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MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
Average Customer Rating:
4.605 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(152 Reviews) 152
9 out of 9(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Viva Glam Lipstick
Review 1 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:01 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well..I like it.
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
Viva Glam I will always be my favorite lipstick that I have ever owned...and I have a lot of lipsticks. That matte red is rich and beautiful and looks good on a smorgusboard of complexions. My aunt who's similar Lucy Liu looks great in it, my grandma who is similar to Tyler Perry looks great in it, and I have a similar complexion to Diana Ross and my mother with a complexion like Gabrielle Union. This lipstick shade is versatile. In my experience it looks fantastic on everyone, but I still suggest trying it on before buying it.
And besides the mentioned above, it lasts a long time-even after eating. And when it fades, it fades smoothly. No awkward rings and even with my dry lips, I don't remember it ever getting caked in the cracks of my lips.
I also had Viva Glam IV, it was a beautiful color, but did not last nearly as long as Viva I. My cousin(also similar to Tyler Perry) took it a while ago, so I don't remember much about it besides being pretty but not lasting as long. If you aren't a fan of red I'd go with this color if you want your purchase going toward chairity. It just didn't last as long.
+20points
26of 32found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 19 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for fall
Tags +Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
I loveeee this color is perfect for fall
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Houston, TX, USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 26 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Viva Glam I
Tags +Bold Color, Long wearing
This red is quite a dark red. I'm olive/tan skintone. I've worn it day and night, but I'm more comfortable wearing it at night. It wears well and lasts long. If to compare, it is darker, a bit brownish than Russian Red (which I adore!). I feel more mature wearing this red than when I wear the Russian Red (which I don't mind at all, every now and then).
I find it a bit hard to apply every now and then, when my lips are dry. If and when I apply a lip balm, and then apply the lipstick, it tends to glide and not stay on my lips. So I need to make sure I blot the lip balm really well off my lips before I apply this. If I get it right, it's great!
+15points
16of 17found this review helpful.
 / CA
Review 4 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:02 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
beautiful color!
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, whenever you feel like having beautiful lips
i had to come online and spread the news about the beauty of this product (yes i realize i'm a few years late)! i've been looking for the 'perfect' red shade for me and this is it. the texture is wonderful and it is a masterful balance of blue and red. well done! great for brown-skinned women.
+14points
17of 20found this review helpful.
 / los angeles, ca
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:04 13 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Viva Glam III
Tags +Long wearing, Color true, medium - dark completion, sultry or nuetral style
Love, Love, Love. I had recently become a fan of MAC products, more specifically the lipstick selections. I particularly love MAC's Retro Matte lipsticks, which includes All Fired Up, Ruby Woo, etc. But all of the colors are bright and bold and may not necessarily be used for an everyday occasion, so I searched for a more stable swatch. Viva Glam III is perfect! The color is a brownish plum and can be use as a office lip color and for a more sultry sexy look. I have a medium brow complexion and believe this color will look great on anyone who have medium to dark skin tones. For fairer to light pigments this color will be a little bold but definitely worth the buy. The only possible con is that MAC describes it as a matte finish but it is more of a satin or pearl finish.
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 6 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:03 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Super good quality lipstick
Tags +Long wearing, Creamy, Color true, anyone and everyone of all ages
I am super particular about my lipsticks and this one is great. The color of the stick looks rich and you might wonder if it will be too bright or garish, but it isn't. It goes on smoothly and the color covers but doesn't overwhelm your lips/face. This is one of my favorite lip colors by MAC. I wear several different types and they all work great for me. For this Viva Glam color I use the Lipgloss color "Lust" over it and they match perfectly. Neither of them turns orange or pink on my skin. This has been a huge problem for me. I love this stuff! It lasts for quite awhile too.
One thing the I really appreciate about all MAC make-up is that the colors are true to the website photos. This is big! It is a rare and wonderful quality.
+8points
10of 12found this review helpful.
 / Oregon
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:12 11 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Viva Glam III
Tags +Bold Color, everyday, special occasion, winter holidays
I absolutely adore my Viva Glam III! It is the perfect berry color for an everyday or special occasion look. I have VERY light skin and was worried this would be too bold, but it is perfect! The contrast between my skin and the color makes me feel so sexy! I've received so many complements when wearing this color (someone even compared me to Jennifer Lawrence). I would recommend this color to anyone, but particularly if you are exceptionally pale, but still looking to rock a bold look.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Waco, TX
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:12 31 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Most wearable Red
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, Color true, anyone looking for a true wearable red
Love love love this super wearable red, it quickly has become a daily driver. I was disappointed when the box arrived & the lipstick was broken, but after calling Mac, they immediately shipped a new one to me at no cost, and as a 1-time courtesy, did not ask to have the broken tube returned to them. Pretty outstanding service!
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / VT
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 29 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, Long wearing, smooth
This is an amazing lipstick and keeps its colour through the day really well it's matte but really smooth I never get the dry feeling like I do with other matte lipsticks if they start feeling dry I just rub my lips together and they feel smooth and soft again would really recommend! Am thinking of getting another in the same colour I love it so much!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Ireland
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
Great product for a great cause! I love the texture, it's also hydrating and long wearing! Beautiful colour!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
I love how this lipstick looks on me
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this lipstick.
