Tuleh wanted to do a full fledged modern Marilyn Monroe look when I went backstage. Polly Osmond for MAC Cosmetics says, “It’s a teenger’s version of a Marilyn Monroe look…we’ve done lots of pink…there is pink on the eyes, black mascara, brown eyeliner, rosy pink cheeks, a bright 1960’s style lipliner…she is fresh and it’s not a highly literal take on Marilyn’s do.”
The inspiration behind the look is what a teenager would do if she got hold of a Marilyn picture now. It’s a much softer look, and not so retro.
“The collection is light, with silky fabric, and the demographic is really for the young set,” says Osmond. The eyelids were doused with an eyeshadow called Rosy Outlook, a new shade from the Spring collection. It’s not a frosted shade and is slightly sheer in texture.
The eyebrows were darkened slightly using a MAC pencil (Marilyn had a thick and angular brow). They used a lipstick shade called Irresistibly Pink, a new color, and mixed it with concealer. Also applied was a ProColor Lipliner in Pink.
“Marilyn had a “sick colored” pink” says Osmond. “A Pepto pink.” “In those days, they used little eyeliner. It was a very natural looking lip and little makeup.” Her face was dusted with Invisible Set Powder.
As for the hair, Kevin Ryan from “Our Essential Tools” and creator of the Pin Up Kit says that the look is a “beat up Marilyn.” To get the look, he used a Volumizing Tonic from Aveda (Pure Abundance) and then blowdried the hair. Then all the girls got rollers on top of the hair before taking them down and making it more disheveled.
Ryan finished the hair with Air Control Hairspray from Aveda. “It’s got good grit to it,” he says. He finished the look by tucking the hair back and securing it with pins. “It’s imperfect hair,” he says. “It’s 5am hair.”
The nails were done by Priti Polish. Above are three of the four polishes they used from the new Spring collection called: Spring Song, Lady Derby Hyacinth; and Queen Pink Hyacinth.
The end result was absolutely breathtaking. Look how gorgeously disheveled hair and pure Marilyn faces can create such aura?