MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick and Lipglass

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mac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipstickShe’s baaaack! MAC Taraji P. Henson is back with a second Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass (coming soon)

I read somewhere that it took Taraji P. Henson of Empire and Hidden Figures — who’s back, by the way, with a second MAC Viva Glam — a long time to get her big break as an actress.

That’s cool. She never gave up. She persisted, and she got there.

It gives me hope! Like, I still wanna write a young adult novel, and I’m no spring chicken (I’m 42). But it’s never too late, right?

Taraji’s new MAC Viva Glam comes out next month (September 7th to counters and the MAC website). Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick and Lipglass are $17 each, and I think they’re just as rad as her VG Lipstick and Lipglass last year.

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick and Lipglass

mac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipglassMAC Taraji P. Henson Lipglassmac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipglassDetails, detailsmac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipglassLove me some tiny glitter… mac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipstickA closeup of Taraji’s lipstick

Both of these new ones are metallic coppery browns with glinting golden pearl. Very cozy, very autumnal and very metallic, and metallics are having a moment, as you know.

Can’t you just see these with khaki and gold on your lids? Something like Tom Ford’s Burnished Copper with MAC Old Gold Pigment would look amazing.

Hey, maybe I’ll try that this weekend! ?

I think they would also go well with the Mineralize Skinifinishes from Tariji’s collection collab with MAC.

The lipstick has a Frost finish, and the formula feels heavier than a lightweight MAC Glaze, but lighter than a MAC Matte. So, it’s somewhere in the middle. As for shine, it’s like the facets on a brilliant cut diamond, so you’ll see lots of it.

mac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipstickA little more dramatic than what I usually wear to Tar-ghay, but striking nonetheless. I’ve got Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick on my lips!

The Lipglass feels thick and weighty, but not sticky, on my lips. Both the gloss and lipstick are pretty comfortable, too, whether I wear them together or apart, but I would start with a layer of a moisturizing balm first, because MAC Frost lipsticks, and this one’s no exception, tend to dry out ye olde thirsty lips.

mac taraji p henson viva glam 2 lipglassOoh, such a wearable color! That’s Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass.

MAC Viva Glam over the years…

I think the lipstick, also, would look really striking on pale princesses AND darker divas, because it’s dramatic and deep, but it’s probably more of a once-in-a-blue-moon color for me… I like how it looks in pics, but I can’t see myself wearing it as often as, say, neutral pink Viva Glam V.

mac taraji p henson viva glam 2Wearing the Lipglass layered on top of the Lipstick in this pic…

The Lipglass is much more wearable, I think. It looks more intense in the tube. If you like MAC Oh Baby Lipglass, I think you’ll probably like this as well.

Of course, another reason to like Viva Glam is the charity, which has been going strong for 23 years now. It’s actually one of the reasons I fell in love with the brand in the first place. All the proceeds from Viva Glam sales go to the MAC Aids Fund.

Baby says “no!”

Oh, my gosh. I knew this day would come. I just didn’t think it would come so soon! The Coywolf has started saying the word, “No.”

I don’t think she really understands it, though.

When I told this to El Hub the other day, here’s how it went:

ME: The baby says “no” a lot, but I don’t think she understands what it means yet.
EL HUB: Like mommy like baby.
ME: What do you mean?
EL HUB: Her mom doesn’t understand no, either, haha!

The man has jokes. ?

Anyway, it’s cute when she does it now, because she says it in a singsong voice over and over again, like “No, no, no, no, no!” but it’s only a matter of time before she’s using it in real protest.

“NO!”

newborn coywolfFists of fury!

It seems like it just two seconds ago when she was a little newborn cradled in my arms…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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