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

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.

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 ofΒ every fine line and wrinkle making the lips look “crusty,” so you MUST exfoliate your lips well.Β  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?

39 Responses

  1. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. Nice! You make it look so easy and take out the fear factor for us brown girls πŸ™‚

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