Wednesday, February 22, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick + FOTN + OOTN

Hey Guys!
I'm sure you've already seen a billion blog posts and YouTube videos about the newly launched Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick. I ended up ordering my tube online as soon as it went up for sale. I received it just in time for the weekend to wear out for my girls night out. I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this lipstick and plan on buying a couple back ups. Like all Viva Glam lipsticks, all proceeds go towards HIV/AIDS relief so buying multiple backups of these I feel really good about. MAC describes this lipstick as a bright yellow pink with a satin finish. The colour reminds me of a barbie/flamingo pink. FINALLY, a bright pink lipstick that flatters my skintone. I tend to steer clear of blue-based pink lipsticks as they tend to be unflattering and make my teeth look yellow. This may be my new favourite pink lipstick...EVER!

Comparison Swatches

I tried picking out colours in my makeup collection to compare Nicki to. Initially, I thought this reminded me a bit of MAC Chatterbox, but I find Nicki to be much brighter on my lips. I misplaced Chatterbox, but will retake swatches of Nicki compared to it as I heard other people commenting on how the two were fairly similar. Nicki also reminded me a little of my favourite NYX lipstick, Fig. They end up being pretty similar on my lips. However, I prefer Nicki over either Chatterbox or NYX Fig. Buying Nicki supports a great cause, but if money is an issue, NYX Fig is a great alternative and won't hurt the wallet. When this becomes discontinued in a year, MAC Chatterbox is also a good alternative, though not perfect, if you are looking for something to replace it. 

Face of the Night

Garnier BB Cream in Medium-Dark
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
NARS Sheer Glow in "Stromboli"
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW25
CARGO Blu_Ray Pressed Powder #30
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Tarina Tarantino Blush in "Feather"
Benefit Highbeam
MAC Iridescent Loose Powder in "Silver Dusk"

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector #3

MAC Paint Pot in "Painterly"
Urban Decay DarkHorse e/s
Urban Decay Naked e/s
NARS Mekong e/s
Urban Decay Foxy e/s
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Dior Show Maximizer
Dior Show Mascara
Ardell Self Adhesive Lashes

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

Outfit of the Night

What I wore:
Pink Heels - Sirens / Black Tights - Winners / Pink Dress - Sirens / Silver Hoop Earrings - Forever21 / Pearl Bracelets - Aldo Accessories?

Yes, I'm using my friend as a seat. We look like Valentines Day lol

Promo Image from Viva Glam Campaign - Nicki Minaj & Ricky Martin

I was thinking about doing an "inspired" makeup look for Nicki Minaj's makeup in the Viva Glam campaign poster, but I've already seen a million people do it. If you are still interested, please let me know! I may just do my own version anyways because I don't typically wear such vibrant colours and I think it would be neat to see what it looks like on.

Do you plan on purchasing MAC Viva Glam Nicki?


  1. I can't wait to get my hands on this!!!

  2. I bought it but I have yet to wear it lol. I love your FOTDs. Everything really looks good on you!

  3. The lipstick looks beautiful on you! :)

  4. i sadly would hate that on my complexion :( barbie pinks just don't look good on me. i LOVE it on you and more fair people, which is weird since Nicki is brown and it looks good on her but not on me lol

    1. That's too bad. I find I can't wear a lot of pinks myself, and I'm so happy to finally find one that suits me both when I'm my naturally colouring and when I'm more tan.

  5. I actually just purchased this today! After looking over a lot of swatches of it online, I finally went to the MAC counter yesterday and tried it on. It is so bright when you first put it on but one of the ladies there recommended "Beet" lip liner to go with it. This tones it down but not too much.
    It looks so good on you! And, I would love to see your twist on the Nicki Minaj viva glam look. :)

    1. The lip liner sounds like a great idea. I've never heard of "beet" but will have to check it out next time I'm at the MAC counter

  6. Excellent make up ideas here...lovely and wild colors from Mac among others.It is essential to keep the woman in you happy !!!

  7. This lipstick is just AMAZING! In Belgium, it comes out in March :)

  8. Your makeup looks fab and I loooveee your outfit, it's so fun! Typically, I stick to neutrals but I love your lip color, I think I'll have to try it out.

  9. Viva Glam Nicki looks gorgeous on you!!! I plan to do the inspired look of Nicki Minaj's look on the Viva Glam campaign.

  10. I love your outfit!! ♥ It looks really nice on you and looks perfect with this Nicki lipstick. I saw the Nicki lipstick on many girls and you're one where it looks sooo pretty. Nice job ;D

  11. Viva Glam Nicki looks great on you, i bought mine the first day it come out with the lip conditioner and I just love both of the products.

    Great post :)

  12. I think - Nicki colour look's so beautiful.

  13. I might buy this! I think I have a very similar skin tone to yours and I like how it looks : )

    Also, I would like to see you do a Niki Minaj inspired look!!

  14. It really suits you - agree it's a bit brighter than Chatterbox though :-)

  15. Ahhh Nyx's Fig is one of my favourite lipsticks too and it's so great to see a comparison of it next to Viva Glam Nicki (which I'm contemplating on getting!). Thanks for the swatch! xx

  16. I got this lipstick too and I just love the color so much! It's so vibrant and neon!!!!
    CHECK OUT the post on my BLOG about it!!!
    MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick


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