Viva Glam Rihanna 2

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 gives a bold look. I mean 90's black lipliner with frosty taupe lipstick bold. Let's hope black lipliner doesn't come back though.

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So MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipstick made it’s way into my stash. It actually wasn’t in my plans. I had decided that I didn’t really want it but my cousin Mo felt that I needed it so she bought it for me for my birthday. Thanks Mo 🙂

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Viva Glam Rihanna 2, Rihanna’s second MAC Viva Glam shade is a taupe brown with a frost finish. It definitely gives a bold look. I mean 90’s style black lip liner with frosty taupe lipstick bold. No worries as I will not be pulling out any black lip liner over here. I can get with frost lips making a comeback but black lip liner is a trend that I hope stays dead. Anyway, one thing about frost lipsticks is that it will show every single line, crease and crevice. It is not forgiving at all so you really MUST exfoliate and moisturize prior to applying. Even after doing all of that it still makes your lips look kind of dry. On a brighter note it wears well even through a light meal and does not require too many touch ups.

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I’m still on the fence about Viva Glam Rihanna 2. I kind of like it and I kind of don’t. The cool taupe makes me look really washed out, especially since I’m under the weather and my skin is looking dull. Maybe when I feel better and have some more color I’ll like it better. I won’t write it off completely yet.


All proceeds from the selling price of Viva Glam Rihanna 2 goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The lipstick is $16 wile the lipglass is $15 and both can be purchased at


16 Responses

  1. You look beautiful and the lip color goes great with your outfit. I’m still on the fence with this color overall though. Sometimes it looks good and other times, not. This is definitely the first Viva Glam lipstick I’ve seen that really hasn’t had a huge buzz like others.

    1. Thank you, Ashley. I think people are afraid to wear this type of color that’s why it isn’t getting a lot of buzz. With the Rihanna Navy alone I expected to hear more raves lol

  2. i been waiting on you to the post! I just knew you had this color! Looks fab on you!! I love mines as well I was wondering would it be ok to wear with gold jewerly or do you think it looks better with silver? Are both?

  3. Beautiful on you!! I was waiting on you to post!! I love mines also! Do you think it’s looks better with silver jewerly or gold? or both?

    1. Thank you YoYo. I haven’t worn it with gold jewelry yet but I plan to. I think it will be a nice contrast and also help against the washed out look.

    1. I loved me a frost finish but when I think about it I wore a heavily pigmented gloss, not lipstick. I believe it was from Nicka K.

  4. I actually didn’t like this lipstick until I saw someone rock it with a Plum (Nightmoth) lip liner and top it with the lipglass. Now I want it!

  5. I think it looks great on you! I wasn’t too enthused to get it either but of course with the matte lipstick collection from last week both items also ended up in my cart. I’m curious to see how it’ll look on me but you give me hope!

  6. I really love the Viva Glam 2 lipstick and the gloss together. It’s a very unique color combo and the gloss by itself is EVERYTHANG!

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