MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

Best Suited for Pale Beauties

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “sheer pale peach highlighter.” It’s a very light pink-tinged peach. In the pan, it looked rather peachy, but when swatched on my arm as well as applied to my cheek, it looked a bit pink. MAC Play It proper is similar but pinker in the pan. MAC Lightscapade is lighter, yellowy. MAC Light Sunshine is more shimmery.  The color is as described; it’s sheer, though somewhat buildable.

The texture of this is soft, but it is chalky and a little powdery. On my medium skin tone (about NC30), it looked ashy and ghostly.  I think this is a shade that is going to work best on those with paler, lighter complexions.  Lightly dusted, it can work as a finishing powder or very subtle highlighter.  I’m not keen on the overall chalkiness coupled with the powderiness, but I think it will be less noticeable on lighter complexions.  When I tested the wear of this, it lasted six hours before starting to fade.  It’s packaged in a glossy black compact with Marilyn Monroe’s image on the front, and it is not a sticker, thankfully! There is a mirror inside.

Keep in mind, online retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Bloomingdale’s will also launch the collection online. These retailers typically launch close in time to the in-store release date (October 4th).

MAC Beauty Powder Forever Marilyn
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
87%

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MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder
MAC Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (8)
  • Blendable (7)
  • Great Value (4)
  • Smooth (4)
  • Buttery (3)
  • Travel-friendly (2)
  • Creamy (2)
  • Long-wearing (1)
The In-Between
  • Buildable (7)
  • Luminous (6)
  • Sheer (6)
  • Natural (5)
The Bad
  • Powdery (2)
  • Too Little Product (1)
  • Chalky (1)