I'm really not ashamed to admit that I'm a Nicki Minaj fan. I know that some people find her a bit garish and ridiculous but I think she's an excellent show woman and has created some cracking tunes! In Fenwicks in Newcastle recently I remembered that MAC had released a Viva Glam Nicki II. As I already own MAC's Viva Glam Nicki I, not to buy Nicki II and do my bit for charity would be a crime would it not?
I admit I was a little apprehensive about the colour when I saw it in the tube, but I asked an MUA to sanitise the tester and applied it liberally to my lips, low and behold I adored the result, it's unlike any lip colour I've owned before.
Viva Glam Nicki II is a 'vivid pastel lavender pink' so say MAC, with an amplified cream finish making this lipstick feel incredibly buttery and moisturising on the lips. It doesn't drag upon application (I hate feeling the pull of matte lipsticks as I apply them!) and settles on my lips in a perfect pastel colour which will be excellent for spring/summer when I have a bit more of a tan. I was afraid this colour would make me look a little bit washed out but, paired with a full face of makeup one shade darker than my natural skin colour, it really pops out.
I'm not going to lie, I've had loads of compliments about this lip colour. It's the kind of colour people always say they want to try but shy away from doing so. I think it's beautiful, and hope my tube lasts me a long time considering it's limited edition!
MAC Viva Glam Nicki II is available in stores and online. All proceeds of the full sale of the RRP (£14.00) go to the MAC Aids Fund.
What's your favourite MAC lipstick?