Marilyn Monroe…What a woman, a legend! She is unique, many women want to look like her, do like her. So of course, when a makeup collection named Marylin Monroe comes out, it makes me interested. Especially if MAC is the brand making this makeup. The nearest MAC store is quite far from my place, so I had to order the products online. I don’t like doing that normally, I prefer the offline shopping, where you can test everything. But this time, it turned out well as I’m very happy with my blush and lipstick. So, let me start by the blush, MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary Blush.
Packaging and design: 8 out of 10.
I’m not a fan of MAC’s standard design, they’re too simple and look kind of cheap. These are slightly better: the plastic is not matte, and there is Marilyn’s print on it. Definitely, this product is not worth buying only because of the packaging. But it is a nice box which is different of all the other ones that I have. By the way, I adore the picture of Marylin – it is very classy. I would love to have a black & white poster like this in my room. The blush comes in a box. If you open it, there is a small surprise: kiss from Marilyn. Funny, I love it!
Kiss from Marilyn:
Texture: 9 out of 10.
I’ve got one other blush from MAC: Melba, which is matte. Melba has a much drier texture, I prefer the texture of Legendary, which is a lot more soft and silky. But there is a problem with application. I applied this blush with my soft Dior Blush Brush, I had to apply more than 1 coat. One coat was almost invisible. Today I applied them using my MAC 116 and it was already better (MAC 116 is a bit more harsh). All in all, the texture of Legendary Blush is fine.
Color: 10 out of 10.
The color is very soft, nice, sweet light coral with a tiny bit of pink. It refreshes your face in an instant! I feel so girly and sweet when I wear this blush. I am in love with this color! As a bonus, you get a very subtle, almost invisible golden shimmer. It’s not even a shimmer but some kind of a glow. Very pretty! But there was a tiny problem: when I opened the box, I was a bit scared as it looked much like my Melba. When I applied it to my skin, I saw that there was no reason for that as Melba is much darker, peachier, there is no pink and no glow in it. Melba is a coral also, but if Legendary is young and full of energy, Melba is more aged and serious.
On the next two pictures I applied Legendary Blush heavily with my finger on the left and with my Dior Blush Brush on the right:
MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary vs. MAC Melba:
Finish: 10 out of 10.
I love it! It is so refreshing, I feel pretty and young. Obviously, I am young, but I feel even younger. I feel like I’m 17 again. I like the satin finish.
Here I’m wearing Misscha Perfect Cover BB Cream, La Prairie Translucent Loose Powder in 2 and MAC Marilyn Monroe Legendary Blush:
I am very happy I bought this blush! I am sure they will become my favourites. They are perfect for light, girly, nude makeups. I feel great when I wear them. Also, they last quite long: yesterday I applied them at 12, at 3 AM they were still there! I was quite impressed. It is sure thought that they are far from being ‘fatal’ but they are so lovely! I recommend you this.
Price: 23 euro for 6 grams.
Total mark: 9 out of 10.
Daylight, here I added Giorgio Armani bronzer in 1, MAC Lightscapade, Lancome Hypnose Mascara. I’m also wearing MAC Marilyn Monroe Lipstick in Pure Zen: