The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection has launched online and will be available this Thursday on counter. The collection is an ode to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, Marilyn Monroe.
If MAC was going to be inspired by anyone I’d say Marilyn was a good pick to represent classic, silver screened beauty. The collection features an array of products inspired by the starlet and features her beautiful image on the packaging.
Marilyn Monroe was a very minimalist beauty queen in my eyes. Some liner, vibrant red lips, and milky skin was about the extent of her look so of course, MAC introduced four vibrant, limited edition shades of red lipstick to suit a ton of different skin tones.
I’m not a fond fan of red lipstick but I’ve come across a few that I hold on tight too. I typically look best (or I’m delusional that I look good) in warmer shades of red. I think it’s nice that the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection has a variety of reds to choose from to suit cooler and warmer skin tones.
Let’s take a look at two of my favorite shades from the launch.
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in L’Impatiente ($32) is a limited edition shade release with the Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection.
It’s actually a terrifying shade for me as it is the ultimate in a vampy lip look but after trying it I must say I really like it.
The new Disney Cinderella Collection by Sephora has launched! It’s starting to trickle into stores as the Sephora in Times Square has the complete collection plus it is available to VIBs online at Sephora.com
I think the magic of Disney Princesses has touched us all at some point in our lives. They represent the magic of our dreams as a child and let’s face it that magic never really goes away as we grow older particularly for the girly girls out there who love beautiful things.
So with great pleasure I introduced you to the Disney Cinderella Collection by Sephora last week. Cinderella combined with makeup and beauty makes a marriage most wonderful wouldn’t you agree?
The Disney Cinderella Collection by Sephora Moonlit Kiss Lipstick Set ($25) is a selection of creamy, satiny lipsticks inspired by Cinderella. Bringing hues of berry, peach, warm rose, and champagne to lips these magical lipsticks bring a kiss of color to lips.
What did I think of them?
Let’s take a look!
If you told me a few days ago I’d be busy purchasing a shade of lipstick entitled Golden Grape I’d have called you a liar. I’m not a fan of vampy lip colors and Golden Grape I dunno…the golden sounds appealing but the grape part not so much!
But indeed it ended up coming home with me after I saw it on a L’Oreal Parisian Display at Walgreens (although I don’t believe the shade is actually part of this collection).
Take a look!
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($28) is a newly launched liquid lipstick from the brand for Fall 2012. Hourglass created these with a matte super pigmented finish and a 14 hour contentious wear without being drying or flaking.
They had me at the non drying, flaking part because I tend to do rather poorly with matte lipstick. I’ve run across a few matte formulas I enjoy using but if I’m honest I’m always reaching for the clear gloss to wear them with.
Let’s take a look at Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick.