MAC Lipstick Review: Viva Glam 1

Viva Glam 1 (VG1)

Viva Glam 1 is my first Mac lippie. I was looking for a red lipstick for the longest time when a friend of mine suggested MAC. Armed with shades that I researched on the net, I went to a Mac counter to try some out. It has never been easy for me to find a red that I can rock. Some of the reds that I immediately tried on were the popular ones such as Russian Red and Ruby Woo but to no avail because the shades didn’t match my skin tone. Mac’s brand ambassador recommended VG1 saying that it was one of those shades that looked good on everyone. It was spot on and I ended up purchasing VG1 along with one with another shade in its collection, Viva Glam II.
VG1 is the perfect red for me and the only Mac lipstick in my collection that I have repurchased. I’m onto my second tube now with a third tube as reserve because when my first tube ran out I had to wait months to be able to purchase another one because it was out of stock in Mac stores nationwide.
VG1 is part of Mac’s Matte collection. It’s has a very good color payoff, long wearing and it stays on even after a full meal but as expected, quite drying. You have to moisturize your lips before wearing it. I suggest that you do it while you sleep by putting on a thin film of petroleum jelly right before hitting the sack.
Viva Glam 1 is the perfect red for me. It can be used as a day lippie or for a glam night out. It even makes my teeth look white, something that's a bonus in a lippie and lastly, it exudes that old Hollywood vibe everyone loves.


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