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MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Review: Goddess of the Sea

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MAC is probably one of the brands that releases the most number of collections in a year which is why I find it hard to catch up sometimes. Also, it’s so easy to get sucked into the glittery black hole of MAC cosmetics because once I enter a MAC cosmetics shops, I can just stay there all day testing out products.


One recent collection that really caught my eye is the MAC Alluring Aquatic collection. The packaging on it’s own is utterly divine. I have no words. OH MY GOSH. If only I didn’t have so much on my makeup wish list, I could easily have purchased the entire collection based on packaging alone. Teehee! When the collection first arrived in Manila, not all the products for the collection was shipped to the Philippines. Only the lipsticks, lipglasses, and eyeliners were shipped. The lipstick in Mystical was sold out right away. Thank God I was able to secure 1 lippie for me, Goddess of the Sea. I was immediately impressed with how it looked like when swatched on my hand. Josh (the boyfriend) saw how happy I was and he said that he knew that he wanted to get it for me immediately (HEHE).



The packaging of this collection has got to be one of my FAVORITE MAC packagings YET. The whole collection features products that come in shiny teal packaging and all the products have artificial water droplets on them. The droplets look so real on the products, little mermaid will definitely approve!!


MAC Goddess of Sea is a cremesheen finish. The shade is a beautiful dark purple raspberry-plum but it’s more plum than raspberry. The lipsticks translates on my lips beautifully with a slightly glossy finish.  I have MAC Rebel and I haven’t gotten myself to write about it because I feel like the shade just doesn’t sit very well with my skin tone. I was so into purple lipsticks, eyeliner, eyeshadow, purple errthang lately and I thought MAC rebel was my perfect purple lip shade. Sadly, I was mistaken. Goddess of the sea has the perfect amount of boldness for me and it’s seriously my favorite purple shade ever!


When worn, my lips look so supple and my lips equally feel moisturised. The formulation of this lipstick is flawless. It’s perfect for those who have dry lips like me. The texture is creamy but not creamy enough to slip and slide on my lips. I’m in love! The lipstick lasted a good four hours on my lips!


Final Thoughts

I really love love love love this lipstick!!! I urge you guys to grab this while you can if you are looking for a plum/purple shade and have a similar skin tone with me. I think this would suit people with darker skin tones too! I hope you guys can FEEL how much I love this lipstick even through just reading this because AHH. It would be a shame to pass on this jewel. <3

You can also easily make this shade a lot more bolder by applying a purple lip liner all over your lips before applying this lippie!










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  • Reply Juvy

    Maxie, this is a very pretty shade! OMG! I want it for myself too. I got the Mystical from Nordstrom. Luckily, my cousin will be bringing it here for me in Oct. Can’t wait! I hope I can still get this shade when I visit MAC. :)

    07/07/2014 at 5:20 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      thanks juvy! you should get it!!! waah so lucky!!! I wish I knew someone in the states rin! been wanting to get mystical too. :(

      07/07/2014 at 5:25 PM
  • Reply Meg

    Omg this looks so pretty on you! :) i never get the chance to buy limited edition products here, lagi akong nauubusan! XD

    07/07/2014 at 5:39 PM
    • Reply Maxine Marcelino

      sayang!!! ako kasi tinatiyaga ko talaga hehehe <3

      07/09/2014 at 3:10 PM
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  • Reply Rae

    Damn ang ganda ng color! And it suits you really well.

    10/14/2014 at 9:18 PM
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