MAC Viva Glam NICKI Lipstick Swatches, Review and Comparisons - Ricky & Nicki for MAC Viva Glam 2012

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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:

(L-R: Watch Me Simmer, VG Nicki, Flamingo, Ever Hip)


(L-R: Watch Me Simmer, VG Nicki, Flamingo, Ever Hip)


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

Check out the Official Press Release for more information. To see pictures of the official launch, click here (pic heavy!).