Thursday, October 4, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection lipsticks

MAC's highly anticipated Marilyn Monroe collection hit stores today, October 4th. The collection was released online and at selected MAC stores sometime last week. MAC junkies and Marilyn Monroe fans went crazy placing orders or waiting outside the stores and most of the items sold out only after a few hours. I was standing outside MAC at 9:00 am like if it was black friday to get my hands dirty and have a swatch party. You all know by now that lipsticks and blushes are my weakness so I had to buy a few lipsticks from the collection. I skipped on the blushes since they are too sheer and light for my skin tone. The lipsticks are actually very pretty and there is a red shade for everyone, even a nude in case you're afraid of red lips.

My favorite lipstick so far is "Charmed I'm sure". It is the most gorgeous true deep red shade I have in my makeup collection. I like the matte finish since it increases the staying power. I wore this lipstick for 6 hours without having to reapply. (Face products used in the picture above are listed at the end of this post).

Additional pictures, swatches, and comparisons ahead....

♡ Packaging:
The box has a glossy finish and features a sleeve with an image of Marilyn Monroe and her signature. The inside of the box has a kiss on the flap which is a really nice touch. The lipstick tube also has a glossy finish along with an image of Marilyn and her signature.

Lip Swatches

Love Goddess - Mid-tone red pink shade with a satin finish. This lipstick is opaque and leaves a sheen.

Charmed I'm Sure - Dark true red shade with a matte finish. This lipstick is rich in color and provides full coverage. The consistency is a little to drying but a little lip balm does the trick.

Scarlet Ibis - Bright orange-red shade with a matte finish. This lipstick is also rich in color and provides full coverage. The consistency is creamy and feels like butter on the lips.


MAC Love Goddess // Wet 'n' Wild Hot Paris Pink 520E Silky Finish Lipstick

MAC Charmed I'm Sure // MAC Russian Red

MAC Scarlet Ibis // MAC Lady Danger // MAC Sail Le Vie

♡ FOTD Products Used

MUFE HD foundation shade 153
Guerlain Meteorites in  # 03 Teint Dore
Revlon Age Defying concealer in Medium
Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder

MAC Blanc Type e/s on the brow bone
MAC Handwritten e/s on the crease
Sephora Jumbo Liner in brown glitter applied on the lid
MAC Carbonized e/s on top of jumbo liner and on lower lash line
Maybelline the falsies mascara
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil nw25/nc30 applied to waterline

Coastal Scents Contour Palette to contour and highlight
MAC Refined Deeper Bronze applied as a blush
MAC Vanilla pigment as a highlight

MAC Marilyn Monroe Charmed I'm Sure lipstick
MAC Wonder Woman lipgloss applied to center of my lips


  1. I didn't think I would want anything from this collection but I have a weakness for lipsticks and blushes too and this post just made me reconsider my previously held opinion about not wanting anything... Lol

  2. I regret not snagging Charmed, I'm Sure. I am glad I grabbed Love Goddess though. Great photos/swatches.

  3. You look absolutely gorgeous! I must have been out of touch because I didn't realize the collection was coming out so soon. I had my eyes on Scarlet Ibis and Charmed I'm Sure.

    Also, could I request you do an updated post on how you do photography? Your lighting is always amazing, and do you use a tripod?

  4. Lovely post. Kinda regretting not getting Charmed Im Sure.

  5. Wow.............ALL lipsticks look GREAT on you Jo! I didn't get a chance to get any lipsticks, since they were sold out. However, I bought both blushes. I will keep The Perfect Cheek, but Legendary is going back.Great post babe ;-)

  6. Beautiful reds, they all look lovely on you!

  7. Gorgeous! They all really suit you! I'm more drawn to the first red because it's slightly more pinky and a safer option!

  8. These are all sooooo pretty! :( I'm so upset we don't have MAC where I live, it annoys me so much. And the packaging is lovely as well. By the way, they all look great on you! :) x

  9. I love them all! But my favorite is charmed I'm sure too. It looks so good on you :)

  10. some serious red you got!! just had to start following you!!