The MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Fall 2014 collection is truly marmite. You will either love or loathe these – putting silver frost onto a mauve colour is a brave move – I’ve never looked iller in my life than wearing this.
Packaging is all kinds of lovely – when you move the lipstick around, the red matte metal keeps a black tinge over it no matter what.
I’m struggling to find something nice about both of these because they are very much a defined look – vampy and colour draining BUT with the right accompaniments, incredibly striking. I’m just not sure what those accompaniments might be! I mean it looks amazing on Rihanna, but what doesn’t? I think you need to have very, very pale skin or dark skin to make this work.. those of us in-between are going to struggle! If you have any ideas or tips on how to carry off silver mauve, please do leave them in the comments section – I’m dying to know your ideas.
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It’s come out very brown against the pale of my arm – but nobody has lips that colour, so when you apply to the lips, the silver/mauve shows much more. It needs a darker background for those elements to happen, although you can just pick out the mauve undertones.
Viva Glam is such a massive, massive money raiser for AIDS charities – I just hope there are enough of us prepared to take a walk on the wild side with these shades! It’s a late September launch for The MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Fall 2014.
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