This year’s celebration of the iconic giveback MAC VIVA GLAM program honours Keith Haring’s artistic and philanthropic legacy.

Since 1994, MAC VIVA GLAM has raised OVER $500,000,000 globally and counting. Celebrate 27 years  of giving back 100% with three special-edition Lipsticks in Keith Haring’s signature primary colour palette.

The artistic parallels between Haring and MAC are evident: Haring’s inimitable street pop art sprang into the epicentre of New York’s artistic subculture in the 1980s, right when MAC launched as the definitive rule-breaking Artistry brand. It’s our communal belief in equal rights and healthy futures for all that forms the most meaningful message for MAC VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring. 

“As one of the most disruptive beauty campaigns of all time, MAC VIVA GLAM set the standard for giving back within the industry thanks to the support of provocative powerhouse talent, our Artists and community,” says John Demsey, Chairman of the MAC VIVA GLAM Fund and Executive Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. 

“For our 27th anniversary, we’re thrilled to honour the late iconic artist Keith Haring and carry forward his mission of using his imagery to drive positive change for those most in need of support. He was a true visionary who used his talent for purpose. While he sadly passed during the height of the epidemic, we are so proud that his iconic art and philanthropy lives on through VIVA GLAM.”

“Keith Haring was a good-natured, astute, symbolist artist who drew with the most minimal lines some of the  best assets of human nature – symbols that everyone could read,” says Debbie Harry, former MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM Ambassador. “His optimism and humour were always there in his lines.”  

Three special-edition Lipsticks in Keith Haring’s signature primary colour palette in Matte and Frost finishes come together for this year’s VIVA GLAM collection. Each work of pop art is expressed through Keith Haring’s symbolic street-style imagery. 

100% of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick sold in EMEA is donated to local organizations fighting for healthy futures and equal rights for all. When you buy any VIVA GLAM Lipstick, 100% of the selling price goes to support local organizations supporting women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Having himself passed away of AIDS-related complications in 1990. Since 1994, MAC has donated 100% of the selling price of all VIVA GLAM Lipsticks to organizations supporting the health and rights of those affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as women and girls and the LGBTQIA+ community. “If art is the heart of M•A•C, then VIVA GLAM is very much its soul,” says Dominic Skinner, UK and ROI-based Global Senior Artist.  

All Ages, All Races, All Genders is at the centre of MAC’s DNA. Look closely at Haring’s mash-up of artful pop work and it is notable that his figures have no identifiable age, race or gender: A belief that artistic expression should be democratic and unbound by rules is at the heart of both Haring’s art and M•A•C as a brand. As Haring said, “Art is for everybody.” 

Akin to how the artist considered the subways of New York his laboratory for experimentation, VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring invites experimentation and creative exploration. Mix, match and create limitless impactful looks with red, yellow and blue hues that are as boldly original worn alone as they are when mixed to a bespoke shade of purple, green or orange. 

“Play, create and express yourself anyway you want,” says Skinner. “Apply, mix, blend and customize your VIVA GLAM look your way and wear it with pride.”  

Be authentic. Be bold. Be original. M•A•C VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring invites you to embrace the power of your creativity, ultimately reflecting Haring’s belief that “art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” 

“Our partnership with M•A•C Cosmetics is really a perfect match,” says Gil Vazquez, Acting Director of the Keith Haring Studio. “Between the bold colour palette and the ethos of the brand, we really appreciate the synergies here and can’t wait to see this all come to life.” 

In addition to the three new, special-edition M•A•C VIVA GLAM x Keith Haring Lipsticks, every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM I Lipstick, VIVA GLAM II Lipstick and VIVA GLAM III Lipstick goes to support the health and rights of people of All Ages, All Races and All Genders all year around.” 

Partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high -profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. 


  • Red Haring Bright vibrant red (Matte)  
  • Canal Blue Bold blue with micro-pearlescent particles (Matte)  
  • St. Marks Yellow Sheer bright yellow with pearlescent particles (Frost) 
  • Suggested retail price is Ksh 2900 and is available in MAC stores at: Junction mall, Sarit, Garden City, Village Market and Hilton.


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