MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass review and comparison

MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass review and comparison

It’s round 2 of the MAC Cosmetics Rihanna collaboration! This time we get another lipstick and lipglass combo, but it is completely different from the ravishing red we got last time.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick and lipglass 2
Both come in the same packaging as the last release, with the red Rihanna signature and a red rubberized textured feel.

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Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick is a warm mauvey silver frost.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick comparison Icon
The closest match to this shade is MAC Icon (just re-released in the Artificially Wild collection). And although they look nearly identical in the tube, they are more like sisters, not twins.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick swatch comparison Icon
Viva Glam Rihanna 2 on the left, Icon on the right. The VG Rihanna is a lot more pigmented and taupe. They both have a significant shimmer, but Icon is more silver.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick 1
Applied quickly, this can be a bit patchy and can cling to dry lips (as it did to mine). This would benefit from a lipliner for sure.

 

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Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipglass is a cool mauve with red frost.

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The base is a translucent lilac grey and the shimmer pigments are more fuchsia than red.


MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipglass swatch
Over VGR2, this really makes a statement. The pigments stand out and it gives the lipstick depth.
On its own, it gives a nice shine but the shimmer isn’t as noticeable in all light.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipglass 1
As you can see, paired this combo is a KNOCKOUT!

 

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick
Shown here wearing Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick only. On my NW15 skin, this can easily make you look like a zombie, I kind of like the effect against my light eyes and warmish light dark blonde hair. With a rosy pink cheek, I think this would be amazing!

I have done a ton of coverage on Viva Glam over the past year:
See the other Viva Glam celeb collabs
Discover the Viva Glam permanent lipsticks
Look at past advertising campaigns

 

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