Lavender may be a friend to the nose, but how about the lips? We slicked on the new MAC Viva Glam shade by Nicki Minaj and took it for a hoppin’ test run. The shade, bluntly titled ‘Nicki 2’, is an ultra-pastel pinkish-purple — a signature lip color for the sartorially extreme singer who favors bright makeup colors and super kawaii fashions. It may feel soft, but this lip color is not for the faint of heart.
Nicki 2 is creamy and opaque, with a cool undertone. The shade glides on evenly, producing an intense pastel purple that has us dreaming of spring. Because of the lightness of the shade, the color can appear a bit chalky on its own – but this is remedied by the introduction of the new Nicki 2 Lipglass.
Applied alone, the milky Lipglass produces a gorgeous lilac glaze effect for a more subtle approach to purple lips. However, layering it over its lipstick counterpart creates a flawlessly finished pastel pout fit for a pop star. Like all MAC Viva Glam products, every cent of the selling price will go toward helping people living with or who are affected by HIV/AIDS. The shade is limited edition so get your hands on this charitable lippy before it disappears!