Monday, 19 December 2016

The Perfect Festive Lip | MAC Brick Lip Liner & Viva Glam I Lipstick Review

MAC Brick Liner & Viva Glam I Lipstick Review

If you know me you will know already that I am absolutely obsessed with MAC lip products. Whilst there are many other brands I love I think MAC will always be my favourite. The most recent editions to join my MAC collection is this lip liner in ‘Brick’ and the ‘Viva Glam I’ lipstick. Brick has been on my wishlist for a while and I decided to purchase it a few weeks ago in time for the festive season. I also purchased a lipstick to go with it and the Viva Glam I matches perfectly. There is nothing I love more than a red lip during the Autumn/Winter months, especially at Christmas and this combination is just gorgeous.

MAC Brick Liner & Viva Glam I Lipstick Review


Brick is exactly as the name suggests - a warm toned brick red shade. It’s a more subtle red rather than a really bright red shade which is exactly what I was looking for. I have a few MAC lip liners and one of the reasons I love them so much is because they apply so easily without drying the lips as they have a soft, creamy texture. It is so pigmented and only needs one full layer to get the beautiful shade.

I always wear a lip liner under lipstick as they really increase the staying power, MAC liners are extremely good at this and they really do make the colour last for ages on the lips. A lip liner for me is essential when wearing any kind of bold shade like red because as well in increasing staying power they also stop the lipstick from bleeding.

Brick really is a perfect red lip liner which would go perfectly underneath most red lipsticks – I’m so glad I have added this to my collection.

MAC Brick Liner & Viva Glam I Lipstick Review

Viva Glam I

I wasn’t planning on purchasing the Viva Glam I when I was in MAC, but when I spotted this shade and swatched it next to Brick I fell in love. It is a deep red, matte lipstick with a cool brown undertone. It is different to any other red lipsticks I have as they are all very bright but this is darker and deeper and I absolutely love it.

Matte lipsticks are my favourite formula as they are so pigmented and long lasting and this is no different. One layer of this and you have a beautiful colour on the lips. I haven’t tried it without the liner underneath so I can’t comment on that, however with the Brick liner underneath it is so long lasting and stays put for hours!

Another thing I love about the MAC matte lipsticks is that they are still creamy and not drying at all, as many matte lip products can be.

If you are looking for a more subtle red rather than an in your face bright shade then I definitely recommend Viva Glam I.

MAC Brick Liner & Viva Glam I Lipstick Swatches
Right - Brick and Left - Viva Glam I

I absolutely love this lip combination, I have already worn it at two Christmas parties and loved it – I’ll definitely be wearing it on Christmas day as well.

Wearing Brick liner and Viva Glam I liptstick together

Have you tried either of these? What’s your favourite festive lip?

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