MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson


Ever since 2014 when MAC released the Viva Glam Rihanna I have been hooked and purchasing every collaboration since. The Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses are released twice a year, once in the beginning of year like around January and another toward the end of the year like September. The colors have not disappointed me thusfar. With that being said, when I heard that MAC’s spokesperson (each year it changes) for this year was Taraji P. Henson I had to snatch up both the lipstick and lipglass as soon as I could. Not only because that’s my girl, been loving her ever since the Baby Boy days, but also because the purchase of the Viva Glam collab goes to a great cause! 100% of the proceeds when you purchase the lipstick or lipglass goes to help with women, men, and children living and affected by HIV/AIDS. I love shopping for a cause, not only am I getting a great product, but I am also giving to charity. Literally a win-win!

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Pink Wednesday!!

It’s Wednesday!!!

It’s Wednesday and not only that but it’s September!!! Fall is almost here….love it! Okay back to it being….Pink Wednesday! There is a pink out there for everyone, rather it’s a soft pink, a bold pink, or an in-between. No matter what your personality is I believe every girl should own a pink shade, it’s like the sister color to red, gotta have one of those as well! Recently, while taking an inventory of my lip collection I realized I have sooooo many shades and it will probably take a lifetime to use them all, but hey that won’t stop my collection from growing. What can I say? A girl has wants!

I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite pink shades, both lipsticks and lip glosses:

  • Mac Flat Out Fabulous- retro matte, bright plum matte
  • Mac Viva Glam Miley Cyrus- amplified, hot pink
  • Mac Fashion Revival- matte, deep raspberry
  • Mac Red Blazer- bright fuchsia
  • Smashbox Be Legendary in Azalea- bright hibiscus pink

Pink Swatches

L to R: Smashbox Azalea, Mac Red Blazer, Mac Flat Out Fabulous, Mac Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, Mac Fashion Revival

Of all the colors, I probably wear Fashion Revival the most because I love dark colors, but all of these are absolutely beautiful. Not to mention that some are permanent and still be grabbed. Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, Fashion Revival, and Red Blazer are all limited editions. in case you didn’t know with Viva Glam Miley, every cent paid goes to help families living with AIDS/HIV. Give back to others and attain a great lipstick in the process! It’s a win-win!

On days when I’m in a rush and just want a tinted lip, my go to gloss is Azalea. It’s very moisturizing which is always appreciated and packs enough color to where if it starts to fade i don’t have to worry about unevenness. Red Blazer provides that same experience for me, only the color is more opaque.

Wearing a shade of pink does something to me internally. When I’m walking out the door to begin my day, I feel like a real life barbie, no plastic included! On Wednesdays, we wear pink rather it’s eye shadow, clothing, lip gloss, shoes. Mean Girls helped introduce us to it, no shame in that!

Whatever you do, whatever you wear just make sure you feel absolutely FABULOUS afterwards!