I was lucky to find the Viva Glam Gaga 2 at my CCO. I was really surprised because it's still a fairly new product from MAC. Anyway, this is my first Amplified lipstick from MAC and I really like it. It's really creamy, and most-importantly, it doesn't have any glitter or shimmer. I'm about a NC30 and this lipstick is great at blanking out my naturally pigmented lips, so I can transform the color depending on what gloss I use over it. It doesn't settle into fine-lines like most of my nude lipsticks do. However, if I apply too much, it looks a little strange and unnatural. I just wish I bought a back-up of it.
nice nude lipstick, however, not for me. I tan quite a bit, especially in summer, and this makes my lips dissapear! This is better for light skin people, unless you want to go for the no lips look.
I LOVE nude lipstick. Nude lipstick is a love it or hate it type of thing. It works wonderfully on certain skintones, horrendously on others, washing them out. I loath red lipstick on me...disgusting...but other girls just love it. To each their own.
When it comes to nude lipstick THIS one is the HITTER. Before this shade, MAC's "creme d nude" was my go-to, but this one has proved better. It's has the nicest shade of nude, and the consistency is creamy and velvety. I wish this was a permanent fixture! I'm going to have to stock up before they get rid of it!
I love how it makes my eyes the focus of my look. Supppper sexy.
My favorite nude lipstick as of lately. It is more on the pink side than brown. My lips are not very pigmented at all and have more of a light brown so this lipstick only works best when I dab it lightly on instead of smearing it on. With my complexion by itself does not look great & gives off an ashy look, I love pairing this lipstick with dark lip liner, Revlon Mink lipstick & Revlon Nude Lustre Lipgloss. Not very long lasting apprx 4-6hrs if I don't disturb my lips with a drink or food. The lipstick can be drying, so its best to moisturize the lips first before applying the lipstick. continued >>
I really wanted to love this lippy but it just did not work for me. When I received it in the mail, it came broken :( Luckily I was able to fix it. When I first put it on, I was immediately taken back at how corpse-y I looked. I am of light-medium skin tone and this lipstick gave me the infamous "concealer lips" look..yuck! The formula is nice --moisturizing, creamy and decently long-wearing. However, I cannot wear this lipstick on its own and I usually pair it with a burgundy or brown lipliner as a base to darken the colour. I love ya gaga but this lipstick was a miss for me ;_;
I love this! I don't have that many Nude lipsticks in my collection so this is my default go-to nude lippie and it's so flattering on my NC 10-15 complexion.
I'm not that heavy handed with it and I just slick some gloss on and I'm ready to go out!
The smell is that gorgeous vanilla MAC scent that we all know and love.
I can understand how it may not work for all skin-tones and have that strange concealer on lip look but if you're a pale-skin madam then I can confidently recommend you this lipstick.
Got this over the weekend and I really enjoy it. Paired it with strong silver/navy eyes and it looked fab. It adds more drama than just applying a nude gloss, without being overpowering to the overall look.
I love MAC Viva Glam and think Lady Gaga is a total genius, but this is not a fav lipstick for me. A brown based nude, though not so concealer like as Creme d'Nude, this lipstick completely blanks out my lips. Not a great look on it's own but I use this lipstick to tone down my darker or brighter lipsticks to make them more wearable for spring/summer. The finish is very creamy without shimmer or gloss. Very comfortable on the lips. I think of it as underwear for my lips making it a good foundation for other products. I'll use it up, but don't plan on repurchasing.
I loveeee this nude lipstick! I have several nude MAC colors, Myth, hue, Fleshpot, Fresh Brew, these all wash me out and I can't wear them alone, Gaga 2 I can, its amazing. I don't YET have the lipglass, but I did wear Viva Glam 5 lipglass with it and it worked great :-) True love.
When I first got this lipstick, I wasn't sure how to work it, but it has become one of my favorites. It's a creamy bold nude that makes a statement without stealing the show. For example, I love to wear it with a copper or gold smokey eye - it doesn't compete with a dramatic eye, but it's more interesting than a standard neutral lip. I am very pale, so I'm not sure how well this color would work on other people, but I love it.