Lately I've really gotten into the trend of the mauve-influenced nude lip and this lipstick just called my name. Viva Glam III is a deep browny plum with a matte finish. I don't find it to be a drying matte though. It feels like an amplified formula on the lips and applies really smoothly with excellent pigmentation.
The wear throughout the day is consistent with other MAC matte lipsticks at around 5-7 hours depending if you eat or drink.
Viva Glam III retails for $16 and all proceeds from the entire Viva Glam line are donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to help those living with HIV and AIDS. So it's beauty with a purpose!
Overall, I am a big fan of this shade and finish. It is a little deeper than the trending mauve-nude but I think it works beautifully as a nude on darker skin and still makes a statement. Plus, a good cause always makes us feel better about all that pretty! :-)
Thanks for reading!
What's you favorite statement nude lipstick?