My Marilyn Monroe make up look

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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