11.10.12

MAC Marilyn Monroe feat Scarlet Ibis

I love everything about Marilyn.

I don't care if she was slightly flirtatious, overly insecure or debatedly depressed.

I love the women for her curvacious figure, mysterious pale skin, innocent way of acting seductive on screen and ethereal yet natural beauty. You can call me obsessed with her lately.
Obsessed with bright lippies lately, I ran for my life to get myself a collectible item from the quickly selling out collection. Not so surprisingly, one of the biggest MAC counters in UK i.e. Selfridges, London had only 4 Lipsticks remaining in the shade 'Scarlet Ibis'. It was my last choice from all the shades in the collection. I still had to get it!

Now I am not sure how brave I am to wear it outside home but I do love how it peps me up immediately. I guess a dab of it patted on the lips lightly woudn't hurt to get out in the daylight. Having said that, it's unexpected quite flattering on my skintone I believe. It's not too cool, nor to warm, I just cannot identify clearly the undertones it has.
It is brightly pigmented and it is orange is what I can tell for sure. It's a reddish orange which makes it wearable but I am inclined to believe it has a tiny bit of pink shot through to it as well making it flattering.

A comfortable matte shade, I cannot see it slipping it off my lips or making them dry, crack or peel. It would look great glossed up too but I prefer it as a muted terracotta stain applied effortlessly.

I have my eyes on 'Love Goddess' now from the collection. Fingers crossed it's in stock when am in a store next time. The blushers were unfortunately so meh that I couldn't snap them up even for the packaging.

9 comments:

indian beauty central said...

This is seriously stunning,I'm waiting with baited breath for this collection to launch in India.

misse blog said...

Awh thats a gorgeous colour, you look lovely!

Ellie | Misseblog xo

shifa said...

You got one :D the colour suits you :) xxx

Get Gawjus! said...

@Indian Beauty Central - It is beautiful isn't it!

Alice at SuperGorgeous said...

It looks great on you!

Supergirl said...

You look gorgeous dear!!

Ruqaiya Khan said...

I love that shade!!

cosmeticjourneyblog.com said...

Beautiful color!

Sami said...

LOVE it... Bright colour really suit you! Was a bit disappointed that the Marilyn collection went out of so stock so quickly. It's amazing to think that after so many years she still has such a huge influence and following!