Wednesday, 15 April 2015

MAC Viva Glam VI & Verve Lipstick | Review & Swatches.

Whenever I find myself walking past a MAC shop, I need to go inside. What girl can resist MAC makeup? Especially when you want to treat yourself. So, I thought why not? I'm obsessed with lipsticks and I have so many dark shades (Diva is my favourite) so I decided I could do with a nude shade. Well, a kind of nude shade. I didn't want too much of a nude shade because I think they look awful on me but I knew trusty old MAC would have the right lipstick in there for me. Both Rachel and I decided to choose a lipstick each because again, why the Hell not?! Life is for living and living is buying as many lipsticks as possible, right?!
First up, we have one of MAC's Viva Glam lipsticks. I've never actually owned a Viva Glam before and I really love the slight twist on the iconic packaging. Doesn't the red look so nice on the lipstick case? Viva Glam VI is described on the MAC website as a ''terracota-plum with pearl''. The liptick is in a lustre finish. To be honest, lustre finishes just do not stay on long. Viva Glam VI is unfortunately a huge disappointment. It has absolutely NO staying power and it isn't pigmented at all. I bought this shade because I thought the colour was so beautiful and it sure is beautiful at first. But then it rubs off like two minutes later. I do think many girls would like this lipstick but for a bold-loving lipstick lover like me Viva Glam IV sadly just doesn't do it for me. It's got to be my least favourite MAC lipstick to date. I might have to go and buy ''Dark Side'' lipstick to cheer me up! I'll probably be giving Viva VI to my mum as she'll love this lipstick.
After being left unimpressed with Viva Glam IV, I was blown away by Verve. Oh my God. It's everything I've been looking for in a 'nude' lipstick. Okay, some of you might not think this is a nude shade but for me it is because I'm usually wearing reds. Verve has made it into my top lipsticks as it ticks every single box. It's in a Satin finish and is extremely comfortable to wear and stays put for absolute hours. It is so pigmented too!  I love the dark, nude shade and I think it suits me quite nicely. I also really love the fact it hasn't got any pink in the colour. I was weary of getting a lighter shade of lipstick in case I didn't like it but Verve is honesly amazing and I wouldn't change anything about it! MAC describes the shade as a ''muted brownish-plum''. It's such a 90's shade. Being a girl that love dark shades, Verve has definitely made a lasting impression on me. I find myself reaching for this lipstick all the time - especially when I want to do darker eye makeup.

I think you can guess that Verve has completely won both me and Rachel over. Viva Glam VI - not so much.

What's your favourite MAC purchase? Have you ever bought something you didn't like from MAC?
Leah and Rachel, x
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118 comments

  1. Viva La Glam wise, the new Miley one is fab, all be it really similar to "Impassioned".
    I think I'll give Verve a try soon though!
    Great post as always :)
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. I think the new Viva Glam on looks a lot like other Mac lipsticks too! It's nice though :) & Thank you! x x

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  2. Lovely photos. I adore "Verve" it's just gorgeous!
    Gill x EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Thank you! Verve is such a lovely shade! I definately recommend it :) x x

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  3. love the shade Verve! it isn't a colour I'd usually go for but it looks so good on you! loving your photography too x

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    1. Thank you! & Verve is so beautiful. Honestly the most gorgeous shade! x

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  4. Verve looks so amazing, it really does suit you to a tee!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  5. I'm a MAC lover <3

    xx

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    1. I agree but Verve is my favourite out of the two :) x x

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  7. Well, I think that we can never have too many Mac lipsticks, don't you agree? Verve looks so pretty!
    xx
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    1. You're so right! A girl can never have too much mac, full stop! xx x

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  8. These are gorgeous shades! Perfect for Winter ☺


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    1. I think they are going to look gorgeous all year round too :) x

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  9. I love mac lips!!!
    You have a nice blog, I'm following you now:)
    Keep in touch,
    xoxo
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  10. I am obsessed with MAC lipsticks, whenever I go shopping and there's a MAC near I have to go in and pick up another!
    These are gorgeous shades and such a lovely post.
    Gemma x
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    1. I'm just the same as you! There are so many shades I still need in my collection too :) x x

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  11. My fave lipstick brand ;)

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  12. I've never tried Mac lipsticks but I really want to try the iconic Ruby Woo! Your lips look awesome <3

    xoxo
    Chic Dream Jar

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    1. I hope you get to try out these lipsticks soon! Ruby Woo seems like a lovely red colour! x x

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  13. Mac... oh that makeup counter!
    Aleeha xXx
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  14. Wow Verve does look gorgeous!! I find it funny how matte eyeshadows tend to have bad staying power but it's the opposite for lipsticks, haha!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. Haha, I don't own many matte eyeshadows but matte lipsticks are my favourites. x

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  15. Verve is such a lovely shade. My favorite lipstick that I own by MAC is probably Russian Red, a very deep matte red shade and the lasting power is just incredible. x

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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    1. I've been wanting that colour for agesss! I will have to get it next time. x

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  16. That last shade totally matches you so well! Both are so nice though :D

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  17. I have never tried MAC before and I am so tempted by the verve, it looks gorgeous.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
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  18. Oooh I knew right away seeing Verve in the bullet I'd like it and yes I sure do!! Looks great on. I'll have to investigate the next time I'm at a MAC counter :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. I definitely love the colours, althought MAC is expensive it worth it in my opinion, their shades are just so nice!

