Marilyn Monroe was never on time, which is apt, given that her image has become timeless.
It’s been fifty years since her death, yet Marilyn’s beauty still prevails. We all know her iconic look too well; platinum hair, sultry eyes, scarlet lips, that beauty spot. Indeed, she’s the epitome of old Hollywood glamour, and I sincerely doubt she’ll ever go out of fashion.
So, it comes as no great surprise to me that MAC cosmetics‘ latest collection is dedicated to and inspired by the late actress. Simply named Marilyn Monroe by MAC, the limited-edition collection was released on October 4th and includes a rich variety of beauty products, all of which are in keeping with Marilyn’s signature style.
A few products have already caught my eye, in particular the Marilyn Monroe Lipstick which comes in a range of bold shades. Each shade channels Marilyn’s red-hot appeal, and serves as a keen reminder of her luscious, megawatt smile. The eye products look rather dreamy too; I bet the False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara and Penultimate Eyeliner both do a fine job of recreating Marilyn’s sleepy, feline eyes.
The entire collection looks gorgeous, but what I particularly like about it (aside from the kitsch packaging, of course) is the fact that each shade has been given its own quaint, Marilyn-themed name. My personal favourites are: “Vintage Vamp”, “Rich, rich, rich”, and “Charmed I’m sure”. How very Marilyn!
I’m determined to get my hands on at least one Marilyn Monroe by MAC product before the collection is discontinued. Though this may prove to be a challenge; such is Marilyn’s everlasting appeal that half of the products on MAC’s website are already sold out!