Over the years, MAC Cosmetics has released many different lipstick shades, and has partnered with numerous celebrities, mostly for their VIVA GLAM series. MAC’s most recent announcement is to do a collection inspired by Selena Quintanilla which is set to release in 2016. 1993 Grammy award winner, Selena was a beloved Latin recording artist nicknamed "Mexican Madonna" for her sexy outfits and dance moves. To celebrate the addition of the Selena collection to MAC’s 2016 line-up, let’s look back at some of MAC’s more recent and popular celeb colabs! MAC's classic VIVA GLAM collection donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their products to MAC AIDS Fund. Their most recent celebrity face for this collection is Miley Cyrus.
Pictured above is Miley’s photo-shoot for her VIVA GLAM lipstick and lip glass. But before Miss Cyrus became the face of VIVA GLAM, there was Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (featuring Ricky Martin), Lady Gaga, and Cyndi Lauper.
Rihanna’s two colors were very different, but both extremely beautiful. The first being described as a frosty blue-red, and the second as a smooth mauve, both colors represent RiRi very well. Speaking of RiRi, VIVA GLAM is not the only collection Rihanna has done with MAC.
The RiRi Hearts MAC collection was released as a special holiday collection in 2013. Unlike VIVA GLAM, this collection featured more than just lipstick and lip glass. It featured products like eye shadow and eyeliner, with all of the pieces in the collection having a rose gold theme.
Before Rihanna had her VIVA GLAM collection, there was Nicki Minaj and her collection. Like Rihanna, Nicki had two different lip shades in her collection. One of them featured ads with her and fellow musician, Ricky Martin.
While Nicki’s shades were both pink, they were very different pinks, one being a powdery pink, and the other being a brighter pink. Minaj’s collection followed the collection of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper.
Like Nicki and Rihanna, Lady Gaga had two shades of VIVA GLAM, while Cyndi Lauper had one. Cyndi’s shade was a very true red, while Gaga’s colors were bright pink, and nude.
Gaga’s first color with Cyndi Lauper was pink, while her solo color was a very neutral nude, which is a color that is unlike any other color that VIVA GLAM has ever seen.
Along with these special, limited edition colors, MAC has a series of VIVA GLAM lipsticks that are available all the time.
Text by Lea Catherine