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.
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