MAC Viva Glam II, €19.50. MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil In Anticipation + MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Spice, €20. No press samples featured.
Welcome to episode one of what happens when sales assistants know their stuff. I wandered into MAC without any intention of buying another lipstick and ended up leaving with one. A really, really great one. Viva Glam II pulls a crafty switcheroo.
Top – Viva Glam II with Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Spice
Bottom – Viva Glam II with Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Anticipation
Alone, it’s a neutral, nude pink. Had the sales assistant not shown me it over different liners, I wouldn’t have given it a second look.
See, its tone is so muted that you can alter it with amazing ease, for any variation on nude that you can think of. When I want a warm nude, I use it with Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Spice. For a rosy nude, I go with Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in In Anticipation.
All those liners that I’d normally only put with their matching lipsticks are getting put through their paces. Also, you can slick it on over bolder shades that you want to make more subtle.
One lipstick, a zillion different ways to wear it. For neon-lip devotees like me, it’s the perfect fix. Less money spent on everyday nudes, more to spend on another orange.