Known for her large, enticing, feline-esque eyes, Marilyn Monroe is still an iconic beauty to this day. Keen to emulate her trademark look? Follow our easy step-by-step tutorial below!
Using an eyeliner of your choice (liquid eyeliner is your best bet), draw on a classic cat eye. The intense NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner comes with a supple brush tip for seamless application.
Use a dark brown shadow and a small tapered brush to create a lower feline flick. The flick should look like an extension of your lower lash line and should point downwards. The final effect is a triangle between both flicks.
Use a white eyeliner pencil to physically draw in the triangle that you’ve created, smudging it as you go to create the illusion of a much wider eye. The retractable NYX Professional Makeup Mechanical Eye Pencil in White is a great choice.
Apply plenty of volumising mascara to finish off the look.
Remember, because your eyes are so intense, you’ll want to keep your lips quite neutral, especially if you’re sporting this look during the day (unless you really want that classic Marilyn Monroe aesthetic, of course!). In that case, a don’t-be-shy fire-engine red lippie is a must. Rest assured that you’ll look incredible either way.