How do you feel about frosty lipsticks? Me, I wasn't a fan. I found them tacky and outdated. But hey, it seems that I haven't been looking in the right places! If the MAC Viva Glam IV lipstick (P1,000) is to be used as a benchmark, MAC frost lipsticks are actually pretty good. In fact, I do think I like them better than the Amplified Creme ones!
MAC frost lipsticks feel lighter on the lips and has a nice, smooth finish. The frost isn't too obvious to begin with - it has more of a luster than the usual frost effect. Like most MAC lipsticks, this has good staying power but it's not as good as, say, Satin or Matte types.
Viva Glam IV looks like a rich, berry shade to me. It's quite flattering on my warm skintone, so much that it looks good by itself! I don't feel any need to dress it up with eyeshadow since it already makes a nice statement. It's not as shocking as red, but it's not typical like pink. Perfect for days when I wear minimal makeup.
Love the formula, love the shade, but it can get drying without lip balm underneath. So moisturize and you're on your way to frosty, luscious berry lips. ;)