MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark vibrant violet [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark purpled berry with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, natural finish. Bite Beauty Burgundy (P, $28.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $16.00) is very similar. MAC Feel My Pulse (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Bust Out (LE, $16.00) is slightly purpler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lydia (P, $18.00) is lighter, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It had mostly opaque color coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly without streaking or settling into lip lines. The consistency was lightly creamy but not heavy, so it is comfortable to wear and doesn’t feather over time. On me, this shade wore well for five hours and was just slightly drying. Unfortunately for me, Cremesheen lipsticks tend to be a little drying, but others find them hydrating. As is typical, it is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste. If you missed this when it launched on MAC’s website, the collection will still launch at other retailers next week and in-stores/at counters on the 22nd. You can see the reviews of the other lipstick shades from the collection here.

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick
MAC Goddess of the Sea Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Lift Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Chantecaille Brilliance

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tzwiggy Avatar

I thought it was Monday! It better not be Tuesday because that’s the only day next week that I’m not home. I need to get some backups of Sea Worship and Lorelei!

rose Avatar

yup, stayed up last night because they said it would be posted “just after midnight” on nordstrom. Didn’t get posted up until about 3am pacific time but luckily I was still up!

Ammara Avatar

Hey Christine, do you find MAC amplified lipsticks drying? I feel that a little while after application, those are drying. I think the more comfortable ones for me are the mineralize.

Shana Avatar

Luckily I was awake and on my laptop when it launched so I managed to get it. Originally I wanted Mystical, but I decided to go with this since I have nothing else like it. I tried it on last night and surprisingly it looked pretty good. Usually dark colors look horrible on me, but this was sort of sheer enough that although it looked slightly vampy, it worked.

And now that I’ve seen the packaging in person…I am SO getting Mystical when it launches on Nordies.

Joanna Avatar

I tried to order some of the collection the same day it came out on their website and just about everything was sold out. Do they not stock enough for online sales intentionally or is it just that popular? So frustrating.

Michaela Avatar

I’ve been waiting for this review! I am obsessed with purple lipstick and this packaging, I wish they had made a compact mirror for this collection though. I will definitely be stalking the nordstrom website to get this (and a few other things 🙂 )

Leila Avatar

Love your eyebrows this way ! Very natural looking and color is on point alongside with your skin (going to look into this foundation). Btw what are you using your skin looks immaculate 🙂 . Thanks lady xx

Christine Avatar

Thank you, Leila! 🙂

Something in my skincare regimen changes every two weeks, lol! Honestly, it’s not anything I could recommend – the only products that helped my skin look better are prescription products, so all I can recommend is talking to your doctor if you have persistent skin problems that regular products haven’t solved!

Wendy Avatar

I convinced myself I didn’t want/need anything from this collection, but this is calling to me. 🙁
Dang! Looks like I’m going to order from Nordstrom since it’s launching in-store on my sis’ bday.

Angie Avatar

Dang!! i really DID NOT want to like this lipstick…… but i do!!! And it looks Awesome on Christine!!! I think i might have to pick this one up

kellly Avatar

I hope there will stll be something left for me to buy on Friday. They’re already sold out of almost everything on their website. I guess that shows me not to take a vacation!

Alisha Avatar

I thought this was an interesting colour to have in a summer collection but I ended up getting it with 6 other items from the collection (Seducing Sound/Enchanted One/Legendary Luxe/Sea Worship/Peachstock/Clear Waterr). Thanks for your descriptions and pics they helped me make an informed decision xx

kellly Avatar

Ok, I actually managed to score one of these on Friday and loved it SO much (it’s a MLB MUCH B shade) that I went back Saturday and bought 2 of the last 3 that were available at that Macy’s. I. LOVE. THIS. COLOR. It’s really amazing and I love the shiny finish when I first put it on. The only thing that could possibly make it better would be to have it way more pigmented and be a stain, too. But it’s really gorgeous and I love it.

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