When you catch word that your favourite cosmetics company is dropping a lip palette featuring 6 iconic colours you don't own, and every cent goes towards helping those with HIV/AIDS, you know you gotta pre-order it. The launch of the Keepsakes Viva Glamorous Lip Palette ($48) marks the first time MAC Cosmetics have released a palette featuring all 6 of the Viva Glam lipsticks. The shades are gorgeous, ranging from an outspoken matte red to a pearlized plum, and include:
- Viva Glam I Lipstick - Intense brownish blue-red (Matte)
- Viva Glam II Lipstick - Muted pink beige with shimmer (Satin)
- Viva Glam III Lipstick - Muted brownish plum (Matte)
- Viva Glam IV Lipstick - Neutral pink with pearl (Lustre)
- Viva Glam V Lipstick - Midtone rose with gold pearl (Frost)
- Viva Glam VI Lipstick - Terracotta plum with pearl (Lustre)
I had high hopes for this palette and it certainly did not disappoint; the shades are highly pigmented, swatch true to pan (swatched above I to VI), and there is a variety of finishes. I also love that I will no longer be considered the crazy lipstick lady with hoards of lipstick tubes in her purse – clearly this palette solves ALL my issues. But choosing a favourite seems next to impossible. The ferocity of Viva Glam I is everything to me today, but I also get a little woozy when I think about how perfectly girl-next-door Viva Glam V is. I guess that simply goes to show you that there is a lipstick for (nearly) every look and every girl in this palette.
The Viva Glamorous Lip Palette launched in stores Oct 23rd and there are still quantities left online. If you are at all interested in this palette, I highly suggest picking one up ASAP. They won't last long, proceeds go to a great cause, and this palette is seriously iconic. What are you waiting for?