Archive | January 2012

Marilyn Monroe Tutorial

Marilyn Monroe has been an icon for classic beauty. I was inspired by her look for a Pinup/burlesque Contest going on at Mon Ennui Cosmetics.  Below is a tutorial on how to achieve her timeless look.


1.  Conceal and use a foundation that you like, I used L’Oreal True Match in C1.

2. Set with powder on a Kabuki brush for a flawless finish!


1. Fill in your brows and try to create an arched shape, you can use a photo of Marilyn to help you out.

2. Apply a pale shimmery white/offwhite to the whole eye area.  I used Mon Ennui Cosmetics Antique Pearl, a pearly shimmery highlighter color in an off white ( Photo of it here).

3.I then took a metallic silver and applied it to the whole lid area and extending it to the inner corner and under the eye. I used Mon Ennui Cosmetics Slipper a high shine metallic silver ( Photo here).

4.  I took a matte brown and lightly at first, drew a crease higher than my natural crease to create a large eyed illusion, similar to Marilyn in photos.  I used the same brown that I filled my brows in. Darken this area as needed to create a sharp darkened crease for depth.

5. Take eyeliner of your choice, I used Milani’s liquif’eye liner in black and created a thin line on the upper lashline and extending it out to a small cateye.  A good reference on how far you should go is to meet the brown shape you made in the crease area.

6. Take a brown color and using a liner brush accentuate the lower lashline.

7. Use a mascara of choice and use a few coats to get large lashes, add false ones if desired.

Lips & Cheeks

1.  Use  a liner to fill in your lips to get the desired shape. I already have very full lips so I just filled in my natural lashline but you can alter yours to be like Marilyn’s or create any lipshape you want.  Fill in with the pencil.

2. Using a lipbrush or straight from the tube, apply a red lipstick (Monroe used reds with a more orange undertone but choose whatever red fits your mood!) I used Besame’s Red Hot Red, a replica of Monroe’s favorite color! Clean up the edges with concealer/foundation for a crisp bold lip!

3. Take a small amount of the same lipstick and apply to the cheekbone area and BLEND!

4. using liquid liner you can either make a fake beauty mark, or accentuate a beauty mark that is already on your face (like I did!) I personally like to accentuate a beauty mark that I already have, it makes each look different in my opinion!


1. Curl your hair or use a wig!

2. Add flashy diamonds (they are a girls best friend!)

3. Add a sassy dress!

4. Rock a smile!

I hope you guys liked this tutorial!  And head on over to Mon Ennui to make a pinup/burlesque look of your own!

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Sneak Peak From Lime Crime!


Lime Crime is now creating pressed eyeshadows, their first being a mixed palette called Chinadoll.

From the site

Fly Dragon Fly – fiery red [matte]
Parasol – sky blue [matte]
Goldfish – bright gold [metallic]
Jade-o-Lade – rich jade [matte]
Lotus Noir – deepest black [matte]

Vegan & Cruelty-Free. Retails for $34.99. Available starting February 15 via

They will come in a purple metal tin with golden unicorn logo on top!

Take a look at the link and let me know what you guys think of the new collection?

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A look using Dream Catcher

I was able to help develop this color with mon Ennui Cosmetics when the company first opened up on Facebook.  This color I named DREAMCATCHER: Bold and beautiful Matte Aqua/Teal with purple color shift/sparkle (when applied with  “Pigment Potion” this color comes to life as a deep teal with purple metallic color shifting magic! when applied dry, it’s a bright beautiful matte with subtle purple opal tones and sparkling purple glints)

 The story behind my color is one that is very close to me. The colors are my two favorite colors: teal and purple, I actually have 2 feathers in my hair of each of them. Although I don’t look like it, I am part Native American and I identify with that part of my heritage very much so. They are a bold, brave, intuitive people with kind hearts and mesmerizing stories and music. The name comes from the item, Dreamcatcher, a device that catches bad dreams and lets good ones pass through the holes. To me it means leaving negative things (thoughts and life) behind and going forth to follow my dreams to make them a reality. Without my dreams and ambitions I would not be who I am today. I wish to thank Mon Ennui Cosmetics for this amazing opportunity to create this shade that means a lot to me. ♥

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.

I chose this as the center of the color as inspiration of letting go of past life/negative thoughts and moving forward to follow my dreams of blogging, photography and art/modeling/makeup.


Used a bright teal with purple reflects on lid, with white for highlight, clear gloss on lips, and peach blush