MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick – Review

I haven’t written a review for a while and I especially haven’t written a MAC review. However today I have a special new MAC lipstick to talk about. Yes, as the title reads it is infact the newest addition to the Viva Glam family, Miley Cyrus.

I knew as soon as this was announced in October, I would want it in my life. I can’t say I am the biggest fan of Miley Cyrus (even though I do have two of her songs on my iPod…) but I think her first shade out of two has been one of the best Viva Glam celebrity shades for a long time.

I should be saving money but I thought I would treat myself to this after discovering I have passed my first semester of my MA, which I was anxious as hell about! Besides, I recently sold my Viva Glam Nicki lipstick so the money I got for that went towards this. 😛

Due to this being a Viva Glam product it’s a part of the MAC Aids Fund and the full price paid for all the Viva Glam lipsticks is donated to this charity, which goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV and AIDS.

Viva Glam Miley Cyrus is also limited edition, but I’m sure it’ll be around for a year yet when a new celebrity will be getting ready to release their first collaboration with MAC. Of course there will be another shade out by Miley Cyrus yet, which I’m excited about but I’m pretty sure it’ll be a red shade.

Now all that information is out there, I’m going to get down to the finer details of this gorgeous lipstick.

MAC describes Viva Glam Miley Cyrus as:

Miley Cyrus’s shade of VIVA GLAM Lipstick. Her super-sexy hot pink hue in M∙A∙C’s iconic Lipstick formula. Limited-edition packaging features Miley’s signature.

The finish is an amplified creme, which I’ve never owned before until now and I can say it is a gorgeous finish that I want to experience again in the future.

As the description for this lipstick states, it comes in the classic black bullet but instead of silver, its red, which is for MAC’s Aids Fund. As well as that, like all Viva Glam celebrity lipsticks, inside Miley Cyrus’s signature can be found across the red of the bullet. As I did with my Viva Glam Nicki lipstick, I really love the look of the red and black as a change to the classic silver and black.

As for the colour of this lipstick the bullet does look really bright and it might be a tad frightening to someone who doesn’t have much confidence when wearing bright shades, but seriously, it isn’t that bright.

I’ve only owned this since Valentine’s Day, but the day before I tested it out from MAC and it lasted AGES! But since buying this I’ve worn it loads and even have it on today. Due to this being an amplified finish it might not last as long as a satin or a matte finish, but if you use a lip liner, blot and reapply this it’ll last ages, which is exactly what I’ve been doing when wearing it.

For a first time user of amplified finish I’ve not had a problem at all! The lipstick feels creamy and glides onto the lips with ease. I found that you can apply this as lightly or heavily as you wish to and due to this the colour payoff can either be light, or when applied heavy it can build up the colour and be a really shocking, hot pink.

The lipstick leaves behind a light pink stain, which looks perfect.

I’ve done both and loved it, it means you can rock a mild pink stain shade in the daytime and a strong, bold, hot pink in the evenings! Or vice versa of course.

If I want to keep the colour going whilst out and about but don’t wish to reapply it, I found a dab of lip balm does do the trick, especially if it’s got a hint of pink as it helps keep the pink colour of the lipstick bright and strong.

I think this shade will work for everyone as it’s a perfect go to hot pink! Whether you’re pale, mid tone, or dark toned, it’ll look gorgeous on you! I’m yellow toned and I find that this suits me really nicely, and especially as I like my dark and bold shades this is definitely going to be a go to shade for me. It really does remind me of the lip colour that Barbie would go for and I have a feeling this is what Miley Cyrus was aiming for.

Like all the MAC lipsticks this has its standard vanilla scent, and smells just like sugary doughnuts. When I wore this to pop out and run some errands, it actually reminded me of marshmallows and every time I’ve worn it since I have thought about marshmallows and how much I crave them! Thanks MAC!

L-R: Lickable, Speak Louder and Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Flash used.

L-R: Lickable, Speak Louder and Viva Glam Miley Cyrus. No flash, natural light (which was crap due to it being late at night!)

For comparison to some other pink MAC lipsticks I’ve swatched Viva Glam Miley Cyrus next to MAC Lickable (review) and MAC Speak Louder (review).

I already love this lipstick and think before it is taken off of the shelves, I’ll possibly re purchase so I make sure to have a back up for the future. This is just a perfect go to pink lipstick.

This retails for £15.50 from MAC and whilst I usually try and pick up my MAC lipsticks for cheap, I didn’t get this one at a bargain.

You can also pick up the matching lip glass, which I intend to do in the future as when I swatched it it was so beautiful! Very pigmented and would work lovely not just over the top of the lipstick, but on its own during hot summer days too.

I think this will be perfect to wear all year around, especially in the summer in the evenings when going out with friends. I intend to wear this to uni a lot as well, as it’s just so nice to apply.

For some reason recently I’ve really neglected wearing my MAC lipsticks and I have honestly missed wearing them. I think March will be the start of me wearing them more, as they are such amazing lipsticks and by far some of the best ones out there.

I’m hoping to try and get some more MAC reviews on my blog soon, as I know I have a couple of lipstick shades left to review.

What do you think of Viva Glam Miley Cyrus? Have you picked it up yet? Do you intend to? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care and I hope you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day.

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