I'm thrilled to be able to share a sneak preview of the next MAC Viva Glam collection with the Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick ($17) and Lipglass ($16). Both will launch next month online and in stores on September 8th. While most Viva Glam collections have a matching lipstick and lipgloss, this launch, similar to the first MAC x Ariana Grande collaboration has contrasting shades.
The Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick is a matte formula and is a medium-bright cool-toned orchid pink. Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass has a tiny bit of shimmer and is a neutral-cool mauve pink nude. I of course am 100% obsessed with the mauvey-nude color of the lipglass. If you're looking for a lipstick version to layer the gloss with, the closest I've found is Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Very Victoria (reviewed here). I thought I could find a MAC lipstick version - it's possible there is one, but the neutrals in that color range that I own are either deeper or warmer in color (ie Velvet Teddy, Brave, So Select etc).
More photos, swatches and comparisons below:
As always, lip products swatched on bare lips, foundation shade is Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Y315:
Swatches and comparisons:
Swatch comparison Set 1:
- MAC Lipglass in Cultured
- MAC Viva Glam Lipglass in VGV and VGVI (both discontinued)
- MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass
- MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass (launches in September)
MAC Lipglass in Lovechild (on the lips here)
- MAC Lipglass in Lust
- Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Milky Plum
- Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Very Victoria (review here)
Swatch comparison Set 2:
- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks (cool-tones review here and here)
- MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Matte Lipstick (launches September)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Grape Jelly (review here)
The lipstick of course is brighter and bolder than what I would wear for everyday but still fun. Considering it's very cool-toned I find it's not too cool on my olive complexion (although still very bright). I'm in love with the lipglass though - it's the perfect everyday mauvey neutral that I think will look good on every skintone.
Both will be available online and in stores on September 8th. At maccosmetics.com and other MAC counters. They are limited-edition.
Have you seen these yet? If not what do you think?
Press samples of the MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 provided courtesy of MAC for review consideration.