My Marilyn Monroe make up look


Hey. As a preparation for Halloween 2018 I was already trying on some Halloween make up. My first creation was my Marilyn Monroe recreation. I am quite obsessed with Marilyn, her life, her work, her personality and well her looks as well. I explained it a bit more in my Story behind my Marilyn

img_9721First step into recreating her looks was to create perfect skin tone – I achieved this by using simple make up foundation and set it all with mate powder. I’m not gonna write down the brands I used cuz I don’t believe that’s what’s important – I just used whatever I had left. Important was to highlight certain areas – tip of the nose, chin dimple, cheekbones, middle of forehead and bottom of eyebrow arc.

For my eyes I used brown eyeshadow to lightly deepen my eyeball and fill the eyelid with light sparkle eyeshadow. I used liquid eyeliner to create small cat eye and I made thin line underneath my eyes as well to make it look like my eyelashes were much longer. I used simple mascara but I mostly colored the outer eyelashes – I would use fake lashes but I don’t really own one. img_9734

My own eyebrows shape is quite similar to Marilyn but mine is bit thicker than hers. Significant step in eyebrow shaping is her sharp , triangle like shape in the middle of brow. I used light brown color but I felt like it was too dark so I covered it with light eyeshadow to lighter it a bit.

Marilyn herself used more shades to create her famous red lips and I did the same. I used darker red lip pencil to contour my lips and them I filled them with the reddest shade I own. I dab darker shade of red on to outer corners of my lips and used highlighter to middle of my lower lip and upper lip arc.

img_9440For Marilyn upper lip mark I used simple black eye pencil.

I didn’t do anything about my hair, I guess I should have curled them a bit but they are way too short to do that so I just did not bother.

So that’s how to do Marilyn Monroe’s make up look by me.



My original idea was to create Marilyn look and then recreate it into Halloween scary version of her make up, but final version was not as glamorous as I imagined it would be. But I’m still gonna show you guys.


I simply draw skull onto top o my Marilyn and added some red lipstick bloody stains all over myself. I contoured the edges of my own skull, blacken the eyeballs, cheekbones, jaw line, nose, faded it a bit and the look was done. Seriously it took like 3 minutes to create this Marilyn skull look. Here are more photos:

I personally like Marilyn Monroe make up more than skull one and I am quite happy with the final results.

Thank you for your attention

xo Natalia


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Natalia 22 Slovak. Read about my passion for fashion, travel and personal experiences.

49 thoughts on “My Marilyn Monroe make up look

  1. Love the Marilyn look, and yes, you do look like her 🙂 I adore all these vintage makeup looks, especially from the 30s. My inspirations are Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow (although I don’t think I look like either, unfortunately). The Halloween look’s pretty good, too.

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  2. I like the straight Monroe look. That is how makeup is supposed to be done. Not plastered on so thick you can’t miss it. Marilyn look was fantastic. The scary look was… scary but less Marilyn I think. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. As a gentleman of a certain vintage, although alas slightly too young for the lady herself, your Marylin look captivated me.
    Thank you.
    And thank you for visiting and following Sound Bite Fiction, my blog can certainly use some glamour!


  4. Thank you for liking my post! I think you did an amazing interpretation. Funny story, for my sister’s wedding, I attempted Marilyn Monroe. I look back wondering what was I thinking!? Why then? To me it’s an embarrassing moment for sure! Very inspiring I like the “tutorial of how you recreated the look. I want to do the same thing and sort of have, but more looks. I think you made a better Marilyn then me lol


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