Love Marilyn Monroe’s Beauty Look? Amanda Green Tells How to Snag MM’s Summer Makeup Faves! Guest Blogger

Who could have known that a woman born in 1926 would have such a memorable impact on fashion in 2013? Marilyn Monroe was more than just a celebrity in her hay day. She was a model, actress and singer by profession. Monroe’s unique beauty and style made her popular with both women and men. Men admired Marilyn’s startling looks and women worked hard to imitate them.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Here’s a bit about how Norma Jean Baker became Marilyn Monroe!

Now it’s more than 50 years since the death of Monroe, and women of various ages are still wearing the makeup styles of this icon. There are many great summer makeup styles that are associated with Marilyn Monroe. This celebrity found a way to make her looks seem effortless. There was a lot of creativity behind the makeup of Monroe. This summer women around the world will adopt some of these as their very own. Let’s explore some of the makeup faves that still make Marilyn’s style inviting.

Smooth and Natural Skin

One of the things that Marilyn Monroe is known for is her smooth blemish-free skin. It didn’t appear that she ever had a breakout in her life. This summer fave can be adopted even if you have problem skin. For example, those with shiny skin can benefit from using a top primer for oily skin.  These products help you to hide flaws and to eliminate greasiness. Using a primer will help you pull off the smooth and natural look of Monroe.

Adopt the Style

Brands like MAC and Revlon are known for their great primers. You will find the Prep + Prime product by MAC at various cosmetic locations. This type of primer is especially helpful because it has SPF-50 to protect your skin. Revlon offers their PhotoReady Primer for smoothing the skin, as well.

Prep+Prime

Prep+Prime

Where to Shop

MAC is one of the prestige brands that you may not find in a drugstore. The internet is a good place to shop for these items. Stores like Sephora offer online and physical store locations. Revlon is easy to find at department stores and even grocery stores.

Need help with tones? Monroe did it well.

Perfect Tones

You can always tell when someone’s having a bad makeup day. Face and neck tones are way off and don’t complement each other. Marilyn Monroe didn’t struggle with this type of issue. She was photographed with makeup that accented her features. At the same time, her products worked together to create a harmonious blend of tones. This particular tip will require foundations and creams that work well and suit your particular skin tone. It doesn’t matter whether your tone is light or dark. There are great products available to improve your skin tone.

Adopt the Style

You can use a variety of makeup products to adopt Marilyn Monroe’s great skin tone. ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup by Revlon is a good product to consider. This type of makeup can be purchased to match particular tones. There are terrific ethnic product lines that address skin tone challenges. Fashion Fair is one example of these. The most important thing here is to make sure that your face and neck are the same color and shade.

Colorstay Whipped Creme

Colorstay Whipped Creme

Where to Shop

Revlon.com and Sephora.com are resources for purchasing foundation and cream products. You can shop this way by looking at individual products that blend the skin. Many ladies will prefer shopping at specific locations to test products personally.

Do eyelashes matter? This signature fave defined Monroe.

Extra Long Eyelashes

No one, not even Marilyn Monroe is born with extra-long lashes. This is why she and many celebrities add false eyelashes to their looks. Monroe was said to prefer false lashes that applied with strips. Some women like to attach individual lashes to their eyelids. These particular accessories will help you to create your own Marilyn Monroe fresh summer look.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Adopt the Style

Most women can follow the instructions that come with false eyelashes. They can apply pretty easily depending on the product that you purchase. There are salons that can assist you with this process though if you’re nervous. Stylists can even create eye brow arches that mimic Monroe’s look.

Where to Shop

Sally’s Beauty Supply stores are great locations for finding false eyelashes. It is possible to buy kits that last longer than one application.

Marilyn Monroe summer faves are ones that showcase her personal style. Her makeup choices were strategic because they worked to accentuate her features. Perfect eye shadow, ruby lips and contoured cheeks made this celebrity popular. You can adopt these faves to design your very own Monroe look.

Author bio: Amanda is a beauty and makeup enthusiast and author of up-and-coming SkincareHQ.org where she shares her experiences on everything beauty. When Amanda isn’t writing about makeup and skincare, she loves to travel and one day dreams of traveling through Europe. Questions or comments for Amanda? Feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!

 

Thanks to the amazing Amanda, blogger of SkincareHQ.org!! What a great piece!!

Stevie Wilson,
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