October 4, 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Dazzleglass Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

If you’re all about the sparkle you’ll enjoy the two limited edition Dazzleglasses released with the MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection.

I think the only thing special about these is the Marilyn packaging. You might want to take that into consideration prior to dishing out $21.50 for each one as really, there are SO many Holiday Lipgloss Sets available out there which will get you some very nice glosses at less the purchase of these two Dazzleglasses.

Let’s take a look!

MAC Dazzleglasses are always a surprisingly smaller purchase. They cost more than MAC’s regular Lipglass and might appear bigger but hold a mere 0.06 oz of gloss per tube versus 0.17 oz of a regular Lipglass.

The marketing here is the packaging because I find the shades uneventful and as I said a bit on the expensive side due to so many Holiday Collections popping up at the moment. My logical beauty side rarely comes out as I’m all about squealing over packaging but in this case I think we need to get the facts down.

Little Rock is a white sparkling white gold pearl shade and Phiff is a sparkling beige-y peach. The colors have chunkier shimmer in the formula which isn’t very pleasant looking after the gloss has worn away as it leaves run around the glitter mouth sometimes. So touch ups are required to keep these shades looking fresh.

Both are sheer and look quite frosty on their own and dare I say a little too glittery. I think they’ll make excellent overcoats perhaps on top of some of the incredible red lipsticks released with this collection. On their own I find them a bit on the uneventful side as they don’t really have much color, it’s just a clear gloss with tons of sparkle. What’s the fun of that? Gimme a little tint and I’d be more inclined to rave.

I’m typically pro-Dazzleglass since I love sparkle but these shades just felt meh to me. Both look the same to me on lips. You’ll want to be careful with Phiff as I believe MAC released it prior in a Holiday Collection.

Unless you’re buying for the packaging and for collector’s reasons, which is understandable, you don’t necessarily need these. Hopefully I helped you decide if you absolutely have to have ’em or not.

Little Rock and Phiff

P.S. I am appreciating the images of Marilyn on these a bit more as the packaging is longer than the lipsticks and you can see her beautiful figure considerably better but I still feel like they could have went with a better image of her with a little more glitz.

The collection is available now at MAC counters as well as online at www.maccosmetics.com

How do you feel about these Dazzleglasses?

Need ’em?

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Stacie

    I ordered 3 products online from this collection, including one of these glosses. I am sending them all back. Everything was too glittery for me. Thanks for your review! Stacie xo

    • the Muse

      hey stacie any shadows? b/c I’m finding the shadows glittery too 🙁 my pleasure! the glosses were disappointing to me sadly, just too clear gloss with tons of glitter 🙁 I’d love a dazzleglass in some awesome shade of va va voom red, that would be very Marilyn to me!

  • Trina J

    I think you’re right these will make excellent overcoats over bold red lips and even burgundy lips for that matter. Thanks for sharing XOXO

  • midori

    Hi Muse!
    I’ve been looking forward to this collection for the packaging (which is truly rare because I don’t have even one MAC LE product!) but twenty-something dollars for this? I am disappointed : ( It might be nice for an overcoat, but for that I think I prefer Bobbi High Shimmer or Chanel Glossimers. Sigh…I might buy a lipstick instead; they looked really good on you : )

    • the Muse

      hey midori! how are you dear? I agree. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer actually has more product for around the same price and they have a nice tint to them TOO! ;-D aw thank you, you’re too kind! lipsticks are well worth it but these are a little meh meh!

  • Cindy

    This collection was such a let down. They could have done so much better in my opinion!

  • Cassie

    I’m shocked that this is what they came up with for Marilyn… there are so many more glamorous, sexy, and beautiful photos of Marilyn out there so I feel like picking this one is a let down; even Marilyn looks tired and ready to fall over :/ Plus these two shades seem to have nothing to do with her!! She was so bold (at least the persona of her) with her lips and these are just so… well, not!!

    • the Muse

      agreed cassie, I mean she does look sexy but I dunno, I would have gone for something else for the packaging :-/

  • Lisa

    that’s why we depend on you Muse, for your excellent honest reviews! thanks.

  • GK

    As you said, meh! This entire collection is full of colors that were in former collections & colors that are available in the regular line. Very disappointing. They increase the price & lower their standards. The pics of MM are beautiful, that’s about all. I’m not going to pay extra for things I already have or can get in the regular package. Of the ‘new’ products, not impressed. I was really looking forward to this collection, Mac really let me down.

  • Cali

    I am ALL for buying MAC LE items, both for collector reasons and for the makeup, but its so much nicer when its something truly special. I craved pieces from this collection, but walked away with only 2 items…so unlike me. I hauled the heck out of their Venomous Villains launch a couple of years back!

    • the Muse

      just doesn’t seem all that special cali 🙁 so can’t blame you!

  • Butterdaisy

    I agree about the Marilyn pic. She looks spazzed out on these tubes. Why not Marilyn smiling in that iconic whit halter dress? Oh well.

  • Christina

    I agree, I think the colors are a little dull for a holiday collection. I am looking to purchase one of these (mostly because I am a Marilyn Monroe collector), but they are sold out everywhere! Do you know where I can find it? I tried online and in store.

    Thanks for the honest review! xoxo

    • the Muse

      my pleasure christina, glad you liked the review. Not sure, other than the usual places macys, nordstrom, anywhere there is a mac counter in your area I’d call and see where they are in stock! takes a little leg work sometimes to nail down LE items like this :-/

  • Rhonda

    Hello! I am so thankful for your review. A friend of mine purchased the glosses. She wasn’t satisfied and felt that she purchased something she already had.I only walked away with the Scarlett Ibis lip stick. I am new to MAC’s lip colors. I have always worn their foundation & eyeshadow. I’m another one who was excited about this collection, but ended up a little disappointed.

    • the Muse

      aw my pleasure rhonda glad it was helpful! it really was a little disappointing 🙁 sigh!