When it comes to lipsticks, MAC has a range of finishes and shades to choose from. There is something for everyone and I have found myself few favourites
How it fared:
Packaging: The signature MAC black bullet. The cap closes well. It is sturdy and travel friendly.
Fragrance: They are vanilla scented and the fragrance is a very mild one.
Shade: MAC describes the shade as muted brownish Plum and that’s exactly how it looks on me. It is a universally flattering shade and a must have for Indian skin tones.
Finish: Viva Glam III is a matte finish lipstick. Like most mattes from MAC, it is creamy and glides on smoothly without any tugging or pulling. It is not drying or heavy on lips but I prefer to prep the lips with a lip balm prior to application. The lipstick gives opaque coverage and a single swipe is all you need to deposit adequate color. As a result, it will work on pigmented lips as well.
Longevity: The lipstick gives me a wear of about 4 hours. Post that I find that it starts to fade evenly. However if you use a liner as base, it stays on for slightly longer time.
Round up: Viva Glam III is a gorgeous, universally flattering, matte finish lipstick. It’s a very versatile shade and is must have for Indian Skin tones. All proceeds from sale of MAC Viva Glam range goes as charity to MAC AIDS fund, which is one more happy reason to splurge!