Marilyn Monroe’s Makeup Look is Easy as 1-2-3

24 Nov

Recreate Marilyn Monroe’s Legendary Beauty Style

The iconic look of  Marilyn Monroe has hit the big screen again as the movie My Week with Marilyn is opening at theaters this week.

Michelle Williams not only captures the blonde bombshell’s personality, but the essence of her look (platinum curls and red lipstick) on and off-screen.

Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert, Melanie Mills, has some tips on capturing the Marilyn look today using innovative, easy-to-use products.


Then: For a starlet look, Marilyn painted thick black eyeliner on top of her lids to create her famous cat’s eyes.

Now: You don’t need a steady hand to apply Dior’s Backstage Eyeliners. The stick-on eyeliner patches are ready to wear in minutes. The designs range from simple mate black to a sparkling Swarovski crystal eyeliner patch.


Then: Marilyn took advantage of no-smear red lipstick created by chemist Hazel Bishop.

Now: Melanie Mills loves Rachel Zoe’s Exude Lip Creme in Red #1. This lipstick has a Vitamin E & C fortified formula that you apply using an innovative twist that pushes the lip creme through the retro plastic tubing.


Then: In the 1950’s, Marilyn relied on Max Factor’s loose powder to pat down her makeup. She was also lucky to have great skin and only applied cold cream before bed.

Now: You can avoid a heavy powdered look by mattifying with Skindinavia’s No More Shine. It not only holds your makeup in place for up to 16 hours, it also gives your skin a dewy finish.

For flawless skin like Marilyn’s, you can also try Lancome’s Visionaire which is the first moisturizer to have LR2412, a molecule that penetrates through skin layers.