MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus Review & Swatches


The beauty world stood still when MAC Cosmetics announced that their new Viva Glam gal-pal was going to be twerking-enthusiast Miley Cyrus. After collaborations with RuPaul, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, it was now up to Miley to fill the Viva Glam shoes. With a bold hot pink lipstick and lipglass center stage, was this collaboration doomed from the start — or a great success?

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MAC went back to their regular Viva Glam lipstick bullet/packaging, after switching it up with Rihanna (rubberized, glowing red packaging) last year. Miley Cyrus’ signature can be found on both the lipstick and the lipglass.

Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

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Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition); is by MAC described as a hot pink. It’s a vivid, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a satin sheen. It’s very opaque, and a little bit goes a long way. The consistency is on the creamier, emollient side and glides on smoothly. This lipstick provides about 5-6 hours of wear on me and is a touch hydrating. Heads up, it did left a bright pink stain behind.

I think it’s a fun, and very playful color. Is it the most unique thing MAC has ever come out with?—Hell no. Will a lot of people like this color nonetheless?—I definitely think so! MAC Viva Glam products help raise funds for the MAC AIDS Fund, so I get why they went for a more safe color, and I’m A-Okay with that.

Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass

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 Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipglass ($15.00 U.S.) (Limited Edition); is by MAC described as a hot pink with sparkling pearl. It’s a sheer, super sparkly medium-dark fuchsia pink with lighter pink and aqua/teal sparkle and shimmer. The consistency is tacky, just like we’re used to with MAC. It applies very smooth and gives an instant plump effect to the lips. This lipglass provides about 2-3 hours of wear on me and is neither hydrating nor drying.

I wish MAC would’ve thrown a little bit more of that hot pink into this gloss. In the tube it looks like a hot pink, sparkling wonderland. I wish that would translate to the lips a bit more. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great gloss to pop over any pink, red or purple lip to add sparkle. It’s just that it could’ve been so much more awesome if it looked a little bit more on the lips, like it does in the tube.

Below is what the lipstick looks like combined with the lipglass…

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Now we’re talking! Together these two compliment each other so well. It’s like the lipglass just makes the lipstick that much more vibrant and intense. I love how the combination of these two gave my lips instant volume.


I think MAC and Miley did good on this one. Did it shock me to see these two were joining forces?—Absolutely. But in the end they created a fun hot pink set, that I think a lot of people are going to like. It’s one of those shades that is perfect for Spring/Summer, and will surely make some heads turn (in a good way). I love how the lipstick was so opaque and creamy, it glided on so easily. The lipglass however I think could’ve gotten a little bit more attention. Other than that I think there’s nothing wrong with this set, and I’m sure it’ll sell great.


  • The lipstick is very opaque, and easy to work with.

  • Intense shade of pink that’ll suit a wide range of skin tones.

  • With MAC Viva Glam products every cent of the selling price goes towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.


  • The lipglass is very sheer.


MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus is now available at your local MAC counter and/or store and on — Available in The Netherlands online February 12, 2015, and in stores February 13, 2015.

What do you think of this Viva Glam Miley Cyrus set? Are you feeling this combo or not? Tell me down in the comments!

❥ Nikkie

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36 Responses to MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus Review & Swatches

  1. Misato-san says:

    Miley explained some stuff in a recent Glamour UK interview: she said the lipstick is a hot pink because it had to be her “me” colour. basically she doesn’t like to wear lot of make up but loves lipsticks with a huge impact, so she choose her favourite colour in the brightest finish.
    That lipglass on the other side was made for younger people… her model was her own sister, 14 years old… because their father doesn’t love lipsticks but he allows lipglass for teens, even in strange colours.
    So Miley asked for a colour with tons of glitter, like a lot of discoballs mixed together… and Lipglass Miley was born. :D

    I do love this pairing, I had the chance to try them and write something for my own blog and it was so fun! I’m a sucker for bright colours (the brighter the better!) and I do love Viva Glam as a way to spread the word about a terrible desease because awareness is the key to stop it from spreading.

  2. Laarni says:

    I AM SOLD! Thanks for the beautiful photos!

