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Marilyn Monroe Take 2!

ImageI decided to do another Marilyn Monroe look and this time I think I nailed it! I tried to improve my look from last time by focusing on her brows, as well as her part and trying to get her facial expressions down!  This time I used Mon Ennui Cosmetics Angel pigment a sheer nude sparkly color with some Spy Pack items that will not be mentioned…along with Besame Cosmetics Lipstick In Red Hot Red mixed with some Red Cherry! I also rubbed some of that on my cheeks!  Another thing that helped my look was to do my part the way that she did! I hope you guys like this look!

XO Cupcake


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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 ( https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=221094364635633&set=a.196849527060117.47267.179910115420725&type=3&theater 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 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209697792441957&set=a.196849527060117.47267.179910115420725&type=3&theater 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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Vintage Pin – Up Makeup : Modernized

Hello!  I got a request for vintage pin up makeup with a twist, so I did that look today!

Makeup I used:

Mon Ennui Cosmetics- Myrrh (dark gold on outer V) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mon-Ennui-Cosmetics/179910115420725

-Ennui ( peach gold on lid) www.monennui.etsy.com

Dark Heart Designs- Bone Daddy (bone/cream with orange sparkle on highlight) https://www.facebook.com/darkheartdesigns

– Moonchild (pale silver on inner corner)  http://www.darkheartdesigns.com/

Lime Crime Makeup- Lipstick in Retrofuturist (true red) http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

I also used a random matte brown for the crease

Milani- Black Liquif’eye eye liner pencil


For this look I kept the eyes neutral, but neutral does not have to be boring! I used metallic golds and silvers to make this look for modern, since the original look involves skin colored lids, a slightly darker brown crease to create depth, and a simple cat eye.  All of these colors were matte.  I love shimmery colors, so I decided to make this look metallic and chic.  The most versatile and expressive part of this look is the cateye liner.  This is the part where you can get creative and it is the staple, most identifiable part of this look.  You can go super thick on the end like Amy Winehouse, or do thin and delicate, gradate the line, make a huge one covering your whole eye * I was considering it*. You can make this very unique by experimenting with colors and textures as well!  Red lips are another staple of this look but don’t be afraid to try different reds or shimmers, or even black *I was thinking about it XD*.


Step by step tutorial

1. place the pale gold on the center of the lid *ennui*

2. use a silver for the tear duct *moonchild* and bring it under the eye about halfway

3. use a matte brown for the crease

4. add a pale cream *bone daddy* for highlight

5. using a dark gold *myrrh* on a small round brush and create a < shape on your eye *for right eye > * buff this color out as far as you like and bring it in a bit to the lashline and crease area.

6. Reapply some Ennui to center of lids to make this color pop more!

7. using a black liner, create the desired cateye shape, don’t forget to lightly trace your bottom lashline and blend in with the silver for a soft line.

8. Add mascara and lashes if desired

9. slightly darken brows- you want to accentuate the intense eye makeup with sculpted brows!

9. choose your wildest red! *if you DARE!* and apply to lips and cheeks.  I opt for a matte color since the eyes have a lot of shimmer. Adding a bit of lipstick as a cheek color is great when you want to match your lipstick to your blush! You also get a very natural looking flush since it does not lay on top of the skin as much as powder would!

10. Finish lips with gloss if desired, or set look with powder foundation

Good luck and don’t be shy to be creative with color choices!

XO Cupcake