On January 31st the second installment of Viva Glam Nicki was launched. I was reminded of the Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga launch where Gaga snagged a second run. Of the Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin collaboration, I can’t say I’m surprised to see Nicki back for another year. Once people realized how fun her original bright yellow based pink outshone the initial skepticism of such a bold colour in the Viva Glam range.
Interestingly enough, the pale lilac shade had a ton of criticism prior to launch which seems to be par for the course when MAC and Nicki Minaj work together. Again, we see a departure from the more traditional Viva Glam shades that are meant to be universally flattering. Due to the finish of the lipstick, I think most people will need to put in an extra bit of work with a liner to make Viva Glam Nicki 2 work. The gloss should be easier though, especially for those that are already using lighter lip gloss.
All that said, it’s perfect timing as people start to transition from the deeper tones of winter into spring pastels.
Nicki Minaj continues her reign as the hip-hop queen of M ·A ·C VIVA GLAM! The Lipstick-loving diva is back to serve up a delectable duo of Lipstick and Lipglass in an all-new shade of pastel lavender pink. Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Limited edition.
Viva Glam Nicki 2 (lipstick): Pastel lavender pink (amplified)
Viva Glam Nicki 2 (lip glass): Pastel lavender pink
Like prior limited Viva Glam collections, the shades will be available regularly for about a year. Usually the initial rush may see the products sold out online or at your local MAC, but they will be restocked and available again.
How do you feel about the new Viva Glam colour? Who would like to see at the next Viva Glam spokesperson?