  3. Yolennie says:

    OMG so pretty! Gimme gimme :P


  4. Ana Duenas says:

    thanks for the beautiful pictutes,i jusr bought both

  5. It’s decided then — I’m getting this set! Lovely photos and review, as always!

  6. Marie says:

    Hey girl!

    I would love to know what you think is a good doop for this product? MAC tests on animals :(

    Thanks <3

  7. Trista says:

    Prachtige foto’s weer Nikki! Je nieuwe layout is ook top! Goed bezigggg! Oh en btw de lipstick vind ik ook geweldig, haha.

  8. aGwer says:

    I love your photos!!
    Sorry for off top, but… AMAZING <3

  9. Kirsten says:

    Deze combinatie staat je heel erg gaaf <3!

  10. Quin Lee says:


  11. Shaz says:

    The lipstick is so gorgeous. By the way your photos are perfect!

  12. Minke says:

    Wauw, je foto’s zijn echt zó mooi! :O

  13. Marjoleine says:

    Wauw, staat je erg goed!

  14. Isabella says:

    This is the most amazing review Nikki! I am definitely purchasing the lipstick but still not sold on the lipgloss. THANKYOU FOR BEING AMAZING!

  15. Beau says:

    It looks beautiful! :)

  16. Roos says:

    Staat je super mooi! Ik ga ze allebei kopen omdat ze samen zo mooi zijn en het weer meer geld oplevert voor deze vreselijke ziekte :)

  17. Nicole says:

    Echt prachtige producten. Wat staan ze je goed zeg Nikkie, erg mooi!

  18. Courtney says:

    It looks great on you. Just wondering how it looks on darker skin.

  19. Moniek says:

    Super mooi, vooral gecombineerd. Geen hele unieke kleur, maar wel fel en toch draagbaar. Pretty!

  20. Jessica says:

    btw, what is the glitter on your eyes? it is beautiful!

  21. nijiminto says:

    Can we please have that glitter eyemake-up tutorial? Maybe with all the lip combos you showed! It’s just that these glitter eyes are so pretty! And can be worn for holidays or a birthday. Thank you, Nikkie, you are amazing.

  22. Nikki says:

    Wat zijn ze mooi, ook vooral de combinatie samen! Ze staan je ook prachtig!

  23. Meg says:

    I had to get them both – they’re so pretty together!

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  25. Janet says:

    Just bought both of them today!!! :D I can’t wait!!!! Thank you for the lovely pictures!!! The Lip Glass even looks gorgeous on its own!!! Great review!!! Thank you!!!

  26. I cant wait for this to launch in the UK, I kinda wish they had done a dazzleglass to go with this, with more glitter and more colour to it, but i love it and your blog has the best photos I have seen. So much hype about people not buying this because it has Mileys name on, but 1 its for HIV/AIDS and 2 shes not that bad, she has done some wild things but so has Madonna and Nicki Minaj and Gaga for that matter and it never hurt their career. I think Miley just feels she was the perfect teen in Hannah Montana and she feels stuck with that hanging over her so she has rebelled against it to show who she is, I am sure she will find a happy medium at some point and just be herself, this kind of behaviour is common to child stars, but i think she is talented and personally she hasnt offended me xx

    • Janet says:

      I just ordered the lipstick and Lipglass!!! I can’t wait!!! I totally agree with your opinion on Miley!!! Kudos to you for stepping out!!! :) She hasn’t offended me either!

  27. Mico says:

    I am TOTALLY feeling this combo. I want (need) this in my life. This combo would look great on a girls’ night out…

  28. Autumn says:

    Did you use a lip liner with these?? If so, what shade/brand? Thanks!!

  29. Ro C. says:

    Am I the only one who this lipstick reminds to Mac Impassioned?

    • Sherley says:

      You aren’t the only one i have impassioned and i received today MAC viva glam miley and when i compare both on my lips and swatch for me looks almost identical

  30. Anne says:

    Hi Nikkie!
    Does it look a lot like YSL Fuchsia Tourbillon? :)

  31. janine says:

    loooooove it!

  32. Prettyyyy! Staat je geweldig!
    Ik heb de lipstick onderweg, kan niet wachten om hem te dragen!

    Liefs Sara

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