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MAC Cosmetics October 2012 Collection: Marilyn Monroe

 

MARILYN MONROE

By MAC

MAC Cosmetics October 2012 collection is inspired by the one and only Marilyn Monroe and her signature look. What’s wonderful about this look is that it is elegant, timeless, and very easy to do!

Marilyn Monroe
The MAC Marilyn Monroe Face Chart & Marilyn on the cover of Vanity Fair

Here is a breakdown of Marilyn’s face chart:

Winged liner, contoured cheek bones, long and thick lashes, red hot lips and that infamous beauty mark.

Marilyn had personal makeup artist, Allan “Whitey” Snyder to do her makeup throughout her entire career, from the very first screen test to the day of her funeral. Most people have no idea the value of a good makeup artist.

Marilyn Makeup Step by Step:

THE LOOK:

EYE
M·A·C PRO PAINT STICK IN PURE WHITE AND SET WITH M·A·C GESSO EYE SHADOW OVER YOUR ENTIRE LID. ALSO USE TO HIGHLIGHT UNDER BROW BONE.
M·A·C OMEGA EYE SHADOW ON & LINING RIGHT ABOVE YOUR CREASE FROM THE CORNER TO MID EYE AND BLENDED OUT.
M·A·C IRIDESCENT SILVER DUSK LOOSE POWDER – BRUSHED OVER  BROWS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF A HIGHLIGHTED BROW BONE.
M·A·C PRO PENULTIMATE BROW – DRAWN IN WITH NATURAL  BROWS TO CREATE DEFINED, ARCHED BROWS.
M·A·C MARILYN MONROE PENULTIMATE EYE LINER – DRAWN IN A DRAMATIC, EXTENDED, WINGED OUT SHAPE ALONG THE UPPER LASH LINE.
M·A·C 35 LASHES FROM THE MARILYN COLLECTION TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE CENTER AND END OF THE EYE AREA.
M·A·C MARILYN MONROE FALSE LASHES EXTREME BLACK MASCARA – BLENDED THROUGH THE FALSE LASHES.

LIP

M·A·C MARILYN MONROE LIP PENCIL IN REDD– LINING THE LIPS.

M·A·C MARILYN MONROE LIP STICK IN SCARLET IBIS– TO FILL IN THE LIPS.

M·A·C LIP BRUSH TO BRUSH ON MARYLIN MONROE LIP STICK IN DEEPLY ADORED ON THE OUTER PARTS OF THE UPPER/LOWER LIPS TO CREATE FULLER LOOKING LIPS.

FACE

MOISTURIZE WITH M·A·C PREP & PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE.
M·A·C STUDIO SCULPT SPF 15 FOUNDATION – FOR PERFECTED SKIN.
M·A·C PRO MID-TONE SEPIA CREAM COLOUR BASE – TO CONTOUR AND SCULPT THE CHEEKBONES.

M·A·C MARILYN MONROE BEAUTY POWDER TO SET.

 

A MORE DRAMATIC VERSION OF THE ‘MARILYN LOOK’ WAS ALSO SHOWN ON THE RUNWAY LAST YEAR BY JEREMY SCOTT USING MAC FACE CHARTS:

THE LOOK:

EYE
M·A·C PRO PURE WHITE PAINTSTICK – BLENDED FROM LASHLINE TO BROW AND SET WITH A LAYER OF GESSO EYE SHADOW.
M·A·C PRO BROWN CREAM LINER – BUFFED THROUGH THE CREASE OF THE EYELIDS TO CREATE DEPTH.
IRIDESCENT SILVER DUSK LOOSE POWDER – BRUSHED OVER BLOCKED OUT BROWS TO CREATE THE ILLUSION OF A HIGHLIGHTED BROW BONE.
M·A·C PRO BLACK OR BROWN CREAMLINER – DRAWN ABOVE BLOCKED OUT BROWS TO CREATE DEFINED, ARCHED BROWS.
M·A·C PRO BLACK CREAMLINER – DRAWN IN A DRAMATIC, EXTENDED, WINGED OUT SHAPE ALONG THE UPPER LASH LINE.
7 LASHES – APPLIED TO THE LASH LINES AS A BASE.
3 LASHES – CUT IN HALF AND APPLIED TO THE OUTER CORNERS OF THE EYES FOR EXTRA DRAMA.
M·A·C PRO LASH BLACK – BLENDED THROUGH THE FALSE LASHES.

LIP

CHERRY LIP PENCIL – LINING THE LIPS PAST THE OUTER CORNERS OF THE MOUTH INTO AN EXAGGERATED CARTOON LIKE SHAPE.

M·A·C PRO BASIC RED MICRONIZED AIRBRUSH – PAINTED ON MANUALLY TO FILL IN THE LIPS.
M·A·C PRO BASIC RED PIGMENT – PATTED ON TOP FOR A SUPER MATTE MOUTH CREATING A “DRAWN ON” EFFECT.

FACE
STUDIO SCULPT FOUNDATION – FOR PERFECTED SKIN.
M·A·C PRO MID-TONE SEPIA CREAM COLOUR BASE – TO CONTOUR AND SCULPT THE CHEEKBONES.

VIEW THE ENTIRE M·A·C MARILYN MONROE COLLECTION BELOW:

The Entire Marilyn Monroe Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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