Saturday, April 3, 2010

MAC Viva Glam Lady Gaga Review & Comparison

MAC releases a new Viva Glam lipstick every year. This year's versions had the amazing and talented Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga as spokesmodels. Proceeds of Viva Glam lipsticks go to support the MAC AIDS foundation. Given the cause, I couldn't help but get the Cyndi Lauper lip shaped makeup bag and Viva Glam Gaga lipstick.

The Cyndi Lauper lip shaped bag is pink and red striped with a printed signature on one side. The other side is an image of someone's lips. Whose, I really have no idea. The size of it is perfect to use for an evening out with just the essentials. It includes a handle to loop around your wrist.

My second item from the Viva Glam release was the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick. It is a light blue pink, similar to Snob and Bubblegum lipstick. I am ever so thankful that is not as cool as Saint Germain. Swatched, Viva Glam Gaga is most similar to Snob. But on lips it applies less opaque than Snob. Sorry, no lip swatches for the moment, however I will be sure to do a FOTD using Viva Glam Gaga.

Of course I had to do some comparison swatches with a few shades of MAC pink's: Lovelorn, Snob, Bubblegum, Saint Germain and Angel. Lovelorn, Snob, Bubblegum and Viva Glam Gaga all come in fairly close in shade with Snob running slightly cooler than the rest. Both Lovelorn and Bubblegum run slightly brighter than Viva Glam Gaga.

While Viva Glam Gaga is not a unique shade, I do like the cause. Get it for the act of charity for HIV and AIDS or get it because you like Lady Gaga. Enjoy the swatches :)
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