Beauty Icon: Marilyn Monroe

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe. The bodacious beauty with the undeniable sex appeal was known for her trademark red lips and voluminous hair with tonnes of body.

This classic look still lives on today and is a favourite with regular appearances on the red carpet, in magazines and on the runway. Celebrate her timeless beauty with these Marilyn-inspired make up looks.

Images: Make Up Toys, Hollywood Life, IMDB, Glamour, Siam Zone, Primped, Hollywood Dame, Our Vanity, Sans Artifice

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64 Comments

  • Reply Venga Tuesday 26th February, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Marilyn forever

  • Reply Jane Saturday 19th January, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Gwen Stefani pulls the look off so so well.

  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 25th December, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    She really impacted the fashion world!

  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 25th December, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    She really knew how to grab attention!

  • Reply SuperStylish Tuesday 25th December, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    What a legend!

  • Reply Sabbyxox Friday 9th November, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Love the red lips!

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 11:07 am

    love the blonde hair and red lip. pity my skin tone doesnt like red

  • Reply shelleyspiker Sunday 4th November, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Such a classic look, one of my faves.

  • Reply Elunia Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Her look is timeless and no one else can pull it off like her.

  • Reply aimsrose Saturday 3rd November, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Such a simple and gorgeous style – no wonder it’s timeless!

  • Reply sheree-lily Wednesday 24th October, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    one of the greatest to have lived

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love that look. Wish I could pull it off, but sadly end up looking trashy 🙁

  • Reply fizzybubbles Tuesday 16th October, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    the gaga’s sunnies are way too cool…fabulous!

  • Reply monowie Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    amazingly stylish!

  • Reply Sparkles17 Thursday 4th October, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Truly timeless beauty.

  • Reply Sparkles17 Sunday 9th September, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I love the 50’s sexy but feminine.

  • Nita
    Reply Nita Thursday 30th August, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Marilyn was gorgeous, completely sensual. I don’t think everyone can pull off her look, like Gwen Steffani, she looks harsh. But Michelle Williams looks amazing.

  • Reply sss Wednesday 29th August, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Classic look!..

  • Reply jessicawheelock Tuesday 28th August, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Michelle Williams is gorgeous

  • Reply petapanz Saturday 25th August, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    still love her hair style

  • Reply MsKimo Thursday 23rd August, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    She is beautiful!

  • Reply vikki18 Thursday 23rd August, 2012 at 10:47 am

    beautiful!

  • Reply cadam Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 8:39 am

    so elegant

  • Reply Narao10 Sunday 19th August, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    amazing red lips!

  • Reply mandystsai Tuesday 14th August, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    No one looks as good as her though…

  • Reply Cindizzle Monday 13th August, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Marilyn, Audrey and Twiggy. My favorites!

  • Reply KatP Monday 13th August, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I love her!

  • Reply leckytomato Monday 13th August, 2012 at 1:32 am

    she is like legendary!!

  • Penel
    Reply Penel Monday 13th August, 2012 at 12:57 am

    a beautiful icon, forever remembered

  • Reply Cinthia Sunday 12th August, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    stunning

  • Reply thugsy Saturday 11th August, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Stunning

  • Reply doogs Saturday 11th August, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I love her

  • Reply bardie Saturday 11th August, 2012 at 8:57 am

    poutiful 😉

  • Reply jarjar Saturday 11th August, 2012 at 8:54 am

    LOVE

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Friday 10th August, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Marilyn certainly was an iconic beauty!

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Thursday 9th August, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    She is so freakily similar to Marilyn Monroe

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Thursday 9th August, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    she is just so perfect

  • Reply dina Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Love Marilyn…so stunning!

  • Reply Ian Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Will there ever be another that we stil worship 50 years after their death I dont think so, is only one. Marilyn

  • Reply romvar Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Loved the movie “My Week With Marilyn”. She was glamorous and beautiful yet a little insecure.

  • Reply Tashie Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Love!!

  • Reply teekendall Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 9:43 am

    she was so glamourous. unfortunately today she would be considered grossly overweight.

  • Reply jreilly Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 8:31 am

    oh stunning

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 7:07 am

    she was a stunner. i love the blonde hair and red lippy

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I think she was much more beautiful as a brunette 🙂

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 12:30 am

    finally!

  • Reply Jenny Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    so amazing!

  • Reply MsKimo Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Classic beauty

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Marilyn lives on forever

  • Reply shell0606 Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Beautiful:)

  • Reply AmberB Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Very glamorous!

  • Reply djchilds Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    She was one of a kind 🙂

  • Reply donkeydior Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Marilyn has always been an iconic beauty. And she wasn’t a size 6 either!

    • Emily Quan
      Reply Emily Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      Yes! Love that she represented the real woman! x

      • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 8:25 am

        Same! Beauty comes in all shales and sizes, but mainly comes from the inside….

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    prewty!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 12:33 am

      vewy!

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Enduring beauty

  • smurfette
    Reply smurfette Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    red lips really suit her

  • Reply T1NA Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    soooo glamorous!

  • Reply indiana Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    OH I LOVE HER ALMOST AS MUCH AS AUDREY!!! BOTH TIMELESS

    • Reply fifi73 Friday 24th August, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Same! There may be stars “trying” to copy their style, but no one comes close to the originals…. 😉

  • Reply CazM Tuesday 7th August, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    She set the trend with beautiful curls that we still love today. Love the pics!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 12:32 am

      agreed

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