First of all I want to start off by saying what a fashion (icon) or legend Marilyn Monroe truly was! Her makeup has been an inspiration to all "us" makeup artists out there and envy of many clients as well. So. I decided to write a little blog of her makeup tips that can be universally used for bridal makeup, costume, for fun or a flirty girls night out! Have fun with it girls and don't be afraid to try something new with your bridal makeup, like an old Hollywood look or pinup seductive engagement photo!
Marilyn Monroe's makeup artist was, Allen "Whitney" Snyder, who was there from her first screen test in 1946 to her funeral makeup in 1962. Let's just say he was a master of his craft! By contrary belief she DID NOT wear black eyeliner, only a brown or dark brown eye shadow in which they wet a brush and applied a winged tip line. Also her top eye liner and bottom eye liner never touched, they both winged out separate with a white liner in between. This trick was used to give the illusion of a more open, doll like look. White liner in the water line, also gave this illusion and looks great for pictures (hint to brides: to ask for this when getting bridal makeup applied!) Belive it or not Snyder also used a red liner pencil (cherry lip liner from Mac) at the inner corners of the eyes. This makes the white of the eye pop! (If you have allergies to red dye, then please don't try this at home folks) Marilyn always used strip lashes, which I love! They cut them in half and used it more for a winged effect.
There was lots of contouring, as much as we admire how beautiful she was, even she had hang ups about herself and her features. She didn't care for her forehead or her nose and contoured it with darker makeup......which is a whole other blog that will be up next!!
Her cheeks were always peachy and lips almost always red. The red lips were often over drawn with a white liner pencil then red liner and (blue/red) lipstick. Which I'm adding is great to make teeth look even whiter!!
Highlighting was done above cheeks, under brow bone, and down her nose to elongate it.
Eyebrows were make to be pointy not too long. (Marilyn did not love her eyebrows)
And last but not least her signature beauty mark!!!! I love it!
That's just a few tricks, more coming soon to you from Nicole's research and love for all beauty knowledge.....thanks for tuning in!
For all the brides out there if you have any questions comments or concerns email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a great and "Posh" kind of a day! Nicole Brevetti