MAC Love Goddess Lipstick Swatches & Review - Marilyn Monroe

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People are talking. This is one of the most awesome MAC collections to date. I wouldn't say that the products are all that unique, some have been released before or are part of the permanent collection, but who doesn't love them some Marilyn?

Marilyn Monroe, despite her turbulent life and death, is an icon. A gorgeous woman with the looks that screamed Hollywood and the body every woman still wants to this day.

The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection sold out pretty much instantaneously in terms of the lipsticks as well as some other products. Five lipsticks were launched with this collection in special packaging - Pure Zen, Scarlet Ibis, Charmed I'm Sure, Deeply Adored and today's post of Love Goddess.

What the MAC website has to say about Marilyn Monroe Lipstick:


The world, and your lips, can never get enough of Marilyn. Colour plus texture with shades in rapturous reds and a sensual warm nude. Special packaging features a black and white photograph of the legend. Limited Edition.

3 g / 0.1 US oz

Love Goddess(mid-tone pink red, satin) photographs more red in the tube (though, if you enlarge the photo you can see the slight gleam of fuchsia) but swatches and goes on the lip as a very saturated deep pink.


Typically, this wouldn't be my choice of a lip shade, but something about the color works on my skin tone (neutral, MAC NW25). I'm thinking it must be the red in it, I do love me some reds.

The color glides on with great pigment and the satin finish is one of my faves from MAC because it provides excellent coverage while not coming off as dry. Given the nature of the color, though, I do recommend exfoliating before you apply.

For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.

MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipstick retails for $16.50 and is available at your local MAC counter (such as Nordstrom) or store. It's very limited edition and likely sold out, but it doesn't hurt to call and see if you can snag one!