|Swatches LtoR: 1, 2, 5, Cyndi, Gaga, Gaga 2|
The wonderful thing about MAC's long running Viva Glam campaign is its goal to make the world beautiful both inside and out. Established in 1994, the Viva Glam lipstick was created as a universally flattering red with every cent of the proceeds going to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund. Since then, MAC has spawned 8 more Viva Glam lipsticks, including one inspired by and collaborated with the iconic Cyndi Lauper and two with style pop star Lady Gaga. I have all Viva Glam lipsticks with the exception of 3, 4, and 6, and have decided to put up swatches and pictures of those in my stash. Of the 6 that I own, Viva Glam V (a nude pink lustre) is hands down my favorite. I've bought this tube of lipstick several times over and not only does it go down as my favorite Viva Glam lipstick but one of my favorite lipsticks ever. Viva Glam 1 is a matte brown red and really is universally flattering. Viva Glam II, a satin beige pink that pulls very nude on my skintone, is much deeper/pinker/darker than VG Gaga 2- an amplified nude, and my least favorite. (It comes off as a tad bit like concealer lip.) VG Gaga (the first) however, a limited editon blue pink, is suprisingly more wearable and one of my favorites (though easily dupable). Lastly, there's VG Cyndi, another standout of the bunch as a limited edition coral red lustre. This is easily one of my favorite lipsticks, as it is a great starter red for those not used to wearing bold lipsticks and the color looks gorgeous on everyone. Buying a tube of lipstick is just a small donation we can contribute in MAC's plight to support men, women and children who suffer from AIDS. Look beautiful, feel beautiful. What is your favorite Viva Glam lipstick? Leave your thoughts in the comments.