This collection was a huge hit, both online and in stores. Things were sold out in seconds and you were extremely lucky if you were able to get your hands on everything on your wishlist. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get my hands on the beauty powder in "Forever Marilyn", the blush in "Legendary," and the dazzleglass's. With that said, I'm still extremely happy and thankful for the products I was able to get my hands on.
While there were mixed views on the packaging for all of the Marilyn products, I personally loved it. All the pictures were from a 1956 photo shoot with Milton Greene, who was known for taking many pictures of Marilyn. I think the simplicity of the black and white photos show a different side of Marilyn. I think the mix of black, white, and red was a good idea.
I also loved how MAC incorporated a red kiss mark inside each box. It's the little things that get me!
The next thing I got from this collection was an eye shadow, which is the product that has the most controversy around it. I agree that the eye shadows in this collection did not reflect Marilyn in anyway, seeing as how her beauty looks revolved around matte colors. I would have loved to have seen some nice neutral, matte shadows in this collection like many others.
The first lipstick I got was the only one that my counter had left when I arrived at MAC the day the collection came out. Pure Zen is a creme-sheen, which feels really moisturizing on the lips. While I don't wear nude colors often, I find this to be a warm beige nude which is nice. This color was re-promoted.
The lipstick in "Scarlet Ibis" is also a color that was re-promoted in this collection. This is a bright, orange red and is a matte shade. I like wearing matte lipsticks, especially when they are colors that are as bright as this.
The lipstick in "Charmed I'm Sure" is one of my favorites and in my opinion, is the essence of Marilyn Monroe in a lipstick. This is a dark, true red and looks stunning on the lips! It also makes your teeth look whiter which is definitely a plus in my book. It is a matte, which I find makes it a stand out even more. This is one of my favorite lipsticks from the collection.
Overall, I am very pleased with this collection. I'm so happy that I was able to get my hands on a lot of the things that I had on my wishlist. I hope that you were able to pick up some things from this collection. If you haven't watched my haul/first impressions video featuring this collection, be sure to click it below!
" I am very definently a woman and I enjoy it." - Marilyn Monroe