Review and Photos: MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V

In today's post, I'm reviewing an oldie but a goodie: MAC's Lipglass in Viva Glam V. This was one of my first MAC purchases beyond concealer and foundation (can you tell I've had it awhile?). I loved the natural-looking colour and the shine. describes it as a "neutral pink with pearl." I'd probably describe it as a bit more than pearl—it's quite shimmery, with little gold flecks of glitter. I'd describe the colour itself as a sheer brownish-pink that's quite close to my lip colour. As the name suggests, you can wear it thick so that it looks like glass—or, you can wear just a dab, and it will look more like your typical lip gloss. It "dries" to a very nice, glittery sheen.  

The details: 

  • Wear time isn't bad—the glasslike effect doesn't last long, but the glittery sheen lasts at least a few hours, depending on whether you eat or drink. 
  • Be warned that it is sticky—so on windy days, consider reaching for something else. I hate pulling my hair off of my lips. Yecch. 
  • It has a nice doe foot applicator—three cheers for anything you don't need to stick your fingers in!
  • As with all Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses, MAC will donate every cent to the MAC AIDS Fund, which supports men, women, and children with AIDS. And that's every cent of the selling price—not their profit margin. Essentially, you donate $18 CAD to a fantastic charity and you get a lipglass out of it. Sold!

Here's what it looks like: 


Here's a close-up of the tube—you can see LIPGLASS verrry faintly.

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V.

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V has a doe foot applicator.

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V swatched on my hand.

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V applied. 

Pardon the awkward smile. What do you think of the colour?

Would I repurchase? In theory, I like it enough to repurchase it. I don't like the stickiness, but the cause and the colour make up for it. In reality, though, I have dozens of lip products to go through, so...I probably won't repurchase anytime soon.

Rating: Four stars out of five.

Available: and anywhere MAC products are sold for $18 CAD (and remember, that's $18 CAD to the MAC AIDS Fund).  

Have you tried any of MAC's Viva Glam products? Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below! 

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict.  

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