I like this product, it's a very pretty colour, but maybe a little bit too light for me. It doesn't look like I have concealer on my lips, haha. But it's close to that. But, like all MAC lipsticks, the quality is great, it stays for a looong time :)
I just received Gaga 2 today, and it's totally different both in color and texture from the original Gaga Lipstick.
Gaga 2 unlike the original, is an Amplified (vs. a lustre), and where Gaga was a light baby pink, Gaga 2 is a total nude (my total obsession shade wise). I love the smoothness of it. It reminds me a LOT of MAC Siss lipstick, the upshot to Gaga 2 is that being an amplified, the texture is considerably better. Less drying, although you definitely do need to make sure your lips are smooth for this one as well, due to the fact that it's pretty opaque, and since it's amplified and cream formula (vs. lustre) it will definitely bring attention to any dryness/flaws in your lips. This is a very beige based nude, so pale/cool skintones might not be able to pull this one off, but on my warm skintone (NC40) paired with smokey eyes, this is a fabulous shade! Another well loved nude lipstick in my stash! continued >>
The color looked a little scary to me initially- I like very light nudes, and this one looked much too brown for my taste. I bought it anyway for the collectors factor. I mean, even if the color didn't suit me, I'd still have a great item on my hands.
Well, I tried it on, and it's actually surprisingly wearable on my very light skintone- in fact, I kinda prefer it over Myth, which has an eraser effect on my lips unless I put a gloss over it. The darker color contrast looks great against very light skintones. I actually might recommend this for dark-skinned girls who are looking for the light lip contrast look as well. Medium-tone girls might find this a little too close to their skin tone, however, so I might steer them away from this.
I purchased this online without swatching. On my NW35 skin this looked like I had smothered concealer on my lips. As i was determined to use it i figured out using a pink gloss like boy bait made it more wearable. However i ended up b2m it when it was around 90% remaining.
I LOVE THIS NUDE~!
iT'S SO PRETTY. I wish i could stock up on it. :(
Viva Glam Gaga 2 is a very nice nude lipstick. However i do see this working only on certain skin tones, i don't think this is something everyone can pull off. I'm an NC20 and i find that it looks really nice on me but i have to make sure i don't put too much or else i feel like it starts to look kinda grey/beige..but its nothing a little gloss can't fix. Overall i think this lipstick is fairly nice especially because its profit is going towards such a great cause!
I bought this after reading good reviews off ebay but the colour is not for me. It does look like a concealer on me and made me look washed out i am a NC40 in foundation. The gloss how ever does look good on me but not on top off the lipstick.
This has been my HG nude color since it came out, I LOVE it! No other nude shade I've ever tried has been "the one" and I always end up layering with different shades to try and make it work. With this one, I just put the matching gloss on top and I'm good to go. <3 continued >>
I admit I only bought this for the Gaga factor, plus I was curious... however, this lipstick suprised me in a good way. It looks great with my fair skintone, without giving me the dreaded concealer lips / "no lips" look - instead they look peachy. My natural lip colour is pretty pigmented anyway, so I imagine this had an effect on the outcome. I was never sure about nude lipsticks before, now I'm a convert!
I really don't know what to say except don't buy this. Even tho i have fair skin this lipstick made me look seriously sick...i read one review that said to use it as a way to conceal your lips before applying another lipstick..? You would NOT WANT to wear this lipstick by itself. Trust me. :)