I am so excited about this collection…you don’t even know. I mean, what glamour girl doesn’t have a girl crush on Marilyn Monroe?
MAC Marilyn Monroe, a color 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 anddiamond 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.
LARGE EYE SHADOW, $21
How to Marry: Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde: Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen: True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl: Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Red lipstick used to really intimidate me. It was something I saw on the runways of New York City, Milan, and Paris; the red carpet; or on Dita Von Teese. I rarely saw anyone attempt this look in real life, which did not help my anxiety!
A few months ago, I instituted a personal beauty rule, to help overcome my fear. This rule is: on Wednesdays, we wear red lipstick. Yes, I was directly inspired by the movie Mean Girls, and their “On Wednesdays we wear pink” rule, and yes, I am totally okay with admitting that. (more…)
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment…Cremesheen makes a comeback for Spring 2010 as part of our permanent collection. Introducing six new très jolie shades and and three bring-back essentials, because the world wants more of this creamy, high-flying gloss formula that provides sheer, Just Superb color with a touch of sex-o-shine!
To accentuate them, a combination of six Lip Pencils ranging from neutral to pinks and browns, to delight and define.
And here’s a lovely thought: Six new Mineralize Blush Duos are also making a limited appearance. Inspired by the original, they provide a gossamer sheer and lightweight application…all TOO FABULOUS!
Lip Pencil, $15 Naked Liner: Light Neutral In Synch: Bright Yellow Pink Mouth Off: Deep Peach Coral Trimmed in Pink: Bright Blue Pink Boldy Bare: Dirty Red Brown Chestnut: Intense Brown
Cremesheen Glass, $18 Fashion Scoop: Clear Pink Just Superb: Dirty Neutral Pink Boy Bait: Light Nude Partial to Pink: Light Peach Pink Richer, Lusher: Peach Coral Loud & Lovely: Blue Pink Double Dare: Coral Red Deelight Mid-Tone Neutral Over Indulgence: Neutral Brown
Mineralize Blush Duo, $23 A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer color and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all MAC Mineralize Powder formulas. Rhapsody In Two: Light Pale Pink/Pale Peach (Frost) Chic Couple: Light Yellow Brown/Dark Peach (Frost) Two Virtues: Light Blue Pink/Light Violet (Frost) Bi-Tone Rose Pink/Copper Bronze (Frost) Buddy Up: Dirty Rose/Neutral Yellow Pink (Frost) Sun & Moon: Neutral Brown/Pink Brown (Frost)
I love all the work you do. I really enjoy your “Get the Face” posts on your blog. My question is: What is the best way to apply red lipstick and how do you stop it from bleeding?
There are a few great tips that I can share with you when it comes to applying red lipstick. First, line your lips with a matte pencil that is similar to the lipstick color or darker. Using a triangular shaped sponge, dip it into loose translucent powder and apply it right below the outer corner of the lip line. Don’t blend the powder yet as that will be last. This will prevent the lipstick from bleeding. Apply the red lipstick using a lip brush and make sure to fill the lips in completely. Take a tissue and blot your lips – that should absorb some of the lipstick, leaving a sort of stained effect on the lips. Apply one more coat of lipstick, then sweep away the loose powder from below…and now you’re good to go. Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario.
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