BEAUTY HIGHLIGHT | TARAJI P. HENSON X MAC VIVA GLAM II

BEAUTY HIGHLIGHT | TARAJI P. HENSON X MAC VIVA GLAM II

This week has been a week of people of colour in beauty releasing their new products – from MAC collaborating with both Nicki Minaj and Taraji P. Henson and Creative Director Olivier Rousteing designing new lipsticks for Balmain in their new L’Oreal collaboration (see my lip swatch and review here!) to Rihanna releasing her Fenty Beauty collection (and yes I did get some bits!), it’s definitely been an exciting week in beauty.

Spoken Reveries MAC Nicki Minaj and Taraji P Henson

As mentioned before MAC collaborated (again) with the actress Taraji P. Henson to create another Viva Glam collection. ‘Since 1994, every cent from the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass has gone toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.’ – So as you can supporting this range is definitely for a good cause. Originally they released a pink lipstick and lipgloss, however this time round Taraji went down the route of bronze and gold tones – and I love it.

Spoken Reveries MAC x Taraji P Henson

MAC x Taraji P Henson

She released a Viva Glam lipstick in a ‘frost’ finish described as a ‘deep coppery brown with gold pearl’ and a lipglass described as a ‘bronze with gold pearl’ (see below for swatches).

Spoken Reveries MAC x Taraji P Henson




If you’ve ever tried a MAC ‘frost’ finish lipstick, then you’ll know that they contain shimmers within the colour and personally I really enjoy them. Normally MAC lipglasses are quite tacky once applied however I didn’t find this to be the case once both the lipstick and lipglass had been applied together. If you’re concerned about the shimmers, they seem to be subdued once the lipstick and the lipglass are combined, making it a very wearable lip colour for everyday wear.

Spoken Reveries MAC x Taraji P Henson

VIVA GLAM II Lipglass

Spoken Reveries MAC x Taraji P Henson

VIVA GLAM II ‘Frost’ Lipstick

Spoken Reveries MAC x Taraji P Henson

VIVA GLAM II Lipstick and Lipglass combined

Both of these colours work great on my deep skin tone, and I also think that this would look amazing on any skin tone – especially as we’re heading into Autumn and the dark lips trend is coming back. All VIVA Glam products come in a limited edition packaging.

You can find both of the MAC lipstick here and the MAC lipglass here

For more Beauty Highlight’s be sure to check out my previous post here!

Vicky x




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