MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick Review

by Richa Singh on January 9, 2013 · 13 comments

MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick Review


Product Description:

MAC describes its Viva Glam VI lipstick shade as “terracotta-plum with pearl.” It is a lustre finish lipstick.  Viva Glam VI, the newest member of the Viva Glam family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. Wear it alone or finish it off with a coat of Viva Glam VI Lip Glass.  Every cent of the selling price of Viva Glam Lipstick and Lip Glass is donated to the M•A•C AIDS Fund to support men, women, and children living with HIV and AIDS.


990 INR for 3 gm.

My Take on MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick:

Firstly, I like the packaging of the MAC Viva Glam lipsticks. It stands apart from the regular MAC lipstick packaging. This is the only Viva Glam lipstick that I own. It is the newest addition to the Viva Glam range.

Viva Glam VI is a soft, muted, lustre finish lipstick that is very, very moisturising. Since it is a lustre finish, the colour of this lipstick is not very pigmented although it can be built up a little bit with a couple of swipes. I would describe the colour as a muted reddish-brown with a little bit of plum in a very glossy, lustrous finish. It truly is “terracotta-plum”! There’s no other way to describe it!

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This lipstick is very creamy and very smooth and it glides on to the lips. My lips feel considerably softer and moisturised every time I apply this lipstick.

Because this lipstick is so soft, creamy and glossy, it can be prone to melting a little bit (when stored in warmer places) and also to bleeding a little bit. However, that can easily be taken care of with a lip liner.

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I think the best part about this lipstick is its wearability. It sits very, very comfortably on the lips and the colour is very easy to carry off. It can be worn with more prominent eye makeup or even very casually on a regular day. For those of you who don’t like very loud and bright lipsticks, and for those of you who don’t like the texture of matte lipsticks and the annoying glaze of frost lipsticks, this is a good option to explore.

The staying power of this lipstick is not very much, owning to its lustrous finish. But even then, I would say that it lasts up to three hours before you need to touch up again. It fades as a beautiful reddish plum stain.


Pros of MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick:

  • Beautiful muted reddish-brown, plum shade in a lustrous finish that makes it a very wearable and yet noticeable colour. It is truly a unique lipstick!
  • It is extremely moisturising.
  • It doesn’t settle in the fine lines of the lips and does not feather.

Cons of MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick:

  • The colour pigmentation is not very much because it is a lustre finish lipstick. However, it can be built up if one chooses to.
  • It may not last as long as a matte lipstick, but its staying power really isn’t bad for a lustre finish lipstick. The staying power can always be enhanced with the use of a lip pencil.

Verdict on MAC Viva Glam VI Lipstick:

If you are on the hunt for a beautiful, unique lipstick shade with a lustrous finish and a moisturising effect, then this is your answer. This won’t give you too much colour and it won’t stay on your lips like a matte lipstick, but it is definitely a very wearable colour. I absolutely love it for how beautifully wearable it is!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita January 9, 2013 at 9:25 am

its a beautiful shade n highly flattering on medium skin tones!


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Yes, it’s gorgeous 🙂


Poo January 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

This is a beautiful shade Richa….. beautiful lip swatches.. 🙂


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Poo 🙂


jomol January 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Its a gorgeous shade Richa…..loved reading through your review 🙂


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Thank you, Jomol 🙂


Devie January 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

Great review, Richa! This lippie is my HG and favoritest among the Viva Glam ones… 😀


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm

It really is a beautiful colour 🙂


sandhya January 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

i love the way it looks on you richa! too good to resist


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Sandhya 🙂


ife January 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

wow… looks so good… great for our skin tones.. no wonder its a hit..


Richa January 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm



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