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10/6/12

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Haul & Swatches

Went to MAC in Fenwick (a dept. store like Debenham's) to buy 1 lipstick & 1 blush from the newly-launched Marilyn Monroe Collection.
Selected 1 lipstick- Love Goddess, 1 blush- The Perfect Cheek, False Lashes.
Calculated. Damn this Great British Pound!
Reluctantly put away the False Lashes.
Paid for the other 2 products and left store..... feeling very uneasy.
Stopped about 4 steps away from the entrance.
Stood there for 10 minutes....thinking.... thinking.....staring, but not really looking, at the flowers in a florist shop nearby.
Time to go back..... to MAC, yes.
5 minutes later, paid for (False lashes) (Charmed, I'm Sure) Scarlet Ibis.
Left store..... smiling this time. 
Ooh.... fuchsia pink & yellow carnations!
Love Goddess (Satin): Mid-tone pink red shade. An innocent pinkish red, that's easier on the eyes than most reds. The satin finish makes the lips look more pouty. Price- £15.50 (Rs.1297)
Scarlet Ibis (Matte): Bright orange red shade. Why I picked this over Charmed, I'm Sure was because it is a more unique color, and boy am I glad I did, coz it is sooo...gorgeous! The SA was wearing it too, and WOW it sealed the deal. It's opaque & on the same league as MAC Party ParrotPrice- £15.50 (Rs.1297)
The Perfect Cheek Blush (Matte): Neutral pink beige shade. I knew I'd pick this over Legendary from the start. When I swatched both, Legendary looked too light & highlighter-ish, whereas The Perfect Cheek is matte with more color. I tried it on my cheeks, and it looked stunning under the MAC store lights. Don't be fooled by how light it looks in the pan, coz it does show up pinker when it touches the skin. The best subtle blush I've ever tried! I'm falling for it. Price- £19.00 (Rs.1590)
With Flash
MAC The Perfect Cheek Blush

Scarlet Ibis, Love Goddess

Scarlet Ibis, Love Goddess
Scarlet Ibis, Love Goddess
The Perfect Cheek under the sun
The Perfect Cheek  swatches
Now, I didn't plan to post face swatches, coz my hair was uncombed & my eye make-up was carelessly done, but somehow I ended clicking weird photos anyways....
Wearing Scarlet Ibis Lipstick & The Perfect Cheek Blush
Wearing Love Goddess Lipstick & The Perfect Cheek Blush. Look at the blush!

MAC Marilyn Monroe boxes


Store pics (with mobile phone) & thoughts on other Marilyn Monroe Products:
1st- Pure Zen: Nice peachy nude shade. 
4th- Deeply Adored: The darkest of the all. Before you get it, make sure you check out Bourjois Sweet Kiss #78 Rouge Intemporal first. It looks very similar to it. I got it a while back, but never posted the photos. 
False Lashes:  Looked very nice, but no Monroe packaging. Price- £10.00 (Rs.837)
Beauty Powder: Very smooth powder with a little bit of sheen.
All Others: Not interested.

Have a great weekend, everybody! What are you definitely picking up from this collection?

♥ Cynthia Z
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61 comments:

  1. wow, lovely swatches ....loved scarlet ibis !

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    1. Thanks Tanmayee...it's a gorgeous color.

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  2. The lipsticks look great!! Scarlet Ibis is quite similar to one of my Sleek lippies, beautiful shade <3

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    1. It is? Cool! :) I guess there would be some more dupes for it.

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  3. The Perfect cheek looks absolutely stunning on you! I don't think it'll show up well on me though. This collection will probably take a few months to launch in India, I'm definitely picking Love Goddess whenever it launches!

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    1. Hope it launches in India soon! Love Goddess would really suit u, and at least try on the blush first :)

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  4. wow... u r making the stuff look more gorgeous <3..
    The blush is wow... i think it would suit air skin tones like u ;)

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    1. Hehe...thanks Nids! I just more light coz of the evening light. It will suit deeper skin tones as well I think

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  5. wow....blush look great on you....:) Luvly haul..:))

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  6. I think this is one of macs best collections! I just bought love goddess! its so pretty but i still want to buy more >< ! haha totally understand the whole 'not feeling satisfied' with a small purchase! :P Great haul ! xxxx

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    1. I know, right? We're so greedy! Hahaha... XD

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  7. You are just so lucky to already have it!! I wanna get all the lippes except scarlet ibis & the zen one.. Love Goddess for sure.. Other two I'll swatch & decide & the perfect cheek blush too. Now I'm gonna be counting the days until it launches here :)

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    1. This is one of things I'm gonna miss if I ever leave T :D U should definitely get The Perfect Cheek!

