I'm super upset that it's taken me sooo long to write up a post on the most amazing things that I bought during the Christmas period. I'd like to take this moment and introduce you all to my MAC Keepsakes Viva Glam Bag. *pause while Angels sing in a harmonious choir*
I had always dreamed of owning MAC lipstick. Despite the various other high quality brands that are out there, such as Charlotte Tilsbury or Bobbi Brown, the MAC brand is still the one that everyone places their hopes and dreams on. It's the makeup lovers dream brand, and the makeup artists go to brand. There is just something about owning MAC makeup, and specifically their lipsticks, that seems sooo...grand; sorry I can't think of how else to describe it.
I originally went to purchase this in-store during one of my many shopping trips to Glasgow, only to find that at the time, they had yet to be released in the shop. To say I was devastated would be an understatement! Upon my return home I was quickly on the MAC website, purchasing it.
Look at how pretty and sparkly the case is! It is unlike anything else I currently own. I was very pleased how my package arrived; safely protected in an cardboard packaging box and lots of tissue paper. I was originally worried that it would be all squished in a large letter parcel, but thankfully, my fears were not founded.
The best part of this purchase was nestled inside the bag; in amongst yet more tissue paper. I missed the release of the Rihanna collection, and so never had the chance to get my hands on any.
Rihanna Viva Glam I
It's more of a subtle red shade, more on the blue tone than orange, with a frosty finish. It is a much more everyday wearable shade, than say Ruby Woo. It feels quite moisturising to me, which is surprising.
Rihanna Viva Glam II
I'd describe this as an ash brown lipstick that has a frosty silver shimmer finish. I is one of those lipsticks that is so unique in shade that you have to have it. I had to put on a few slicks of this before it reached full opacity.