - and this is drying on me :( im determined to make it work though! its a lovely shade xx

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  15. I have this lipstick and i find it quite drying too. It is so pigmented that i find it diffcult to work with so i normally use this over a lipbalm and just dab it on lightly to get a soft hint of colour~ Such a shame though because the colour is so pretty :) xxx

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  16. This is gorgeous. Although I feel it may be a little too bright for me :P

    Louminous

    x

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  17. I heard lots of bad things about this lippie so I've avoided it despite loving the colour. Actually not all of the MAC satin lipppies are drying. I do tend to put a little bit of lipconditiner or lip balm on with them though, it really helps.


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  18. I've got this and I absolutely love it! Not a shade for the faint hearted though!

    I don't find it overly drying, but I only wear it on nights out. Great review though!

    http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Lovely colour!

    http://oanna-w.blogspot.ro

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  20. It is a shame you can't get on with it, I find it okay on my lips, but then I do tend to put it on with vaseline to tone it down which probably helps the dry patches too. x

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