The Highlight

Get The Look: Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Beauty

June 1, 2016 admin

Born June 1, 1926, ‎Marilyn Monroe‬ would have been 90 years old today! In her honor, we are sharing expert tips to get our favorite blonde bombshell’s iconic beauty look!

For Marilyn’s classic heart-shaped red lip, start with a lip liner that’s the same color or slightly darker than your lipstick. Line your lips and fill them in slightly, leaving the center of the lip bare. This will add fullness to the lip. Next, choose satiny red lipstick and fill in the negative space using a flat brush with a round edge will help you create a crisp and precise line. Clean up your lip line with a pointed Q-tip or using another flat brush with a defined edge, lightly stamp translucent powder around your lips to create a clean finished red lip!

To create Marilyn’s iconic retro Hollywood wave on shorter hair, use a curling iron to make finger waves, the end result looks best with a side-part and hair tucked behind one ear. When working with an iron, curl toward the face — remembering that the smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl, so choose your tools appropriately. Once you’ve finished with the iron, brush out curls and apply shine spray. Expert tip: Spritz hairspray on your brush before brushing out curls to help maintain the smoothness.