My Marilyn Monroe make up look

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Hey. As a preparation for Halloween 2018 I was already trying on some Halloween make up. My first creation was my Marilyn Monroe recreation. I am quite obsessed with Marilyn, her life, her work, her personality and well her looks as well. I explained it a bit more in my Story behind my Marilyn

img_9721First step into recreating her looks was to create perfect skin tone – I achieved this by using simple make up foundation and set it all with mate powder. I’m not gonna write down the brands I used cuz I don’t believe that’s what’s important – I just used whatever I had left. Important was to highlight certain areas – tip of the nose, chin dimple, cheekbones, middle of forehead and bottom of eyebrow arc.

For my eyes I used brown eyeshadow to lightly deepen my eyeball and fill the eyelid with light sparkle eyeshadow. I used liquid…

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I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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