MAC Viva Glam III Review

MAC Viva Glam III Review

Hello Beauties,

I am pretty excited to own my first MAC lipstick and hence thought of reviewing it. As some of you might know, I was hunting for a slightly darker shade from brown family which would not look too gothic but lift and brighten the face without looking over the top.  This is not exactly brown, but I am happy with what I got. Power of MAC maybe 😛


Product Description:

MAC describes Viva Glam III as a foxy brown plum. It is a matte finish lipstick. Every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam Lipstick is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.

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990 INR for 3 gm.

My Take on MAC Viva Glam III:

It is my first love from MAC and suits me really the way I wanted it. Dark but not in an aunty way, if you know what I mean 😉 The packaging is glam like all MAC Viva Glam range and I like it!

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Viva Glam III is a soft, muted, matte finish lipstick that is moisturizing. Since it is a matte finish, the color of this lipstick is pretty pigmented and gives a beautiful finish in just one swipe. I would describe the color as a nice pink-based brown with plum undertones. It comes on as a nice brown as you apply and wears off leaving behind plum effect. The color is buildable and either ways – single swipe or multiple; is a flattering shade.

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This lipstick is neither very creamy nor very drying, perfect matte it is. My lips feel considerably softer and moisturized every time I apply this lipstick.


The staying power of this lipstick is pretty good. It stays for around 6 hours.  It also survives a meal leaving behind a nice plum trail. It fades as a beautiful brownish plum stain.

Lip Swatch 1

Lips swatch 2

Pros of MAC Viva Glam III:

  • Beautiful muted foxy brown-plum shade in a matte finish that makes it a very wearable and yet bold color.
  • Quite moisturizing as far as matte lipsticks go.
  • Doesn’t settle in the fine lines and does not feather.
  • Benefits from this lipstick supports people suffering from AIDS.


Cons of MAC Viva Glam III:

  • It might be slightly drying for some.

Verdict on MAC Viva Glam III:

If you are looking for a unique shade of brown with plum undertones, this would the best shade! Plus it dual ability to be used as a muted day wear or dark and bold evening wear, surely makes it a winner in glam range.

IMBB Rating:

Earns 4.75/5 from me 🙂

Have fun and Take care!

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