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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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