I don’t think I am the only one who was disappointed by the unwearable Pink Friday shade that Nicki Minaj last collaborated with MAC on. It was (and still is) quite ashy and hard for most skin tones to pull off without some kind of additive (another lipstick, lip liner). That’s why when I saw the first promo images of the newest Viva Glam shade my heart skipped a little beat. This was the shade I wanted and hoped Pink Friday would be.
Even if bright, loud pink isn’t your thing, you have to admire MAC’s commitment to the Viva Glam program, where 100% of the proceeds go to fund AIDS research.
This is a lot more similar to the pink Nicki Minaj wears on a regular basis, at least to my eye.
Swatches L-R (All MAC): Pink Friday, Flamingo, Chatterbox, Viva Glam Nicki, Impassioned, Speak Louder
Chatterbox is the only one that comes close but isn’t nearly as bright or intense. No, I guess Viva Glam Nicki is in a class all her own, at least in my MAC range.
My lips were admittedly dry before applying this, but I do have to day the formula is a little drying itself. No matter, a bit of balm will cure that.
I find it actually works nicely on my skin tone; not too ashy or too bright. It livens up my complexion as well. Well worth the price, considering the great cause it goes too.
Have you tried any MAC Viva Glam lipsticks? Does Nicki appeal to you or is bright pink not really your thing?