Do you go gaga for Gaga? Or are you crazy for Cyndi? Maybe it'y my age, or maybe I just can't pull off the light blue toned pink. Anyway, my loyalties lie firmly with Cyndi. After all, I am a child of the 80's!
In 1994, MAC launched the M.A.C Aids fund and the Viva Glam Program. Limited Edition lip colours were introduced on MAC counter's for a maximum of 12 months, with all RRP from the sale of each lipstick/lip glass going towards helping men, women and children who are dealing with AIDS/HIV around the world.
Viva Glam Cyndi was launched in Spring 2010, alongside Viva Glam Gaga. They retail for £13.50 in the UK, which is a total bargain when you know where the money is headed for. To be honest, they have never really been on my radar until recently, when I have begun wearing lipstick more frequently. I'm usually attracted to gloss. I like how it looks and feels on the lips. But, after swatching Viva Glam Cyndi on a recent trip to MAC, I was surprised at the the glossy finish. I guess that's because it's a lustre.
So here it is. Up close and personal in the bullet and on my lips. Apologies for the slightly blurry picture!
At first the colour was a little frightening to me. I don't usually go for bold colours on the lips. But I quickly realised that this would be a really wearable shade for me. It's bright, without being too much. It's a red, but is somewhat toned down with the inclusion of coral, making this a sort of 'my lips but better' shade, well, for me anyway. I've been wearing it most days to work and have found it really to be a really easy shade to pull off. It's certainly low maintenance (which you know is a must for me!) and polished. Perfect!
I guess as it is almost Spring 2011, that the reign of Viva Glam Cyndi and Gaga will be drawing to a close. So I know that I am going to have to bag a few of these as back-up's. I not only love the product. But fully support MAC and their fund-raising effort for such a worthwhile cause. I'll certainly be adding a few more Viva Glam's to my collection. Namely, II, IV and VI! I don't feel bad though. I'm just doing my bit for a great charity.
Any Viva Glam recommendations for me?