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, smooth
This lipstick is honestly a great shade. It works best for light-medium skin tones. I have Viva Glam V, and I love this lipstick more than my other ones. I used to be stuck in the berry colors but this one broke me out of it. I suggest you buy it!!!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Mac store in nordstroms
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 13 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:07 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Viva Glam V!
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Long wearing
I love this colour! It's the perfect nude with some sparkle; it goes with everything.
*All of the Viva Glam lipsticks look very different online than they do in person, try before you buy*
That being said, they are all beautiful, and I am collecting all of them. V is currently my favourite, but IV is a very close second. IV is an exquisitely wearable red with lovely gold pearl (don't be fooled by the picture, it's not pink!). The texture is wonderfully creamy, it goes on very smoothly, it's not drying, and it's not gritty like some other reviewers have said. The colours seems to last a few hours for me, but I'm not sure how they stand up to eating (I always wipe off my lipstick before eating and clean my mouth afterward before re-applying anyway).
I love all of the Viva Glams and happily recommend them to anyone who loves good lipstick!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / WA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 14 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:08 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Viva Glam I
Tags +Bold Color, Color true
I adore this color, perfect for a night out! The only problem is that I find the lipstick to be very drying and tough to apply. I guess the warmer it becomes on your lips the better it applies but lipsticks shouldn't need to wait to apply better they should just be able to apply creamy. I find this is the problem with a lot of matte lipsticks. I still adore it though, money well spent!!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 15 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:11 26 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My all time favorite lipstick!
I have this in V and VI. I have searched everywhere for something that is anywhere near as good, but haven't found it. I like some drugstore brands of mascara and eyeshadow, but my lipstick HAS to be this. It's well worth the splurge to me.
The texture of the lustre shades is just about perfect. Smooth and creamy, but still long wearing. It has a faint vanilla odor/flavor to it. It's neither overly flavored like the lipsticks popular with teenagers and younger, nor does it have an unpleasant chemical flavor like some drugstore lipsticks.
V is my favorite lipstick, bar none. It's just about perfect on my light skin. Just a little darker than my natural lip color. I have a big weakness for shimmery lipstick in shades close to natural because I can't pull off dark shades.
VI is a bit darker and a bit warmer than V. It's my second favorite lipstick. I am more inclined to wear it on special occasions because it's bolder, but it's still close enough to natural that I can pull it off.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / New Mexico
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:09 25 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Viva Glam I - I LOVE you!!!
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, any time you want to stand out!
Just got my Viva Glam I and OMG all I can say is i can't believe what I have been missing! This color is *everything* I was hoping for and more. Rich, bold matte red- not an orange red at all - not vampire wine, but RED! Just gorgeous! I have very fair skin but think this will work for most types. To its critics who say it is drying, as a matte it is on the dry side but it lasts like a matte, the red pops like I think only a matte can make a red pop in my opinion and it has lasting power galore.If you keep your lips moisturized you'll be fine or if you really need more than that and you LOVE this color like I do, then simply add a little of your fave balm underneath or over it. This is my dream red and to me it is so worth it! Will be dyeing my naturally red but graying hair a bolder richer red soon and this is going to ROCK that look for me! I pledge allegiance to this red! Viva La Viva Glam I baby!!! PLEASE Mac, don't ever discontinue this gem of a classic! xoxoxo
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Swansea, Ma USA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:05 06 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My first Red
Tags +Long wearing, Bold Color, Color true, lips
I love this shade, it really works with EVERYONE!!! I originally read a makeup review that said Viva Glam1 was versatile for all skin tones-unbelievable right?? I was so scared because lipstick was new to me & red is definitely not for beginners. I purchased this color with Brick lip liner & the color is amazing on me, I can't believe I can pull this off. I raved about it so much my aunt actually told me she had all 7 of her bridesmaids wear this exact lipstick & it looked fabulous on all of the bridesmaids. Very beautiful, easy to wear.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:03 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
viva la glam vi
Tags +not me, very angry
so i ordered this product, it wasnt the color shown as in the description. it showed as a lavender light pink, when i received it, it was an ugly rose brown :( i own like every single product so..
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / gaffney, sc
Review 19 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:02 22 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Viva Glam I
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true
I love this lipstick color! This is the perfect red for WOC. Like I can't stress it enough. This red is like a classic 1960's red, it really makes me think of Coretta Scott King. It's such a respectable red, that states "I'm classy, powerful, and fierce". LOOOOOOVVVVEEEEE! Must have lipstick. It also feels very creamy going on, and has great staying power on the lips.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Georgia
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Viva Glam Lipstick
Date:06 30 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bomb lipstick
Tags +Color true, Long wearing
Im incredibly in love with this lipstick it was just love at first sight and it looks good with anything
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Corpus christi
Product Purchase: Department Store