Friday, February 9, 2007

Beauty Icon of the Month: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, classic beauty, pin-up girl, actress, temptress, her ultra girly wispy voice, and that smile. Her platinum blond bombshell hair, with wavy locks, porcelain skin, the perfect red pout, and those sultry playful eyes. Marilyn's look has transcended through the times and to this day her look is always being recreated. Her look and her personality exuded everything a woman is or wishes to be: sensual, confident, strong, and flirty. Since Valentine's Day, a day of love, intimacy, and seduction, is just around the corner I thought Marilyn would be the perfect choice for February. She's always been a favourite icon of mine and although she's gone I don't think she'll ever be forgotten.

To recreate her look for Valentine's Day use a velvety matte foundation, shimmery shadow in silver or pale gold, black liquid liner, a voluminous mascara with some fake lashes for some extra flirtiness, perfectly arched brows, bronzer or a soft pink blush on the cheeks, an opalescent highlighter on cheekbones, and a lipstick, gloss, or stain in red. Skip the liner for a softer effect (be sure to use a lip primer to prevent lip colour from bleeding or feathering).

If red isn't your thing, try a pink lip paired with taupe or bronze shadow.

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