If you've been a reader of this blog for a while, you'd know that I'm a big champion for the Viva Glam campaign which MAC runs - I'll leave a post where I chat about that here. 2015 brought us a new famous face of VG - the ever controversial (and, in my humble opinion, ever fabulous) Miley Cyrus. When I heard Miley was fronting the new VG lippy, I had visions of it being that bright, vivid red that frequents her lips, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it was in fact a hot pink - a colour which I don't have dozens of in my collection, so on release day I marched myself down to the MAC concession and picked this sucker up, so here's what I think:
This lipstick falls into the 'amplified' finish by MAC - think satin, but seriously pigmented. This means you get a really smooth application which isn't too glossy (although if you fancy it glossy, there's a gloss to accompany the lipstick) and a colour packs one serious punch. The colour itself is bright, but not too highlighter-esque and I do think this will look great on pretty much any skintone, from the palest of pale to the deepest of deep, I think this shade will add a pop of colour and not look out of place on anyone's lips. I've worn this out for a big ol' burger, and although the lipstick did fade, it left behind a beautiful, even stain and due to the brilliant quality and smoothness of the lipstick, reapplying is a breeze minus all that tacky build-up you sometimes get with lipsticks.
Overall I think this is a fantastic lipstick with a great cause behind it. If you're looking for something to brighten these gloomy winter days or want something for Summer - then I think this would be a great pick! I'm not usually a pink girl, and I wouldn't say I'm completely converted but I can definitely see myself reaching over my sea of red lipsticks and picking this to shake things up a bit. Whether you're a gigantic Miley fan or not, you can't deny a great charity and a pretty pink lip so what have you got to lose?! Consider this a good deed and a wee indulgence all in one. P.S. ever heard Miley's version of Lilac Wine? I've had it on repeat whilst I've been tapping away and I think you ought to give it a listen.
You a big Miley fan?
What's your favourite Viva Glam shade?
Let me know in the comments!