I can’t wait for the new MAC Marilyn Monroe collection to arrive on counters October 4! I’m serious. I can’t wait!!
I tried, but I couldn’t, so I didn’t.
Today I decided to try my paws at a look inspired by Marilyn and Hollywood pinup girls using products I already have. For the heck of it, I tried to use colors that at least sounded similar to the ones from the upcoming release, based on the official MAC color descriptions.
I left myself lots of leeway here and basically just tried to have fun, Marilyn-style.
The products I substituted for MAC Marilyn Monroe collection colors…
- MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom in place of MAC Eyeshadow in Preferred Blonde (described as a pale champagne beige)
- A mix of MAC Eyeshadow in Swell Baby and Waft in place of MAC Eyeshadow in Showgirl (a dark blueish grey)
- MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger in place of MAC Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis (a bright orange-red)
- MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick in place of MAC Lip Pencil in Redd
- MAC Pro Longwear Lipgloss in Boundlessly Beige in place of MAC Dazzleglass in Phiff! (a sheer yellowish peach)
- MAC Blush in Blushbaby in place of MAC Powder Blush in The Perfect Cheek (a neutral pinkish beige)
- MAC Beauty Powder in Pearl Sunshine in place of MAC Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn (a sheer pale peach)
- MAC 36 Lash in place of MAC 35 Lash
I snapped some pics, too, in case you wanted to follow along.
If you’re ready, let’s jump right in!
The first thing I did was apply my foundation and fill in my brows…
Then, I spread MAC Paint in Sublime Nature all over my lids.
After that, I patted Shroom on top…
Next, I lined my upper lash and water lines with MAC Blacktrack.
Then I coated both my upper and lower lashes with MAC Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara, lined my lower water line with MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating, and added some concealer under my eyes to clean up the edges.
Now for Marilyn’s amazing pout. Since my lips are naturally, uh, much thinner than hers, I tried to create the illusion of fuller lips by tracing well outside my natural lip line with Kiss Me Quick pencil. Then, I filled them in with Lady Danger lipstick.
If you’re thinking, “Can I wear this to the library?” you could always stop here…but I wanted to keep going!
False lashes, a layer of gloss and an improv beauty mark finished the look.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,