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).