    Much love xxx
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  20. these are such beautiful colors, I love them

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    Tyana
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  21. I love these colors! I hate how expensive Mac is, but their products are so much better and have more shades than the cheap stuff. Great post!
    xo, Lauren-lee
    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

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    1. They are quite expensive but I think the lipsticks are worth it! x

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  22. i love these lip shades on you, they also suit your personalities too :) x x

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  23. Gorgeous lipsticks! You can't go wrong with MAC! Definitely my all-time favorite brand! xx

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  24. Love these shades, they're looking so pretty on you! (:
    Nati xx
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  25. Wow!

    Very nice Post! Thanks!

    And you have very nice Pics!!!!

    I follow U , maybe U follow me back? ;o)

    Have a nice Day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  26. It's a sahme about the first shade but verve is stunning!
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    1. I know. I was so upset about viva glam but Verve is a gorg colour. xx

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  27. That second looks stunning, I'd love to try it out :)

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  28. Too bad one of them didn't turn out good!
    I haven't tried any of them, I need to try a MAC lipstick!

    Neeny x

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    1. You need to try a MAC lipstick!! Verve would be a great one for your first time, hah. x

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  29. Verve looks so pretty! I think I'll be adding it to my lust list. I'm really loving Craving by Mac at the moment. Have you tried

    Beth x
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  30. Absolutely gorgeous colours! I do love a good lipstick, especially MAC :)

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    xx

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  31. Verve looks awesome, so pigmented!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  32. Verve looks amazing, what a great color!

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  33. These colours are stunning, beautiful photos too. My favourite Mac lipstick is velvet teddy, it's so perfect. Loved this post! x

    Karis // karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for reading :) I've heard so much about Velvet Teddy! x

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  34. Oo i love the colour of them both but the darker second colour is my fave! I've actually got a mac voucher that I need to use - maybe a lipstick is the way to spend it! :) Think you've convinced me lol!


    Gabby xo

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  35. I've never tried both this shade but have quite a few Mac lipsticks in my collection, my favourite have to be Ruby Woo. Best red lipstick ever.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I love the look of Ruby Woo but I still need to try it out! x

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  36. I know what you mean with viva glam some are hit and miss but i really didn't like the mac creamsheen it dried my lips out so bad.

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    1. I've heard so much about creamsheen too! Some MAC lipsticks can be drying.x

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  37. I love Mac lipstick and that shade really suits you <3
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  38. They both look lovely! I've never come across Verve before :D xx

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    1. I hadn't heard of Verve either but it's such a beautiful colour! I'm so glad I discovered this lipstick,x

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  39. I have been wondering how these were! I love the deeper red and of course it looks gorgeous on you, as always!! Will need to go try these on ASAP!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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    1. Verve is definitely my favourite and thank you! You'll love these lipsticks! x

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  40. I was actually just on the MAC website today looking at these colors, trying to justify to myself why I needed more lipstick! These are absolutely beautiful colors, and they look amazing on you! Great blog post beautiful, x !

    Becky, xx // undertheseabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you so much and I think you should definitely buy these lipsticks! x

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  41. verve looks like such a gorgeous shade! I prefer lighter lippys but these look gorgeous on you x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. Verve is my favourite! I always wear dark lipsticks and viva glam was too light for me so maybe you'd like it! x

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  42. These lipsticks look gorgeous on you! Hmm... I've always been a fan of MAC eyeshadows, and used to wear their lip glass but stopped because the formula was too sticky :(

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    1. I love MAC eyeshadows!! I haven't tried the lip glass as I don't usually like lipgloss. I'm a lipstick gal! x

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  43. Both shades look nice on your lips
    I love it
    XO

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  44. thank you for sweet comment on my blog:)
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  45. Always love seeing how the mac lipsticks look actually on someone! I adore the mac viva :) xx

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    1. Me too and viva is a gorgeous colour. I'm just sad that it doesn't stay on! x

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  46. i totally love MAC dear. great choice!
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  47. I love this kind of posts because it's really interesting!
    Great photos and great review :)

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  48. These are stunning colours lovely, and nowhere near as bold as I thought they might be. Gorgeous! :)

    Elle
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    xx

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    1. They are gorgeous and subtle! Absolutely stunning colours!x x

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  49. These are both such perfect choices! Super envious of your MAC lipstick collection :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Haha, I am obsessed with lipsticks! I am building quite the collections :D x x

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a lovely day too. x x

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  51. I love Diva Matte MAC lipstic

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  52. I keep hearing about Verve, I gotta give it a go!

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  53. Verve looks absolutely stunning, it's just been added to my wishlist :) x

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    1. I hope you get it! It's such a nice shade! x x

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  54. I love the shade Verve, it's amazing!
    x

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    1. Isn't it? It's becoming one of my favourite lipsticks! x x

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  55. Those shades are simply stunning! I've tried to pull off Verve, but it looked so crazy on my skin tone. I love it on you!

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    1. I'm sure Verve looks great on you! Thank you. x x

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  56. Thank you <33

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  57. Lovely photos :) both these shades look right up my street, I'm amazed I don't already own them! haha xx

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  58. really love the darker shade of lipstick, it looks class!

    Aine Oh

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  59. Gorgeous shades! I've wanted to try one of the viva glam shades for ages x

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  60. These look gorgeous! :D

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