The Lipstick That Makes Me Wish It Was Autumn

Ariana Grande Mac Viva Glam  Lipstick and Lipglass
I know it's still Summer but Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year and as far as beauty trends go for the time of year I live for purple/berry lips. During Summer I've basically not allowed myself to wear any purple shades, yes I'm literally not letting myself wear the colour but for good reason. My go to lip is a berry or purple shade so not allowing myself to wear the Autumn staple this Summer has allowed me.. well more so made me wear different colours, resulting in me finding out my love for brown lips especially the Kylie Lipkit in Dolce K.

Ariana Grande Mac Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass
When Mac announced that Ariana Grande was going to be their next Viva Glam collaboration I was so excited because I love Ariana, she's one of my absolute favourite singers and I knew she'd bring out a gorgeous shade and boy was I right. Now I will admit I'm slightly in two minds with Mac lip products right now but we'll get into that in a little bit. 

Ariana released a gorgeous dark plum purple lipstick that looks almost black when you look at the lipstick but when applied you can see the purple shade at its true colour. Along with the lipstick she released a pinky nude gloss with irridesent specks of glitter but nothing too crazy. She also announced that she'll be releasing another shade of lipstick and lipgloss in September and you can bet I'll be adding it right into my basket!
Ariana Grande Mac Viva Glam Purple Lipstick Autumnal Lipstick
 Starting with the lipstick which is honestly the deepest purple shade I own and I'm bloomin obsessed with it. However because it's so dark it's an absolute nightmare to apply because you can see every mistake. You definitely need a lipliner with this, I don't actually have one as dark as this but I just use a berry shade one and once the lipstick is applied you don't notice it anyway. When I bought this I wasn't thinking of the finish, I had bought the Miley Cyrus viva glam prior this and the lipstick is so buttery I love it. However this is a matte finish and while better for longer wearing I absolutely cannot stand Mac's matte lipsticks (funny coming from the girl who owns 4/5 matte Mac lipsticks). I find they leave my lips feeling so sore and just beyond dry. I've tried putting lip balms on before applying them and while it does help a little after awhile my lips just feel sore again. Do you see my dilemma? The strange thing is I can wear matte lipsticks without them hurting from different brands but when it comes to Mac's my lips just suffer. But because this shade is so gorgeous I'm just going to stick out the pain because it's way too gorgeous to not ever wear! Ariana Grande Mac Viva Glam Pink Nude Lipglass
Onto the lipglass, I won't lie I wasn't completely blown away by this colour as it's not something I'd usually wear but I got it just because it was the gloss brought out with the lipstick. The reason they're both extremely different in colours was because the whole thing around this was good girl, bad girl hence the bold colour and the light gloss. The gloss when applied is very light with almost no colour payoff at all with tiny little iridescent specks of glitter, but nothing too chunky that you can feel. 
Another confession, I hate Mac's lip glasses. For a company so big and global I think they could seriously make much better glosses, these are just way too sticky and tacky for my liking. Like I've honestly found glosses for less than a fiver that aren't as sticky as these and have better colour payoffs. I know, I know, Jordan if you don't like them why did you buy it, but like I said just because it was released with the lipstick I decided to pick it up and because it was Ariana Grande's name on it.
Mac Ariana Grande Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass Swatches
Now that I'm thinking about it I'm not quite sure if this is a negative or positive review, or if it's even a review at all. Although I just know that the lipstick will be my go to this Autumn I just wish their matte shades didn't hurt my lips so much and leave them feeling sore. Along with that I wish they wouldn't make their lipglasses formula so sticky, for such a huge name brand I would just think they'd be well a lot less sticky. 

The Ariana Grande Viva Glam lipstick will set you back €20.00 and the lipglass €19.00 with all the money going towards the Mac Viva Glam fund. 

What do you think of Macs matte lipsticks and lipglasses formula?

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  1. Wow! That lipstick is really beautiful x

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    1. I already know it's going to be my Autumn staple :') x

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