Fans of iconic beauty moments rejoice: we'll soon have a chance to celebrate all things Marilyn Monroe once more. Max Factor have just announced Ms Monroe as their 'Global Glamour Ambassador', a role which sees Marilyn serve as an inspiration for women everywhere to get out of their comfort zone and try something new with their look this year. After all, you might or might not know it was Mr Max Factor who transformed Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe at his Hollywood makeup studio.
Max Factor created her signature cat eye flicks and sultry red lip; in fact, the lipstick inspired by Marilyn's favourite red, Ruby Tuesday, is still in production today. Pat McGrath, Max Factor's Global Creative Design Director said 'Ruby Tuesday is still my go-to red today for creating 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." As well as making her favourite lip colour, Max Factor was also responsible for dying her hair platinum blonde - so he knew a thing or two about a makeover.**
The brand hope that the story of Norma Jeane being transformed into the starlet Marilyn Monroe will help us all embrace something of a style shakeup when it comes to our makeup. Max Factor are rolling out a #GlamJan campaign, calling women to upload a selfie using the hashtag, with their most glamourous makeup on and say how it makes them feel. After all, January too often gets associated with us ladies being pressured to lose weight, so we're all for a campaign that celebrates loving your look, and not doing without.
Marilyn Monroe's a Grazia Daily favourite for her iconic beauty, but also her incredible intellect. Let's not forget her diaries revealed her love of literature and art, as well as political musings. What a woman.