Have you ever wanted to look like Marilyn Monroe? I always loved the way she looked, her makeup especially. In fact I loved her makeup so much so that I sat down and put these instructions for creating her cosmetic look together. I would recommend women with fair to light skin tones and blonde hair use this application. I would not recommend wearing it during the day, but it does look good at night during any season. Of course, you can always use these instructions if you are going out in a Marilyn Monroe costume.
For this application you will need:
Golden Brown Brow Pencil
Medium Brown Powder Eye Shadow
Eye Shadow Brush
White Frosted Powder Eye Shadow
Black Liquid Eye Liner
False Strip Lashes
Eye Lash Curler
Rosy Pink Powder Blush
Red Flesh Toned Lip Pencil
True Red Crème Lip Color
Clear Red Lip Gloss
First, prepare your skin with moisturizer. Use concealer under your eyes, and then cover your entire face with foundation. Start applying your foundation in the middle of your face and blend it outward.
Next, cover you face with skin matching loose powder, adding a bit extra to the bridge of your nose, chin, and under your eyes.
Now, you will want to brush your eye brows upward and define them using a golden brown brow pencil. Set your brows in place using clear mascara.
Then apply a medium toned brown powder eye shadow to your lids, covering to the crease. Blend this shadow very well.
Next, apply a frosted or shimmering white powder eye shadow over the entire lid and brow bone, sweeping out and down with your brush.
Now line your eyes as close to your lash line as possible with black liquid eye liner sloping downward on the outer corners of your top eye lids. Allow this to dry completely.
Then apply false strip lashes directly to your upper lash line. You will want to hold the lashes down on the outer corners while they dry. Just place your finger on the base of the strip and apply slight downward pressure. This will create Marilyn Monroe’s signature sleepy eye look.
Next, apply a coat of black mascara to your top and bottom lashes.
Now apply a rosy pink blush lightly to your cheekbones blending it out toward your temples.
Line your lips with a red flesh toned pencil, fill in with a true red crème lip color and blot. Good old fashion tube lipstick seems to give the best look. After blotting, apply one coat of clear red lip gloss for a shinny effect.
Last we will need to create her signature beauty mark. To do this you will need to imagine that the corner of your lips and the corner of your nose are to points in a triangle. Place a large dot, using a black eye pencil, where the third point of the triangle should go. You are all set.