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Thursday, August 9, 2012

M.A.C x Marilyn Monroe Collection - Official Pictures!

 M.A.C announced their Marilyn Monroe collection plans monthssss ago, and all of us Old Hollywood fans nearly collapsed with excitement! The release of these Marilyn Monroe inspired products is set for this October, which I personally think should of been this month to coincide with her anniversary - just saying! The products look gorgeous however, they're all colours I had expected and wanted for a classic 50s collection. There will be 30 products; everything from nail polishes, to lipsticks to eyeshadows. 
Unfortunately, I hate the packaging. I've hated the packaging on the last few M.A.C collections, and thought the Marilyn one would be something a bit more exciting! For a start, the picture they used of her is from The Black Sitting by Milton Greene in 1956. Definitely not a range of photos for a makeup collection, I was expecting something from her earlier shoots (a photo from this shoot would of been ideal - it actually shows her classic makeup and beauty in more detail). It all looks a tad drab, and almost cheap looking - which is a pity. Nonetheless, I'll be saving money from here on in to buy a chunk of this collection. I love the shades, they're very me and I need anything Marilyn Monroe, as we all know! 

What do you think of the Marilyn Monroe collection for M.A.C?

45 comments:

  1. Oooh can't wait for this! I see what you mean about the packaging though, my first reaction was that it looks very cheap for M.A.C products! Have you ever visited the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge? They've got loads of Old Hollywood memorabilia you'd just loooove! :)

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  2. woow when i heard mac were bringing out a Marilyn Monroe collection i was soo excited !! I agree with the packaging . it should be more elegant like Marilyn was . its too bulky looking or sumtin . well thanks for posting picd of the new collection !! x x x

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  3. The packaging is AWFUL, they look like knock-offs. MAC really need to up their game when it comes to the images and designs they use, because some of the cheaper brands are overtaking them and making them look dated and unprofessional. Still, love the look of a couple of the lipsticks, knew I would though. x

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  4. I'm so excited for this collection, but I completely agree about the packaging. Something a little more classic and well known would have worked better, and I'm surpised its not a picture of her wearing red lipstick, since the collection is full of the stuff! Anyway, it won't deter me too much, I love Marilyn and MAC! xx

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  5. I'm also a bit obcessed with the marilyn look and pretty much all pin up makeup, so this collection is heaven. I do agree with you on the packaging situation, though I don't think white packaging would look less cheap!
    The lipstick range looks amazing and I even like the nude one (I usually hate nudes). What I don't get is why are there no matte shadows? It's a bit weird. They look gorgeous though :)

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    1. I was thinking about the lack of matte shadows too - very weird seeing as they're ALL she used herself?! odd.

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  6. The packaging is horrible :/
    The products look alright, I just think everyone's hyped it up too much and it's caused people to be disappointed.

    peaceand-beauty

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  7. Ill be parting with a months pay for this!! :) :)

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  8. I was incredibly excited for this collection, but I'm really disappointed by the packaging. Honestly, it looks fake. I'm still really excited to see it in person though.

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  9. I agree with you about the packaging, but I'm very excited for the lipstick shades! :) x

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  10. I think the packaging is horrendous considering the price these products will cost

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Oooh I don't like the packaging!:( such a pity about there being no Matt eyeshadows:( xx

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  12. The lipstick colours look beautiful! Definitely going to give those a looksee come October.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  13. I love the lipsticks! Can't wait to get my hands on them! xx

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  14. I don't doubt the quality of all the products will be excellent as we all know, but as you said, the packaging... omg...they could've done it so much better than this. If they wanted to go black and white they coulde've tried at least with Warhol's Marilyn print, or the photoshoot you said... still I'm also going to be saving to buy some of it (:


    TheBeautyandGorgeous

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  15. woah, NEED. I've been infatuated with ms. Monroe since I was a young tween. And MAC is always just flawless.

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  16. I really didn't expect it to look anything like this! I thought there'd be more of a white and red colour scheme to them. You can't doubt the quality/how lovely the colours are though. I'll definitely be bankrupting myself in October! xx

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  17. I got a little too excited when i saw this post. I will definitely be buying something from this collection.

