Rediscovered: MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick

Viva Glam 1 was a lipstick I loved for many years. ‘Distracted’ by other lipsticks, I forgot to buy it again when I finished the tube (yes, I have finished a lipstick!). Recently, I started to become enamored again with retro red lipsticks, and I came across this beauty at the MAC counter. I swatched it, and fell in love all over again.

It is definitely a statement, va-va-va-voom kind of red. It’s matte so you’re lips should be in tip top shape, i.e.  don’t do what I did above. LOL.

The colour is opaque so if you want to tone it down, you could dab it in with a lip brush or your finger. When wearing this colour, I tend to keep it simple with my eye makeup  and add a bit of rosy blush to complement the lipstick colour.

All in all, I’m happy to have this colour back in my wardrobe.

Have you tried Viva Glam 1?


  1. says

    Hey Michelle, oh wow you did the right thing purchasing a new tube! This looks GREAT on your skin tone! I have the gloss version of the shade, and I was surprised how much I like it! I usually avoid anything brownish, but for some reason this shade just works!

    • Michelle says

      Thanks Sunny! Yes, there is definitely brown in this colour and it does remind me a bit of the 1990s. But like you said, somehow this shade just works!

  2. says

    This red looks great on you! I’m not a fan of MAC lipsticks because they’re quite drying on my lips. I like the looks of a few shades, but I know I can’t purchase them… because I might wear it once and then not wear it again. So what I do is, look for similar shades in other brands :-)

    • Michelle says

      Thanks Lily! Smart idea — I’m sure I have dupes of every lipstick I own but somehow I keep on buying. #lipstickaddict 😉

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