MAC Viva Glam I Lipstick Review

I can’t believe I am finally reviewing a MAC product! MAC is huge in Malaysia; ask someone who knows makeup to name a high end makeup brand and MAC is perhaps the first brand they suggest.

Today I review the first ever MAC Viva Glam lipstick launched in 1994!

So for you people not in the know, the first ever MAC Viva Glam line was endorsed by Rupaul Andre Charles!!! Look it up darlings! LOOK IT UP!!!!

The outer packaging.

Ingredients list on the side of the box.

The name of the shade.

The iconic bullet shaped lipstick tube.

Isn’t that a beauty???

YASSS!!!!!! I love that red!!!!

Shade name on the bottom of the tube.


Description: This particular line of lipsticks comes in several shades and are always celebrity endorsed. Part of proceeds from sales of these lipsticks go the MAC AIDS Fund. MAC lipsticks come in 3 grams/0.1 oz of product. This particular shade has a matte finish.

Where to buy: MAC counters; counters are available in Penang, Pahang, Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak usually in shopping malls.

Price: MYR 78



Smooth and easy to apply.

Very pigmented!

Very opaque!

VERY long wearing!

VERY comfortable (like you are wearing nothing on the lips).

Does NOT at ALL emphasize fine lines on the lips.

This shade in particular is very complimentary for a wide range of skin tones!

Re-application is perhaps just one swipe and done kind of deal. VERY easy!

Although not particularly moisturising, it doesn’t dry out the lips either.



Not smudge proof or transfer resistant.

Price (which isn’t that bad considering some drugstore lipsticks in Malaysia can cost up to MYR 59 and I have not met MAC’s worthy competitor although there are dupes in terms of shade and finish).




STELLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *applause*

Makeup Dupe #1

There’s a page called Makeup Lingo Dictionary on the side bar (link here) where I list the terms I have used thus far that has a specific meaning in the beauty fraternity. Dupe (from the word duplicate) is the word in question here and a dupe in the beauty world is (copied from my dictionary page), a makeup item that is similar to another but is commonly much cheaper than the item it is being compared to. A complete dupe refers to a cheaper alternative that is so similar that it is interchangeable. A close dupe refers to a cheaper alternative that is very similar and interchangeable but not an exact dupe. Makeup dupes commonly refer to products with likeness in colours, shades, wear-ability, finish, etc., from different brands or different lines within a brand.

I will be ‘duping’ the MAC Viva Glam 1 lipstick.


It is a gorgeous deep red colour.

It is a gorgeous deep red colour.


The dupe I have for this lipstick is one that I have reviewed before (here). It is from the bold matte collection of the Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick line.


They look similar even from the tube don't they?

They look similar even from the tube don’t they?

They both have the same satin matte finish, they feel the same on the lips and they look identical in terms of colour! Any difference in the picture below is due to light and not the colour itself.

Side by side comparison! Can you tell the difference???

Side by side comparison! Can you tell the difference???

1 is the MAC, 2 is the Maybelline.

MAC is MYR 74 , the Maybelline can go down as cheap as MYR 17 if you wait for “buy 1 free 1” promotions.

There will be more of these posts but just not as often as others.

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