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I tried Marilyn Monroe’s favorite face powder for a week

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Marilyn Face powder

Hello lovelies, 

Today I will be trying Marilyn Monroe’s favorite face powder for a week. 

It was Mr. Max Factor who transformed Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe with an iconic beauty look that captured the hearts of the world. Today Max Factor celebrates this fantastic story, with the announcement of Marilyn Monroe as Global glamour ambassador. 

Max Factor Creme Puff Face Powder

It has been just over 80 years since Mr. Max Factor Junior opened the doors of his Hollywood make-up studio, transforming the looks of Hollywood’s elite. His most iconic client of all? Norma Jeane. Norma Jeane entered his Blonde Room in the late 1940s as a brunette, and thanks to Mr. Max Factor emerged complete with platinum blonde hair, a beauty look fit for Marilyn Monroe. Since then Max Factor make-up was used to create an icon in Marilyn Monroe.

Today, as the world returns to normality after the season of glitz and glamour, Max Factor announces Marilyn Monroe as its global glamour ambassador. This exciting partnership is set to inspire women around the globe to undergo their own personal glamour transformation, one that they never imagined possible, at a time of year when they’re more open than ever to new possibilities.


Max Factor Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath comments on the signing, Marilyn made the sultry red lip, creamy skin and dramatically lined eyes the most famous beauty look of the 1940’s and it’s a look that continues to dominate the beauty and fashion industry. It is the ultimate look that defines glamour – nothing else compares. Ruby Tuesday, inspired by one of Marilyn’s favourite Max Factor lipsticks, is still my go-to red today for an instant shot of glamour, and continues to be one of the most popular shades for both make-up artists and real women. It’s the ultimate glamorous red.”

“Through expert diagnosis and make-up artistry, Norma Jeane’s facial features were pulled out and dramatized through make-up. Her skin was creamy and flawless, the shape of her eyes was elongated through clever use of eyeliner and her lips were accentuated with a sultry red shade, becoming the key focal point of the entire look. Through make-up artistry and the right products, Max Factor helps women today identify their best features so they can undergo their own glamour transformation.”


“Marilyn Monroe is the ultimate glamour icon and this pairing is a natural fit,” said Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO of Authentic Brands Group. “We are thrilled to bring Marilyn and Max Factor together again in this exciting partnership.”

Marilyn Monroe famously said, “I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.” With help from Mr. Max Factor, who gave her the ultimate glamorous transformation from Norma Jeane to the stunning Marilyn Monroe, nothing could hold her back from fulfilling her dreams.

Marilyn mirrors much of what inspires Max Factor and its global network of the world’s most successful make-up artists. She won the hearts of millions the world over and continues to inspire women today. She believed in glamour. She is a true glamour icon.

Max Factor Creme Puff

The cult-classic Crème Puff Face Powder is best loved for its multitasking powers/capabilities. Invented by Max Factor Junior in 1953, it can be used to as a smooth base, to set your foundation or as finishing powder over your makeup to keep the shine at bay. Available in 11 versatile shades with light-reflecting particles for a flawless look. Make-up Artist Tip: “For a luminous base, apply with a small brush to set the t-zone or use the a beauty blender to set a beautiful velvet look.”

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