Some Like It Hot: For Them, There’s MAC Marilyn Monroe

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The new MAC Marilyn Monroe collection

The new MAC Marilyn Monroe collection


El Hub: C’mon, sweets! Hurry it up, or we’ll miss the movie.

Me: Coming! Five more minutes.



El Hub: You said that 10 minutes ago. Whatever you’re doing, is it more important than kettle corn?

Me: Um…YEAH?! It’s only the new MAC Marilyn Monroe collection, which I’ve been looking forward to since forever.

El Hub: Come on! You can play with it later.

Me: There is no later. Only now! Cool your jets. I’m almost done uploading a few pics for the girls.

The MAC Marilyn Monroe collection: pics and swatches of nine pieces from the launch

MAC Marilyn Monroe packaging

MAC Marilyn Monroe The Perfect Cheek Blush

Blush in The Perfect Cheek


MAC Marilyn Monroe The Perfect Cheek Blush Closeup
MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary Blush

Blush in Legendary


MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary Blush closeup

MAC Marilyn Monroe Showgirl How to marry Eye Shadow

Eyeshadows in Showgirl (left) and How to Marry (right)


MAC Marilyn Monroe Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn


MAC Marilyn Monroe Pure Zen Lipstick Scarlet Ibis

Lipsticks in Pure Zen (left) and Scarlet Ibis (right)


MAC Marilyn Monroe Phiff Little Rock Dazzleglass

Dazzleglass in Phiff (left) and Little Rock (right)


MAC Marilyn Monroe Swatches from the left: Blush in Legendary, Blush in The Perfect Cheek, Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn, Eyeshadow in How to Marry and Eyeshadow in Showgirl

From the left: Blush in Legendary, Blush in The Perfect Cheek, Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn, Eyeshadow in How to Marry and Eyeshadow in Showgirl


MAC Marilyn Monroe Swatches in Lipstick in Pure Zen, Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis, Dazzleglass in Little Rock and Dazzleglass in Phiff

Lipstick in Pure Zen, Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis, Dazzleglass in Little Rock and Dazzleglass in Phiff


MAC Marilyn Monroe Swatches swatches in Blush in Legendary, Blush in The Perfect Cheek, Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn, Eyeshadow in How to Marry, Eyeshadow in Showgirl, Lipstick in Pure Zen, Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis, Dazzleglass in Little Rock and Dazzleglass in Phiff

Blush in Legendary, Blush in The Perfect Cheek, Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn, Eyeshadow in How to Marry, Eyeshadow in Showgirl, Lipstick in Pure Zen, Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis, Dazzleglass in Little Rock and Dazzleglass in Phiff

MAC Marilyn Monroe boxes

MAC Marilyn Monroe boxes

MAC Marilyn Monroe boxes

Sealed with a kiss!

What do you get when you combine an iconic, sultry siren of the silver screen, MAC makeup and glamour?

Answer: MAC Marilyn Monroe.

The 29-piece release is available online now at maccosmetics.com and arrives to ravish North American MAC locations October 4 (coming to international locations some time next month) with new and re-promoted pieces for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails, all of it dressed to the nines in special red, white and black packaging.

MAC loaded the collection with lip products designed to re-create Marilyn’s signature pout, and along with loving the lipsticks, I’m also pretty jazzed about the Beauty Powder in Forever Marilyn ($28) — a sheer pale peach highlighter — and the two Powder Blushes in pale coral Legendary and neutral pinkish beige The Perfect Cheek.

I can’t wait to try another Marilyn makeup look like that one from last week.

This is gonna be fun. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. OMG, they’re so beautiful… *faints*

  2. I love love love those 2 blushes–can’t wait til they’re in-stores so I can swatch em and see if they will be coming home with me!
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  3. Anita says:

    Please do a look with the Marilyn Monroe collection – I want to see how Scarlet Ibis and Pure Zen look on you, and thanks for the fabulous blog, love your sense of humour :)

  4. Aybi says:

    I meant i totally agree with you Karen about the nice details on the boxes :)

  5. Louisa says:

    Hi Karen!
    I haven’t been that excited for this collection but I just have to say what an exceptionally great job you’ve done with these pictures! Simply perfection… :)

  6. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    Your photos are amazing. I was not completely sold on this collection until I came accrues these. Thanks so much! I’m calling my local store as soon as they open.

  7. Hafsa says:

    I like the shades but if I’m honest I really don’t like the packaging, I was expecting something classy and sleeker.
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  8. Richa says:

    The shades are so pretty of this collection!
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  9. I’m not particularly excited about this collection, but there is one lipstick that does draw my attention. It’s a beautiful orangey red that I think would be perfect for me!
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  10. Jennifer says:

    I was expecting more from the gloss… and I’m disappointed that the blush doesn’t seem to have any shimmer. :-(
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  11. I’m definitely snagging a couple of the lipsticks! I have officially discovered the joy of red!

  12. Karrie says:

    Already sold out!! =/ I went to the MAC website to order and it’s all sold out!!!

  13. Joyce says:

    I think I’m going to get the Perfect Cheek blush. I love how neutral it looks! but I’m not really digging the packaging. =(
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  14. Melissa says:

    Those look gorgeous! I’d get it for the packaging alone, haha.

  15. Tiffany says:

    I’m really upset that this collection is already sold out online. I wanted Love Goddess lipstick… Now that I see your swatches (I’m just a little darker than you – NC45), Scarlet Ibis lipstick and Showgirl eyeshadow are beautiful!!

  16. Agata says:

    I really want the Legendary blush. Hopefully I will be able to get it when the collection launches in stores and at other online retailers..

  17. Thanks for the great swatches! You take really amazing pictures. I love the kiss inside the box! That’s a really nice touch.
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  18. rashmi says:

    the collection is already OOS but as I am in India I can always lay my hands on the stuff I want :D :D the lipsticks are to die for and am digging that blush soooo much :D :D
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  19. It’s so cute how there’s a lip print on the inside of the cardboard box. Nice attention to detail. :)
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  20. Lydia L says:

    Karen, they’ve basically sold out of everything on MAC.com!!!

  21. Julia Alkaseltzer says:

    I want this collection dearly.

  22. Gisselle says:

    Hey Karen i just picked up deeply adored lipstick from this collection OMG it is my holy grail red!!!! I must get a back up :-). Nothing else appealed to me from this collection

  23. Diana says:

    Gotta catch ‘em all!

  24. Darbra says:

    Okay so I went to the pre-launch and got Phiff! Love it! Went to get Little rock a day later online and it said sold out along with many others including my friends beloved pure zen. Went to the store and they said they are launching on oct 4 so they have to officially comment as sold out. My advice drive to a different store that didn’t have a pre-launch cause their stock won’t be resupplied by the open launch date.

  25. Melody says:

    I’m so sad almost everything is already sold out on MAC.com! I’m (not so) patiently waiting for it to launch on the Nordies website. I would try to go to a counter but I’m sure it will be capital C Crazy!

  26. Nina says:

    I skipped the blushes but got the Beauty Powder (the MAC Artist at the event swirled it all over my face and I was sooo glowy) and all the lipsticks.

    Pure Zen is part of the perm line so I saved a buck and a half and bought it in regular packaging.

    Im wearing Scarlet Ibis today and I may have found my signature lipstick. Too bad its LE. :-)

  27. Corinne says:

    Karen, do u think the BP is a must have? I heard it may be ashy looking for gals NC35 and over…

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