This year for Christmas MAC is releasing a pouch containing the Viva Glam I lipstick and and lipgloss. As lovely as the original Viva Glam combo is, it's not the most wearable shade for work. For those of you not familiar with the Viva Glam range, all of the profits are going to Aids found that help people that are living with aids.
I have been a fan of the VIVA Glam V lipglass a nice neutral brownish pink since it came out. But I haven't tried yet the lipstick. After the Inglot "fiasco" I decided to cheer myself up and to pick up the lipstick that has been on my wishlist for a while and their face & body foundation (to be reviewed once it's been properly tested).
The lipgloss is described by MAC as a neutral pink, but there is a lot of brown in there. It's a nice color that goes pretty much with everything and it's not too light so it doesn't wash out ladies with fair skin. As you can see this shade as been getting a lot of love. It's also a great shade to make your lips appear a bit bigger. It doesn't contain any glitter.
The lipstick is also described as a neutral pink, but for this one the description is actually accurate. I comes in the luster range and it has a small gold glitter. This shade as been described as flattering on all skin tones. I find that shade easier to pull off than the lipgloss.
This is more sheer than the lipgloss but you can build it up to medium opacity. It also feels quite moisturizing and it wears for about 3 to 4 hours. Because the lipstick is sheer and the lipgloss is pigmented I wouldn't wear both of them on the same time because it's quite pointless. I would just keep the lipstick for day and wear the lipgloss for evening.
With now six Viva glam shades, without counting the limited editions, I'm sure you can find a shade that fits you. And it's for a good cause.