halloween tutorial: marilyn

If you know me, you probably know of my bordering on sick obsession with Marilyn Monroe. So I pretty much had no choice but to recreate one of her most famous looks from The Seven Year Itch. It will never happen but here is my feeble attempt of achieving her beauty.

products used:

nivea mens shave balm

loreal infallible pro glow foundation – 202

urban decay naked skin concealer – fair

anastasia beverly hill contour powder – banana, ash brown

mac shaping powder – emphasize

tarte amazonian clay blush – blissful

coty airspun loose powder – translucent

anastasia beverly hills dipbrow pomade – taupe

anastasia beverly hills clear brow gel

colourpop brow pencil – dope taupe

anastasia beverly hills waterproof creme color – jet

mac gigiblack mascara – black

ardell lashes – 150

duo brush on lash glue

mac lip pencil – cherry

nyx liquid suede lipstick – kitten heels

loreal infallible pro matte gloss – shanghai scarlet

step 1: prime –  I applied nivea mens shave balm to smooth my skin and prolong my foundation wear

step 2: foundation – I used the pro glow foundation because I wanted really dewy flawless skin.

step 3: concealer – I used UD concealer to cover my dark circles and highlight my chin, cupids bow, bridge of nose, and center of forehead.

step 4: powder – I set my under eyes with ABH banana powder. I baked my under eyes by packing a ton of coty powder under my eyes and leaving it for a few minutes while I finished my brows and cheeks and liner. Once I was done with those I brushed away all the excess powder. This really locks in the concealer.


step 5: contour – Marilyn is the pioneer of modern contouring. Her contour was a little warmer than I usually do so I used ash brown from ABH which actually turns pretty warm on my skin. I used a bigger brush to carve the hollows of my cheeks because her contour was much more subtle than I do.

step 6: blush – I used tarte blissful to create a really natural cheek flush.

step 7: brows – I filled in my brows using ABH dip brow in taupe. To create a more hairlike texture in the front, I used colourpop dope taupe pencil for super thin lines. I set it all with ABH clear gel.

step 8: liner – I took ABH creme liner to make a thin subtle wing.

step 9: mascara – mac gigiblack mascara is my go to for darkening my lashes before falsies because it still looks natural enough to blend with lashes.

step 10: false lashes – I used ardell 150 lashes for this look. I like the duo brush on lash glue because it is so easy to apply it evenly on the lash band without a mess. I let it dry for  about 30 seconds before actually putting them on my eyes so that they are tacky enough. I press them against my real lashes with tweezers so that you can’t see a distinction line.

step 11: lips – I lined my lips with mac cherry lip liner. I filled in the entirety of my lips with nyx kitten heels and loreal shanghai scarlet for a super glossy true red lip.

step 12: beauty mark – Marilyn had a little mark above her smile line on the left side of her face. I used a tiny tap of colourpop dope taupe to make this mark.

step 13: pin curls – For the hair look, I attempted to do some pin curls but my hair is way too thick and heavy for that to work so I just rolled sections of my hair into curls and used bobby pins to secure them until all of my hair was up.

here’s the completed look again:


This is definitely one of the easiest looks to achieve from this series. A perfect last minute costume! If any of you recreate these looks please tag me in them so I can see all your beautiful faces!! Ill be back tomorrow with another halloween look. Don’t forget to check back!

love & lipstick kisses💋

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