Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Review, Photos, Swatches and How to Make it More Wearable!

Hey Guys!

I recently picked up MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2. I never intended to buy Nicki 2 because after seeing the colour, I new I would never wear it and it just wasn't my thing...UNTIL...I went to my local MAC counter and the MUA showed me how she paired Nicki 2 on top of Magenta lip pencil. I instantly fell in love and had to buy both Viva Glam Nicki 2 and Magenta lip pencil. Those MAC MUA really know how to sell their product!

"Embrace Nicki's colourful style with her new limited-edition shade of VIVA GLAM Nicki 2. It's a vivid pastel lavender pink, with a subtle sexiness and satin finish that's so Nicki. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children, living with and affected by HIV/AIDS." - www.maccosmetics.com 

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 is described described as a pastel lavender pink with an amplified finish. Alone, the lipstick looks terrible on my skintone, let's be honest here. In my opinion, you have to either have very pale skin or be Nicki Minaj to rock this colour! Of course if you have the confidence to wear it, then by all means, go for it. For those of us who aren't as brave to rock such a crazy colour on its own, pairing Nicki 2 with Magenta lip pencil will darken up the lipstick enough to make it more wearable.

From Left to Right: Nicki 2, Magenta l/l, Magenta + Nicki 2 (no flash)
From Left to Right: Nicki 2, Magenta l/l, Magenta + Nicki 2 (with flash)
Magenta Lip Pencil + Nicki 2
I'm a big fan of purple lips and have been for years. I don't wear purple as much as I should but I really like how it compliments my skintone and eye colour. I am really happy with the formula and finish. The lipstick does not dry out my lips and is long wearing.

For a full list of products I used to create the above look, click here to check out my previous post.

Limited Edition.

Retail Value: $18 CAD 3 g / 0.1 US oz - All proceeds go toward helping women, men and children, living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.



  • Great pigmentation
  • All proceeds go towards a good cause
  • Fun to play around with and mix


  • Colour may not be for everyone


  1. oh wow, ya makes such a differance...looking great!!!


  2. I definitely agree those MAC MUA's know how to sell products! It's the only reason I bought the VivaGlam Nicki 2 lipglass! I like how you made this work but I definitely don't think it's something I'll pick up. I don't think I could pull it off even with the magenta lipliner underneath!

  3. That is a good mix. I've been avoiding it because it looks too Lime Crime/Gyaru for me...but the mix of Magenta and Nicki2 is really pretty...Like if Daddy's Little Girl and Lavender Whip had a baby.

  4. I ordered Magenta l/l for Nicki 2 and cannot wait to try it out!

  5. Love the lip combo!!! Way more wearable. Looks great on you!

  6. If you love purple lips then check out the new Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Gemma! Amazing formulation and beautiful colour, such a nice purple.

  7. I love this combo! I must have that lip pencil. It really does make your eye color pop!

  8. Love Magenta with Nicki 2 lipstick, it looks so good together!

  9. The combination of lip pencil and lipstick on your lips looks gorgeous. There's no way I'd wear the lipstick on its own though x x


  10. looks bad ....like chalk.But the way you wear it in the pictures below is really pretty and looks great on you!

  11. Can't wait until it comes out here!

  12. You know, I saw you wearing this colour and I was like omg it looks great, I wanna buy it! Then I saw the swatches of it on other peoples lips and I'm like uh.. thats slightly unattractive!! lol... you really do have to be super pale/nicki minaj to wear it! But I love how you've paired it with another colour underneath, it works so well!

  13. Hi. I just wanted to thank you! I had this lipstick and was debating sending it back cause I just could not get it to work for me. Then, I saw this post and got the magenta lip liner. Today, I tried it again with that and it looked so pretty! Thanks again for sharing!!

  14. Ahh loving how you've mixed it up using a different shade of lip liner :D transformed the lipstick into a completely new shade! :D

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  15. Ohh it looks beautiful with magenta think this is one that i might have to pic up and to support hiv and aids


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