Lips: MAC Marilyn Monroe - Deeply Adored

13 October 2012



Well ladies (and gents) I'm back again! I feel like I've said this a lot recently, but my blogging hiatus is *finally* over. I've just gotten back from a lovely spa break with my mum in Croatia, where the sunshine and a vitamin facial left me feeling in tip top condition, and now I'm ready for lots of dark evenings curled up in front of the fire with my laptop, a hot chocolate and blogger.

Just before I flew to Croatia, an email arrived in my inbox telling me that the Marilyn Monroe collection had landed at MAC. I'd been waiting for this for so long, andinitially planned on buying - well - everything, but after shelling out for my holiday I've been veryyy poor this month, so I just settled for this (although settling is not how I feel about this lipstick!). I was kicking myself once I got to Stanstead though, as there's a duty free MAC stall there...I may have dipped in to my holiday money before I even boarded the plane with another purchase, but thats a whole other post.

I struggled to find many swatches of the lipsticks in this collection online before I placed my order (although I'm sure you'll probably be sick of hearing about the collection by now) and it was a bit of a wild guess, but I'm so happy with my choice! Deeply Adored is a gorgeous vampy deep red, which is my perfect shade for autumn/winter. I've spent so long looking for this shade, a nice blue based dark red, now I just need to track down my perfect nude. Yes, this shade probably isn't the most work or day to day appropriate, but it makes me feel very 'chic' (for want of a better word) at the weekend or on the occasional night out. It's a matte finish, so its long lasting, and I've found that it doesn't settle in to any lines at all - although just to be on the safe side, I like to cover my lips with nuxe reve de miel beforehand for the perfect base. Also, because its MAC, you get that gorgeous vanilla scent...yum.

So, now I just need a perfect vampy lip liner to give me the perfect pout - any recommendations? Did the Marilyn Monroe collection tempt you? And what have I missed these last couple of weeks?!

10 comments

  1. I love the pictures, it looks gorgeous!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  2. awesome colour! xx

    www.ajumpinmargaretslife.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the packaging!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  4. the packaging is amazing, really wish i could afford to get something from this collection. Deeply Adored is such a gorgeous colour! Glad you had a nice time in Croatia :D xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.ie

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  5. Such a gorgeous colour! My local MAC is totally sold out already, so disappointing! Not sure of the number but Barry M have a gorgeous wine red lip liner I think would be perfect for this! x

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  6. such a pretty shade ! i love dark lipsticks ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. this colour is amazing! i believe these were formulated to match the same lipsticks as dita von tise,gwen steffani and katy pery. this colour is my fave from the collection,great post :)

    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. That's a beautiful shade, I've been wanting one like that for weeks!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. This shade is absolutely gorgeous! I love these colours for a/w. & that packaging?! Beautiful! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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Thank you for all of your comments - I read and appreciate every one :)