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  8. Blush looks heaven on you Cynthia, In Love with Scarlet Ibis :) Lovely Pics as always.. btw may I know which Cam do you own ??

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    1. Thanks Shruti...I love them too! I use a Sony Cybershot :)

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    2. Thanks for the reply :) Much <3

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  9. I love this coleection! Nice haul thanks for the swatches dear <3

    My blog -> Marie loves heels

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  10. Love goddess is so pretty and the blush is suiting u so so well :-)

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  11. i loved the orange lippie n want it.. plz can i take it..lol

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    1. lol...too bad I'm so far away Sheetal, otherwise u can easily take it from me :D

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    2. ohhh!! My bad :((
      BTW,you've been tagged in my blog. do check it out
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  12. Your hair was uncombed and eye make-up carelessly done? And yet you look so gorgeous! Love the way you take pics of all the products as well as the face/eye/lip swatches. Both the lipsticks and the blush look amazing on you :). Do you think Scarlet Ibis would look good on NC40 skintone?

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    1. Aww...u think? Thank you for making me feel better about them. Yes, I've seen it on deeper skin tones & it looks fab!

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    2. i wish this had a like button :P

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    3. :)) Aww...I wish that too now :D

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  13. Both the lipsticks shade looks so so amazing :D in love.
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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  14. The blush looks perfect indeed! I think I'd grab that and the eyelashes - the lipsticks are beautiful but I think I've got one too many red lipsticks at this point. :)

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    1. It does, doesn't it? :) Cool! The lashes are awesome :)

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  15. I definatly want the blush! totally my kinda shade ! :)

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  16. oh God Madam Zacharica, what are you trying to do to me?? I am salivating over the gorgeous Scarlet Ibis now,and damning you to hell. I love love love the collection and want them! Will they ever launch it here??

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    1. Hehehe...hey don't blame me for your own whims! :D It will take some time for them to be launched in India, as always

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  17. I just died and went to God knows where!...ht gorgeous colors! but thank god for our India prices!

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    1. Hahaha...to meet Marilyn Monroe? :D I know....the prices here are ridiculous!

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  18. love the packaging like mad and that blush looks amazing! I'd totally want that!

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    1. U should check it out...I like it a lot

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  19. prettyyyyyyyy....
    ur tousled hair add more glam to it..=)

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    1. Thanks Sunaa! Tangled, unwashed hair :D

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  20. CZ you look really cute! and i think love goddess looks like my inglot 408!

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    1. It is? Glad to hear there is a dupe for it...will check it out, thanks! :)

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  21. OMG! Can't wait for these to be launched in India!

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    1. I hope it launches soon too Shivangi!

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  22. looking soooooooooooooooooooo damn gorgeous CZ :D :D lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy pics and lovelyyyyyy clicks :D :D

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    1. Awwwwwww THANKS Rash! Happy u liked the clicks :D

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  23. omg, those blushes look perfect!!!

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  24. I never noticed the facial hair on the sides of my face until I started using foundation and blush. I think these hairs get highlighted when I use makeup. What do I do?

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    1. Hey, you should try to get that Spring It hair removal thingy...it'll be perfect for that. Posted pic here- http://www.indianvanitycase.com/2011/09/august-favorites-makeup-skincare.html

      If they aren't too long, I guess you can bleach them too. I've seen people do that. Or, maybe facial waxing strips.

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    2. Thank you Cynthia. You always give me some solution.

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    3. Is Spring It available in India?

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    4. It's not, sadly. Ebay is the only solution, I guess.

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  25. Love Goddess is fab ! And the blush suits u amazingly well..

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  26. blush is simply gorgeous!!! plus, looks great on you.:*

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  27. I bought them too...love your blog and style....I am following your blog do check out and follow my blog too http://enjoycooking100.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Lovely haul and you look gorgeous in love goddess :)

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  29. Ahhh! Beautiful you are! I love the blush!!! :) Is it similar to any MAC blushes?

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  30. I love Love goddes, you look so pretty! I love your blog very muaachh dear :-* thx for sharing

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  31. Love Goddess is to die for...need to check if it's launched in India...it's a must have....love u blog...u are super talented !...keep rocking ! :)

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