The man behind Marilyn Monroe’s iconic make-up..tips and all!

Alan “Whitey” Snyder met Marilyn Monroe on her first screen test, you would assume it went amazingly considering he went on to be her one and only make-up artist, but surprisingly their first interaction was far from perfect. This was her first film test, so Marliyn insisted that Whitey do the same thick make-up application that she was used to for photoshoots.

Being a make-up artist you learn that even though something may look awful, you just have to do what the talent wants and let what they look like speak for itself and that is exactly what happened.

When they arrived on set the cinematographer shouted “Whitey, what the hell have you got on that face? We can’t photograph her that way! Take this girl downstairs, wash the damn stuff off, do her face the way you know it ought to be and bring her back up!”.

When Marilyn realised that Whitey knew best and let him do his job she was very impressed with how he made her look, not only that but they became trusted friends. Together they created her make-up look that included these few things that you may not have previously known:

1. Shading (contouring) under her cheek bones, Jaw line and down her nose as well as at the tip of her nose to make it appear smaller, He used both dark contouring colour and a flush of coral blush on her temples, nose and cheeks to add a youthful blush.

2. He used a thick layer of Vaseline as her primer (not something that would be able to withstand High Definition Cameras and Modern Lighting) but this created her gorgeous glow.

3. Shading and highlighting the lips with five different shades of lipsticks and lip liners some to create the illusion of bigger lips, starting by over drawing her lip shape with a much darker liner then filling this in.

4. Once her lipstick was applied he would add white powder to the centre of the bottom lip, adding further to the illusion of bigger lips.

5. Highlighter was used on top of cheek bones and in the centre of her face next to her nose to create glow

6. He used white eyeshadow and highlighter all over her eyelids, especially highlighting the inner corner.

7. He lined her eyes with a white eyeliner to make them appear bigger

8. Contrary to popular belief her signature winged liner was a brown pencil not a black liquid, this gave her the winged look but in a more natural way.

9. He used half strip false lashes only on the outer of her eyes to enhance her signature elongated eye.

10. A line was drawn under her lower lash line and extended out then blended to appear as though there was a shadow from her upper lashes, this made her lashes appear bigger.

11.  And of course to finish it all off he drew on her beauty mark with a dark brown eye liner.

Due to Marilyn’s high anxiety and nervousness like all make-up artists that work closely with talent he would also look after her mental needs, often stalling for hours because she wasn’t ready to face the set and knowing how the industry works he would have been the one to take the blame for this.

He taught Marilyn how to do her own make-up, travelled the world with her and was one of her closest friends he promised her that he would do her make-up if she were to ever die, a promise that he later kept.

After doing her make-up for the final time at the mortuary, he was a pallbearer at the funeral and although this story has a somewhat sad ending it shows his undying loyalty to the very end..and that speaks volumes about what beautiful people they both were.

Pictured below is a before and after of Marilyn, Marilyn’s signature make-up look and of course Marilyn and Whitey together.

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P.s If you love Marilyn’s look check out my pin up tutorial here!

 

Pin Up Valentines Day Look..

Hey everyone! It’s Valentine’s Day again already..whether or not you have a date this is a cute pin up look for any kind of special occasion all year round!

I love Marilyn Monroe and she has always inspired my make-up routine, i feel my prettiest and confident when i am wearing this style so i wanted to share how i achieve it! Let me know what you guys think on my youtube channel 🙂

Products Used:

High Definition Foundation By MAKE UP FOR EVER

Skin Perfector By L’oreal

Secret Camouflage By Laura Mercier

Smooth Operator Powder By Tarté

Sun Shimmer Bronzing Powder By Rimmel

Mineral Finish in Soft & Gentle By M.A.C

No Make-up Make-up Palette By Too Faced

1 Naked Palette By Urban Decay

I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Jumbo Eyeliner Pen By Essence Cosmetics

Just Bitten Lipstain By Revlon

Happy Valentines! xoxox

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How to deal with a MASSIVE break out!!

Gahh its one of those weeks! i’ve been stressing, and of course the first place it shows is my face. I was about to get ready for work and thought i should film how i deal with my break outs.

I love the look of clean fresh skin, i do not like layers and layers of make-up..if i could get away with wearing no foundation that would be amazing but this is my way of achieving fresh looking skin MID break out 🙂

Products Used –

– Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care by Bioderma

– HD foundation by Make Up For Ever

– Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier

– Smooth Operator powder by Tarte

–  Paint pot (in shade Perky) by M.A.C

– Lip and cheek cremé (in shade petal) by Becca

If this video was helpful please subscribe to my youtube channel and comment if you have requests on videos you would like to see!

Love Katy xxx

Instagram @ktmakeup

Make Your Eyes Bigger and Brighter!

Hey Guys!

Have you ever wanted bigger eyes? or have a hangover and need a little extra brightness? well this video shows you my simple make-up artist tips on how to make that happen 🙂

Products used were:

– Scandaleyes Liner in shade Nude By Rimmel

– Natural Nudes Palette By Physicians Formula

– Lash Princess Volume Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Enjoy! and please subscribe to my Youtube Channel and give my video a thumbs up if you liked it 🙂

Have a great day!

xxx

10 Products We Can’t Live Without!!!

Hey y’all!

Me and KYA thought it would be fun to grab five products each that we love and would be super ugly without (kidding 😉 ) but seriously we think you guys would love these! Coincidentally we share a few of them, check out the video to see why we love them so much…

Katy’s top 5:
1 – Secret Camoflauge by Laura Mercier
2 – Exceptionoil by Go-to Skincare
3 – Lip ointment with colour by Lanolips
4 – I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence Cosmetics
5 – I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen by Essence Cosmetics
KYA’s top 5:
1 – HD foundation by Make Up For Ever
2 – Secret Camoflauge by Laura Mercier
3 – Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Primer by Napoleon Perdis
4 – Loose Translucent Powder by Face Of Australia
5 – I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence Cosmetics

Check out her youtube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlwECSGo1lDdwYYfSLlHqw

And to see more from me follow me on instagram: ktmakeup
Website http://www.katyclucas.com

Let us know your favourites as well!! xoxoxo

Find your perfect foundation colour with this easy test!

 
Hey Guys!
 
If you have seen my last few post we found determined your skin type, then what foundations best suit that skin type and now we are finally up to choosing your foundation colour.
 
Choosing a colour is never easy so as always i try to make it as simple as possible for y’all. In this quick video i teach you a simple test to try on shades that you are either unsure of or that you have mixed for yourself.
 
I would recommend having two foundations, one in a slightly lighter shade and one in a slightly darker shade then mix to find YOUR perfect colour. Its also a good idea to test your mixing seasonally as you may get darker in summer (you’re lucky! i just go red 😦 )
 
Its also very important to stick to yellow undertones in your foundations rather than red, there are a few exceptions to this rule like very dark nigerian skin may have blue undertones and might need warm oranges, red and coppers to warm it up. Other than this exception i would steer clear of red undertones, i show you how to identify red undertones in this video as well.
 
Please let me know what you think and if you could like, subscribe and comment on my youtube channel i would realllllly appreciate it.
 
Thanks for reading/watching stay tuned as my next blog will be “Perfect Foundation Application”
 
Bye Guys! xxx