MAC Viva Glam Nicki and Ricki

mac viva glam nicki minaj, ricki martin, lip stick, swatch, review

If you’ve been around… oh, any media outlet recently you’ve learned that Nicki Minaj and Ricki Martin are the newest celebs with a Viva Glam lippie to help fund HIV/AIDS research. (I saw them on ABC a few times last week, I bet Ricki’s cheeks hurt from smiling so much)

Nicki’s Viva Glam lippie is described as a “bright yellow pink” with a satin finish. I think it makes more sense to think of it as a pink-coral color. I had a really hard time capturing the color of this lippie, it does seem to change quite a bit depending on the lighting (so I guess I had many accurate, though varied, pics of it)

The satin finish was actually rather matte on me, this lippie doesn’t like to apply easily. I had the best results when really pre-hydrating with Ricki’s lip conditioner first. Once it is on, I really love this color. It’s a fun alternative to pink and I think I’ll be wearing it quite a bit this spring.

mac viva glam nicki minaj, ricki martin, lip stick, swatch, review

Ricki Martin has a lip conditioner being released at the same time as Nicki’s lipstick. It’s a semi-matte, conditioning balm. It does have a very mild sweet/vanilla flavor that I don’t notice after a few minutes. I found that it works great a few minutes before lippies, especially dry ones like Nicki’s Viva Glam. A great staple if you want to support the cause!

Available February 15, 2012 through February 2013
MAC Cosmetics


1 Comment

  1. February 21, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    I made a special trip to the Mall to pick up the VIva Glam Nicki. But, upon seeing it in the store, I decided against it…too bright. Now seeing your photos here, I want it again. LOL! It might have been the lighting in the MAC store making it look uber-bright. It is a beautiful summer color!

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