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  18. the packaging is not nice at alll! looks so cheap. I think it would have been nicer without a photo of her at all - they could put photos on the posters and stuff but I think it'd have been better to keep the packing simple maybe with a red lipstick kiss or something! still though the shades look nice especially the lipsticks! x

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    1. Obviously, why would I post fake ones?! Haha

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  20. I was just wondering because I haven't found them anywhere else online! So disappointed with the packaging

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  21. Very very *very excited! Think I may need to start a special Marilyn makeup fund! :)

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  22. hate the packaging, but just because it is Marilyn Monroe im supperrr excited!!

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  23. Can't wait for this collection! The pink lipstick looks gorgeous!

    Emily x


    http://emilyx0.blogspot.com

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  24. can't wait for this! if you get a sec i'd love to know what you think of my latest post!

    Eimear x

    http://supposeishouldblog.blogspot.ie

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  25. I agree. The packaging isn't THAT exciting but I'll still buy a lot of it lol. Can't wait to get my hands on that bright red lippie, eeeeeek!
    Ashleigh xx

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  26. I agree, the packaging isn't as amazing as it could have been but my this collection looks lovely :)

    sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  27. Literally just did a post on this and I'm so glad someone agrees about the packaging! When it looks a little tacky almost, but still, she's a Godess and I want every product haha x

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  28. The products look really nice, but I agree about the packaging - it actually looks a little cheap, not high-end like some MAC collections! x

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  29. I'll have one of everything please - I guess the Milton green family will be earning a ton of money from the photography rights -
    It doesn't look unlike a lot of other Marilyn merchanside
    I'll obviously still be buying a ton of it ;)

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  30. So, I love the era and I thought that M.A.C were going to do something a bit extra special, like maybe make them filigree and gold and stuff, almost like a 50's vanity table styled packaging, but this packaging is just horrible!!! I hate it, it looks cheap!!!!

    But i'll still be buying of course, because I just can't help myself, and the range of lipsticks looks amazing


    www.tashfacee.tumblr.com

    xx

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  31. I must say I expected something a lot more classy looking.. it looks a lot like various other cheaper Marilyn products I own, it might have looked better with just a simple signature but I will, nonetheless, be saving for a red lipstick :)

    www.myfriendirma.blogspot.com

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  32. I completely agree with you about the packaging I was really excited about this collection coming out and I was hoping for a really sleek classy look buy in saying that I probably will buy at least one thing because it's Marilyn.

    I'm a follower of your blog and subscriber of your YouTube channel I think you so a really good job with all your fashion and beauty stuff please keep up the good work I find inspiration in much of your videos and posts :)

    I'm a fashion blogger from Melbourne, Australia and I'd love it if you could check my blog out it would mean so much to me.

    http://emmanuellered.blogspot.com.au/

    Thanks

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  33. I love those lipsticks, they are such beautiful colours :)

    http://couture-street.blogspot.ca/

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  34. I agree the packaging looks cheap and tacky plus I'm not too fussed on the products. I think I'll have to look at them in a MAC shop but they look like products I can get from other brands for cheaper :/

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  35. So disappointed with the packaging! Great blog post none the less! :)

    http://thebeautyandfashionbible.blogspot.ie/

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  36. Such a pity about the packaging...sort of looks like something Heatons would sell in a Christmas gift set :/ x

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  37. I agree, the packaging is awful! The lipsticks don't look too bad but everything else looks very cheap. Shame, but I'm still so so excited! :D Thanks for the post Leanne :') xo

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  38. I agree with you, The packaging does look a bit cheap. I will still buy at least one item from this collection x)

    http://tinyurl.com/Bitter5weet

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  39. M.A.C announced their Marilyn Monroe collection plans monthssss ago, and all of us Old Hollywood fans nearly collapsed with excitement! The release of these Marilyn Monroe inspired products is set for this October, which I personally think should of been this month to coincide with her anniversary - just saying! The products look gorgeous however, they're all colours I had expected and wanted for a classic 50s collection. There will be 30 products; everything from nail polishes, to lipsticks to eyeshadows. swtor gold
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  40. I agree, the packaging is awful! The lipsticks don't look too bad but everything else looks very cheap. Shame, but I'm still so so excited! :D Thanks for the post Leanne :') xoguild wars 2 gold
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  41. This is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!!I am a china tour lover,You can learn more: China vacation packages | China city tours | China Travel Agency

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