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 How do you do Marilyn Monroe's makeup step by step?


  I asked Gabriela Hernandez, Founder of Besame Cosmetics (my favorite vintage-inspired cosmetics) how to recreate the sexy Marilyn Monroe look. Here are her detailed instructions: Jaime Needs: foundation, concealer and sponge, translucent powder, golden brown shadow, black mascara, white frosted shadow, black eyeliner, false lashes, rose color blush, and red lipstick. Use concealer under eyes and smooth on foundation with a sponge. Use heavier coverage if doing photography. Dust on loose powder, and use extra powder under the eyes. Use brown shadow to fill in eyebrows and arch the ends down toward the temple. Apply brown shadow on the crease of the eye and blend. Use the white shadow for the lid and brow bone. Apply a black liner close to your lashes and slope down as you reach the outside edge. Add the false lashes and press the ends down, so the lashes droop on the ends. Use black mascara on top and bottom of the lashes. Draw a thin line with the white shadow close to your lower lashes and a little past them. Apply the rose blush on apples of cheek and blend upward toward your temples. Sweep away the extra powder under your eyes and any excess shadow that might have fallen there. Fill in the lips with a strong red lipstick. For more pout, dab a bit of clear gloss to the center of your bottom lip. Use the eyeliner to make a round beauty mark to complete the look! Check out the beautiful Besame Cosmetics website (link is below)

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1/14/2005 8:16:36 AM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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