Although it's very difficult to get all the exact details as Marilyn Monroe's make-up artist never betrayed her secrets, it's fun to talk about and look at the different tricks and details of Marilyn's make-up.
Marilyn had lots of different looks and was pretty natural off camera but this video concentrates on the very glamorous look she had for her movies and poster shoots from 1953 through to the end of the 50's. Lots of the tricks where geared towards the lighting, film and cameras of the time.
Watch the talented make up artist, Lisa Eldridge create an illustrative version inspired by Monroe's look in this Norma Jean make up tutorial. Remember moisture is youth!