MAC Cosmetics and a Hollywood icon have given us another reason to look forward to fall, besides boots and heavy knit sweaters. I told you about the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection awhile back, but further details have emerged! I’ve been waiting with bated breath for information about this release, and I wanted to share what I now know with you. The collection is said to be around 30 pieces, and is set for its U.S. release this October. From what I’ve seen, the packaging looks chic and sultry, much like the woman who inspired it. What we have to look forward to this fall is as follows:

Eye Shadow $15.00, Limited Edition

  • Preferred Blonde (Veluxe Pearl): Pale champagne beige
  • How to Marry (Veluxe Pearl): Soft white
  • Showgirl (Veluxe Pearl): Dark blue grey
  • Silver Screen (Veluxe Pearl): True silver

Lipstick $14.50, Limited Edition

  • Deeply Adored (Matte): Deep Scarlet
  • Charmed I’m Sure (Matte):  Dark true red
  • Scarlet Ibis (Matte): Bright orange-red (Repromote)
  • Love Goddess (Satin): Mid-tone red pink
  • Pure Zen (Cremesheen): Hot Nude

Dazzleglass $19.50, Limited Edition

  • Phiff!: Sheer yellow peach (Repromote)
  • Little Rock: Soft sheer white with pearlized pigments

Eye Kohl $15.00, Permanent

  • Smolder: Intense black
  • Fascinating: Intense matte white

Lip Pencil $14.00, Permanent

  • Beet: Vivid reddish-pink
  • Reed: Clearly red
  • Cherry: Vivid bright blue-red

Beauty Powder $23.00, Limited Edition

  • Forever Marilyn: Sheer pale peach highlighter

Powder Blush $20.00, Limited Edition

  • Legendary: (Satin) Pale soft coral
  • The Perfect Cheek: (Matte) Neutral pink beige

Nail Lacquer $16.00, Limited Edition

  • Rich, Rich, Rich (Pearl): Glittery Gold
  • Orange Kid (Cream): Coral (Repromote)
  • Vintage Vamp (Cream): Rich deep retro wine (Permanent)
  • Stage Red (Cream): Dark red berry
  • Flaming Rose (Cream): True red

On my wish list is the Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder for sure, and most likely a powder blush, Dazzleglass and a few lipsticks. The eyeshadows sound tempting since veluxe pearl is my favorite MAC eyeshadow formulation, but I’ll wait to swatch those in person and let you know my thoughts. Are you wanting anything already? Do tell! If so, I suggest getting to your MAC counter as soon as this collection hits stores, because these will sell fast not only to cosmetics connoisseurs but Marilyn fans and collectors. Make a list, and check it twice.


Cosmetics are a Girl’s Best Friend

The beauty news that I became privy to today had me making sounds only dogs can hear. After decades of being an iconic beauty, Marilyn Monroe will be the official muse of an upcoming MAC collection set to launch this October. What we can learn from the recent news of such beauty collaborations like that of NARS and new product launches from Chanel is that I will be broke in October.

MAC Cosmetics will celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s legacy and bombshell beauty with a limited edition collection, due at all worldwide MAC locations this fall. Launched in partnership with Authentic Brands Group LLC, which acquired the intellectual property of Marilyn Monroe LLC in January 2011, the range will feature around 30 products including eye shadows, lipsticks, nail lacquers and eyeliners.

Women all over the world, myself included, are inspired by Marilyn’s sultry cat eye and crimson lips for a timeless look that’s dripping with glamour. It was only a matter of time before there was an entire collection devoted to her, and rightfully so! Thank you, MAC!

MAC By Request

For those of us who love MAC, or even just particular products put out by the global brand, there’s a rare opportunity to bring back a select few discontinued products! Bobbi Brown did something similar in January of this year and it was extremely well-received and wildly successful.

Both campaigns use Facebook as a platform for this concept, allowing fans to vote on the products they’d most like to see come back for sale. MAC has chosen three categories of beauty products including lipglass, lipstick and eyeshadow. Fans can vote on the MAC Cosmetics Facebook page once per day until March 30th, so hop to it! The top 9 products will be back up for sale beginning this August, exclusively at

For color options to vote on, visit MAC Cosmetics on Facebook. I’ve been voting every day since March 12, and if you’re interested in any of these shades you should too! I’ve voted for Moth Brown eyeshadow, an absolutely gorgeous shade of brown with plum undertones that flatters every eye color. I’ve also voted for Emancipation lipglass, which I missed out on in the release of MAC’s Wonder Woman collection. It’s a neutral pink that can be worn on its own for a soft glossy lip, or layered over almost any color to tone down a look. To go along with the soft theme, I also voted for 3N lipstick. It’s a fantastic nude, especially for fair skin. It’s a mix of neutral and pastel pink tones that pair wonderfully with a more dramatic eye.

It’s great that MAC has finally listened to its consumers by offering up colors that they might have missed out on; I can only hope they continue doing this in the future with even more product options and shades to choose from.