Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe this week by sharing a jaw-dropping make-up transformation photo on Instagram. With her long wavy locks turned peroxide blonde and styled into Marilyn’s iconic curl, it could have been Marilyn herself in the snap, which Candice, 26, shared with her 4.6 million followers on Wednesday.
A statement red lipstick and flawless black winged eyeliner finished off Candice’s old Hollywood look, and she can be seen sporting a white halternecked ensemble, a nod to Marilyn’s iconic scene in The Seven Year Itch.
“Through my work with @maxfactor I’m lucky to be able to transform through makeup,” Candice captioned the image. “Here @patmcgrathreal and @shayashual transformed me into Marilyn.”
“Fact is Mr max factor was originally responsible for making Norma Jean into Marilyn all those years ago,” she added. “It’s the perfect time of year to give yourself a dramatic new look or be more adventurous with your makeup. #glamjan.”
Candice’s dramatic transformation is part of Max Factor’s #GlamJan campaign, which has already seen stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow unveiling their drastic make-up transformations.
It comes as no surprise that Candice chose to pay tribute to Marilyn Monroe, as the iconic blonde bombshell was revealed as the cosmetics giant’s Global Glamour Ambassador earlier this month, more than half a century after her tragic death.
“Through expert diagnosis and make-up artistry, Norma Jean’s facial features were pulled out and dramatised through make-up,” said Pat McGrath, Max Factor’s Global Creative Design Director.
“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.”
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