I love Ricky Martin! He has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for this spring’s Viva MAC. The Nicki lipstick is a hot rose pink that can pair with a Ricky Martin colourless tube Lip Conditioner for a bit of gloss. I really like MAC's lip conditioner. It is a nice basic moisturizing tube gloss.
Below is a swatch of the lipstick with the conditioner over it taken in fairly low level natural light by a window (cloudy, no bright sun). This is really a rather chameleon color. In brighter light it looks much lighter pink, but under indoor light it looks darker. The swatch is how it appears generally in lower light. Adding the conditioner doesn’t change the shade at all, it just glosses it up a bit. Otherwise, the lipstick is rather matte.
100% of the earnings from Viva Glam supports the M·A·C AIDS FUND, a very worthy cause. Get it at Maccosmetics.com beginning around February 15.
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