Viva Glam II is a nude shade with undertones of dusty rose and a hint of latte. It is a pinker beige than some of the others I have come across but it is not too pink like MAC's Hue or Blankety lipsticks. If you pair it with Chanel's liner in Naturel or MAC's liner in Sublime Culture, it creates a nice neutral look. To note, I am a PPP with auburn hair and a blond highlight chunk. I have to be careful with this lipstick in the sense that I need to play up my eyes so I do not looked too washed out. I think a smoky eye or a bold cat eye look would be great with this color. I also like the fact that the proceeds of this lipstick goes to their AIDS fund! Overall, a nice color.
THE perfect nude/pink for me. NW20-25. Want to wear it every day with or without gloss. love
i absolutely love this. its pink and look very nude. i am a nc 15 and i wear this with my airkiss lipgloss from clinique or sometimes mix this with my MAC politely pink lipstick. i believe its good for everyday use or when you want to wear a heavy eye make up.
I like wearing this with a darker eye look otherwise it washes me out pretty badly. I am a PPP C2. I wear this with Subculture lipliner which is a perfect match for me. I then top with a small amount of clear lipglass to give some moisture. This lipstick is quite drying and can settle into the lines on my lips. I got this as part of the Holiday Viva Glam 6 lips palette and am considering purchasing a full tube. I still hold out hope for a slightly better nude pink shade so that's why I gave it only 4 lippies. continued >>
I naturally have quite pigmented lips that are very berry-pink and I was looking for a nude lipstick that would be MLBB - a tad lighter and a little less pink. After having the SA try on about 6-7 different shades, along came Viva Glam II. Ding, Ding, Ding - we have a winner. The colour is a matte mauvy-beigy-nude, more cool toned than warm and not really pink. When I wear it, I only dab it on my lips (don't want to overdo it) and it looks really natural without washing me out. For reference FFF, Brown hair, hazel eyes. My only complaint is that this texture (satin) really emphasizes any dryness on your lips - so make sure they're moist and smooth.
I LOVE this product!
It's a great match for my natural lip tone and the subtle satin finish gives me a "finished" look when I am wearing heavy eye shades without being too much. The lack of frosting or pearl and the nude tones also mean it's good for every day use. I also find I don't need to use a liner with this as it gives good definition without feathering.
I applied this and went for a few drinks assuming I'd need to retouch but it lasted really well and didn't dry my lips.
It's a pinky-nude with a bit of mauve - on me it's similar to Lancome's Mauve Argente Rouge Absolu, one of my all time favourite colours, but without the gold shimmer making it much better for certain looks. Also, it's all money to a good cause.
(I'm a NW5, ash blonde hair, dark blue eyes)
Well, i hated it when i bought it, but i started wearing it and it grew on me. It melted in my purse and i just rebought it tonite...its a good everyday color, it is a little fleshy looking on me and sort of dry, but i like it...washes me out a little, but has a natural look to it. If that makes sense
Ok, I LOVE MAC lipsticks usually. I got this color in a swap, and was so excited to try it. However, it looks SO BAD on me. It looks like I just rubbed Silly Putty all over my lips. Not really the look I was shooting for :( Other than the color, it is still a great lipstick. Nice texture, scent, and lasting power. Just that the most important part for me, the color, looked terrible. For reference, I am a NC20, blue eyes, and coppery red hair.
Muted cool toned dirty pink/beige with a good dose of gray. Makes a very good Angelina mouth. I can easily wear this without a liner. Great for playing up your eyes or if you just need to tone down your lips. Enough color to keep one from being washed out, but can borderline on the dead look for some. I personally prefer a color that isnít so cool toned.
Guerlain Divinora #480 (a tad warmer shade than VGII imo)
MAC Blankety (a little warmer, lighter and less pink)
People are always wanting that perfect AJ lip color. I looked up her supposed HG (Guerlain Divinora #480, which I believe is now discontinued). Upon reading the reviews, one of the reviewers says that MACís VGII is an exact dupe. I knew what VGII looked like on me, pretty, but a little too cool toned and I disliked the formula. The MA suggested I try ďBlanketyĒ. Having tried both VGII and Blankety, I found that the two are very similar colors except VGII has a bit more color, itís more pink and cool toned than Blankety. Also, VGII is a satin, Blankety is a cream.
VGII is part of MACís satin collection, which I personally donít care for. The concept is good, but I find the formula feeling very dry and the color slips of my lips quickly. Typical MAC vanillaish scent and no taste. Lasting power is kind of confusing: I have medium sized lips and within an hour, the formula slips from the inside of my lips to the outside, where it can last for hours.
Love the graphite, bullet shaped packaging with red detailing...I think MAC makes the sturdiest feeling tubes of lipstick Iíve ever held.
No, I will not be buying this lipstick again, not when I have Blankety and Honeylove as my HG pale lips colors. It's not terrible and I would wear it if i hadn't found other colors that I'm devoted to. NC15-25, light green eyes, blondish/brown hair.
Wow. The perfect pinky-beige lipstick! It's a satin finish and not SO nude that it looks like concealer on my lips, but it's perfect for smoky eyes or a natural look for me. My lips are pale, so this is a great MLBB shade. Love the vanilla scent and lasting power. MMM, hazel eyes, warm brown hair.