Since last Spring or maybe the spring before that I had fallen in love with lavender lip products. Although they may not be the most typical and wearable of lip products, the novelty of a purple lipstick just teases me. So when MAC released their second Viva Glam lipstick with Nicki Minaj in February, I was excited to see that it was pastey lilac. The first Nicki Viva Glam was a bright coral pink colour, which to me was something I could achieve by mixing a few colours. But lilac is unique.
Lately I've been seeing many purple, or at least purple-toned lip products and I have read that purple is a hot colour for Spring. Revlon also makes a lilac shade for their lip butters as well as the balm stains and previously had a Super Lustrous lipgloss in a very cute lavender.
According to the swatches that I've seen of Nicki 2, as well as the MAC product description, this is an opaque amplified finish lipstick, meaning the it is loaded with pigment. I appreciate this because there have been times where I see lilac lipsticks and there is hardly any pigment to them. However as it would be obvious, this colour is not for every skintone. Definitely not darker ones, unless you make some changes or you are extremely bold. I like how blogger Cheryl from Makeup by Cheryl H warms up the cool tone of this pastey lilac lippy by using a deeper lip pencil. Also for us darker in complexion, Ayesha from Simple Beauty Blog, show some great options to make this a more wearable colour.
Would you try the trend of lavender lips? Have you already bought Viva Glam Nicki 2?
Disclaimer: Images are not my own.