Saturday, 6 November 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick

I hadn't realised it at the time, but one of the huge bonuses of depotting all my MAC products is getting a free lipstick in return for every six empty containers, the Back to MAC programme. I bagged up all my melted pots and had enough for three lipsticks. I'll tell you what I chose tomorrow but as I was stood at the counter, the recent Viva Glam lipsticks caught my eye.

As the proceeds of all the Viva Glam products go towards helping men, women and children around the world affected by HIV and Aids, these lipsticks are excluded from the Back to MAC offer. So even though I thought it would be a trip to a makeup counter where I didn't have to use my credit card, it was not to be. That light cherry red looked so wearable it was calling to me and I couldn't leave it behind.

I usually steer away from warm colours and the Lady Gaga blue pink was probably more me, but I thought I would try something a bit different and I am so pleased I did. I can get too caught up in the warm/cool colour thing and Viva Glam Cyndi shows that I can wear warm(ish) reds!

You probably have to try it on yourself to really appreciate how great this shade is but I would describe it as a very wearable sheer cherry red, perfect for daytime and a good option if you can feel intimidated by bright, bold colours. It has a lustre finish and feels comfortable on my dry lips, with a little sheen. It is almost like a less vivid and more sheer version of Tom Ford's Cherry Lush and i think it is up there with my top 3 favourite lipsticks I have bought this year.

Next time you are at a MAC counter, do check this out as how often can you get a fantastic lipstick and help a worthy cause at the same time?

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick costs £12.50 and is available nationwide at MAC counters and online at


  1. Completely agree with you. It's such a versatile shade and the relative sheerness and glossiness make it suitable for various skintones imo...
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Nina x

  2. Very pretty color- it almost appears to be a cooler version of Medieval. I love Viva Glam V (lipglass). Such a good cause! x jeanie

  3. Hi Nina, Glad you like it to, I was so surprised at how easy it is to wear. Excellent quality for the price as well X

    Hi jeanie,
    That's interesting that you say it is similar to Medieval. I'd love to say that it's convinced me I don't need Medieval, but instead it has made me want to try Lipstick Queen even more! X