March 5, 2011

Viva Glam Gaga 2--Swatches and Thoughts



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

8 comments:

  1. i have mixed feelings on the gaga 2 i dont think its looks good alone it reminds me of concealer on the lips..but the way you mixed up looks nice!!

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  2. Looks prettier than I thought it would! I am a sucker for nude lippies but I really thought this was more on the brown side than nude! I may just go and get it now that I've seen it's not! :))

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  3. @funkymacgirl: Yup...it's definitely like a concealer on the lips. I love it mixed though :)

    @Ebru: Hun, make sure you test it out on your own skin before you buy it. It IS kinda yellow, a little brown, and really pale on me.I can only use it mixed with a soft pink lipliner. Give it a try though :)

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  4. Love Balmshell glosses, Yummy Mummy looks so pretty on you!

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  5. I'm always looking for the perfect nude on my nw30 skin. I might have to check this one out.
    Great blog!

    Atia x x x
    http://makeupmonologue.blogspot.com

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  6. I love Gaga but didn't think this color was great for my porcelain skintone. Looks great on you!

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  7. im so interested in this now, like you i felt the first viva glam gaga just clashed with my skintone... im wondering if this will be a better match, but it does look a little brown for my liking... i'll have to go try it out next time i'm at the mall!

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