Saturday, 3 November 2012

Mac Marilyn Monroe Lipstick: Pure Zen

Hi dolls,

Hope you're having a fab weekend, I'm a little late on the Marilyn Monroe posts just literally haven't got round to reviewing it until today. I am a big fan of nude lipsticks, but I must say in my collection I don't really have many peach nudes so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to add another. 

Now first things first, how cute is the packaging of the Marilyn Monroe collection, I have the blushers also and I'd buy the products just purely for the packaging. The lipsticks are just gorgeous from the box to the chosen image of Marilyn. Unfortunately as I'm not the biggest fan of darker shades I opted out of getting the other colours in the collection as I couldn't justify the price for something I may not wear. 

Pure Zen is listed as a frosty warm nude which I don't actually think it is, for me it is a very sheer nude which does need layering. But when I think of a warm nude I think of the musky pink based lipsticks I don't know about you? What I like about applying this is the formula, think typical cremesheen by Mac lipsticks - it's very creamy and has a gorgeous shine once applied.

I love the way this looks on as well, I had fears that it would look like foundation white lips but it doesn't and I feel it looks very natural and is a perfect everyday shade for myself and will take pride of place among my other nudes. 

Like I said the only negative really for me would be the pigmentation of this lipstick as it is quite sheer so you can be applying this for a good few minutes before getting it to a shade that you are happy with. 

If you do want to get your hands on this lippie but worried because the collection is sold out, Pure Zen is actually a part of the core collection of lipsticks which means you won't have to fork out the £15.50 for the collection one. I did have a quick look on Mac's website and saw they were out of stock in Pure Zen so it may be something you have to check your local counter for.

Have you tried this colour before, what do you think of it?

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