The lipstick - which currently retails for £15.50 - forms part of the brands Viva Glam range. For those who don't know,Viva Glam is a collection that donates all money (minus VAT) to the MAC Aids Fund to support men, women & children effected by HIV/Aids. So - by purchasing this product not only do you receive a stunning new lipstick, you also support those in need.
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Packaging: Now I love MAC's classic sleek black "bullet" packaging. However the added pop of pink - something traditional to the Viva Glam range - is something that really catches my eye. I also love the added "signature" from the chosen celebrity which I feel really adds a fun little bonus.
Shade: As you can see from the swatch above, this product is a deep plum shade & one that I feel would suit most skin tones. This is the perfect shade to wear during the winter months or to use as a statement evening look.
Finish: As a lover of gloss finishes, I can find the thought of a matte lipstick a little daunting at times. Yet the matte finish of this product combined with the classic MAC formulae allows for an easy application which isn't at all drying. However for those like me that prefer gloss (or even suffer from dry lips) a simple layer of lip balm - or even lip gloss on top - adds the perfect dose of moisture to avoid any potential "cracking" or "drying" that can be associated with matte products. *Tip* apply a layer of product with a lip brush to help avoid any accidental smudging onto skin!*
Scent: Of course, this lipstick contains the traditional MAC lipstick scent. A gorgeous light vanilla smell that makes application that little more special.
It's safe to say that as soon as I opened the cute little box, it was love at first sight & I have been completely won over by this lipstick. I personally think this is a stunning product & it's made all the more special by knowing the proceeds are going to charity. I'll definitely be checking products from MAC's Viva Glam collection in the future.
What do you think of the Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick?