Monday, October 18, 2010

Marilyn Monroe Make-Up Secrets!

Here's a fun treat! After lots of research on Marilyn Monroe, her make-up artist, Allan "Whitey" Snyder, who did her make-up from her very first screen test at 20th Century Fox to, even doing her funeral make-up....I present to you:
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)
 SKIN:
Marilyn used Erno Laszlo Active pHelityl Cream (you can still get it here) or vaseline to moisturize (I  use Alba Un-Petroleum, much better for your skin than Vaseline!)
 FOUNDATION:
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 EYEBROWS:
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!
MARILYN'S EYELINER:
*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): 
you can even get the white MARILYN MONROE dress!
COSTUME INC is offering a coupon code for 10% off orders of $40 or more, just enter:
kandee10 (you can buy any costume goodies there!)
(and no they did not pay me...this is just something nice they offered all my followers!) 
 
sit back and enjoy a glamorous adventure into Marilyn 
Make-Up with me!
 
diamonds and red lips....marilyn, I mean, kandee (ha ha ha)
  
 


58 comments:

Loreta said...

a lot of education here, Kandee. Thank you! I love it..I really actually like it for an everyday look...but thats just me.

Elizabeth said...

Awesome ... girl you look AMAZING!

Charming Vanity said...

Thanks for sharing this much of information. Am loving every bit of the make up!

xx

ifoundpablo said...

I like it when you break down all of the tricks! No one else really does this like you do :)

Miss Jessica said...

I LOVE the intro!!!!

Rachel said...

Ha ha ha! You are so silly! I'm such a creeper on your blog but I just had to tell you how much you made me laugh. Great video! You always look amazing no matter what you do :)

Strawberry Anarchy said...

wow it's amazing how your face transforms so much you can actually wear anything and you should be in the movies too, you're good :)!! really good tutorial and very informative - thanks.

blondspeck said...

THIS WAS GREAT! I love all your videos. I love makeup as well I have done make up for weddings and proms and just for fun. Thinking about becoming a pro and going to school for it. I have never charged for my help but in a few weeks I have a makeup gig where I am getting paid for it and more and more ppl r asking me to do makeup for them ppl I don't even know that just heard of me. but I don't have a clue of what to charge. Any Ideas the next gig is to teach a teen and her aunt how to do different looks and contouring. You inspire me.

Inga said...

I've been waiting for so long for you to do Marilyn! Love it!

Mama Laura said...

I used to want braces, too! LOL

Anywho, great tutorial. It's really suitable for a pinup, as well!

Phoenix Fire said...

Love it!! The tutorial was seriously awesome. I loved learning all the facts about her makeup too!!

Robert said...

Your super awsome and remind me of myself. im goofy and love make up. LOVE YOU!!! and your gorgeous
love crystal

Maljean said...

LOVED IT!!! I am semi- obsessed with Marilyn, and I had been deciding whether or not to be her for Halloween and now that I watched this I know that I'm going to be haha. You are awesome, your videos inspire me so much and this really taught me a lot of useful stuff! Thanks!!

Sarah said...

You're like the Bob Ross of makeup artists only way cuter! That was great, I loved it.

JennySue said...

that whole eyeliner trick with the white triangle and brown liner on the top and leaving white space on the bottom, is extraordinary!! what attention to detail! you are amazing kandee for real.

roxybeautyblog said...

This is such amazing tips!

By the way, I just saw your name and picture on the Toronto IMATS list as a presenter!! I'm so excited to meet you in person. You will absolutely adore Toronto.

Come drop by my blog if you have time. I'd really appreciate it :)

Roxy
http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

shawna said...

LOOOVE LAZLO! Especially the special soap and the tinted normalizer shake it. It's like a tinted toner and oil control wrapped in one product.

Bratz Doll. said...

I Love You In This Video. Ahh.. Gorgeous!

locke said...

lol@the bloopers :D kandee! you're so beautiful! i always loved vintage looks like this one.especially on you.love love love love it! i'm loving marilyn's look now.thanks for making the characters alive on you.love you and take care :)

MrsSkaliks said...

Thank you thank you thank you!! I LOVED IT! :)
Please keep posting more videos!!
Love you!

CHARRY said...

You are very talented Kandee! Super!

BottledBeauty said...

Wow, those are some detailed tricks! Thanks for researching that for us. I always thought she wore black liner as well.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks so much for this one, Kandee!!

Petals and Paws Photography said...

Kandee doodle. You are so talented, so gorgeous. This video was awesome. You have done it again! Genius! Hope u are feeling okay after your spill. We love u!

Janet said...

You look much better then Merilyn, perfect video :) Thanks!!

Mei Mei said...

LOVE mariyln and love you Kandee!! Thanks for all the info!! Your so talented!!
http://meimeisbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

Panda, Panda! said...

This video is great!

Abbie♥ said...

wow ~ you nailed it! now you look more beautiful than marilyn herself. you are made of pure talent, kandee! keep up the good work!

http://abbiespurpleroom.blogspot.com/

Christinnnna said...

this is one of my favourite tutorials! :)

esteeem said...

i love this! marilyn monroe is my favvvvvvvourite icon of all time, all celebrities aspire to be her!

thank you soo much for the tips, defo gonna have to use some of those contouring tips myself!!

Grete said...

Woow! I've never seen a picture of Marilyn with no make-up on.. Drastic change! But your blog post and video are VERY VERY good, I learned so much! Thank you from the bottom of my heart :)

Roxy said...

I love this; I love everything you do; so talented! You should have been hired to do Marilyn Monroe's Re-created look for the new movie!!!

Christine said...

you are so talented Kandee <3

x Christine

http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

Christina Marie said...

I love this look and i love Marilyn! x

Holly Rose said...

WOW, this is such an interesting blog!! I always loved Marilyns make-up!! Your are so funny I love the character videos!! Your awesome!! =D

www.californiabetty.blogpsot.com

Flavia said...

Kandee please let me know where you buy the Alba un-petroleum skin cream.

thanks

Christina8717 said...

hey kandee i am interested in the wig you wore but the link you provided looks like the other wig (madonna/80s valley girl style) and i want the one from the beginning of the video. please let me know where you got this one from :) thank you!!

Jamie Fox*~ said...

Ha ha ha cardboard hands... LOVE it!

...Live.Love.MakeUp... said...

Pretty cool girl! You look FAB! And you did an awesome job. Thanks for the tricks! :)

http://live-love-makeup.blogspot.com/

emalyce89 said...

I love how you show all the little tricks in the blog aside from the video! It trains me as an aspiring make-up artist to look for those little tricks...and how to replicate certain things.

Yay!

LucidFox said...

I really love how in depth you go in your tutorials...You made someone like me who knew NOTHING about make up pull off all kinds of looks. My friends always ask me how I do the looks I do...I say "Kandee!!!"

You're so versatile and do a lot of research! thanks so much!

caroline said...

You did great, even Whitney would say so!! =D Great do-ver!!

Kerry said...

you are awesome and you make me laugh!

Whitney Douglas said...

Hey Kandee!

This probably isn't the right place to ask but I'm going to ask anyway =]

What would you say are the "essential" brushes for eye makeup, and where could I get good ones on a budget?

Thanks! I love all of your videos! They make me smile!

Carolyn said...

i wnet thru a marilyn phase with my makeup in high school. thanks for the great tutorial!

8tsixlaura said...

PLEASE DO LUCILLE BALL "I LOVE LUCY" !!!!!!

Paola said...

I love the video, you’re so funny!!!! I didn’t know you sang and you do very well, I must say!!!!

The Blogger said...

Hi Kandee! Can you PLEASE tell us where you got those fabulously over-sized cat eye glasses?!?!?!!!! :D They are so funny I really wanna buy a pair!!!! :D

Melissa said...

This is awwweeeeeessssssooooooommmmmeeeeee!!!I love that you gave us a play by play with that red marker thingy. I work really well when people show me hands on and since you can't do this for me, this is the next best. I am just a school teacher, not a makeup artist and found this soooooo helpful! You rock Kandee and you do a great Marilyn although I think you are more beautiful as yourself :) Peace, Meli

dancingsunlight said...

Hi Kandee!
I am in school, but I want to be a makeup artist sooo bad! You are so inspiring!

I was wondering how to tell what the undertones of a red are?? You said they used blues? How do you know??

xoxo
maggie

Thuy said...

HI Kandee!!! I wrote to you before but I know that you are extremely busy. I hope you are not too busy to get back with me on this one. It's an emergency, I have so many question to ask you but it escape my mind at this moment except for: COULD YOU TELL ME A GOOD TANNING LOTION/CREAM OR WATEVER...because I have shaving bumps on my legs n it only look presentable is if my legs are tan. I'm asian and I have like olive yellow skin w/ brown eyes. I'm not creative enough to put colors together to match my skin. Could you come up w/ some sort of a signature look for me if I email you a pic? I have a wedding party to go to this Nov. and I need to look FAB-U-LOUS!! haha

Thank you so much. I really love all your videos, it's so detailed. I just wish there's an easier way to keep in touch w/ you. =)

Mental Dullness said...

I LOVED your bloopers! haha best video ever!

Noelle said...

Nobody can pull off the red lip like she can! What a beautiful person ... she will certainly live on as a legend in her art!

(I'm talking about Kandee.)

xoxo,
kandee fam lil sis

Gracie said...

i LOVE it!! you really did capture her look. i have one question. i was planning on being Marylin for Halloween, but my wig looks nothing like yours. i'm in desperate need of your help. :)

Riles said...

Where ever did u get those heavenly cat - eye glasses, Kandee?????? I worship them immensely! Loved u in Nylon + ur wonderful!!

nicolw78 said...

Kandee- You definitely one of my favs to watch when it comes to make up tricks. You're fabulous! and seriously crack me up!! I've always had a passion for makeup and freelance myself. I'm a huge fan! I love playing with color and trying new things. Good luck with your little one.. only a few days left! Nicol :-)

Paula said...

what a concise analysis! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Can you post a listing of all colors/products you used?

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