MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick review

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick review

The MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic collection finally hit stores in North America this week. And wow is it ever selling out fast! I can understand why though… that packaging is droolworthy. I picked up the Goddess of the Sea cremesheen lipstick on a whim this weekend. No regrets!
[quote]Sirens of the deep inspire an aquascape of shades, as waves of tarnished olive, seafoam and darkened plum surrender to water’s enticing spirit. Under the sea, nails glisten in aquatic chrome and metallic Nail Lacquer, as Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil dive deep into colour. Limited-edition teal packaging, dramatically accented with sheer water droplets. [/quote]

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea Cremesheen lipstick
Goddess of the Sea cremesheen lipstick – described as dark vibrant violet.

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick Summer 2014
PACKAGING:
Let’s all just take a moment to fawn over this 3D waterdroplet packaging. It’s a teal chrome tube with raised water drops. This is by far the most beautiful MAC packaging I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot).

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick swatch
FORMULA:
The formula is creamy and hydrating, semi-opaque and appears on the lips almost as a glaze. I was able to get this applied evenly in 2 swipes and it didn’t feather too much on me. Wear time is maybe 4 hours max.

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick swatches dupes
COMPARISONS:
Shown here next to Plumful (Lustre from the permanent collection) which is a similar tone just a bit lighter with more shimmer and Glamourdaze (Cremesheen from Holiday 2012) which is warmer and more plum.

MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Goddess of the Sea lipstick look
And this matches my favourite eyeshadow from The Body Shop perfectly!

Want to see the whole collection? Check out my post with all the MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic info.

ALRIGHT, I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAULED THIS COLLECTION BIG TIME. SHOW ME YOUR STASH!

 

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  • This is so lovely on you, Julie! It really brings out your beautiful eyes! I had to wait and order this lipstick from Bloomies b/c it was already sold out on the MAC site by the time I realized the collection had been posted. I can’t wait to get it! I was able to pick up one of the lip glasses and the bronzer in Golden from the MAC site. Really loving them both, and the bronzer compact is simply drool-worthy! <3

  • B.

    Ahhh, I’m in a wedding this coming weekend and I bet this would match perfectly with our orchid dresses. WANT.

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

  • Tanya Lovetere

    I haven’t bought anything from this collection but I love that color on you!

  • This packaging is sooo cute! And this shade looks gorgeous on you 🙂

    BeyondBlush

  • i didn’t expect this to be so similar to plumful, really pretty shadea nd that packaging is just amazing!

  • Another thing I need to get my ass in gear and get on reviewing is this collection. Aren’t you glad you caved and got this? 😉

    • I just got one piece too, and it is killing me not grabbing one of those compacts. Pleeease review it soon!

  • Megan Joy

    That packaging is so beautiful. I would want to have it on my makeup shelf just so I could look at it. The colour matches that shadow so perfectly too. Love!

  • Rica Bargo Francia

    I just actually got this last Friday together with Mystical and Enchanted One. GOTS is my fave among the three. You should try Mystical, it’s a pretty shade too, especially when mixed with Viva Glam I!

  • Love!! The colour is great and the packaging is AMAZING!

  • Love the shade!