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
xo Natalia


  1. October 7, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Lovely dear friend 
    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  2. October 7, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    I like it too 😉

  3. October 7, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    I think you are prettier than Marilyn Monroe just be you like you not Marilyn
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  4. October 8, 2018 / 12:04 am

    Hmm. To me, that’s a little more the Kim Novak look, esp with the short hair. But, you definitely look good.

  5. October 8, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    I much preferred the straight Marilyn!

  6. October 9, 2018 / 1:19 am

    Well done. I like the Marilyn look better. 🙂

  7. October 9, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    So pretty!

  8. October 9, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    That’s a pretty good Marilyn Monroe and a pretty scary face. Not both at the same time though lol

  9. Steve
    October 10, 2018 / 1:52 am

    Just don’t date a Kennedy…ok?

  10. October 11, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Nice awesome Halloween look you look really pretty

  11. October 11, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    Oh my God! You’re very similar to Marilyn 😲😲😲

  12. October 14, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Awesome – Both the pretty and the scary images.

  13. October 14, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Looks cool but I think the canvas helps hehe. The Halloween look is absolutely fantastic!

  14. October 16, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Oh my dear nataliya!!you are looking in make up of marilyn monroe.plz don’t do convert in black shade.🌹🌹🌹🌹

  15. October 24, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    You look so adorable with the mole on your cheek, thick brows like a bow and a lovely eye lash.. I love the color on your lips roo

  16. October 24, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Love the Marilyn look, and yes, you do look like her 🙂 I adore all these vintage makeup looks, especially from the 30s. My inspirations are Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow (although I don’t think I look like either, unfortunately). The Halloween look’s pretty good, too.

  17. October 28, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Great Halloween costume. However in my opinion, You looking like Marilyn Monroe is a great costume in its self without the well…making her look horrible. Just saying. That’s my opinion. Happy early Halloween.

  18. October 29, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Fabulous makeup, obviously in the latter photos, there ain’t anything scary in the first ones, you and Marilyn are both quite lovely 😀

  19. November 3, 2018 / 5:32 am

    I like the straight Monroe look. That is how makeup is supposed to be done. Not plastered on so thick you can’t miss it. Marilyn look was fantastic. The scary look was… scary but less Marilyn I think. Thanks for sharing.

  20. The truthism project
    November 7, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Wooow!! You truly look like her. ❤

  21. hma1978
    November 8, 2018 / 10:03 am

    Marilyn suits you great Natalia 😉

  22. November 11, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Great post, lovely pics. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  23. November 16, 2018 / 11:44 am

    As a gentleman of a certain vintage, although alas slightly too young for the lady herself, your Marylin look captivated me.
    Thank you.
    And thank you for visiting and following Sound Bite Fiction, my blog can certainly use some glamour!

  24. November 18, 2018 / 2:04 am

    Thank you for liking my post! I think you did an amazing interpretation. Funny story, for my sister’s wedding, I attempted Marilyn Monroe. I look back wondering what was I thinking!? Why then? To me it’s an embarrassing moment for sure! Very inspiring I like the “tutorial of how you recreated the look. I want to do the same thing and sort of have, but more looks. I think you made a better Marilyn then me lol

  25. November 20, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    An excellent Marilyn but I don’t like your skeleton! 😉

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