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I don’t shop at MAC often or keep up with their collections because I know it would be bad for my wallet! My last big MAC purchase was last summer, when the Heroine collection was calling my name. I’m a sucker for purple and that shade is perfection. I’m so happy they brought it to their line for keeps now. Anyway, I was reading blog reviews the other day online and I stumbled upon MAC’s new Alluring Aquatic collection, and saw some swatches of Goddess of the Sea and I just KNEW I had to have it. So I snapped it up and today I’m going to show you!

mac goddess of the seaLike I said, I’m a sucker for purples, so the first thing that strikes me about this lipstick is the gorgeous purple shade. It’s described as a dark, vibrant, violet. The shade is unique in that it will look completely different now when I have a tan than in the winter when I am pale. I think it looks a little more every day natural in the summer and in the winter it will look a little more vampy.

The other thing that strikes me about this shade is obviously the packaging. I mean, seriously! Look at it, it’s gorgeous! Both the cardboard packaging and the tube are a lovely metallic teal color and there are raised up water droplets all over the tube. I am obsessed with how gorgeous the tube is. It almost wouldn’t even matter what the shade inside was!

mac goddess of the sea 2I only own a couple MAC lipsticks but this one is the Cremesheen formula. I have read in reviews that within that specific formula everything is vanilla scented. Goddess of the Sea is no exception. It has a lovely vanilla scent, but no taste. I find the formula to be hydrating as well! This shade lasts for 4-5 hours on me and fades a little bit after eating or drinking.

mac goddess of the sea swatchThe swatch above is a few swipes of this built up. It looks like a medium plum with cooler undertones, above although when I wear it in certain lighting it comes across as more pinky-purple. In the swatch on my lips below, the lighting is a bit yellow but it does accurately reflect what the shade looks like on me.

mac goddess of the sea swatch 2I am totally in love with this shade! I think it’s the perfect purple for summer. Have you picked up Goddess of the Sea yet? Are you planning on it?

Shop MAC’s Alluring Aquatic collection below!


21 Comments on MAC Goddess of the Sea Cremesheen Lipstick

  1. Jessica W
    June 3, 2014 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    This is just so gorgeous on you! 🙂

  2. jamie @makeuplifelove
    June 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG simply beautiful and I am obsessed with the turquoise packaging and all. Beautiful color on you!!!

  3. Laura
    June 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

    super pretty shade and I need the entire collection for the packaging

  4. Amber
    June 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Really pretty color! I looked at MAC yesterday but everything I wanted to swatch was sold out…bummer! I love the packaging and colors in this collection.

  5. Miranda Mendoza
    June 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m much more impressed with this collection than the Maleficent one!

  6. jamie @makeuplifelove
    June 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Sooooooo convinced I need this ASAP. The shade is simply to die for and looks amazing on you.

  7. Eugenia
    June 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm (3 years ago)

    BEAUTIFUL!! I love this color on you!

  8. Phyrra
    June 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the packaging! so pretty

  9. erikatheicyone
    June 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm (3 years ago)

    That lipstick is beautiful on you and the packaging is so pretty. I would love to have some items from that collection just for the pretty, pretty packaging! 🙂

  10. Aleya Bamdad
    June 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm (3 years ago)

    The color is really nice. Love the turquoise tube.

  11. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    June 4, 2014 at 12:04 am (3 years ago)

    It is SO hard to keep up with MAC but this was definitely a collection to get on board with. I ended up with about 75% of it!

  12. marciaf
    June 4, 2014 at 1:09 am (3 years ago)

    I love the packaging of this collection. I can’t believe I didn’t buy anything.

  13. Kelly R
    June 4, 2014 at 1:31 am (3 years ago)

    Oh, this color is gorgeous and who doesn’t love MAC?

  14. Cosmetic Sanctuary
    June 4, 2014 at 3:44 am (3 years ago)

    I bought 17 items from this collection (ouch to my bank account!) but I don’t regret it, and this shade is my fav! It looks fabulous on you!

  15. Lissa Cole
    June 4, 2014 at 5:32 am (3 years ago)

    The lipsticks are totally sold out at Nordstrom. I tried ordering one today but they weren’t available.

  16. Nidia Doherty
    June 4, 2014 at 5:39 am (3 years ago)

    That packaging is everything. I’m so glad you modeled the lippie, though, because it looks so different on the lips! It’s a very wearable purple.

  17. FabZilla_Kath
    June 4, 2014 at 6:50 am (3 years ago)

    I haven’t bought MAC in eons. I was considering to buy this because of the packaging. I love purple lippies too!

  18. Sheila Arkee
    June 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    OOH! That IS the perfect purple. Smashing!

  19. Betzy Carmona
    June 5, 2014 at 4:20 am (3 years ago)

    I love the collection ! It’s been such a long time since I purchased anything from MAC


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