Launching in stores is M.A.C’s new make-up collection inspired by the legend of Marilyn Monroe.
Nothing avant-garde, this collection is for the classicist. Red lip colours, eye definers and lots of shimmer- if these aren’t reasons enough to try it, the pictures of Monroe on the packaging, taken from The Black Sitting by Milton Greene in 1956 make these collectors’ items. M.A.C Marilyn Monroe is a colour collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.
Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt tells us how Marilyn’s iconic face transcends decades, the modern-day Marilyns he works with and his favourites from the collection.
“She was a total trendsetter! Back then, actresses had more pronounced, harder looks: Think Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich. But there was a softness to Marilyn’s makeup that you really didn’t see in the 40’s and early 50’s“, commented Director of Makeup Artistry, Gregory Arlt on Marilyn Monroe’s influence on the way woman wear make up.
Marilyn, most certainly, hasn’t gone anywhere. And now, with a little help from MAC, you too can channel the legend.