MAC Cosmetics Marilyn Monroe Lipstick Pics & Swatches + GIVEAWAY!!

I had no plans to purchase anything from MAC’s Marilyn Monroe collection. Not because I don’t dig Marilyn (I do, actually), but because I wasn’t all that pressed after seeing the preliminary press images. But after I began to see some real-life images of the amazing red lip colors in the collection, I quickly changed my tune. I am, after all, a sucker for a fabulous red lip. I decided that I pretty much had to have Charmed I’m Sure, which is described as a dark, true red, and Deeply Adored, $16.50 each which is described as deep scarlet.

Getting my hands on these, however, wasn’t quite so easy. Practically every MAC store and counter in the country sold out of the collection on the day it was released, so when I tried to find it the next day every Macy’s and Nordstrom in town was sold out. I called the local MAC store, and lucky for me, they’d gotten a second shipment in that morning. I was told that it was especially lucky that I’d called them before they began calling people on the waiting list. So I was able to score both lip colors and a Brow Finisher (I’ll review it in another post). So lets take a look!

Deeply Adored (top) and Charmed I’m Sure (bottom)

Deeply Adored (top) and Charmed I’m Sure (bottom)

Me wearing Charmed I’m Sure (top) and Deeply Adored (bottom)

I knew before I ever saw it in person that I wanted Deeply Adored, and I was right. It is the perfect deep, brick red for fall. It will look amazing on a range of brown skin tones, and you pretty much need it in your life it you can get your hands on one. Charmed I’m Sure actually surprised me. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but once I put it on, I was sold!

I usually wear blue reds (like MAC’s Ruby Woo), but this warm red really compliments my skin tone better than I would have guessed. It strikes me as being a less severe red than others in my collection (well, as much as a bright azz matte red can be, lol). I even wore it during the day this weekend, instead of reserving it for evening. It works!

So, now for the really good news! I managed to get my hands on an extra Charmed I’m Sure, and I’m giving it away to one of my lovely readers! All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me whatever you’d like. How you’d wear this lipstick if you won it, how you get your sexy bombshell on a’la Marilyn Monroe, what you did this weekend, whatevs! You can also like any of my social media accounts for extra entries. The giveaway will end on Sunday, October 22nd at 11:01PM CST. Open to residents of the US only. One winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

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Ella and Marilyn (source)

For funsies! A shot of Marilyn front row at Ella Fitzgerald’s (my favorite vocalist EVER) show, on the night she became the first African-American entertainer to perform at the whites-only Mocambo jazz club. What an interesting duo they made!

I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” – Ella Fitzgerald


  • xoxo4

    long time visiter, first time commenter.

    though i love how ruby woo, i have also been searching for a scarlet red lipstick that is somehow muted and manages to look pretty on brown skin. i thought it was a longshot but i think i found my fantasy lipstick lol.

  • JanelleAndrea

    I wasn’t sure about this collection either, but Charmed I’m Sure looks gorgeous! I’m attached to my Fire & Ice from Revlon, and Cherry Bomb from Wet N Wild, but I’d love to try this.

  • Bella Mosqueda

    i love how this is special edition. love your blog.
    hope i win xx

  • colleen boudreau

    Thank you!! :)

  • Steph Coupons

    thanks for the great giveaway!!

  • Iliana R

    Have been wanting one from this collection! They look really gorgeous!

  • Ariel R.

    Those colors are so pretty. And the connection between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn is really cool. The photo of them together is really lovely :)

  • Maureen

    I love that picture of Ella and Marilyn. I am going to 2 charity events this weekend, both having jazz artists as entetainment. I love jazz, and my boyfriend has a beautiful voice and loves jazz, too, and is embarking on a new career as a vocalist, after retiring from teaching. I would love to be wearing that Charmed I’m Sure and listening to hot jazz (and hot jazz artists). thanks for the draw.

  • nataly carbonell

    OMG I’d love to win! I LOVE Marilyn! Such a glamourous Icon!

  • Wanda

    I would wear this lipstick with a gold and burdundy in the crease look. I love my Ruby Woo, so now, I may have found a new favorite, if I win this. Good luck everyone!!

  • Lisa Brown

    very pretty color, ideal for the fall and winter. :) Thank you!

  • Amber

    Both of those colors look lovely on you, girl! I would love to win because both of these colors were on my wishlist. My sister got them, and I tried hers on and it made me want them even more, so this would be a great chance to win my own tubes! :) Thanks so much!

  • Dolly Madison

    I’m simply dying for a good, bright red lipstick. I try to dress 1940s, and what is a 40s look without bright red Hunter’s Bow lips? 😀

  • Dolly Madison

    Oh yeah! Have you ever done a review on Red Apple Lipstick? I adore their things, especially since they’re gluten free. I can’t have gluten in my lipstick. :(

  • saucyfbaby

    •••••••••••••••••••••••••• They both look AMAZING on you! I’m obsessed with lippies. I didn’t get a chance to get my hands on anything from this Marilyn Monroe Collection, so thank you so much for the chance! :)

    — Nicole O.

  • Tam

    love them both on you, especially MAC Deeply Adorned.

  • Joanna

    I love both swatches. I adore Marilyn Monroe style. Ella is amazing as well. Would you recommend applying the lipsticks with a lip liner? Best of luck to all and thank you for such a generous giveaway…

  • Lakitha Goss

    I would flaunt this sexy lip with a smokey eye done with a combination of black, silver and a red eyeshadow.

  • Butter Neko

    I love the color, very sexy!!!

  • The Nail Files

    Great giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win, Charmed I’m Sure. Its sold out from every MAC counter near me. So sad.

  • Abby Kraynick Sovko

    TY for the chance.. This is a GREAT Giveaway ♥

  • Anna R.

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win. Those colors look amazing on you!

  • JoVonn

    I have been looking forward to this collection but haven’t had a chance to stop by a MAC store. I would love to win this. Getting ready for my homecoming!

  • Charelle

    I have been searching for this collection. It is sold out everywhere.

  • CANDiiKiSSx

    I love this collection! It’s simply amazing.. I’m a huge Marilyn Monroe fan and I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!