As most of you know, Lady Gaga and MAC recently released Viva Glam Gaga 2. It's been quite popular...I've seen it on a ton of blogs. So, last time I went to MAC, I thought I'd pick it up and I'm so glad I did. I actually never purchased the first Viva Glam Gaga; it was too much of a milky pink for my taste. I did pick up Viva Glam Cyndi though and it's still one of my favorite lipsticks.
As for Viva Glam Gaga 2, when I tried to wear it on its own (without lipliner and/or gloss) it looked a bit too dry, too yellow and a little brown, way too light, and very concealer-ish. However I do love it pair with a soft pink lipliner (like my favorite Ulta brand Flesh lipliner). It adds a hint of pink to it that makes it into the perfect nude for me. I don't mind wearing it without a gloss as it gives it a very blanked out appearance without being completely blank, if that even makes sense. When I do wear gloss over it my favorite is Balmshell's Yummy Mummy (still my favorite gloss EVER).
You can also see me wearing it HERE in my Hot Pink and Orange Smokey Eye look :)
And now...swatches! Well packaging...then swatches~
With Ulta brand lipliner in Flesh, no gloss
With Ulta brand lipliner in Flesh, Yummy Mummy gloss