MAC Marilyn Monroe Charmed I’m Sure Lipstick Review and Swatches

I finally nabbed myself a Charmed I’m Sure Lipstick from the completely sold out MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection! HUGE thanks to a special friend who sent this over from Vancouver :)

MAC Marilyn Monroe Charmed I'm Sure Lipstick review

The lipstick comes in a glossy black tube with a picture of Marilyn on it. Although MAC describes this as a “dark true red”, I didn’t think it was that dark. On me, it was just a classic cool-toned red, like a matte version of MAC “Red” She Said Lipstick and a little cooler and lighter than MAC Russian Red. The Matte formula applied slightly drying on my drier lips but did go on smoothly with good pigmentation. I normally get a good 3-4 hours of wear with MAC lipsticks and this was no different.

MAC Charmed I'm Sure Lipstick
Closeup of MAC Charmed I'm Sure Lipstick
MAC Charmed I'm Sure,
Wearing MAC Marilyn Monroe Charmed I'm Sure Lipstick

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Review overview
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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Charmed, I’m Sure and Love Goddess are my both favourites of this collection! The shades are amazing. <3
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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