Exploring the Marylin Monroe Look Then and Now

As you know, the gorgeous Michelle Williams has taken on the role of Marilyn Monroe in the movie “My Week with Marilyn”.

Marilyn Monroe had a trademark glamorous look, so we thought you’d enjoy a story illustrating both a look back at the 1950’s cosmetics she used and today, how to get beautified Marilyn Monroe 2.0 Style as Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert, Melanie Mills, introduces new to the market, innovative products for looking like this Hollywood star.

Whether you’re curious or just wanting to imitate the stunning starlet, you’ll be a big hit with this classic beauty look! And, take a look to see how much cosmetics have changed in 60 years!

Duplicate Marilyn Monroe’s iconic look with helpful hints from Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert, Melanie Mills.

MARILYN 1950’s:
Pond’s Cold Cream was applied at night before bed.

MARILYN 2.0:

To get flawless skin like Marilyn’s, use Lancome’s Visionaire. It’s the first moisturizer to have LR 2412, a molecule that propels through skin layers to re-create a beautifully even surface with or without makeup.

MARILYN 1950’s:

Max Factor’s Loose Powder was used to pat down makeup.

MARILYN 2.0:
At any given moment, Marilyn was always camera ready. Mattify your look with Skindinavia’s No More Shine. It holds makeup in place for up to 16+ hours while giving a glowing dewy finish.

MARILYN 1950’s:

Chemist Hazel Bishop created the first no-smear lipstick.

MARILYN 2.0:
To get your lips to stop traffic like Miss Monroe’s, choose a long-lasting bold hue with a satin finish. Melanie loves Rachel Zoe’s Exude Lip Creme in Red #1. This Vitamin E & C fortified formula has a creamy gel texture which is applied by an innovative twist that pushes lip creme through the plastic tubing.

MARILYN 1950’s:
A steady hand was needed to apply eyeliner.

MARILYN 2.0:
Marilyn kept her eyes defined by thick black liner on the top of her lids. Dior’s Backstage Eyeliners are stick-on adhesive patches; one pair in the set even includes Swarvoski crystals.

MARILYN 1950’s:
Maybelline was just first starting to use synthetic replace petroleum mascaras.

MARILYN 2.0:
Marilyn Monroe had dark full lashes which really made her eyes pop. The Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect Rotating Mascara has a brush that rotates in both directions to extend lashes to their full potential