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LET’S GET GLAM: Taraji P. Henson & Jussie Smollett To Launch MAC VIVA Glam Collection

By Teonny Spears / Published on Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 00:05 AM / No Comments

I have some great news to share with all of my Empire fans out there! After a very successful collection with MAC back in September, Taraji P. Henson has been tapped as the newest brand ambassador for their upcoming VIVA Glam Collection!

To make it more special, Taraji has been joined by her good friend and Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett, who is also a brand ambassdor.

In February 2017 Taraji and Jussie will launch the new collection, which has also been promoted with past limited edition lip lines from celebrities like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and RuPaul – just to name a few.

Though Jussie’s lipstick hasn’t been released just yet, Taraji selected a vibrant, cool-toned raspberry.

VIVA Glam is a part of the MAC Aids Fund. All proceeds from the collections have been donated to communities and organizations that offer services to people with HIV/AIDS and help to prevent the disease through educational programs. The fund is financed entirely by the sale of MAC CosmeticsViva Glam products.



Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.