If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that one of my new year’s resolutions was to use more make-up! I’ve been coming across MAC outlets for years, & I’ve always stared from afar. There are two reasons for this- a) Their stuff is expensive, & I am a happily unemployed college student who doesn’t intend to get a job soon! b) I’ve never really been that interested.
Anyway, I have seen their collections come & go. I am a sucker for cute stuff & pretty packaging, & I especially remember their Hello Kitty Collection in the Spring of 2009 (almost two years ago!)
I was browsing beauty blogs a month ago, when I saw a Cyndi Lauper lipglass by MAC. As you guys know I’m an 80s music junkie so I was ecstatic. But then I realized that it was released in Feb 2010 & I knew there was very little chance that the lipglass would still be available.
|Cyndi Lauper & Lady Gaga for the Viva Glam campaign.
A few days after that when mom & me were shopping at a mall near home I half-heartedly wandered into the MAC area. And I looked around. Saw a the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, but wasn’t too interested. And then I saw it. The Viva Glam Cyndi Lipstick. I was so excited I ran to mom & asked her to get it for me. It took a bit of cajoling but soon I was gleefully leaving the mall with a MAC bag.
What I really like about the Viva Glam range is that 100% of what you pay goes to a charity fighting AIDS. The funny part was that I didn’t even care what color is actually was, just that it was Cyndi’s shade (it even has her autograph embossed on the box & tube). Later on I googled & found that most bloggers described it as a ‘wearable red’. I find it closer to a dark pink on my lips, but I love it!