Lippie Week-Day 2: MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

Let me tell you one secret of mine: I'm a gloss girl! If I had to choose to wear a lipstick or a lip gloss in the same color, I would choose the gloss version in a heart beat. Most lipsticks are drying and not comfortable to wear to me... until I was introduced to MAC lustre lipsticks! MAC, as we all know, is really famous of their lipstick formulas, especially the lustre ones. These lipsticks are pigmented, shiny, and moisturizing. On top of that, they also smell really good: sweet like cupcakes.

MAC Viva Glam V lipstick is one of a few MAC lipsticks that I own and it was a good decision for me to finally have this lipstick. The Viva Glam family is the group of MAC lipsticks created which benefits go to MAC AIDS Fund. The fund was created in 1994 and is used to support men, women, and children affected with HIV/AIDS globally. The wonderful thing about this fund is not just the profit from selling Viva Glam lipsticks and lip glosses go to the fund but every single cent of that $14 USD you pay per product will be contributed. This practice is very uncommon in the business world as most companies choose to donate the profit only.

MAC Viva Glam V as well as other VG lipsticks have red colors instead of silver adornments

The beautiful VG V lipstick

The first time I saw VG V lipstick, I was captivated by the color. This color is described as "neutral pink with pearl" but it looks somewhat brownish-pink to me. Like other VG lipsticks, this version is also universally flattering to all skin tones and colors. I kept on picking the same VG V that the MAC counter scattered around their display since they have more than one lipsticks of the same color. After the 3rd time picking it up, I decided to get it and for the first time I shopped at MAC that a MAC makeup artist expressed a level of admiration and appreciation towards me. Strange, I know!

Here's how it looks on me

As you can see, I did not use any glosses on top but the lipstick by itself looks really shiny already. This lipstick is perfect on days that you only need one product on your lips and run out of the door. I really love VG V because it can be incorporated in many different looks and is very elegant.

So if you're a MAC fan and still haven't bought this lipstick, by all means get it girl! You actually do some good while looking good and it's a good thing. If you already own it, please let me know what you think of this lipstick. I'd love to hear about it.

Take care and stay gorgeous,
Your Makeup Blogger

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