Friday, June 24, 2011

Marilyn Monroe's Legendary Look

It's difficult to imagine Marilyn Monroe as an octagenarian. However, if she were alive today, the sultry screen siren would've turned 85 this month.

Monroe's rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in the '50s flick Gentlemen Prefer Blondes showcased her superstar style. She dazzled the world as one of the biggest beauty icons of the 20th century with her carat-cut smile, deep-set eyes, platinum blonde hair and heart-shaped lips.

Just like a diamond, her flaws created many facets to her personality. She suffered from depression and an addiction to sleeping pills, but the compassionate side of Monroe used her star power to shed light on worthy endeavors. She entertained American troops stationed in Korea in 1954 and lifted the spirits of injured soldiers by visiting military hospitals (see video above).

To help release your inner Marilyn Monroe, we've assembled several lip and eye products. Enjoy!

BEAUTY: Create your own Monkey Business with DermaQuest Skin Therapy C-Lipoic Lip Enhancer. BEACON: Cruelty free.

BEAUTY: Some Like it Hot with Essence Gel Eyeliner (Midnight in Paris), Colour & Shine Eye Shadow (Trip to Venus) and XXXL Shine Lipgloss (Bubble Babe). BEACON: No animal testing.

BEAUTY: If you've got The Seven Year Itch, try Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss (Hazelnut), PurePressed Eye Shadow (Silver Lining), Liquid Eyeliner (Silver) and Eye Pencil (Midnight Blue). BEACON: Member of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and supporter of the Berkshire Humane Society.

BEAUTY: Make it all about you rather than All About Eve with Palladio Beauty Group Baked Eye Shadow Trios (Blue Lagoon, Lovely Lilac and Pop Idol). BEACON: No animal testing.

BEAUTY: Cure The Asphalt Jungle blues with Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Extreme Volumizing Mascara (Black), Lipstick (Glamour Red) and Eyeliner (Jet). BEACON: No animal testing. Also supports the Noreen Fraser Foundation and Look Good...Feel Good.

BEAUTY: There's No Business Like Show Business as long as you're using Peacekeeper Cause-metics Yum Glaze Lip Gloss (Strawberry). BEACON: USDA Organic seal.

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