As I’m sure you all know, the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection sold out lightning-fast online. I decided to go to the mall today to check it out at a counter. I was planning to buy just The Perfect Cheek blush, but after swatching the lipsticks I decided to also get Deeply Adored matte lipstick – the darkest red of the collection. I was early enough that almost everything was in stock (despite the woman before me buying six of each item!), so I bought an extra Deeply Adored lipstick to give away – enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!
I’m not sure what to say about the packaging. Some people want these items just because of the packaging; some people hate the images chosen. Regarding the lipstick itself, I love the color – a very deep red. I have a lot of red lipsticks, but this is darker than most of them.
My arm swatch doesn’t really show the depth of the color, but it gives a good idea of the pigmentation level; this is an intense, pigmented matte. This is two swipes, but it looked exactly the same after one (not sure why I did two).
And here it on my lips:
In order to get a better idea of the color – and just because it’s so pretty! – I also took a full face picture of myself wearing the lipstick. The only makeup I have on is foundation, powder, and lipstick. Some eyeliner and mascara would help balance out the look, but it also works as-is, I think.
One thing to note is that this lipstick is matte, and more drying than most of my other matte lipsticks. Mattes are my favorite, and I don’t mind a slightly dry matte, but if that bothers you, this is not the lipstick for you.
So, if this lipstick sounds good to you, here’s the giveaway!
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