MAC Viva Glam Miley £15.50 - Link
It seems like forever ago when MAC announced Miley Cyrus as the new face and spokesperson for their Viva Glam campaign. Over the years I've been a big fan of their Viva Glam campaign, as these serve as part of their MAC Aids Fun which donates its profits to women, men and children who are affected by Aids and HIV, and a splurge is always necessary for a good cause.
While I've been looking forward to the release of this lipstick, I was also a little hesitant as I was a little scared of trying a lipstick so bold and hot pink. It was very much a case of swatch it on the day and see how I get on, and as you can see I must have loved it!
Viva Glam Miley is described as a super-sexy hot pink hue with an amplified finish. The colour itself is a neon fuchsia pink with warm/blue undertones - making it a wearable shade that suits my complexion, and probably the brightest shade that I own. I have found that you do not need much of this when applying as a little goes a long way and glides on the lips very smoothly to the point that when filling your bottom lip in and rubbing your lips together the top lip doesn't need any colour applying, and you just need to fill in the shape. During wear I've found that this doesn't dry the lips out at all which is a big plus, but saying that I'm yet to come across a MAC lipstick that does. There is no denying how pigmented this lipstick is, and I have been trying this out as a stain for daytime wear - which looks lovely.
MAC have re-introduced their infamous Viva Glam packaging, with the traditional black and red bullet featuring Miley Cryrus' signature around the tube. Is it only me that is obsessed with each Viva Glam celebrity signature? - Like I spend time studying it, ok maybe I'm a little weird.
Now I don't think I own too many amplified finishes in my collection, but this lipstick has made me realise how much I love the formula. It's not creamy nor is it matte, it's in the middle which is perfect just as we are transitioning into Spring creating the perfect creamy/matte hybrid.
I found that this lasted around the 6 hour mark on my lips, leading to a bright stain afterwards - which is pretty impressive! I wore this in the shower (as a test as I couldn't be bothered to wipe it off after applying it for the photo) and found this stayed on even during that, and doesn't fade when eating or drinking which gets a big thumbs up from me.
Overall this is a really fun colour to wear and I'm glad that I have now experimented into brighter shades. I can see this being my go to shade for the summer and will definitely be packing this when I go on holiday. Shade wise I don't actually own anything else in my collection like this and would definitely recommend for those who love a brighter lip as the formula is a dream to apply.
Will you be trying Viva Glam Miley?