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M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe, a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.

Now, this is what I’m talking about! This…THIS right here is what a MAC capsule collection is all about. I am here for you, Miss Monroe.

I am particularly fond of the matte lipsticks. “Me” pass up a fiercely-pigmented matte lippie, uhm – never! I live for matte lips and this collection satisfies. Of the five lipsticks in the collection, three are matte: Deeply Adored, a deep scarlet, Charmed I’m Sure – a dark true red, and Scarlet Ibis, a bright orange red. From fair complexion to deep, the lip shades offer something for every statement-lip seeker. I like both Deeply Adored and Scarlet Ibis as go-to, everyday reds. Charmed I’m Sure is a bit bolder…a shade I might reserve for days when I’m feeling particularly filled with sass (and skin is pristine). 

Other notables: The lip pencils — So you see, there’s a theme here. The lip products are definitely the heroes of the collections. And let’s be honest. . . close your eyes, conjure a visual of Miss Marilyn — what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s her lips: those gorgeous, expertly lined, and perfectly filled in lips.

THE FULL SCOOP

Lipstick: Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte), Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte), Pure Zen – Warm nude (Cremesheen), Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin), Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte)

Dazzleglass: Phiff! – Sheer yellow peach, Little Rock – Soft sheer white with pearl

Lip Pencil: Beet – Vivid reddish-pink, Redd – Clearly red, Cherry – Vivid bright blue/red

Eyeshadow: How to Marry – Soft White (Veluxe Pearl), Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl), Silver Screen – True silver (Veluxe Pearl), Showgirl – Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

Eye Kohl: Smolder – Intense black, Fascinating – Intense matte white

Penultimate Eye Liner: Rapidblack – Rich deep carbon black

Penultimate Brow Marker: Universal – Natural warm taupe-brown

Brow Finish: Clear

False Lashes: Extreme Black – Carbon black

Beauty Powder:Forever Marilyn – Sheer pale peach

Powder Blush: Legendary – Pale soft coral (Satin), The Perfect Cheek – Neutral pink beige (Matte)

Nail Lacquer: Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine (Cream), Stage Red – Dark berry red (Cream), Flaming Rose – True red (Cream), Kid Orange – Coral (Cream), Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold (Pearl)

Eye Lashes:  35 Lash – Dramatic lash with emphasis on the centre of the lash

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Marilyn Monroe once said:


Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived…

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death.  Celebrate the life of Hollywood’s golden girl with these timeless tips!

 

Flawless Skin: Marilyn always had a flawless, radiant complexion. Get ready for a close up with Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel.  This three-in-one primer, foundation and color corrector gives skin a matte, air-brushed look ($57.50; Sephora.com). 

 

Blushing Bombshell: Never afraid to act the innocent, Marilyn knew the power of a subtle blush.  To get a “just-pinched” look try Too Faced Brightening Blush in Pinch My Petals.  The pink-mauves brighten the cheeks, forehead and chin for a perfectly pretty glow! ($19.50; Toofaced.com)

 

Bedroom Eyes:  Master Marilyn’s “Come-Hither” look with Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Pointe-Noire.  The rich, velvety formulacreates an instant and dramatic finish in a dramatic shade of black. ($22; Barneys.com).  Complete the look with Laura Geller’s Full Figure Lashes Mascara.  The short and long nylon fibers combine to lengthen and thicken the look of lashes while the carbon black shade finishes off the seductive look.  ($23.50; QVC.com).

 

Perfect Pout:  Marilyn Monroe was rarely seen without her signature red pout.  To get the look try lining lips with Michael Marcus’s Lipstick in Debbie, a bold red.  The classic shade stays put while the silky formula keeps lips kissable.  ($24; MichaelMarcus.com).


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