MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2: Swatches and Pictures

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass atop MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

What’s the story, morning glory? Happy Thursday to ya. πŸ™‚ You know how much I love MAC Viva Glam, right? I thought that maybe you’d like to check out their latest VG color, MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2, available now in both a Lipstick and Lipglass ($14.50 each).


Unlike last year’s pale pink Viva Glam Gaga shade, the new color’s more of a flesh-toned nude. Check out the swatches below and let me know if you think it’s a go (ooh, call me MC Karen ’cause I just made a rhyme!).

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

Top: MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick; Bottom: MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass atop MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick

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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipstick


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MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

Like all of the Viva Glam products, 100% of the proceeds of the Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass and Lipstick sales go to the MAC AIDS fund, which helps women, children and men living with HIV/AIDS. One tube at a time, millions have been raised since the programÒ€ℒs start in 1994.

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  1. Nicki says:

    I ordered them both yesterday. I can’t wait to get them now!

  2. Citrine says:

    I like it on the poster but it looks like it’s going to wash me out like crazy…
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  3. AnieJ says:

    Perfect nude, I am all over these!
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  4. Appu says:

    The colors look pretty in the tube but, I am sure it’ll make me look like a corpse. Plus, my lips are really pigmented so not for me. I liked the Viva Glam Cyndi and Viva Glam V a lot πŸ™‚
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  5. Casey says:

    Just when I am getting brave enough to wear red lipstick…MAC comes out with another great neutral.

  6. Cassy says:

    I actually think it looks too dark for me. Myth is more of a nude on me, this looks darker. What do you think?
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    • Karen says:

      It’s been a while since I’ve played with Myth… I’ll have to confirm this when I stop by the counter later on today, but I’m pretty sure this is darker. Let me check and get back to you.

  7. Barbara says:

    I just ordered the lipstick and the lipglass. I can’t wait to wear it. I tend to go for a heavy eye and light or nude lip, PERFECT for me! πŸ™‚
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  8. Nina says:

    i ordered the lipstick but not the gloss… πŸ™‚ i cant wait! this might be my perfect nude!

  9. Evelyn says:

    pretty color but like others mentioned … i think its going to make me look dead like Myth …
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  10. karo says:

    not bad… but I have sooooooo many nude lipsticks and lipglasses!
    I love viva glam II – lipstick and viva glam V -lipgloss.
    myth,blankety,high tea,hue,creme D´nude are my MUST HAVE!!! πŸ™‚
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  11. htay716 says:

    Love the Lip Glass!!!!! I’m gonna order now, thanks so much for showing!!!

  12. Thanks for the swatches Karen! What finish is the lipstick? xx

  13. Tiffany says:

    This would look terrible on me… I’ll stick with my viva glam cyndi πŸ™‚

  14. I think I would really struggle to pull the lipstick off on it’s own. I’ll be interested to check these out when they’re released in the UK. I’m always happy to buy Viva Glam products for the donation aspect. I’m sure I’ll talk myself into one or the other. Thanks for the swatches.
    Jane x
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  15. Mmmm says:

    Unluckily colours like that completely DON’T suite me&my quite naturally pale complexion, and I just look like a zombie with a tube of concealer over my lips. πŸ˜‰ I do think it would be a good option for a veeery smoky eye look, since the lipstick/gloss is a very basic colour.

  16. chibu74 says:

    it won’t look good on me, I’ll like a dead πŸ™‚

  17. Shannon says:

    I’m heading to the MAC store tonight for some things. Kind of on the fence with these. Even tho i have upwards of 20 nude shades from multiple brands, i’m always in search of the perfect nude that will call out to me “hello lover!” I think I might try the gloss, I have a few liners in mind to pair it with. I do like viva glam V gloss, but i digress… I will def. try the lipstick just in case.

  18. BeckBeck says:

    I’m in the “nice on the right complexion but not for me” bandwagon here. I’m pretty fair (Bobbi Brown Porcelain, which I hear is NC10-ish?) and I think nudes end up too… monochromatic?… on skintones like mine.

    My favorite Viva Glams are V and VI (not the Fergie one, the permanent one). I have Cyndi too, which is gorgeous, but I have very few bright-lip-worthy occasions to wear that one.

  19. Katrina says:

    I do want to try these. I think I’m pale skinned enough to not look like a corpse when wearing such a neutral shade

    • Melessa says:

      i thought paleness is what causes the zombie-effect? are you saying youre so pale the lipstick might be darker than youre skin?

  20. NeonRocks says:

    The combination looks so great on you! I really hope that this shade suits me, I have pale skin and quite pigmented lips. But I can’t wait to try it when it comes out! πŸ™‚

  21. Amber says:

    They look creepy in the tubes, but I might be able to pull off the gloss!

  22. Sabrina says:

    How do you think this would work for a neutral fair girl (N15/20)? I keep going and back and forth whether or not I should order it.

  23. Trisha says:

    I like the look of that lipstick, but it seemed kind of off on your lips. It didn’t spread out well. Hm…
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  24. mkdallas says:

    I ordered the gloss last night…the lipstick looks so utterly monochromatic (not a tinge of pink or peach to soften it up) that I think I’d look pretty bad wearing it. I’m hoping the lipglass will either look nice on its own or maybe soften up a too-intense lipstick color.

  25. Nikolas says:

    I will definitely be buying the lipstick and the lipglass… I’m such a sucker for nudes… Well I only ever wear nudes hahahaha… Plus I love Gaga and the Viva Glam program<333

  26. armi says:

    <3love, love, love viva glam too! can't wait to get these!!

  27. Stephanie says:

    I like ’em both.
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  28. Shauna says:

    I LOVEloveLOVE the look of both of these! I only wear nude lipsticks and have been waiting for something this to come out πŸ˜€

  29. Shauna says:

    PS:: Karen I think thes look nice on you! A very natural look. –not zombiish πŸ˜‰

  30. Jen says:

    Ordered mine. Can’t wait *cabbage patch*

  31. G says:

    Very pretty – not into too many nudes – I do like Brave New Bronze – How do you think it would look with Chicory as a lip liner?

  32. Alka says:

    I am always up for a good neutral lip but this one would definitely wash out on me. My go to MAC nude lip color is Jubilee and my fave Viva Glam is V of course – it is such a pretty pink and infinitely universal! Thanks as always for posting swatches and pics, this saves me a trip to MAC counter. ;P

  33. Vijaya says:

    I love Viva Glam. I’ll be picking these up tomorrow!
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  34. Jessica says:

    I bought Viva Glam Gaga 2 today and I have to say…it’s a hard nude to wear for those of us with warm undertones. I find the color is not very pretty on it’s own on my complexion. But mixed with a little bit of red lip gloss, it looks really pretty and nice. I actually love the formula and the way it feels on my lips…I wish it was more friendly to those of us with warm undertones though. It actually looks pretty wearable on you, Karen. I like the gloss on you a lot more than I liked it on me! πŸ™‚
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  35. Melessa says:

    i searched viva glam V in google images cause Alka says its so universal and a picture of you comes up on the second page! lol

  36. baby1black says:

    Hey Karen I went today to swatch them at the mac counter and to my surprize there was nobody in the line hurrying to get it, totally not the the same as last week when there were literally lines waiting to get wonder woman. Do u believe that at this mac counter they only had 4 msfs in pink power. I was not the 6th in that line when it was gone. Anyways, today I actually only got the gaga 2 lipglass, I think it would really go nice with my Yash lipstick. The lipstick itself was so white on my nc43-45 skin so i opted not to get it.

  37. Lucie says:

    Sadly looks too yellow toned for my skintone, which is very nuetral. I think I’ll be picking up Creme d’nude instead!

  38. Megan says:

    How do you think this would look on lighter skin (like NC20)? I have light skin and blonde hair. The first Viva Glam Gaga looks awesome on me and I want a nude lipstick, I’m just afraid this one would wash me out. I would love to put my money towards the MAC HIV fund!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Megan,

      I think you could probably pull it off… if it washes you out you could always try doing a slightly darker neutral lip liner first and then pop the lipstick/gloss on top.

  39. It looks best in the promo pictures,I wonder what color lipliner they used in the photo??
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  40. Chris25 says:

    This is the perfect nude combo for you, Karen! I think you could wear it with a smoky eye or a dramatic eye look.
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  41. Stephanie says:

    I ordered both so excited! Can’t wait to get them :0)

  42. Meghan says:

    Oh I love this!!! Nude lips are my favorite!!
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  43. Lorena says:

    I can’t stop thinking that the lip glass looks kinda like concealer in the tube…looks great on you though! But I don’t think it would do well for me. For whatever reason nudes either come up too mauve or too brown on me. I fear this one would be too brown =/.

  44. darcey says:

    I got these today and look amazing paired w/ stripdown liner!

  45. Kim says:

    It’s a nice nude but I would definitely look like your Earl animation if I tried it. Well, not as cute and charming as Earl, but definitely undead. πŸ™‚

  46. katie says:

    I think these will be great for me because my lips are naturally cherry red, so it’ll tone that down a lot.

    I love the gloss on you, but not the lipstick. I think because you’re so naturally bronzed. I’d die for your skin tone, then no constant self-tanner application twice a week!
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  47. Shauna says:

    Got both and am happy to say…”I love em :D” They both look great with my skin tone

  48. MAUI says:

    I’m too brown for this one. It will make me look dead, sadly :/

  49. Ally says:

    I am stuck between getting this or emancipation from the wonder woman colllection. I have the same skin colour as you (are you filipino? if you are, me too!) so which one do you think is better for me for everyday use? I like to keep colours closer to my natural lip colour which is equal to “posh it up” but a bit darker.

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