The much anticipated MAC Marilyn Monroe makeup collection appears to be well worth the wait. Check out the alternatives the renowned label brings to help us recreate the diva's iconic look.
If there's one diva that has massively influenced the definition
of sexiness over the decades it's definitely Marilyn Monroe. The
diva has become a symbol of sultriness and it comes as no surprise
that her amazing beauty has become the source of inspiration for
many products. MAC Cosmetics is currently
paying a tribute to the diva with a collection which helps women
recreate a similar sultry look. The collection will only hit the
shelves later this year, but this doesn't stop us from enjoying the
offerings, at least visually, right now.
The new collection comes with a multitude of fun choices and an ultra classy packaging that fits the diva's allure. Artistic touches and a series of ultra flattering tones are the focus of the newest MAC collection which proves fairly comprehensive. Here are some of the alternatives the label brings for the new season:
Who could ever forget Marilyn's signature red lips which put her infectious smile in the spotlight every single time? To pull off a similarly flattering look the label brings not one but five lipstick tones to ensure you're able to find the perfect match for your skin tone. Go for one or more of these feminine and ultra seductive alternatives:
Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte)
Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte)
Pure Zen – Warm nude (Cremesheen)
Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte)
To emphasize your lips even more you can also pair up these tones with one of these three permanent lip pencil tones: Beet – Vivid reddish-pink, Redd – Clearly red, Cherry – Vivid bright blue/red.
Powder Blush & Beauty Powder
Creating a proper canvas is essential no matter what type of makeup you're trying to pull off. For this purpose, the label suggests Forever Marilyn, a sheer pale peach highlighter. For sculpting your cheekbones perfectly, the label comes with two gorgeous tones with different finishes to help you stay classy every time: Legendary – pale soft coral (Satin) and The Perfect Cheek – neutral pink beige (Matte).
Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine
Stage Red – Dark berry red
Flaming Rose – True red
Kid Orange – Coral
Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold
Opt for a sophisticated set of eye makeup styles with some of these versatile on trend tones. All the tones have a fab pearly finish for an even more spectacular effect:
How to Marry – Soft White
Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige
Silver Screen – True silver
Showgirl – Dark blue grey
Other permanent offerings in this collection are: Eye Kohl (Smolder – intense black and Fascinating – intense matte white), Penultimate Eye Liner (Rapidblack – rich deep carbon black), Penultimate Brow Marker ( Universal – natural warm taupe-brown), Brow Finisher (Clear – Sheer),False Lashes (Extreme Black – carbon black).
The products from this collection are scheduled to hit stores this October.
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