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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Damn you, Viva Glam Gaga 2

I’ve been struggling with this lipstick ever since I bought it. A lot of the time, if a colour isn’t quite right on me, I’ll give up on it, and give it to my friend or my sister. I bought it in the Viva Glam Gaga set that came out last Christmas, mostly because I love Gaga and because I wanted the cute makeup bag that came with it.


viva glam gaga 2

Here it is alone. It just looks… corpsey? Not attractive.


Model – Nicole. Photography – Darkhorse Photos MUA – Me.

Here it is on the lovely Nicole, with a clear gloss over it. Now, I realise the lighting is  VERY different, and our colouring is VERY different. BUT WHAT THE HELL. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE SOMETHING DOESN’T SUIT ME.


I’ve tried layering it over various liners, and that works out okay, I guess, but changing it from a neutral seems pretty pointless, now?

viva glam gaga 2 nyx pumpkin

Viva Glam Gaga II over NYX Pumpkin

You wouldn’t even know, would you?



Eyes: Silk Naturals Magpie, Sleek Bohemian Palette brown, MUA 3-in-1 liner in Gun Metal.
Cheeks: MAC Harmony, MAC Pinch o’ Peach.
Lips: MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2, Jordana Lips Out Loud in ASAP.

I *think* I’ve just about got away with it here. I’ve layered it with ASAP by Jordana, a super sparkly holo pink gloss which I think everyone should pick up. Yay? Nay?! Aaargh! I’m really terrified of looking like this:


Sorry random internet girl, but I am not digging the jizz lip look personally.

When a  product doesn’t work for you, what do you do? Stubbornly plod along with it or give up?


  1. lol funny :) anything that doesn't work I tend to give to you lol

  2. No joke, most girls in our town walk around like that bottom photo.

    I think you've pulled it off perfect! There was a pale blue/white lipstick I used to wear that was from a little girl Emily the Strange cheap make up pack...and I actually loved it. It looked corpse white (which was the shade name!) but when layerd with a bright red it turned into a gorgeous pastelly pink. I think you can pretty much make anything work - and if not, try and exhaust every avenue before you give up and pass it on!

  3. I don't think it looks bad on you, but I know I am more sensitive about how nude shades look on me than other people are... They'll say I look fine and I won't believe it! It's so hard to pull of a really truly nude lip :( Even though I think it looks fine on you on its own, I *really* like it layered with the gloss on you! I will have to try to find that Jordana color.

  4. Woah, you look stunning and luminously gorgeous in your full face pictures. I think the lip color suits you really well. Definitely no jizz lips. Not nearly pale enough. ;)

  5. OH GOD, I have a trillion makeup colours that look like balls on me but I tend to wear them anyway even though they aren't flattering because I like the colour of them!!! COLOURS THAT I LIKE SHOULD ALWAYS LOOK GOOD ON ME!! I think I have this lipstick somewhere....or do I? (You know you have tooooo much makeup when....)I actually do think it looks good on you in the photos.


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