MAC Viva Glam Cyndi : The Lengths I Went to Get It!

by mehak on March 31, 2011

in Lipsticks, MAC

 About two months back, I saw a girl enter the Zara Store in Promenade. She was wearing this color on her lips which was a light red- partly coral, partly pink. It didnt even look like a lipstick, it looked like she had eaten a raspberry and her mouth had been stained. She was just about my skintone and going about doing her shopping , completely unaware that a crazy obsessed person ( a.k.a me!) was staring at her lips . I think after a while she caught on to my stalker like behaviour and started giving me strange looks. Well, i couldnt let her think i was some psycho, so i went up to her and asked her what she was wearing on her lips. ‘Oh , its Cindy’, She said. “Cindy?’ I thought , ‘ Is there a brand of makeup i have not heard about at all??’. ‘Its by MAC’ she offered helpfully. ‘Aaaah Viva Glam Cyndi..ofcourse i knew that lipstick’  !!

Well, i hopped, skipped and jumped to the MAC store in Promenade. As expected – ‘Sold out M’aam’ was the answer i got . I then went home, and went to the closest MAC store to my house- in Gurgaon ..Once again ‘Sold Out’. The store in Noida.. ‘Sold out’, in Saket ‘Sold out!’. Grrr. It was infuriating  me! I tried everything, every MAC store, every friend i knew of … was all sold out!!!

Left to Right: One swipe, Two swipes, Three swipes

How i finally got it
Then i called ‘The boy’ ( *Imagines  James Bondesque music in the background )  I know he stays in a town where the only thing that is ever sold out is Biryani!!!  His reaction was like ‘ You want me to enter a MAC store? Really? And ask for a lipstick? Are you serious????’ …Yes thats exactly what i wanted. After a whole lot of coaxing and bargaining about what he would get in return (*cough cough ;)  ) he finally agreed and as i expected it was in stock!!!. And then, a few weeks back i got my Cyndi with me ! Yayy! Whats ironic is that right after i got it, i went for my cousins wedding who gave me another tube of Cyndi since she didnt use it that often.!!

The color
Okay anyway, enough with the stories. Cyndi is a light coral red by MAC . Its one of those lipsticks which in one swipe is a wearable pink, in two swipes its a raspberry coral, and in three its the most beautiful, wearable light red for warm skin tones. Being a lustre finish you can  layer it up or down and go for a bright look or an everyday look. What i love about this lipstick is how wearable a red this  is. Its the perfect bright but still muted  lip for me !!!

Overall Verdict: 4.5/5

Price: Rs 990/-

Will i repurchase: Did you not read the story?

Recommendation: If you are a warm, medium toned girl and are looking for a wearable way to wear a bright color, you will LOVE this lipstick. It gives a stained, just eaten a raspberry look to your lips and is a color that will suit just about anybody- from the palest of pale to the darkest of dark. No wonder it is never in can layer it up to make it a light red, or wear it sheer for a deep berry coral..

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeneille January 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

arrrrg I want this :( I hopped on the MAC train kinda late and the ghost of collections past is haunting me. I hope they do a re-promote


Donna January 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I love the story! It makes me feel like I am running all over the place looking for it with you in a sort of adventure. I also love the color and wonder if I can find it anywhere?


Rajasuya June 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I think ita a limited edition product hence sold out everywhere very soon after launch…Even I searched it in Bnagalore Mac stores but could not get it!!


Rajasuya June 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Is there any other lipstic whether in Mac or any other brand similar to this color?Is Mac see sheer similar colour to this Mehak??


sweetashoney July 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

is the lipglass version of viva glam cyndi exactly the same , or more sheer?


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