MAC Viva Glam V: An Unsung Makeup Hero

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Unsung Heroes

mac viva glam V

Have I got a thing for bright lipsticks, HELLO! But sometimes I don’t want the hassle they can bring. Sometimes I just want something easy and effortless on my lips — something like the perfect pink.


That’s where today’s entrant in the MAC Unsung Heroes series shines. She’s MAC Viva Glam V lipstick ($14), and she happens to be one of the most wearable neutral pink lippies I’ve ever met.

Shimmery like a pearl and with a shiny finish, the color’s one Goldilocks (of Three Bears fame) would love, because it’s not too cool or too warm. It’s one of those products that seems to be juuuust right for almost everyone.

mac viva glam V

mac viva glam V


And it doesn’t just look good on the lips; it feels good, too — rather, it makes me feel good to wear. 🙂 Since its introduction (Viva Glam V came out in 2004), the proceeds from its sale and those of MAC’s other Viva Glam lipsticks have gone to support men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Millions have been raised since the program’s start in 1994, much of it one tube at a time.

The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection…

OH! I almost forgot to mention one of my primo favorito ways to wear VG5 — layered beneath another MAC Unsung Hero, MAC Nymphette Lipglass. I love the two of them together…

As part of MAC’s permanent collection, MAC Viva Glam 5 lives on MAC counters, in stores and at 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Hazel says:

    UGH, LOVE IT! i think i’m gonna get this now and it’ll be the second product that i own from mac 🙂

  2. Fatema says:

    It looks gorgeous on u!!! I wish I could use mac lip products…..they r not vegan safe :((

  3. Marmar says:

    GORG. I’m always looking for lovely neutral colours with that special WHAM factor. Fresh faced vixen!
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… Ride the beachy boho wave =-.

  4. Amber says:

    Ooh, I have that and I love it. It’s one of the first lipsticks my neutral-loving self has felt really comfortable in. And I too have found Nymphette to be a perfect complement!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Six- and eight-legged farm friends =-.

  5. Rae says:

    Holy heck, she looks gorgeous on you! I’ve been meaning to go pick out a Viva Glam for ages, but just haven’t gotten around to it. I can definitely see how V would pair gorgeously with Nymphette!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Eat less: brilliant idea, guys. =-.

  6. Lindsay says:

    Wow that lippie is super pretty on you!
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… FOTD MAC To the Beach Look =-.

  7. hahaha I love your Goldilocks analogy. mmm yea, I could see this going well with Nymphette
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… More Cool Makeup From Ellis Faas =-.

  8. Agnes says:

    She looks so good on you!! I dont own a lot of mac products, but i think i NEED to pick up this and nymphette next time i go shopping! thanks 😀
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Annabelle Pigments – Karma & Azure + Giveaway comment =-.

  9. gio says:

    That shade is so pretty on you!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Sunday Beauty Reads, 06/06/10 =-.

  10. Rita L. says:

    Heheh, perfect post for me – just ordered VGV a week ago, and still waiting for it in the mail. Read a lot of awesome reviews on this product. 😀
    .-= Rita L.’s last blog post… I’ve been tagged +++ =-.

  11. knownever says:

    Hmm…summer weather just ruined my favorite lipstick so maybe I’ll check this one out as a replacement…
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… War Paint =-.

  12. Emily Perrine says:

    I’ve been told by MAC associates that this is their #1 selling lipstick shade worldwide! I’ve always been meaning to try it..

  13. pia says:

    This lipstick look definitely is smashing to the nth level when paired with VGV lipgloss.
    .-= pia’s last blog post… Somekind of Safety Blanket =-.

  14. Katrina says:

    Ooou…this color is very pretty! I might have to pick it up!

  15. Arianne says:

    So pretty on you! I need it! 😛
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… A Brow Story, featuring Benefit Brow Zings. =-.

  16. marisol says:

    Such a pretty shade! I have it and it’s probably one of my faves from all the MAC lippies I own.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Abandonment issues =-.

  17. Amy says:

    Ahh I JUST bought Viva Glam V lipglass on Friday! I tried on the lipstick but it looked just like my natural lip color, so the MA thought the lipglass would be more noticeable. She was right- I have it on right now, too! I also bought Prrrr, but I think I like V better.

    I meant to try on Nymphette bc you have mentioned it on your blog, but totally forgot. Maybe next time…

  18. Nina says:

    I love it! I have VI and its so pretty … V is pretty too! 🙂

  19. chibu74 says:

    wow, this is such a pretty shade….will surely get this

  20. amy says:

    That is a very gorgeous pinky colour. I have Viva Glam VI Fergie edition but now I want this one too.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A “Secret” Sale at Pacifica Perfumes for Bella Koola Readers =-.

  21. tgz says:

    Looks really great! Reminds me of Rimmel Airy Fairy, but this one is shinier and somewhat more neutral! 🙂

  22. Anna says:

    Looking beautiful as always, dear =) Great review!

  23. Deb says:

    I bought this lipstick yesterday and I love it! Most of my lipsticks are so bold, and I was in dire need of a pretty neutral pink. I love that I can wear it at work (because let’s face it, Russian Red is a little too intense for a labcoat and khakis) and get the sparkle without so much drama.
    .-= Deb’s last blog post… Starburst Sour/Sweet =-.

  24. Jackie says:

    LOVE Viva Glam V. One of my absolute favorite lipsticks. It’s so versatile!
    .-= Jackie’s last blog post… A Liquid Highlighter Comparison =-.

  25. Latoya says:

    How would this lipstick look on a fair gal like me??? It’s so pretty!!!

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