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,
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
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?