Festive Party Look- Marilyn Monroe Iconic Makeup Secrets

Marylin Monroe

I am looking for festive party makeup look ideas and legendary Marilyn Monroe still is a Hollywood star glamorous inspiration. Lisa Eldridge reveals the secrets for her iconic, clean and fresh look. Did you know it took hours for her personal makeup artist for 15 years, Allan “Whitey” Snyder to create he stunning look?

Marilyn Monroe launched her unique makeup style in 1953. It is said her makeup took three hours to do. She wore a half set of lushes and contrary to what is believed she wore a brown pencil and not black liquid eyeliner. Watch these video because some of the tricks are really useful even if you don’t plan to recreate the exact look.

Marilyn Monroe and Alan Snyder makeup

Snyder applying Monroe’s makeup on the set of the 1960 film, “Let’s Make Love.”

Marylin Monroe pleated dress

 The iconic ivory pleated halter dress Monroe wore in the 1955 film, “The Seven Year Itch” was sold at auction for $4.6 million.

Marilyn Monroe quote

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” ― Timothy Leary

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