Marilyn Monroe Skull Face ~ Halloween Makeup

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Today I was practising a Halloween look and it came out pretty well so thought I would post some photos. It is by no means perfect but think it’s alright for a first attempt. Below I will tell you what I used and what I’ll change. I’m thinking of doing this look for Halloween along with a Marilyn Monroe wig and a white dress with blood splatters on which I’ve ordered from Black Milk. What do you think? What are you going as for Halloween this year?

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For the skull side of the face I didn’t use many products at all. I might change this slightly as think I’ve ‘hollowed’ out too much of my cheek. The main products used to create this was the Nyx jumbo pencils in ‘Black Bean’ & ‘Milk’. They are super creamy & pigmented eyeliner and just glide on so easy. I used ‘Milk’ as a base all over the skull side to create the white colour. Just put lines of it over your face and blend. I think it is better to use this instead of face paint as it isn’t so greasy and if you smudge it a little bit it won’t budge quite so easily. I then created the hollows on my face using ‘Black Bean’. For the teeth and the cracks in the skull I used a smaller black eyeliner (any will do!). I then set the white eyeliner with a very light powder but a white eyeshadow will do and I set the black eyeliner with a black eyeshadow. With the black eyeshadow not only did it set the makeup it also helped me to blend the lines so they’re not so harsh.

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For the Marilyn side I did just my normal foundation/bronzer/highlighter routine, penciled in my brows & done a neutral eye with winged liquid eyeliner. To give it more of a Marilyn look I added a beauty spot to my cheek and a dash of red lipstick, which is ‘Old Hollywood’ by Bobbi Brown. I have eyelash extensions on at the moment so didn’t need mascara but on Halloween I will add more to my bottom lashes.

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I think I will make the crack down the centre of my face a bit smaller as it looks a bit messy!

Hope this has inspired you for Halloween!

Mwah x

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4 Comments

  1. October 23, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    I was wondering, did you teach yourself to of make up or a course or maybe someone else taught you?

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