10/2/12

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection: SWATCHES


I think when people see this collection, they need to take it for what it is. A collection based totally on Marilyn Monroe. Does it have crazy, out-there colors? No. Is it red-lipstick-heavy? Yes. More neutral eye shadows? Yep.  But what I love is that it has just the right amount of sparkle. Dazzleglasses, frosted formulas, red lips, and pale cheeks. It's totally Marilyn.
I actually really like the classic packaging with photos of Marilyn Monroe that aren't typical. I think it's fun and classic.
Sure as far as the products go, there are some hits and misses, as with all collections. I talk about that more in my video about this collection at the bottom of the post. Don't miss it!

Oh, and MAC Nail Lacquer, we can be friends again. ;)


Available at all MAC locations October 4, 2012

*Keep in mind this isn't the entire collection, just the items I have. For a list of all items from the collection, see bottom of post.

Lipsticks, $16.
(l-r) Deeply Adored, Charmed, I'm Sure, Scarlett Ibis, Love Goddess
swatched same below


Dazzleglass, $21.50
top- Phiff!, bottom- Little Rock
  


Large Eye Shadow, $21.50 

(clockwise from top left) Showgirl, Preferred Blonde, Silver Screen
swatched same below


Beauty Powder, $28
Forever Marilyn


Powder Blush, $22
Legendary


Nail Lacquer, $17.50
*These swatches were done with ONE coat. I wanted you guys to see exactly how they applied. I'm impressed. With two coats, they're so perfect.
(clockwise from top left index finger) Kid Orange, Vintage Vamp, Stage Red, Flaming Rose, "Rich, Rich, Rich"

I mean, this is kind of a cute look, no? ;)

The entire collection contains:
4 Large Eye Shadows
Brow Finisher, Clear
False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
2 Eye Kohls
Penultimate Eye Liner
Penultimate Brow Marker
5 Lipsticks
2 Dazzleglasses
3 Lip Pencils
1 Beauty Powder
2 Powder Blushes
5 Nail Lacquers
#33 Lash

Check out my video below for more info on my favs from the collection. 

What are you guys most interested in from this collection? What are YOUR must-haves??


Products shown were provided by MAC Cosmetics with no agreements or obligations to feature on my blog or in videos.

55 comments:

  1. Love! Enjoy the new layout of your blog. Flows so much better and I have to say very professional looking. Way to go, great job

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  2. i only bought Scarlet Ibis and Forever Marilyn and Preferred blonde and Holy Mary(is that whats its called)?

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    1. I got the Deeply Adored and Charmed Lipsticks, The Legendary Blush (now I'm wishing I would have picked the Forever Marilyn-may have to go to the store Thursday) and the Stage Red nail polish. They just came yesterday so I haven't tried them. Would love to see how the Forever Marilyn looks on.

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  3. I know you're probably super busy, but it would be really helpful if your video was up as close to Oct. 4th as possible. I'm dying to go to my MAC and get a ton from this collection, and I really trust your opinions. Thanks!

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    1. It will be up either the night of the 3rd or the morning of the 4th. I wish I couldve posted this sooner but I just got the stuff today! :)

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    2. Sad to see weman dying to buy a collection that can't stand up to Marilyn name. Cover Girl has better quality trust me...even Wet&Wild would have done better. MAC needed to take this oportunity to use their very best collection and make it unforgerable like Marilyn...

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  4. the powder blush shade is lovely!♥

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  5. The blush, lip glosses and eye shadows look really nice! I don't own anything from MAC so I might have to try something of theirs sometime soon :)

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  6. Well, I've been obsessed with this collection for months, ended up ordering during the pre launch on MAC's website on Sept 27, but quality of the products disappointed me. And even though I absolutely loved that they used Milton Greene's photographs (all his photographs of Marilyn are my favorite and the best that were ever taken of her), it felt like such cheap plastic. But I would've dealt with that if the products were good. Considering that the quality was simply not there, I ended up returning everything except Showgirl (just so I can say I have something from the collection, even though it's one of the driest eye shadows I've ever used, but I love the color). I was expecting outstanding quality for such an iconic collection.

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  7. thanks for sharing such an iconic collection. every single item looks so amazing cant wait to get my hands on them now :)
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  8. the blush looks awesome!

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  9. Sooo nice
    I looking forward of my order

    Kiss
    Analin

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  10. This looks like such a pretty collection, not the most out there but definitely lovely and I love the blusher! xo

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  11. These look lovely! i love the packaging i really want to get the love goddess lipstick x

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  12. I really want the Preferred Blonde eyeshadow!

    wish I could afford more MAC products, they make me so happy :'))

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  14. my eyes are on the beauty powders and nail polishes! i love the packaging...collection-worthy!

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  15. i've heard some negative things about the packaging, but i actually really love it! thanks for posting swatches...now i know what to look for. :)

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  16. Your right about the photos! I'm a HUGE Marilyn fan and am glad to see some new pics being used! I might have to try some of these out!

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  17. I LOVE this collection. I got all the lipsticks, both blushes, and the beauty powder (and a backup of it!). It's just so nice for super fair girls like me and just so classic! =D

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  18. I found the collection pretty disappointing and only bought one lipstick at the preview event tonight. But I might go back to get the eyeliner or face powder. Initially I wanted to get one of the blushes but found them very pale.

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  19. I would love the Deeply Adored Charmed I'm sure & Love Goddess
    And that's pretty much it! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous though!

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  20. Totalling up to $309... Who has the money! Really, props to you Tiffany that you can afford that, but when MAC comes out with a new collection I really can't just dig $300 out of my pocket and go splurge. So lucky!

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    1. I always disclose when I'm sent things- Including this collection. With beauty bloggers, companies like MAC sometimes send us press kits so that we can review and share our opinions on the collection with our readers if we wish. This is totally for you guys so that you can make choices on which pieces you would like. Is it realistic for an individual (me included) to go out and feel like they need to buy ALL the pieces I showed? Definitely not. But this is what it is- Me showing you as many products from the collection as I can so you make a good decision when you go shop. Hope it was helpful! :)

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  21. I'm surprised you thought it was very Marilyn like. The lip colors yes, but MAC sold out so quickly. Marilyn never, ever wore shimmer on her eyes though, I was looking forward to some good browns and satin colors, and some matte blushes. Kinda disappointing to me

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    1. Agreed about the shadows- was looking for a matte tan/brown! The Perfect Cheek is matte and really nice- although I think it is a repromote?

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  22. I love new stuff! I really want to try the powder blush! I've been way into blushes and bronzers lately. I like the lip colors but I have such a hard time finding lip colors that work well with my skin tone. The orangey one is way cute but I know I couldn't pull it off. I need to take some serious make up courses because I want to wear it all, but don't want to over do it.

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  23. Those lipstick colors are perfectly classic, and those polishes are really tempting me. :)

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  24. I picked up both blushes and three of the lipsticks. My MAC store got a very limited amount... including a few (literally) of each lipstick and ONE beauty powder. I heard that was what happened at a lot of stores. Luckily I got what I wanted. I would've liked to have seen better eyeshadows, particularly a matte light brown that MM sometimes used to lightly contour her crease and a red cream gloss of some sort- Marilyn was known for her layers upon layers of lipstick and a gloss that her makeup artist mixed up. If you haven't seen Lisa Eldridge's Marilyn video- its a MUST see, I learned a lot about some of MM's rumored makeup tricks! Thanks for the review!!

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  25. I ordered several pieces in the preorder. I have to say I'm not impressed with the eyeshadows, I really wanted to like them! I will probably pair them sparingly with mattes. I really like the Pure Zen lipstick with the little rock dazzle glass over it. It was a really healthy natural glow type of color. One of the few pieces I didn't get was the powder, now I wish I had since its your favorite!

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  26. Loving the new look of the place! All the white makes it really classic and prings out all the colors. :)

    Also, must have Stage Red! ;)

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  27. hey tiffany,
    do you think the FOREVER MARILYN can work well on asian faces?

    Thanks!
    Love your post!!! <3

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  28. In my personal opinion it's sad to see that MAC used a legendaty figure like Marilyn a beloved actist to many an icon to sell makeup products that don't even live to her name. If using her name and beautigul face was not sad enough they made products that are forgetable unlike Marilyn they needed to make a statement and used her famaus name so that makeup crazy weman like us can run and buy this not worht our money products. They should have made this collection one of their very best ever. nothing special here. Shame on MAC shame on all the weman that bought the products and not returned it just keeped them to say I have the collection. I would love to see millions of weman return all their bad quallity products that can't stand up to a name like The Marityn Collection. shame on us all..sad..."(

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    1. Sooo true ... im returning preffered blonde.. too dusty.. im really disspointed with this colleciton i expected more, especially if its about marilyn :(

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  29. Am loving some of the nail colours and the Beauty Powder :)

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  31. I really love those nails, they are soooo cute! and I think this blog is amazing :) would love for you to take a look at mine, I'm only a newb so it's not that great but I'm getting there :) XOX

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  32. The products I'm considering buying are the products you don't have; The Perfect Cheek blush and the Pure Zen lipstick. I do hope they don't sell out quickly since I have to work this weekend I probably don't have the time to pick them up when the collection launches in The Netherlands.

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  33. its actually lash #35, you might have put #33 by accident.. ;)

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  34. I was sooo hyped about this collection i really was... i just ended up getting deeply adored because all the other lipsticks look like some of the ones in the permanent line, (IE russian red, ) and the pretty legedary bluch but the eyeshadows are dusty, and the ones from the permanent collection are better ( Dazzle light) its soo sad that this colleciton was not all that, im not saying its not cute.. I LOOVE the marilyn monroe picture on the packaging... but thats about it! :(((( cute love ya tiffany!!!

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  35. thanks for warning about the eyeshadows :P

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  37. your Lipsticks is very nice. I buy Lipsticks.

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  39. Dear Tiffany!

    You are great. I always enjoy watching ur channel.

    Good luck and keep up the great work!

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  40. I'm looking for a red lipstick and I think I've found my sweethearts (´ω`♡%) I'm sure, Scarlett Ibis (´ω`♡%)

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  43. Does the Estate of Marilyn Monroe (or possibly Joe Dimaggio) get a royalty for the use of her image and name?

    Thanks,
    Terry

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  44. Love your blog so much, thanks for your sharing, I like it.

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