MAC Cosmetics’ Marilyn Monroe Make-up Collection

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Fifty years after the death of Marilyn Monroe, MAC is celebrating the screen siren’s iconic beauty with a 28-piece make-up collection.

The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection consists of lip, eye and face products inspired by and dedicated to one of the most glamorous movie stars ever to have lived.

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Beauty products underpinned the Marilyn mystique—she started life as mousy brunette Norma Jeane Mortenson, but reinvented herself with a little help from platinum-blonde hair dye, loaded lashes and red lipstick.

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The actress, most famous for her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch, once said that ‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.’

Luckily MAC’s limited edition collection is packed with bright red lipsticks, vampy dark nail lacquers and dramatic false lashes perfect for recreating her iconic beauty look. A collector’s dream, most of the products feature monochrome photographs of the star, along with her signature in striking red.

All the product names are inspired by the actress with the hero product undoubtedly being the Forever Marilyn Beauty Powder, £23.50; we predict a sell-out.

Other highlights include a lipstick in Deeply Adored, £15.50, a deep dark matte scarlet; a nail lacquer in Rich, Rich, Rich, £11, a glittery gold and the only online exclusive in the range, as well as a Large Eye Shadow with the shade name Preferred Blonde, £16.50, a shimmering champagne hue.

To truly channel Monroe’s silver-screen allure, take a look through ELLE’s gallery of her most iconic make-up looks...

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