In honor of World AIDS Day I want to share with you a charity and product line that truly is As Amazing As Polish; the MAC AIDS Fund and Viva Glam lineup of lip color. You may remember that last year I had the privilege of attending a party with Viva Glam spokeswomen Eve and Dita Von Teese to celebrate the MAC AIDS Fund reaching the $100 Million mark. Since then, MAC has raised an additional $30 Million dollars through the sales of Viva Glam & Kids Helping Kids products alone. That is totally ah-mazing!
A little background on the MAC AIDS Fund and Viva Glam:
Established in 1994 by MÂ·AÂ·C Cosmetics, the MÂ·AÂ·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, MÂ·AÂ·C decided that every cent of the selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the MÂ·AÂ·C AIDS Fund. With a total of six shades of Viva Glam lipstick and two shades of Viva Glam lipglass now sold worldwide, and through the annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, MÂ·AÂ·C Cosmetics has provided over $130 million (US) to date for the MÂ·AÂ·C AIDS Fund. The MÂ·AÂ·C AIDS Fund is the heart and soul of the company â€“ with its employees giving their time, energy and talent to help those affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Not only is the MAC AIDS Fund a fantastic charity supporting a worthwhile cause, the Viva Glam lippies really are “amazing.” My personal faves are the Viva Glam V & VI lipsticks and their matching lipglasses. I prefer warmer lip shades so those two are the most flattering on me. Both colors come in my favorite MAC lipstick formula, lustre. Lustres are slick, moist and, for a lipstick, give a soft, wet look. Topped with the coordinating lipglass makes them even more lustrous and patent looking.
Viva Glam V is a sparkly nude pink that is perfect for a subtle day look yet it transitions well into night when paired with a smokey eye. Being that the V set hasn’t left my purse since I bought it, it’s my go to look for work.
Viva Glam VI is a pearly browned plum that I love to wear at night. It glides on effortlessly and compliments my typical brown/neutral eye look.
If you can’t decide on the best Viva Glam color for you, check out MAC’s Holiday collection, Passionately Red. It consists of two lip palettes filled with coordinating Viva Glam shades. You can choose from Cool Lips with IV and II lipsticks and VI lipglass or Warm Lips with VI and V lipsticks and V lipglass. Both of the jewel adorned cases include a black-handled 316 SE lip brush. They retail for $22.50 each with all the proceeds going to the MAC AIDS Fund.
In case the colors alone aren’t enough to convince you to pick up a Viva Glam product and help a worthy cause, here are 10 more reasons.
Did you know that the $14 from a Viva Glam lipstick can…
- pay for 14 bus passes for people living with HIV to attend their doctorâ€™s appointment?
- sponsor a prevention workshop for 10 at-risk youth in Russia?
- cover the cost of food and packaging for 7 hot meals for a person living with HIV/AIDS?
- help distribute 100 condoms at community education sessions in Kenya?
- provide round trip transportation for 3 women living with HIV/AIDS to attend programs?
- provide supplies to help volunteers knit 10 baby blankets?
- buy basic school supplies for a child of an HIV/AIDS Client?
- pay for the transportation costs for four HIV patients to come to medical clinics?
- pay for three rapid HIV-testing units?
- provide one person with HIV/AIDS a nutritionally-appropriate and home-delivered breakfast, lunch and dinner?
MAC is offering free shipping from now until midnight when you use the code 4DAY at checkout. So, there really isn’t any reason you can’t place a tiny lippie order, is there? It is Cyber Monday after all. Get to it!