Let’s go on and continue with the lipstick from MAC Marylin Monroe collection: Pure Zen Lipstick. It is a cremesheen lipstick, quite neutral and nude. In this collection there are also 4 other gorgeous red lipsticks, but as I had to order them online I thought it was too risky as red is a tricky color.

MAC Marylin Monroe

My opinion:

Packaging and design: 10 out of 10.

Black plastic, black and white print of Marilyn and red letters altogether make a classy tube. It comes in the same kind of black box as a blush, with the same little surprise: kiss for Marilyn inside.

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

Kiss from Marilyn:

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

 

Texture: 7 out of 10.

I was quite disappointed by the texture of this lipstick. When I first tried to swatch it, it was kind of like too dry, it didn’t want to apply smoothly. The same happened on my lips, besides, I needed to apply like 10 coats for it to cover all my lips. The solution was found easily: I applied thick lip balm before this lipstick. Wearing it that way, it doesn’t dry my lips out or anything. Luckily, because I hate lipsticks that do that, I can’t wear them no matter how beautiful the color is.

Color: 10 out of 10.

The disadvantages in texture are more than compensated by the color of this lipstick: it is just a perfect refreshing nude! You know, there are nudes that make you look sick and pale and there are others that make your skin glow and make you look more healthy. Pure Zen is definitely the latter one. The color is light coral with pink and a bit of beige. Very universal color, for any makeup, skin color. I love it!

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

Overall opinion:

Despite all the disadvantages of the texture, I am happy with this lipstick. It suits me well, it refreshes my face, makes me look prettier and younger. It is also a very universal color. Try it out!

Price: 20 euro for 3 grams.

Total mark: 8 out of 10.

More photos:

Bare lips:

MAC Marylin Monroe

Daylight, MAC Marilyn Monroe in Pure Zen:

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

With flash:

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

 

And here’s with my makeup (check out also MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary):

MAC Marylin Monroe

MAC Marylin Monroe

Flash:

MAC Marylin Monroe

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