Brown Skinned Beauties, Don’t Be Afraid Of MAC Viva Glam Nicki. It’s Gorgeous!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki

I’ve been trying to convince myself for weeks that I am going to pass on the MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick, but I finally caved in and picked it up. I am so glad that I did because it is absolutely stunning… and if it wasn’t, hey it’s for a good cause. Brown girls no need to be afraid of Viva Glam Nicki because you can definitely pull it off. Hell, I believe any complexion can pull it off as it leans neutral. Once again it’s all about application.

"MAC Viva Glam Nicki"

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is described as a bright yellow pink with a Satin finish. I would call it a neutral bubble gum pink with slight coral undertones. It is definitely bright but can be toned down if applied lightly. MAC’s Satin finish lipsticks can be very drying and intensifies the appearance of every fine line and wrinkle making the lips look “crusty,” so you MUST exfoliate your lips well.  I exfoliated beforehand and you can still see some fine lines…

"MAC Viva Glam Nicki Brown Skin"

This is how Nicki looks straight out of the tube with no lipbalm or gloss. It has an almost neon appearance but is still very wearable. I passed on Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday lipstick as I felt it was not brown girl friendly and required too much manipulation to be wearable. That is not the case with Nicki. You can wear it straight out of the tube. However, I do suggest using a lipbalm prior to application to moisturize your lips and keep them from drying out. For extra moisture and color manipulation, you can always apply a lipgloss in a similar shade on top…

"MAC Viva Glam Nicki layered with Milani Haute Flash Flashy Lipgloss"

Here I layered Nicki with Milani Haute Flash Lipgloss in Flashy, a hot pink. I am loving this color combo!

MAC Viva Glam Nicki is a part of the Ricky & Nicki for MAC Viva Glam Collection, which also features a lip conditioner. Nicki retails for $14.50 and all proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund to help women, men and children living with and affected by AIDS. You may pick it up at any freestanding MAC store, MAC counter or online. You may not use your Pro Discount.

Have you picked up Viva Glam Nicki?

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When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.

39 Comments

  1. 02.27.2012 / 11:40 pm

    pretty cute on you, not getting it though. I hate bubble gum or barbie pinks on me for the most part

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 12:07 am

      Thank you. I used to be the same way now I love them

  2. Chris Styles
    02.28.2012 / 12:36 am

    Omg that ish looks so bright on you, but I like it!…a lot! I think this lipstick is versatile enough to tone up or down with the right lip liner and application. I will definitely be coppin this…I was hoping you reviewed this…I always look forward to your reviews since we have similar completions 🙂

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 12:51 am

      Lol I am glad I could help. It really is a versatile lippie. Even the faint of heart can apply it lightly and tone it down with a gloss. Come post a pic if you get it!

  3. 02.28.2012 / 1:21 am

    I love it as well! I’ve tweaked it a bit with lipliner and lipgloss but it is definitely doable for brown girls. It’s so pretty and it looks gorgeous on you!

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 7:18 am

      Thank you. I plan to play with different liners and glosses to tweak it for different looks. So many possibilities!

  4. 02.28.2012 / 3:19 am

    Absolutely gorgeous hun,love this on u! Have too many pinks but may pick it up still its so pretty<3

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 7:20 am

      Thx Sher. You know I am an enabler so I say get it lol. Besides, it’s for a good cause 🙂

  5. 02.28.2012 / 8:21 am

    Do you look great in every make-up shade? It appears so!

    Thanks!

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 10:41 am

      Awww thanks hon… but I wish that was so lol

  6. Britt
    02.28.2012 / 10:29 am

    Okay, I’ve been going back and forth about this lipstick based on what I’ve seen online, but you’ve officially sold me! 🙂

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 10:41 am

      lol Yassss, get it girl! 🙂

  7. RoxySilkyWraps
    02.28.2012 / 10:31 am

    Nice! You make it look so easy and take out the fear factor for us brown girls 🙂

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.28.2012 / 10:40 am

      Thank you. That’s what I’m here for 🙂

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.29.2012 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you. Go ahead and give it a shot 🙂

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.29.2012 / 12:01 pm

      Thx bunches hon!

  8. Tiffany
    02.28.2012 / 11:50 pm

    Cute look. Are you wearing any foundation or blush I so what kind

  9. Tiffany
    02.28.2012 / 11:51 pm

    I meant if so what kind

    • Mz More
      Author
      02.29.2012 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you. I am wearing Revlon PhotoReady Foundation and I believe NARS blush in Taos

  10. 03.02.2012 / 10:47 am

    Definitely stunning on you girl!

  11. 03.04.2012 / 1:42 pm

    this looks poppin’ on you! i tried it on at the store and i hated it! lol :/

    • Mz More
      Author
      03.04.2012 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you. Straight out of the tune was probably too much for you. You needed to manipulate the color a bit 🙂

  12. 03.22.2012 / 9:45 pm

    I love this shade. It looks so fierce on you. I will definitely be purchasing it!

    • Mz More
      Author
      03.26.2012 / 2:16 pm

      Thx hon. It would look great on you!

  13. 06.27.2012 / 8:29 am

    This lipstick looks lovely and beautiful on you! I’m going to give it a try as well!

    • Erica
      Author
      06.27.2012 / 10:59 am

      Thank you. Let me know how you like it!

  14. 07.06.2012 / 9:41 am

    So pretty on you yes! I’m glad I’m seeing it on you because sometimes the pinks can be a no on me, but I may try this one.

    • Erica
      Author
      07.06.2012 / 10:49 am

      Thank you. Give it a shot girl, you can always alter it with a gloss! 😉

  15. baby h
    03.25.2013 / 3:32 pm

    BEAUTIFUL

    • Erica
      Author
      03.25.2013 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you!

  16. trina
    04.27.2013 / 11:30 am

    Well, I do have wet n wild pinkberbell as a dupe, and love it.

  17. comfy
    06.19.2013 / 12:10 am

    now is this viva glam nick or viva glam nick 2?

    • Erica
      Author
      06.19.2013 / 12:23 pm

      It’s Viva Glam Nicki

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