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MAC Office Hours and Marilyn Monroe Collections (Review)

Charu Suri is a freelance beauty and travel writer and has her own travel blog, Butterflydiary.com. She loves innovative skin care and makeup finds, and also writes for Makeup.com.

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There's nothing temp about MAC's new "Office Hours" collection which gives you every reason to wear makeup for a long time without worrying about budging and smudging. As for the new Marilyn Monroe collection? Va va voom!

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Marilyn Monroe collection

If you're looking for something a bit more risque than Office Hours, then look no further than the new Marilyn Monroe collection from MAC, which is all about pure platinum Hollywood glamour and a nod to the 50th anniversary of her death.

Marilyn Monroe Collection

The special packaging uses imagery from The Black Sitting and is limited edition all the way. This holiday 2012 collection is all about the va va voom effect, so think rapturous red lipsticks (a Marilyn trademark), delicious nail lacquers and false lashes.

The entire collection includes:

Large Eyeshadow ($21, Limited Edition)

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

Lipstick ($17, Limited Edition)

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

Dazzleglass ($22, Limited Edition)

  • Phiff! Sheer yellow peach (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Little Rock Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)
Marilyn Monroe Collection
Marilyn Monroe Collection
Marilyn Monroe Collection

False Lashes Mascara ($20)

  • Extreme Black Black

Brow Finisher ($15)

  • Clear Clear

Eye Kohl ($15)

  • Fascinating Intense matte white
  • Smolder Intense black

Penultimate Eyeliner ($19)

  • Rapidblack True black

Penultimate Brow Marker ($19)

Lashes ($16, Limited Edition)

  • 35 Lash
Marilyn Monroe Collection
Marilyn Monroe Collection
mascara

Powder Blush ($22, Limited Edition)

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

Lip Pencil ($17)

  • Beet Vivid reddish-pink
  • Redd Clearly red
  • Cherry Vivid bright bluish-red

Beauty Powder ($28, Limited Edition)

  • Forever Marilyn Sheer pale peach highlighter

Nail Lacquer ($18, Limited Edition)

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

Bottom line

The star product in this collection could well be the lipsticks and the gorgeous Beauty Powder, which serves as a way to set the makeup as well as to highlight the complexion. We're loving all the nail lacquers too, especially the Stage Red, a dark berry red that's so classic yet so modern. Exactly the way MM would have wanted it.

The Marilyn Monroe collection is available for the holiday 2012 season now online and in stores.

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