Bring on Autumn/Winter time I say!
In an effort to try and forget about the heat of Summertime, I am looking ahead and writing about some Autumn/Winter appropriate lip products.
For Christmas I received the MAC Stroke of Midnight Viva Glam 1, and have been waiting for the perfect time to write about it. For awhile I wasn’t going to because the Viva Glam shades can tend to come and go in availability at different counters, but its too pretty to not talk about!
So, before reading on, you won’t be able to get the beautiful little makeup pouch, but you can still find these shades.
Starting with the set as a whole, as you can expect from MAC, all three items are of high quality finish and was a joy to open.
The Viva Glam 1 lipstick is of a deep almost, brown brick red colour with a matte finish. On first application, it is rich in pigment and creamy on the lips, with great lasting power. I LOVE the red accent in the packaging for the Viva Glam range, it just adds something else. With this being my first MAC lip product experience, I was very impressed in the quality of the product. The scent is their signature slightly vanilla of sorts, and just is so comfortable to apply and to wear.
The tinted lipglass is of course of the same quality. Before applying or opening the tube, I assumed that it would be a transparent sheen of that brown red shade. But, the result is again rich in pigmentation. This pairs beautifully with the lipstick as a combination or two different lip finish options. I also have loved sheering this one out with a clear lip balm for extra hydration with a hint of that red pigment.
As we get into the cooler months I cannot wait to keep playing around with these lip products. I can see the tinted lipglass being day time friendly, while the matte lip will suit a bold evening look with bronzed skin and precise black eyeliner.
The MAC Viva Glam lip range is available at counters for $36AUD (Lipstick), $35AUD (Tinted Lipglass).