Thursday, April 26, 2012

MAC Viva Glam Nicki: Swatches

I usually buy all the Viva Glams because of the campaign but I was really shocked when I got home and realised I paid the equivilent of $25 for it, that is a crazy 65% markup!!  It makes it even worse that the store has a strict no-exchange or return policy. I really hope they do put the profits towards the campaign and that's basically all I have to say about that.  

The below swatches are the same, but in different locations on my arm: 

(Back of hand) 

 (Inside Forearm)
 (Totally Naked Lips)

 Viva Glam Nicki
(apparently really bad lighting, sorry!)

And guess what!  I found something very similar in Covergirl:

Viva Glam Nicki isn't supposed to be subtle, so it's kinda bright for me.  This is in outdoor lighting (not sunny though) 

The back of hand swatch is I think the best representation because it does have more of a yellow in it. I wouldn't say it's the most flattering shade on me, kinda like a Bubblegum Barbie type but that's what it's supposed to be.  It's goes on creamy, but the creaminess does wear off so I'd probably wear it with a gloss or balm on top.  I still prefer their cremesheens, and I really liked the colour more after I wore it for a couple hours and it wasn't so bright.  


  1. pretty colour! that markup is crazy, must have stupid tax laws over there like us! haha. I think the colour looks nice on you, I've seen it look a whole lot more neon-y!

  2. I ordered a viva glam color of off a discount website and i dont think its a viva glam doesn't have the label when u open it just says mac ;/

  3. hmm that sounds kinda fishy, but I dont know for sure. all mine have labels on the bottom...