Thursday, 23 January 2014

MAC 'Viva Glam V' Lipstick + Swatches

The MAC Viva Glam V lipstick will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the first ever MAC lipstick I purchased. I chose this one because it was on a special discount online and thankfully, it is a colour that I do wear and enjoy.

MAC's Viva Glam V has a red-lined packaging instead of the classic silver as it is part of the Viva Glam collection. But like the classic MAC lipstick, it also has that yummy vanilla scent.

It is a lustre, and you can definitely tell from the shimmer apparent in the lipstick bullet itself. Thankfully, these shimmers cannot be seen when on the lips. The actual formula is very creamy and smooth.

mac viva glam v lipstick

It feels very comfortable on the lips and is very glossy, so if you're looking for a lipstick that packs a shine, this is one of them.

It is not like the majority of my lipstick collection (baby pinks or medium-pinks) but is a neutral pink with beige undertones, which I find very easy and natural to wear and could complement a lot of skin tones.


mac viva glam v swatch
Just look at how it catches the light! 



So don't let the shimmer-packed tube scare you. Viva Glam V is a very wearable, natural colour that looks pink but isn't too pink. The formula is great and adds a nice sheen to the lips, and it is just an overall universally flattering shade. 

(Fun fact: I was calling it Viva Glam FOUR for a long time before realizing 'V' in roman numerals is FIVE. *sigh*   I should have listened in Maths. Who knew it would be useful when it comes to makeup?)

Available from the MAC Cosmetics Australia website for AUD$36. 




  1. It looks like a lovely wearable MLBB shade! It kind of perfects your lips!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. haha at your fun fact. It's a really pretty wearable colour!

  3. It's a very nice tone! But too shiny for me. I'm more of a matte or glossy kind of girl, rather than sheeny or glittery. :)

    1. Ah yes, understandable :) I totally stay away from overly glittery shades too.

  4. weird. for some reason i always throught this had a cream finihs but its actually a lustre. i should really get one of these one day. it looks like a great mlbb.
    A Beautiful Zen


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