MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

I was debating back and forth if I should pick up the Taraji P. Henson 2 Viva Glam or not. It looked sooo pretty, but also not meant for pasty kids like me but when the promo for the next Viva Glam hit (Sia, a red one) I decided to snatch it up before it was gone for good.

Like the first Taraji P. Henson lipstick the whole case is bright pink. The lipstick itself is a dark bronze, the MAC finish is frost.

Swatch. Note how this is a proper metal finish unlike MAC’s ‘metallic’ finish. With frost finish you never know what you get, it can be a sheer glitter shade or it can be this, an opaque smooth shimmer. The texture is very slippery, it glides on so easily, but it also doesn’t last all that long on the lips. I’d give it like two hours, maybe three. If you have dark skin this could be an amazing nude-ish color for you, one that you can just reapply without a mirror. On me it’s more of a grunge kind of color, very stark and dark but not dark enough to be vampy.

To help the edges and also the wear time I have used lip liner with this color and I would recommend doing so, it helped a lot. First I used Whirl, as I thought it would be the closest match, but it turned out Whirl has a lot more red in. Then I used Stone and it worked perfectly. So despite being such a dark brown bronze, Taraji 2 is actually very cool toned. This makes it such an interesting and unique color.

I hope this helps you deciding on wether you want to pick it up or not. 🙂


5 thoughts on “MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson 2

    1. yes it’s fully opaque. if you wanted it more sheer you’d have to tap it on with a finger. 🙂 I also didn’t expect the opacity because it’s “frost” finish and I have some very sheer frosts. XD
      yes, you could pat it on over other colors, although I only tested it on top of lip liners, which worked well.


    1. that’s the weird thing – it looks warm but it’s actually closer to Stone than Whirl, meaning it must be somewhat cool toned. The shimmer is warm bronze, but the tone of the color is a lot closer to Maybelline Gone Greige than it is to Urban Decay 1993, if that helps. But yes, it’s so gorgeous and looks the most gorg on Taraji herself.

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      1. Ahh that is very interesting! I had a lipstick a long time ago that was the reverse: a neutral-to-warm toned base brown with greige-y shimmer. It looked like death on me! 💀 LOL.


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