MAC Marilyn Monroe Fall 2012 Collection (info & promo photos) was finally launched in Romania at the beginning of this week and being one of the most expected collection of the season I couldn’t miss out the chance to see it and swatch all the products before they sold out so I headed to MAC Store right on the same day they were launching it.
The first products I tried were the nail lacquers (just 4 out of 5) (75.00 Lei) in pigmented red, orange and dark brown, which have a great formula so the application went smoothly. Most of these shades were opaque in two colors while other slightly disappointed me but more about them on a future review.
MAC Marilyn Monroe lipsticks (97.00 Lei) have a discreet vanilla scent and they are taste-free. Except for Pure Zen which is a warm rosy beige nude color which delivers a semi-opaque color coverage the rest of the shades were pigmented, opaque, smooth and easy to apply.
I was a little bit disappointed of MAC Marilyn Monroe eyeshadows (97.00 Lei) because except Showgirl which was the darkest color, a medium navy blue, the rest of the shadows were looking very similar and I would loved to have some variety of colors. When I swatched them they seem a bit dusty to me which means they are prone to fall out post-application and not lasting very long. Without a primer it almost impossible to get a decent color payoff so I used a primer for the swatches shown bellow. All the shades had the same veluxe pearl finish making them hard to pair with the lipsticks.
The lip pencils (81.00 Lei) were all pigmented with a semi-creamy texture not exactly the smooth and creamy I was hoping for judging from the press info but they delivered and even and opaque color coverage.
The two lipglosses (103.00 Lei) are extremely sheer for my taste and have a thinner brush applicator but they are non-sticky and vanilla-scented (taste-free). Unless you want to buy these shades for the packaging I would say you can check out other brands.
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder (141.00 Lei) is a very light pink peachy shade with a soft texture but it felt a little chalky and powdery when I swatch it. Having a lighter complexion this shade looks good on me but I would hesitate to recommended to those with medium to dark skin tones.
Both blushes (114.00 Lei) have natural lovely finish with a decent color payoff and buildable. The Perfect Cheek is a medium pink beige color with a matte finish while Legendary has a soft texture and looks very natural with just a hint of sheen delivering a decent color payoff (I had to build up the color).
Romania Launch Date – 22 October 2012 at MAC Store Baneasa and 23 October at MAC Store Vitan
Check out the photos and swatches right after the jump.
MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection
MAC Nail Lacquers from left to right: Vintage Vamp, Stage Red, Flaming Rose, Kid Orange
MAC Eyeshadows from left to right: Silver Screen, Prefered Blonde, How To Marry, Showgirl
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
From left to right: Legendary Blush, The Perfect Cheek Blush, Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Blushes: Legendary, The Perfect Cheek
Lipsticks from left to right: Pure Zen, Scarlet Ibis (Repromote), Love Goddess, Charmed I’m Sure, Deeply Adored
MAC Lip Pencils
From left to right: Cherry, Redd, Beet
From left to right: Little Rock, Phiff
I would love to hear your thoughts about this collection on the comments bellow or on Chicprofile FB Page. Did you purchased any products?