DIY Marilyn Monroe Makeup and Dress Up Costume Guide

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Are you looking for ideas to help you make your own DIY Marilyn Monroe costume? Whether you’re planning to dress up as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween, a costume party, a Hollywood-inspired dance, a retro festival, or for any other reason, I’ve got some great makeup and dress up ideas to help you look like the glamorous Norma Jean in no time.

I LOVE Halloween and as a child, my mom spoiled me by making my costumes by hand so I really hate those run of the mill costumes you find at those generic Halloween stores that pop up once a year. I’d much prefer to spend a couple of extra dollars to create my own homemade costume that will wow anyone who sees it. It’s for people like us that I’ve created this DIY Marilyn Monroe Makeup and Dress Up Ideas Guide.

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Marilyn Monroe Makeup Ideas

If you’re dressing up as Marilyn Monroe, THE most important part of the look is her hair and makeup. Here’s some of the things you’ll need.

The hair can easily be replicated with a wig purchased at Amazon. They have them in all price ranges. To avoid disappointment, I’d personally stick with the ones that have a 4+ stars rating.

As an Avon Independent Sales Representative I couldn’t help but look to Avon for the best choices for Marilyn’s makeup. And just knowing that Avon was around back then makes it even more fun. Yes, she was famously a Chanel and Max Factor girl but who’s to say she never wore Avon?

To keep things cost effective for your costume, I’ve chosen products from the more affordable classic Avon line instead of their new higher end Korean beauty products but feel free to improvise if you like.

To do Marilyn Monroe eyes, you’ll need a good black eyeliner to recreate her winged liner look. You can also use the eyeliner to give yourself a Marilyn-esque beauty mark on your cheek. I’d recommend the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Black, A liquid liner pen for mess-free coverage. Provide a precise and easy application and wears for 12 hours.

For Marilyn’s voluptuous lips, I suggest a true red lipstick such as, Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Candy Red.

She usually wore a light brown eye shadow with a light highlighter on the brow bone such as you’ll find in Avon’s True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte.

Marilyn was known to cut her false eyelashes in half, using each of the halves on the outer edge of her upper lid which gave her that dreamy sleepy bedroom-eyes look that made her so irresistible. These can easily be found in any drugstore or at Amazon. If you’re not willing to go that far, use a good mascara such as Avon’s True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara and then curl your lashes with a lash curler to get a similar effect.

Don’t forget an eyebrow pencil for a completely finished glamour girl look. Check out the Avon True Color Glimmersticks Brow Definer for an affordable option.

While investigating the best Marilyn Monroe makeup looks I came across an excellent makeup tutorial that I highly recommend to you. The details and photos are amazing. It even includes contouring to recreate Marilyn’s facial features. It’s sure to help you put together the classic Marilyn makeup style that you’re dreaming of. You’ll find it by visiting: Marilyn Monroe Makeup How-To Step By Step Tutorial

Now that you’ve got everything you need for Marilyn’s makeup and hair, you get to choose which Marilyn dress up style you want to wear. She’s got so many memorable looks! Probably the white dress from, The Seven Year Itch, is the most recognizable but there’s also, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, to consider as well as many others.

Marilyn Monroe Dress Up Ideas

Whether you’re looking for a particular dress from a Marilyn Monroe movie, or just something from the mid-century time period, Amazon has many affordable dress options. Here’s a few to get you started.

Visit Marilyn Monroe Dress Ideas at Amazon to see more.

You can accessorize with pearls or a faux mink stole if you like but you’ll definitely want some kittenish high heel sandals to complete your Marilyn Monroe glamour girl look.

Shop for Marilyn Monroe High Heels at Amazon.

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.

Marilyn Monroe

I hope you found my Marilyn Monroe Makeup and Dress Up Ideas Guide helpful! Are you planning a Marilyn Monroe costume for Halloween or some other special event? Let ‘s talk! Share your thoughts in the comments. I love hearing from my readers.

Wishing you a beautiful day,

Your Online Avon Lady, Robin S.

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