Marilyn Monroe Max Factor Ambassador 2015

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Happy New Year! And here’s a fab way of celebrating 2015 from Max Factor – with Marilyn Monroe and #GlamJan. Never mind green smoothies and running gear, we’re talking a January full of red lipstick, coiffed hair and glamorous dresses!

Marilyn Monroe has been named as Max Factor’s Global glamour ambassador! It was Mr Max Factor himself who helped transform Norman Jeane Baker into the iconic beauty we all know as Marilyn Monroe.

2015 marks 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 was, of course,  Norma Jeane. Norma Jeane entered his Blonde Room in the late 1940s as a brunette, and emerged as platinum blonde Marilyn Monroe.

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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.

Marilyn made the sultry red lip, creamy skin and dramatically lined eyes the most famous beauty look of the 1950s and it’s a look that continues to dominate the beauty and fashion industry,said Max Factor Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrathIt 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.”

We love this announcement – what a brilliant glamour ambassador to have. It’s amazing that Marilyn Monroe’s name – and iconic look – lives on some 50+ years after her death, don’t you think?

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.

So, how do you get involved in #GlamJan? It’s easy! Max Factor are launching this rallying call today (January 6) and encouraging women to glam up, and undergo a personal glamour transformation they mayve never thought possible – inpoired by Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe. All you have to do is post your most glamorous transformation selfie using the hashtag #GlamJan, with a message about how good it feels to glam up. Why should January be about doing without, paring down your makeup and style, and enduring diets.

We say embrace #GlamJan and get to a 5pm salon for an added extra bit of glam in your life – there are plenty of offers on all the time.