You may remember me previously raving about the MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick back in February.
Today, I bring you a MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass review!
Bought both Gaga 2 lip products at the same time and since then have been alternating between them.
The beauty of the lip gloss is that it makes your pout feel good, and it adds shine for that va-va-voom dimension. I was thrilled that the MAC lipglass was very much like the Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick I loved – it’s an easy-to-wear peachy nude lip gloss that doesn’t leave me looking like the Corpse Bride.
And, although most people already know, I still have to say it – all the proceeds from the sales of this product go to the MAC AIDS Fund that helps women, men, and children who are living with AIDS and HIV. So not only are you getting a wonderful new lip color, but you’re also supporting a very good cause.
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass Pictures
Check out my MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick swatches & review here! Do you prefer the Gaga 2 lip gloss or lipstick?
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass Swatches
- √ Pale milky beige
- Name: MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass
- MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lip Products Available: Lipstick & Lipglass
- Amount: 4.8 g (0.17 US Oz.)
- What I Paid: $17.50 CAD
- Where to Buy: MAC US website, MAC Canadian website, MAC stores & MAC counters
MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass Review
Lip glosses are my favorites because you can wear them solo or use them over a lipstick to transform the color and to add depth and hydration.
This MAC Gaga 2 lipgloss is the perfect neutral shade – it’s not dead. There’s some peachiness to it that keeps your pout from looking washed out (if you have a similar skin tone as I do – NC20).
Also, there are small shimmer particles that bring life to your lips, but they’re not obnoxious or very noticeable – it’s very subtle and work-appropriate. No disco-ball Superglass lips here!
I find it very easy to wear, and I was pleased that it’s very pigmented. When I slick this on, the color shows up nicely on my lips.
The formula is of a medium consistency – not watery and not thick or goopy. It’s also not sticky (like MAC Dazzleglasses are).
Lots of people I know prefer brushes instead of doe-foot or sponge applicators, but I prefer the latter.
The MAC Gaga II Lipglass has a doe-foot applicator that gives me the right amount of product and greater control. But, yes, this type of applicator does soak up product. That’s something I can deal with.
I got about 2 hours of wear without eating or drinking before I felt the need to reapply. The shine started to fade at the 1-hour mark, but I wore it for another hour because the color was still there.
The MAC Lady Gaga 2 lipgloss smells just like any other MAC lip product – vanilla cake batter! It’s such a delicious (and soft) scent that makes me look forward to reapplying this.
Price & Accessibility
Unfortunately, everything from MAC costs significantly more than drugstore makeup, which turns off a lot of shoppers. Sure, it’s not high-end like Givenchy or Chanel, but to me, I consider MAC to be quite a splurge and not a brand that I can indulge in too often lest I make my piggy bank squeal.
Another important thing to note is that the MAC Lady Gaga 2 Lipglass is limited-edition. You’ll be able to find these readily for a while, but if you’re really lemming this color, go get it before it sells out and isn’t restocked.
MAC AIDS Fund
When you buy this lip gloss or the MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick, the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund, which helps those who are dealing with AIDS and HIV.
Lady Gaga Collectible Packaging
If you’re a makeup collector or a fan of Lady Gaga, you’ll really appreciate the extra mile MAC’s design team took to come out with the special packaging.
Lady Gaga’s signature and a star are emblazoned across the MAC cardboard box in a bright metallic red. And the same is done on the actual tube.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you loved the Gaga 2 lipstick but are more of a lip-gloss lover, you’ll really want to get hold of this. It’s the perfect medium between a gloss and a lipstick – shiny finish and good pigmentation.
What’s your favorite nude lipstick/lip gloss? Do you think that MAC products are overpriced? How much would you pay for a lip product you absolutely love and wear every single day?
Check out my other MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 review: