Quick Swatches : MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

MAC Marilyn Monroe, MAC Marilyn Monroe swatches

The other day I rocked up at my local MAC counter in my post-gym sweaty workout gear sans make-up.  I was dying to buy my first ever MAC red lipstick and I had decided that it would be from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection which has just been released.  There were only 4 of the MAC Marilyn Monroe lipsticks on display so I swatched them on the back of my hand :-

  • Deeply Adored (matte) – vampy deep blue red (altho the lipstick bullet looks more plum)
  • Charmed, I’m Sure (matte) – also a blue-based red (very similar to Sisley Rouge Passion)
  • Love Goddess (satin) – vibrant pink, almost fuchsia
  • Scarlet Ibis (matte) – bright orange-based red
  • Pure Zen – which was not available to swatch – is a rosy beige according to Temptalia
I’m a satin lippy kinda gal because I like making my lips look juicy.  But I umm-ed and ahh-ed to myself and decided that I would buy Deeply Adored because you can do so much more with a darker lipstick – but after no-one served me after waiting there for a good solid 15 minutes, I upped and left.
There are 2 things I want to say :-
  • MAC SA’s ( = sales assistants) have a really bad rep for giving bad customer service – and I hate to say this so publicly on my blog but it’s true.  Le sigh.
  • The MAC Marilyn Monroe lipsticks cost $38 AUD in Australia but only cost $16.50 USD in USA!!!  Totally not fair!!!

Have you bought anything from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection?  Which lippy shade do you like the most?  And do your local MAC SA’s ignore you too?


10 Comments on Quick Swatches : MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipsticks

  1. Reese
    October 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm (4 years ago)

    AMAZING swatches! Love Goddess looks like something I’d go for. I’m really interested in the highlighters/blushes. Will have to have a look!

    • Lip Stalker
      October 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Reese – took the photos with my iPhone and I thought – don’t waste it and make a blog post out of it 😛
      Love Goddess is super hot and you will rock it 🙂

  2. Kristine S.
    October 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I bought love goddess and it is so bright and it lasts for HOURS, beautiful formula 🙂

    • Lip Stalker
      October 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm (4 years ago)

      Ahhhh!!! Regretting not buying it now!!!!

  3. Tess
    October 7, 2012 at 1:13 am (4 years ago)

    i agree with the part about mac sa’s giving bad customer service, i’ve only met less than 5 assistants with whom i was happy with… the rest just ignore you or have this attitude that makes you feel like they want you to go away 🙁

    and if you still want to try other mac red lippies, try ruby woo or russian red, i love both! 😀

    • Lip Stalker
      October 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Yeah, why are they so moody???

      And ooh, thanks for the recommendations 🙂 Are they matte red lippies?

  4. Karen
    October 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Beautiful colours! I like satin finishes better than matte finishes too! Ugh at Australia’s ridiculously inflated prices 🙁

    • Lip Stalker
      October 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm (4 years ago)

      My lips are too dry for matte lipsticks! Unless I moisturise loads, I look like my lips are flaking off!!!!

  5. Kristine S.
    October 8, 2012 at 9:38 am (4 years ago)

    The reds are matte but what they call modern matte, which is smoother and has a slight sheen compared to retro matte ( Ruby Woo is a retro matte and very very dry, Ladybug is similar in colour but much easier to wear, it’s a satin finish I think).

    • Lip Stalker
      November 10, 2012 at 11:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks for all the recommendations babe! Adding onto my shopping list for Hong Kong in January YAY!