Yet another exciting hyped up collection by the one and only Lady of R&B the gorgeous Rihanna. The signiture Viva Glam collection by MAC all started back in 1994, just a year after I was born! The Viva Glam collections support women, men and children who are affected by AIDS. Over the past 18 years MAC have launched exclusive Viva Glam product lines including Niki Minaj, Dita Von Teese, Lady GaGa and of course Rihanna. Not only are the Viva Glam collections staple pieces in your makeup collection but they are also for a good cause.
Lets talk packaging! - The lipstick comes in a standard Mac shape case, however the velvet matte texture adds a touch of luxury. On the barrel itself the iconic Rihanna for MAC signature is displayed. The lipglass has the Rihanna signiture on the tube and the same matte, velvet red twist top lid. Personally I am so impressed with the packaging of this product compared to Rihanna's previous RiRi MAC products, simply because these products feel more expensive, mature and simple - totally my style!
The products themselves -
- The Lipstick - The lipstick has a 'frost' finish, which has an excellent colour payoff without being drying on the lips. It glides on with ease and does not cling to the dry skin on the lips. Although the frost finish is not known for being well lasting paired with a red lip liner such as "Brick" from MAC would make the perfect moisturizing red lip! The formula has just enough shimmer in to make this lipstick perfect for those who love the matte look but want something more nourishing.
- The Lipglass - As always the formula for the Lipglass is not sticky or uncomfortable on the lips at all. The iridescent particles make this lipstick truly beautiful when the light falls on it or with a flash of a camera. For a better colour payoff again, a lip liner can be worn underneath. This lipglass would look beautiful applied to the centre of the upper and lower lip ontop of the Viva Glam Rihanna lipstick to add definition and to make the lips seem fuller.
I would highly recommend these products to anyone who wants a less intense red lip than a matte lip. The forumla is highly nourishing and unlike RiRi Woo which I found personally very drying it allows a smooth application without clinging to the dry patches on your lips! Especially in winter when the skin is a lot dryer in general.
I will defaintely be using these combo for my next staple red lip day or night, will you?