Elmer, Meet Marilyn: Like the Glue That Keeps Lips Together, the New MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Dazzleglasses Are Super Stuck on You

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Wearing the MAC Marilyn collection Dazzeglass in Little Rock

Some days, I feel like I need a shot of glitter even before I crawl out of bed. Something to distract me from the tabby lying next to me and staring with those disapproving eyes that say, “Why do you look like such a train wreck first thing in the morning?”

MAC’s new limited edition Marilyn Monroe Dazzleglasses in Phiff! (exclamation mark included) and Little Rock were made for days like that.


Sprinkled with large pearl particles, the two sheer, glittery $21.50 glosses shimmer and shine like a Disney princess (or a diva kitty supermodel’s eyes). 🙂

While pretty and sparkly on their own (and pretty sparkly), I think Phiff! and Little Rock look even better layered on top of lipsticks. Both of them are super sheer, and consequently, leave the color of underlying lipsticks alone. They’re content just adding oodles of sparkle and shine.


I like popping either one on top of a rich red, like MAC Marilyn Monroe’s Scarlet Ibis, or a nude like Pure Zen.

MAC Marilyn Monroe Phiff Little Rock Dazzleglass

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

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Wearing MAC Marilyn Monroe collection Dazzleglass in Phiff!

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!

More Dazzleglass deets

  • They come with a brush applicator that makes them easy to layer on top of lipsticks
  • As both shades are very sheer and forgiving, they’re pretty easy to apply without a mirror (I feel like my mistakes are more noticeable with highly pigmented products)
  • They feel thick and sticky on my lips — thicker and much stickier than MAC’s Lipglasses (so sticky that they’re almost uncomfortable!)
  • I find the formula to be just slightly drying
  • With these, I get between 4-5 hours of wear time, which isn’t bad

PRICE: $21.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming October 4 to MAC counters and stores (available now online, but last I checked, they were both sold out)


Tuesday greetings and salutations, friend. 🙂 Looks like it’s going to be another hot one here in the Bay Area, so if you need me to beam some sun rays in your direction, just holla.

You have a good morning, okay? Tabs says “Mrow.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE them! They do appear sheer though and do look like layering would be the best bet but I do like how they look on you!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Do you have any lipstick recommendations on colors to wear them over? I do love them though…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      I like ’em on top of reds and orangey reds. I bet they’d also look good on top of a bright pink too. Would you like names of specific MAC shades? Let me know. 🙂

  3. I like the orangey red lipstick from this collection the most. I’m very picky when it comes to lipstick, but I like that one alot!

  4. Karo says:

    I love Dazzleglasses so much!
    And they are so awesome <3

  5. penelope says:

    I feel you on the weather! I’m in SF right now and the sun is shining so bright today! I feel like I’m in LA, not SF right now. But it’s beautiful as long as it isn’t too hot.
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  6. Lulle says:

    I like them both, they bring a little sparkle to the lips without being “too much”. But the stickiness is really a deal breaker for me 🙁
    Lulle recently posted … Victoria’s Secret the Nakeds Eye Kit – review

  7. Nina says:

    I did not buy these. ^_^

  8. Phyrra says:

    Love your look! The cat eye is perfect on you.
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  9. Nadege says:

    Love the cat eye! You are a natural beauty!

  10. Pretty but you can find a clear, shimmery gloss ANYWHERE, so I’m not too impressed with these. :/ BTW LOVE your eye makeup look!
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  11. This dazzling lip gloss is perfect when you want a fresh look. It can make you look stunning without overdoing it. Are there darker shades available for this?

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