I recently picked up MAC’s lipstick in Viva Glam I. Two words, sex pot!
This red is not just any red. It has a deep, dark layer to it. It’s rich but cool toned (yay for Irish skintones!).
Even red lipstick lovers I know are a little intimidated by this one. Some swatches online make it appear lighter and more true red than it really is. It’s dark and bold.
For me, I need guts to wear it. But given the right mood, and the right lingerie under your clothing, it works. I best explain that statment – on an average evening where you are wearing an average dress and you’re feeling, well, pretty average, I sometimes like to add fancy underwear, just for myself. No one else need know but I feel much better about myself. On these rare occasions a lipstick like Viva Glam I is expected! :)
I always use a liner with this lipstick, usually a plummy red. As it’s a matte shade it also benefits from a little dab of clear gloss on the pouty part of the lower lip.
Here is a little swatch of Viva Glam I. It is quite true to life but on my skintone the plumieness reigns.
My skin is in the middle of a breakout so I’ll be back later this week with a Face of the Day post whilst wearing this. Ok, well maybe a Face of the Evening would be more appropriate.
Would you wear a shade this bold?