Every year MAC collaborates with a celebrity for their “Viva Glam” series. The celebrity creates products-typically a lipstick and lipglass- to help promote AIDS awareness. The amazing thing about Viva Glam is that 100% of the proceeds go to MAC’s AIDS fund. This fund directly helps men, women and children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. I think it’s the greatest thing in the world! I’ve been buying Viva Glam limited edition products since 2013 and I haven’t missed a collaboration since. MAC also has like 6 Viva Glam lipsticks that are permanent. So you can always contribute to their fund.
This year the spokesperson is Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollet! I couldn’t be more excited about this collaboration. This duo acts as mother and son in the hit show “Empire”. Taraji has played several different roles besides just being Cookie in Empire. “Hidden Figures” was her most recent movie. I honestly haven’t seen Jussie in many productions outside Empire. Nevertheless, he’s still an amazing actor.
MAC describes her matte lipstick shade as a bright fuschia and the lipglass as a rich fuschia with pink pearl. The packaging is a bright pink bullet mimicking the lipstick shade. While the lipglass has a matching bright pink top. Both products have Taraji’s signature embossed on them. I think this shade of pink will look flattering on every skin tone. I use MAC’s lip liner in the shade “Vino” to tone it down but, it totally can be rocked without a lip liner. The lipglass is incredibly pigment and beautiful on it’s own. Together this pair is stunning and looks magical on the lips!
Both the lipstick and lipglass retail for $17.00. You can find Viva Glam products everywhere where MAC Cosmetics is sold. I purchased mines online from Nordstrom. You should definitely stop and buy one of these products or both. Consider it paying it forward because you’re donating to an incredible cause. Comment below if you’ve already snatched these up.
Taraji Viva Glam lipstick + lipglass + Vino liner