MARILYN MONROE'S MAKE-UP LOOK & HER BEAUTY SECRETS
BEFORE MAKE-UP TRICKS & AFTER
(how to go from "natural Marilyn Monroe to glam icon, Marilyn Monroe)
(that not even Whitey would share some of these tips with Marilyn! ha ha)
Marilyn used Erno Laszlo or vaseline to moisturize (I use Alba Un-Petroleum, much better for your skin than Vaseline!)
Marilyn Monroe wore Elizabeth Arden Pat-A-Creme foundation or foundation from Erno Laszlo, she also used the Erno Laszlo Duo-Phase Face Powder (which you can still buy! CLICK HERE to see!)
MARILYN'S HIGHLIGHTING TRICKS:
She used a highlighting powder (I can't find anywhere what the name was!)..to highlight certain spots on her face that she liked to highlight!
I used SHELL (a cream color) from MAC to highlight, then I went over it with SILVER DUSK highlight powder from MAC. You could even use a frosty eyeshadow to dab on highlight areas I show above!
MARILYN'S LIP TRICK:
She used up to 5 different red lipsticks at once to get her perfect red mouth. All reds were a bright blue-red, because the film cameras back then had a way of making everything orangey.
You can see in the video, but her make-up artist would draw above the top lip curve with a white eyeliner to make it look larger and more highlighted.
Also, she extended her top lip liner out at an angle above her lower lip (take a peek at the pic above!).
*She also fully drew in the curved, rounded bow-shaped mouth on the top. And she used a darker red lipliner to shade the underside of the lower lip and the outer edges to make her lips look even larger and more "sexy-pouty"! (see the picture above of her without make-up, her lips are totally different shaped than after her make-up!)
*They would also dab a white eyeshadow in the center of her lips to make them look fuller and grab the light, as you can see in the photo above!)
Marilyn's eyebrows were drawn into very pointed eyebrows, which was because she thought she had a wide forehead, and adding such sharp peaks makes it look like your forehead doesn't take up so much room!
*Whitey would draw in a white triangle on the outer corner of her eye with a white eyeliner, and blend it outwards.
*He also lined the waterline of her lower eye with white eyeliner, this was a very popular trick in that era, to make the eyes look bigger and brighter on camera!
*Next they usually used a brown eyeliner (contrary to all the popular Marilyn looks that use black), and drew the liner like I show in the red above, and slightly below the eye-LEAVING the WHITE SPACE on the corner UNTOUCHED. This trick makes the eye look wider, in combination with drawing the top eyeliner out longer.
MARILYN MONROE'S EYELASHES:
They would take a full strip of lashes and cut them in half so that they were just on the outer corners, like a demi-wispie lash. I used URBAN DECAY LASHES in LURE.
CONTOURING & EYESHADOW:
I show you this much better than I can type-explain (ha ha) in the video below!
COSTUME GOODIES: (what I used in the video):
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sit back and enjoy a glamorous adventure into Marilyn
Make-Up with me!
diamonds and red lips....marilyn, I mean, kandee (ha ha ha)