Marilyn Monroe is not just a screen legend, she's a style icon and our perennial beauty queen. Her bleach blonde locks and red-lipped look have oft been copied by starlets of every generation, just as her sweet and sultry disposition.
In honor of the icon's birthday yesterday, we pulled together everything a girl should know to recreate some of the star's beauty signatures. So get your rouge ready, because it's Marilyn time.
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Step one in Monroe-ifying oneself is lashes. Now let's say you weren't blessed with an innate cat eye of thick, long, black hairs--these Make Up Forever False Eyelashes ($16) will help you fake it 'til you make it.
Let's talk about eyeliner. Monroe was famous for her slinky cat eye, and the best way to recreate it now is with Benefit's They're Real! Push-Up Liner ($24). Our beauty assistant, Jade Taylor, shared her tips for the perfect cat eye in our June/July issue: "Trace your lash line from the inner to outer corner, then create a wing by starting below the end of the brow and connecting it with your outer lid."
Monroe's shiny, glossy curls were her hair signature--a look that many modern starlets try to replicate. You can get the look with Kerastase's Gloss Appeal Spray ($25), a styling spray that leaves your hair shiny, pretty, and holds it in place. Yeah, it might be magic.