Don’t murder me but my MAC Marilyn Monroe Eyeshadows Review is sadly slow coming considering the collection is weeks old now. I guess I wasn’t inspired to write my review since the collection really didn’t do it for me. I just wasn’t phased by the entire release…it simply didn’t feel special enough for me.
And the shadows are proof positive why I didn’t like it.
The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection included four, limited edition shades in a larger size. These are 0.10 for $21 each versus 0.04 oz at $15. The larger size gives you more space to enjoy Miss Monroe’s print on the compact however, I’ve already expressed my dislike of the photo they used in a few of my past reviews of the collection. I desired something more classically Marilyn but they went with something more candid and…mmm…I guess what they felt was sexy. I expected elegance with the packaging and perhaps a little bit of bling.
All four shades have a veluxe pearl finish but they feel like densely packaged pigments to me as they come across very flaky, chunky, and glittery on swatch and wear. They also tend to have a very powdery texture with a bit of chalkiness. Color pay off is very lacking and all this glitter? I doubt Marilyn would approve. She seemed like a matte girl to me!
How To Marry, Showgirl, Preferred Blonde, Silver Screen
How to Marry
After application I felt the shades ended up looking a bit too frosty on my lid. I also felt the colors couldn’t be worked into a look together as it was difficult to contrast with such light shades and see any real definition or difference between the two or three colors should you use them together in a look!
Overall, they were a big bust. This collection felt very phoned in to me and what started out as a very exciting release just fell short. If you’re going to blow your money on anything go with the lipsticks in this collection and skip these eyeshadows!
These are available now at maccosmetics.com as well as on counters.