MAC has done it again and released a dual collaboration featuring Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin for the Viva Glam Campaign! Joining the ranks of such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga again, and Cyndi Lauper (to name a few), Ricky and Nicki will feature both a bright pink lipstick and a clear Lip Conditioner.
Nicki (bright yellow pink, satin) is very Nicki Minaj. It’s bright, loud, vibrant, and pink… and makes a statement. This shade is (thankfully) nothing like Pink Friday, which makes it more wearable for me (I can’t pull that lilac base well at ALL). Nicki is rather warm toned, but I think some cool toned ladies could work it too, especially with the right liner. The girl at the MAC counter recommended playing with a few liners under this shade to find how it will work best for you.
It is a bit drying (though not TOO bad, you could deal with it) so it will pair up nicely with the Ricky Lip Conditioner. I also like to tone it down a bit (personal preference) by using Subculture Lip Pencil and just dabbing Nicki on lightly over top.
I did a few comparison swatches to Nicki, though none are dupes sometimes when a lipstick is side by side to another it’s easier to imagine how the shade will look if you can’t check it out in person:
MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick retails for $14.50. 100% of the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund. You can purchase this at your local MAC counter (try Nordstrom) or store, as well as online at maccosmetics.com.