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on 3/22/2010 11:11:00 PM
More reviews by Justicet2009
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
If you are nc30 or darker and would like to look like a corpse this is the color for you. It not only dried my lips out but made me look like i was dead. I adore nude lips but this one more than washed me out, it made me look sickly.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/22/2010 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by allsouldoubt
Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I was originally turned off by this color. But I put this over Spice l/l & I really like it. Its a nude color on my tan skin w/ peach/pinky undertones. I'd wear this everyday. I don't think this color is for everyone, but the pigmentation is great, not too drying, and worth every penny...it's worth a try tho!
on 2/23/2010 12:15:00 AM
More reviews by mcv714
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
It looks like death, and it's drying. The only way I can wear it is when I swipe pink gloss over it. It think it looked better when they put it on me at the counter, but I'm still not sure what I was thinking.
on 2/20/2010 3:39:00 AM
More reviews by GinaM98
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This color is fantastic on me, an amped up version of my own lip color, a muted pink-beige color with a slight lavender cast. The formula is very creamy, but a tad drying. It dries to a matte finish which I love. I just recently discovered MAC lipsticks, and so far this color and Cherish (a peachy-nude color) are my favorites. I like the color, but it doesn't quite satisfy my need for the perfect pinky-nude, so I'll keep looking... Until I find it I'll keep buying Viva Glam II.
on 2/18/2010 3:20:00 PM
More reviews by Elif89
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I bought this lipstick without even swatching it.. Just because Makeupbyleinabaaaby on youtube seemed to love it and it looked very good on her. We have the same skincolor so i thought it would look good on me too. I was hoping it would be my go to nude lippie, but it really washes me out and its a really unflattering and dull color in my opinion.
on 2/18/2010 2:55:00 PM
More reviews by sfsuperstar
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
this color is ok but not a favorite. i love the texture/consistency/staying power of satins. i prefer faux to this, which is pinker, so when i run out, i will stick 2 that instead. i would describe it as a nude pinkish/brown & i can see it lookin like death on some people but with my skin tone i can pull this off as a nude. goes good with whirl l/l.
on 2/11/2010 1:17:00 PM
More reviews by TEERIBS
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
This was my first MAC lipstick and I was so excited when I saw how beautiful the color look when swatched on my hand. It was a cross between a nude, pink with mauve undertones--so I assumed it would be just the right NUDE-y natural shade I was looking for, perfect for everyday use, AND easy to play up.I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. While the color payoff IS intense, it ends up washing me out. For some reason, it looks completely different swatched, as it does on my lips. I have a medium, olive complexion, so it's a struggle to find a good natural looking nude. But I can't imagine this color would look flattering on ANY complexion, even people with fair skin.Also, this formula, like most others have said, is incredibly drying.I find that using rose salve, or gloss as a base and topcoat for this color is enough to mute the harsh greyness of it, but then totally distorsts the color which defeats the purpose of buying this lipstick, which I FOR SURE won't be doing again.So disappointing.But like most of you have pointed out, proceeds go to charity, so I'm glad my $14 wasn't a total waste.I am currently in the process of DESPERATELY trying to use this all up.
on 1/29/2010 8:09:00 PM
More reviews by jrl521
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I really like this color. Is just a perfect light color for those days you don't exactly want a neutral nude but a light color with a little light plummy tone.
on 1/5/2010 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by Miratira
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Colour comes out ashy on my lips, I think it's the plum undertones, also it's too dark for me...I wish there was a lighter colour in the viva glam collection.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/29/2009 11:30:00 PM
More reviews by CeciliaM
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
I understand how people can like this lipstick. As with most nude lipsticks, your skin tone and natural lip pigmintation are heavy factors in the undertones you pull from this color. I am an NW 25, and this looks grayish pink on me - mostly gray. I have not woren this much. On bad days I catch a glimpse of myself and think, "I can't believe I bought this." On my brave days, I wear it with nymphette or Viva Glam VI gloss and smoky eyes and try not to dwell on what I look like. It's just not a great shade on me.
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