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MAC Viva Glam Cyndi / Gaga Swatches

The postman arrived with my lovely black box of MAC, and inside were many gems that I’ve been anticipating for a week. Two of those items were better than expected, the MAC Viva Glam lipstick collection, featuring my idol, Cyndi Lauper and that other chick, Lady Gaga.
Mac Viva Glam Cyndi and Gaga
Both sheer, both sexy as hell.

MAC Viva Glam Swatches
I know that red is all the rage this spring, but this isn’t the red that you think it is. The MAC Viva Glam Cyndi is very wearable and would probably go well with most skintones. You could kick this red outta the ballpark with a rich red lipliner, which I will experiment with during the week.

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi
This pic was taken right after work..didn’t have time to touch up my face, but you get the picture.

The next shade, MAC Viva Glam Gaga, is going to be a pretty hard color to pull off, given it’s intense blue/pink hue. My makeup for the day did not go with this lip at all! Even my red tank top would need to be changed to pull this lip off. (See below)

MAC Viva Glam Gaga
Ewww no! I’ll have to change my entire outfit and eye look to go with this one.

This lipstick might not look on darker skintones, it’s very bubble gum pink! This is something you would probably need to try on in the store in order to see if it fit you.

MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga

Overall, I am very pleased with the texture, the feel and the look of these Viva Glam lipsticks. I give them 5 stars each!!! Well done, MAC!

Mac Haul
Other purchases I made were : MAC Pro Palette for Blush, the 222 brush for the crease (I lost mine!), Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde and the Penultimate Brow Marker. We will see how these work out, I already broke a blush trying to de-pot it from the compact because I was impatient and didn’t want to wait to find the wire clippers. Do an internet search for videos and blogs about how to de-pot your MAC products! Make sure you have all of the tools before you start de-potting because I totally wasted a blush! I ended up dropping some alcohol back into the blush compact and pressing the blush back down into the pan, but it looks really crappy.

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I am Krista, the author of I started a career as a pro makeup artist in 2001 for Benefit Cosmetics in the San Francisco bay area, and transitioned in 2006 to pursue jobs in the Silicon Valley. I am currently working as an editor in the media industry, where I contribute to original content that includes beauty articles. I am occasionally doing freelance makeup jobs, but spend most of my time working on improving my health and wellbeing. I have Hashimoto's and PCOS, and plan on contributing articles that touch on these areas, as well as weight loss and Paleo Diet recipes.

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