MAC: Marilyn Monroe Collection + Swatches

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MAC is known for many collaborations, and now they present a collection with none other than Marilyn Monroe! 
Here is Mac's description for this collection...

"Pure platinum Hollywood glamour. Channel the legends luster & sex appeal in a colour collection distinctively Marilyn. It's everything you need to capture the MM look"

I ended up ordering 4 of the 5 lipsticks, along with a beauty powder, Dazzleglass, lipstick, and brow wax(not pictured). I already owned both eye liners, as well as 2 of the 3 lip liners. I passed on all of the eyeshadows and polishes.

Now onto more pics and swatches...

 Forever Marilyn

Forever Marilyn 
Swatched Heavily and Blended


 Scarlet Ibis

 Love Goddess 

 Charmed I'm Sure

Deeply Adorned

Phiff!, Scarlet Ibis, Love Goddess, Charmed I'm Sure, Deeply Adorned

Eye Liners: Fascinating, Smolder
Lip Liners: Redd, Beet

Here are a few shade comparisons...

Lady Danger, Scarlet Ibis, Sail La Vie

SI is a tad bit more red then Lady Danger, and not as bright and orange as Sail La Vie

Girl About Town, Love Goddess, Moxie

These swatches were to show how red LG pulls on me in comparison to 2 other darker shade pinks

Red Racer, Charmed I'm Sure, Russian Red

CIM is a tad bit darker than Red Racer. Russian Red pulls more orange and is more brighter

Deeply Adorned, Rocker

As you can tell, DA is a bit lighter and a bit more red than Rocker

Overall, I'm pleased with my choice of items with the exception of the beauty powder. I'd have to admit I purchased it more so for the packaging, but was hoping it would be a little suitable for my complexion. But sadly it isn't. It's too chalky for me to even wear it as a highlighter. It's not as smooth as many other extremely light highlighter's that Iv'e come across. However, I do plan on giving it a shot, and will be sure to share my thoughts. Can't wait to try a few looks out with my new goodies :)

Do you plan on purchasing any items from this collection? 

Azealia Banks: MAC Yung Rapunxel Lipstick

Saturday, September 8, 2012

MAC is known for many collaborations with many celebrities. They recently teamed up with rapper Azealia Banks (which I had no clue of who she actually was) and released a new limited edition shade of lipstick, Yung Rapunxel. It launched less than 1 week ago and is already SOLD OUT online!! Its a deep plum shade that has an amplified finish (one of my fav formulas by MAC). Below you can see a swatch of this shade as well as a few shade comparisons...

Yung Rapunxel, Rebel, Night Violet, Currant lipliner 
(All by MAC)

Night Violet Mattene, another LE shade of lipstick, as well as Currant lipliner are both pretty similar. However, both are a tad bit darker and opaque, and of course Currant has a different finish. Darker shade lipsticks are in definitely in for the fall. I tried it on as soon as I received it and was pretty impressed at how well it suited me. Will definitely take some getting used to, as I'm not accustomed to darker shades, but I can't wait to see how it looks with a full face look! 

What are your thoughts on this lipstick? 

OCC Liptars: Part 2

I had previously made a post for my older OCC Liptars that I've owned for some time now. Wanted to come back and update you all on a few of my newer shades. You can see my older post along with swatches HERE. OCC has since then changed the packaging as well launched way more shades. Amazing colors, and an awesome upgrade to the packaging. I myself, as well as others had experienced leaking on the older versions, as well as issues with the amount of product that dispenses (way too much). Iv'e only had these new ones for a short while now, but Iv'e already noticed that the new packaging is much more user friendly than the older ones. 

Now on to the swatches...

Demure, Belladonna, Nylon, Harlot

One of the 3 shades, Nylon happend to be a limited edition shade currently available online only at Sephora. The other 3 are available through OCC's website as well as  which is where I purchased mine. They were running a promo where you received either Queen or Harlot free when you spend $10 or more. So I ordered 2 and received Harlot for free! Gotta love a great deal :)

Has anyone tried any of the new OCC liptars?

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