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? 


Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

WOW those are some pretty colors! I like the "charmed I'm sure" and the "deeply adorned" I gotta go get them both! Great post! RoRos World

quietstormnyc said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the swatches. This really helps! Love Charmed I'm Sure and Deeply Adorned. Sadly, they were sold out at my local MAC Store, but I will keep searching.

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you! Charmed I'm Sure is a fav so far :)

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

@quietstormnyc You're welcome! I'm loving Charmed I'm Sure. Wore it out last night. This collection did sell out really fast! But remember you can always pick it up at Nordstrom and other department stores.

Jennifer from Toronto - Spiced Beauty said... Reply To This Comment

I loved the comparisons!

Beauty sentinel said... Reply To This Comment

I got lucky, and bought the Legendary blush, before they sold out ;-)
P.S. Great swatches babe!

Maëlle said... Reply To This Comment

I'm in love with the Deeply adored and the Charmed I'm Sure. I'm gonna purchase them for sure!

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Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Your swatches are very nice, I can't wait till Thurs to pick up my items.

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

Glad you found them helpful :)

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

@Beauty sentinel I wasn't sure if that shade would work on me. But I did place another order through customer service and snagged The Perfect Cheek blush. Not sure if it'll work on my complexion, but figured it was worth a shot. I will swatch Legendary in person when it launches :)

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

@Maëlle Those are 2 of my favs out of them all. Charmed I'm Sure is the perfect red for me! Not sure if you follow my YouTube channel, but thats the lippie that I'm wearing in the video. Great choices :)

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks! Followed yours as well ;)

Glam By Lena said... Reply To This Comment

@Goddesslily Seymour
Thank you! WHat item's did you decide on? Thinking I want to check out Legendary Blush in person, and I may need a back up of Charmed I'm Sure as well

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

The packaging is gorgeous! You got a lot of items, I'm jelly! lol When I got to the website I was too late and mostly everything was sold out. I only got a lipstick and a eyeshadow. Great post!

Rosie xo

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