What is it about the iconic beauty of Marilyn Monroe that has modern celebrities emulating her look season after season? It could be the defined eye-liner flick that accentuates the shape of the eye, or the full lashes adding flirtatious fun, or it could be the statement scarlet lips that set off any red carpet. Make-up artist and salon owner Kelli Waldock has created this inspirational vintage look on model Stephanie, and here is show you can create Ms Monroe make-up:

  • Ensure the skin is hydrated from the inside and out, so preferably make it a part of your routine to drink plenty of water, and then use a light moisturiser to soften any dry patches and seep into the skin.
  • Apply a good-quality primer as a base for a flawless foundation.
  • Airbrush the skin for an even complexion; for Stephanie, I used Airbase Flawless Pale, which is perfect for this look.
  • Apply a primer to the eyelid to conceal blemishes, veins, and any redness; this is the perfect base for the eyeshadow.
  • Apply a neutral/beige eyeshadow all over the lid.
  • Apply black gel eyeliner with an angled, fine tip brush. Be patient, as a steady hand is important at this stage. Start with just a thin line at the inner corner of the eye, and gradually make the line thicker to the outer corner of the eye.
  • Create a diagonal line from the outer corner of the eye about half way up towards the end of the eyebrow, then make the diagonal line thicker, creating a point for that iconic flick.
  • Curl the lashes with a lash curler, before applying mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
  • Apply false lashes to create definition to the eyes, and for added wow factor.
  • Use a brow pencil and follow the natural line of the brow to create definition. Choose a colour one-shade darker than your natural eyebrow colour.
  • Dab a coral-pink blusher to the apple of the cheeks to create a fresh look. You can find the natural apple by smiling and applying to the raised cheek area.
  • If lips are dry apply a lip balm, then apply a red lip-liner, and then red lipstick to finalise the vintage look.


Photographer: http://samanthajonesphotography.com

Make-up: http://www.kelliwaldock.co.uk

Hair: The V Team: Amy trained by Vicki Lord http://www.vickilord.co.uk

Published by Jordan Martin