MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick Makes It Official: Lavender Lipstick Reigns This Spring

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Fergie, the face of MAC Viva Glam VI

Wowza! MAC’s really pushing lavender lipstick this spring.


Prince would be so proud! πŸ™‚

Earlier this year there was the lovely Lavender Whip, a creamy pale violet from the Cremesheen collection.

Then, Fashion Mews Lipstick, a sheer and frosty lavender, purred her way into my heart as part of the MAC Hello Kitty collection.

And now it’s creamy pinkish purple Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick ($14), the latest addition to the Viva Glam line.


MAC Viva Glam

The MAC Viva Glam line of lipsticks and lipglosses has been helping to raise awareness and funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS for years. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Viva Glam products go to the MAC AIDS Fund, a charity supporting men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Awesome, right?

From left to right: Lavender Whip, Fashion Mews, Viva Glam VI Special Edition


Swatches from top to bottom: Lavender Whip, Fashion Mews, Viva Glam VI Special Edition

I’m fully on board the lavender lipstick train this year — *TOOT TOOT* — but what do you think? Too much or just right?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. The MAC Grand Duos Mineralize Blushes are slated to arrive at MAC counters tomorrow. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet, but I’ll withhold judgment until I’ve seen ’em in person.


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  1. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. I like Fashion Mews very much but not LW. I don’t know what I will feel about VG VI until I try it. It looks gorgeous and pink on you! πŸ™‚

  2. Joanne Marie says:

    I saw Lavender whip in person and was a bit scared of the color. I tried out fast friends lipgloss from the HK collection and I fell in love. It looks great over the strayin’ lipstick also from the HK collection. Overall, I like the new trend of the lavender lipsticks.

  3. Hi Karen! I am SO getting that, I love it! πŸ™‚

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  4. Kate says:

    I’m really into violet as it’s my favorite color, but I’m not liking it on the lips. It’s too strange. The Viva Glam color isn’t too wild but I think I’m going to stick with my pinks and reds.

  5. victoria says:

    OMG is viva glam VI lipstick out already? i’ve got to get that. unfortunately i don’t think i could really pull off a lavender lipstick but i’d try to viva glam one. is it a lustre finish?

  6. Marisol says:

    I like the new color. I think Fergie looks great.

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  7. Gloria says:

    Hi Karen,

    I like how they look on you. I might check it out whenever I wonder into Nordies. =P

    Btw, I tried out the bright eyeliner today, and the look was awesome. I used MAC Paint Pot in Perky all over my lid to wake it up, and just lined it with Wet n Wild’s MegaLiner in Turquoise. The look was awesome, and even my MALE supervisor took notice!

    But of course, that would have been way too easy. I got a call from the manager of the department I’m trying to get into. It’s a huge promotion in terms of position (though not pay), so it’s really serious. He asked to meet later in the day, and how can I refuse? Tell him, “Sorry, but I’m wearing bright green eyeliner and I don’t think I should meet with you today.” So I had to remove it and apply some neutral shades on. There’s always tomorrow!

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  8. Michelle says:

    Judging from the swatches I think the VG shade is prettiest but I’d really like to see all three in person. I like when they come out with new shades once in awhile, so keep ’em coming I say πŸ™‚

    P.S. Off topic, I swung by Sephora today during my lunch hour to check out Smashbox’s Muse palette. I was dissapointed, the colors were too sheer and the swatches didn’t last long on my hand at all! I still wanted to buy
    the muse cream liners (love ’em!) but they were sold out πŸ™ I did leave w/a Benefit cream shadow in Samba-dy loves me, can’t wait to use it tomorrow:)

  9. Tami says:

    I own and love both Lavender Whip and Fashion Mews. Both work well with my NC45 complexion. I am waiting for the release of the Sugarsweet Collection next week, so I will have to check this color out along with the Grand Duos on my next trip to MAC.

  10. YJ says:

    I really like the new color! Ugh, I was going to suspend any further shopping activities (my credit card is screaming from overuse…) but I think I’m going to have to make an exception for one more… =)

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  11. Wendy says:

    They look fabulous on you! I bought the Lavender Whip lipstick and love to have the Viva Glam one, I love lavender!

  12. Yarisse says:

    The strange thing is that the new limited edition of mineralized duo blushes are already available here in the Central Europe. I saw them personally last week in a MAC store, which is sooner the in the US I think.

  13. cady says:

    i just love that lipstick on you, it makes your lips look so good and is so complimentary to your skin tone!! i usually do up my eyes and i’ve been exploring more w my lips lately so i might have to give this one a try if i’m not too scared!!

  14. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen!! Was this VG VI SE released last year? I have it and bought it when Fergie was the spokesperson.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Shefali,

    That’s Viva Glam VI, which is a warm plum with pearl. The Special Edition one’s frost with more blue and pink in it.

    Happy Thursday! Are you going to check out Grand Duos (I’m doing a post right now on it, will be up in a few) today?

  16. cloudburst says:

    At first I was dubious – but since then I’ve bought LW & FM and I’m loving the look of Viva Glam VI SE, which seems the most wearable out of the 3.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cloudburst,

      I wasn’t sure about it at first, either. I was sold after I put it on… I can’t wait to pop some gloss on top, or perhaps something with plummy sparkles!

  17. Jenn says:

    Hi Karen
    These lipsticks are so pretty! I’m going to Macy’s tomorrow so I will definitely be checkin out the mac counter. I have to be really careful when I pick out lip colors though. My pale skin, face shape, blah blah… If I’m not careful, I end up looking like a clown. I recently discovered my new favorite beauty channel on youtube. It’s called “all that glitters 21.” Are you familiar with it? If not you should check it out-the girl is always using mac in her tutorials and she’s really good.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenn,

      I haven’t heard of her channel… I’ll check out her stuff! You know I loves me some MAC. πŸ™‚

      I hope that one of these lavender lovelies works for ya. When I’m not sure of a lipstick color, one thing I like to do is to live with it for awhile. I’ll put it on when I’m at the counter, and then walk around and check back on it an hour or two later to see if I still like it. I also like to use pictures. If I take a pic of myself with the lipstick on and I like it afterwards I’ll go for it! Pics usually can make or break a shade for me.

  18. Daya says:

    I’m not sure about the new Viva Glam yet. I passed on Lavender Whip and Fashion Mews. The new lipstick looks great on you!

  19. Glosslizard says:

    I’m all on board with Viva Glam VI! πŸ™‚

  20. Amanda says:

    loving the look of this so far…I think I want it. But do you know what formula it is? no one has posted this yet (that I’ve seen anyway!)

  21. Bj says:

    This looks so fab on you! I must try it, I’m already picturing eye makeup options

  22. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen! I’m actually not checking out Grand Duos. I’ve been really picky lately about products I buy from MAC. Plus, I feel like these would look super frosty on me. And, none of the colors really jump out at me. I’m excited about Style Warriors. That is TOTALLY up my alley πŸ™‚

  23. Anu says:

    Hey Karen!
    I was wondering if you know anything that comes close to Viva Glam VI SE (Fergie edition). I really liked the way it looked on me and I havent been able to find anything close to it.. :-/

  24. Michelr says:

    Lavender lipstick was the. first. color I ever wore in 1966 : Estee Lauder . My grandmother took me shopping in center city Philadelphia at John Wanamaker store presently Lord & Taylor !


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