So recently, we saw a challenge on Facebook to do a Marilyn Monroe inspired makeup look in honor of MM’s upcoming birthday on June 1st. Never ones to back down from a challenge, we set out to see what we could do to transform J in to a Ms. Monroe impersonator.
MM was such a classic beauty, and when studying her makeup, it was actually quite understated in most cases…she never looked overly “done up.” Trying to make J look like her, however, meant a LOT of “doing up,” and when we were finished…J looked nothing like Marilyn Monroe. :( We took some pictures to see if we could manipulate them into looking Marilyn-y…but to no avail. J was bummed.
K reminded J, though, that you don’t have to look like Marilyn Monroe (or Angelina Jolie or Katy Perry) to be beautiful. You just have to find your own beauty…(it’s in there for all of you, ladies!)...and share it with the world. That’s what Marilyn did…and here, this many years later…she is still celebrated as an icon of grace and beauty.
None of us can be Marilyn Monroe...but J found her own Marilyn-ish vibe and ran with it last night..