Hey. As preparation for Halloween 2018, I was already trying on some Halloween makeup. 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
The first step into recreating her looks was to create perfect skin tone.
I achieved this by using a simple makeup 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 – a 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 a small cat eye and I made a 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.
My own eyebrows shape is quite similar to Marilyn but mine is a bit thicker than hers. A significant step in eyebrow shaping is her sharp, triangle-like shape in the middle of the brow. I used a light brown color but I felt like it was too dark. Eventually, I covered it with light eyeshadow to lighten it a bit.
Marilyn herself used more shades to create her famous red lips and I did the same.
I used a darker red lip pencil to contour my lips and then I filled them with the reddest shade I own. I dab darker shade of red on to outer corners of my lips and used a highlighter to the middle of my lower lip and upper lip arc.
For Marilyn’s upper lip mark I used a 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.
My original idea was to create Marilyn look and then recreate it into Halloween scary version of her make up. Unfortunately, the final version was not as glamorous as I imagined it would be.
But I’m still gonna show you guys.
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, jawline, 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