MAC Viva Glam? Yes Ma’am! A Hump Day Face of the Day Using the Too Faced Sugar & Spice Palette, the NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette and MAC Viva Glam

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), MAC Makeup, NARS, Too Faced

Too Faced Sugar and Spice Palette on my eyes and MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass on my lips

OK, so I’m enjoying an Amy’s Mexican Casserole Bowl and watching Gilmore Girls last night when I kindasorta FREAKED THE EFF OUT. One of the main characters in the show, Lorelei Gilmore (the mom half of the Gilmore duo), was getting her best friend Sookie ready for a date, doing her hair, putting on her makeup — all of that good stuff a beauty BFF does for her gal pals. Anywho, when she’s ready to apply Sookie’s lipstick, she calls out to her daughter Rory (the other half of the Gilmore Girls) downstairs to bring up “Viva Glam.” Yes! THE Viva Glam. She doesn’t say the word “MAC,” but when she holds the lipstick up to Sookie’s lips, you can clearly see the tube, and it’s definitely MAC.


Witty banter? Endless cups of coffee? MAC makeup references? This just might be the best show ever. 🙂

I still had Viva Glam on my mind this morning when I was getting ready, so I took out my favorite version, Viva Glam V Lipglass, and paired it with a cool-toned smokey brown and peach eye using the new Too Faced Sugar & Spice Palette ($39, available now), and the new NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette.

Too Faced Sugar & Spice Palette

Too Faced Sugar & Spice Palette

Also, just for fun, and to see how the eyes would look with a more dramatic lip, I swapped out Viva Glam V with the new Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipstick and Lipglass…

Wow! I actually really like the bolder lip combo.

Incidentally, the first time I wore the Rihanna 2 lippies separately, I felt they looked a little too stark on me. Then I tried them together and came around. Now I’m lovin’ that deep, sparkling pinkish mauve.

Too Faced Sugar & Spice Palette on my eyes and MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Lipstick and Lipglass

As for my cheeks, I’m wearing the new NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette ($65, from the new holiday collection). It comes with three blushes (Sex Fantasy, Deep Throat and Final Cut), a highlighter (Miss liberty) and a bronzer (good ol’ Laguna), available exclusively at Sephora starting November 1.

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette, $65, available starting November 1 exclusively at Sephora

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette Swatches

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette Swatches from the left: Miss Liberty, Deep Throat, Sex Fantasy, Final Cut and Laguna

Here’s a better breakdown of my look…


  • MAC Paints in Sublime Nature — base
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow in Coconut Cream from the Sugar & Spice Palette — all over lid
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow in Biscotti from the Sugar & Spice Palette — outer lid, inner lid and crease
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow in Chocolate Cake from the Sugar & Spice Palette — crease and lower lash line
  • Hourglass Film Noir Kohl in Eclipse — upper water line and lower lash line
  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone — inner corner
  • MAC Choragraphic Pencil in NW25/C30 — water line
  • Topshop Doe Eyed Lashes Mascara — upper and lower lashes


  • Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Espresso
  • Anastasia Clear Brow Gel


  • Dolce & Gabbana Aurealux Cream
  • Dolce & Gabbana Aurealux Eye Gel
  • Smashbox Pore Minimizing Photofinish Primer
  • Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Beach Glow
  • Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Tan
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye in Tan
  • YSL Touche Eclat in 4.5


  • NARS Laguna Bronzer from the new Virtual Domination Cheek Palette — contour
  • NARS Blush in Deep Throat mixed with Blush in Final Cut from the Virtual Domination Palette — blush
  • NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Miss Liberty — upper cheekbones
  • BECCA Shimmering SKin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone — bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow


  • MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V
  • MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (bottom look)
  • MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (bottom look)


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    Such a pretty look, the eyes are my favorite part so thanks for the breakdown of all the products!

    So did you pick up It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye? How do you like it?
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  2. denise says:

    I bought this TF palette just a few days ago, and just today I was searching for an eye makeup tutorial using this palette. I love how this looks on you, so I will definitely try it out! And I was also waiting for you to swatch the NARS blush palette as well, will be buying it as soon as is available 😉

  3. Chelsea says:

    Love this whole look!

  4. CKG says:

    Oh! I thought Laguna would look like mud, not like gold. Uh-oh.

  5. Divya says:

    Ah I know the feeling! I am so thrilled when I spot a familiar makeup item or reference in a movie or TV Show!! 😀 Love that dark lip on you wow!!
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  6. kwmechelle says:

    I’m digging it, both lip looks. I think the second look is more creative/artistic and is completely innovative. I LOVE unconventional looks that are bold and daring. And I think you work it well. I just spotted that TF palette during my Sephora run. Definitely collecting ideas on what to get for the holidays. 🙂

  7. Brandee says:

    You look great! How does the it cosmetics bye bye undereye concealer compare to your beloved prolongwear?

  8. Your skin looks so radiant and flawless here, beautiful. This is really a great look for you.
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  9. Erin says:

    I love that they only put in one “required” shade but for me I’d have been happier with Orgasm over Laguna.
    Erin recently posted … RGMV Central Coast 2011 Review

  10. Polarbelle says:

    I LOVE the Too Faced palettes because they just look different than anything else. The shadows kind of glow.

    Am I reading right….that this fabulous glow I’m trying to discover is simply Too Faced BB creme, Too Faced cocoa foundation and Nars Miss Liberty? Dear Lord, please help me find my Miss Liberty and please please let my light shine like Karen’s. Thank you Jesus, Amen and Amen!!!

    How much of the glow do you think is due to the foundation combo? (Just between us)
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  11. Hilary O says:

    Just started watching GG? I can in fact confirm that it IS the best show ever! (Pretty much all my female friends love it as much as I do) I remember that episode too… who could forget Rune?

    I like both palettes! Particularly the TF one. Love the look on you. The Nars one is pretty too – I’d be tempted if I hadn’t had bad reactions to Orgasm and Laguna in the past… a bit wary of trying their blushes or bronzers again 🙁

  12. sophie says:

    Speaking of TV references. I had that same kind of freak out when watching an episode of Friends, The One With Chandler and Monica’s Wedding, that the character Monica pulls out a NARS palette to do her makeup!

  13. Isabel says:

    I appreciate how you listed everything you used. You have a real talent of putting together colors to make it a cohesive look- I struggle with that so much! I was also wondering if you have a found a powder foundation comparable to MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. I used to love it but my dermatologist told me I couldn’t handle the bismuth oxychloride in it.

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