MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick review and Swatch


MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM! Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make noise as this iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson. The global pop phenomenon kicks off her VIVA GLAM with two surefire hits: a super-sexy hot pink Lipstick and matching Lipglass with sparkling pearl shimmer. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

MAC viva glam miley-cyrus

The MAC viva glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick/Lipglass is launched in India in March. It is the latest collection of Viva Glam and this time in collaboration with Miley Cyrus. Few weeks ago I visited MAC in TGIP Noida to check this shade as I was intimidated by so much of hype created by media and bloggers regarding this new launch. Honestly I was not very excited when I tried it on my lips, firstly i found it too Neonish and secondly I found the coverage poor when I tried it on my upper lip which is slightly pigmented, I stopped then and there, wiped the lip and walked away.  Disappointed and heartbroken I left fuming and cursing the hype surrounding it. Few days later I saw a fellow blogger wearing this shade and nailing it totally and it got me thinking that May be I should give it a second chance. So this weekend again I went to the store with Mr. Husband and tried it on and surprisingly I liked it. I swiped it multiple times to build the color and saw that it covered my pigmented lip evenly and largely. Yes the Neon thing was still there but I noticed that it brightens my face unlike other neons. Mr. Husband is my biggest critic and gives his opinion openly and honestly , and he too liked the shade. So I took this beauty home and that is how I got my first Viva Glam lipstick. Enough of the story telling 🙂 let’s jump to the review now:

Packaging: It has limited edition packaging featuring Miley’s signature.

MAC viva glam-cover

MAC viva glam-miley-cyrus

Color: The color is bright pink with slight hint of Neon. It is a perfect color for summers and gives a nice glow to the face. If you love pink shades and have not tried Girl About Town and Impassioned by MAC yet then you should try this shade, it is a very pretty and vibrant pink. However it is not a very unique shade, you can find many dupes of it. I will do a separate post on that later.

Texture/Formula: The texture of the MAC Viva glam Miley Cyrus is very creamy and buttery. It doesn’t settles into lip lines but highlights any dryness on the lips.


MAC viva glam miley cyrus cover

Application: Lipstick glides smoothly on the lips due to its buttery texture.  I would suggest to prep and moisturize your lips beforehand so as to get hydrated and soft lips through out the wear time.

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is okay, the color has medium to buildable coverage. One swipe doesn’t cover the pigmented lips and you need multiple swipes to build the color. But the best part is that multiple swipes doesn’t make the lips look cakey or layered.

viva glam miley cyrus lipstick swatch
(Above is in normal light)

(Above is in flash light)

Longevity: It stayed on me for good 6-7 hours, it fades from the corners and middle of the lips during heavy meal and requires touch-up.

Staining: It stains the lips heavily, not sure why all the pink MAC lipsticks stains the lips 🙁

My Verdict: Overall i loved it, the color and texture is drool worthy. I am enjoying wearing it and loves the glow it gives on the face. However there is nothing unique about this lipstick, you can find many dupes of it.

Rating: 4/5


MAC viva glam miley cyrus lipstick



  1. Very pretty bright pink color
  2. Nice Packaging with Miley’s Signature.
  3. Creamy and buttery texture.
  4. Glides easily on lips.
  5. Buildable color coverage.
  6. Long Wearing.


  1. Easily Dupable.
  2. May not go well with dark skinned beauties due to its neon undertones.
  3.  Stains the lips heavily.


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