The latest movies and TV shows have a profound impact on beauty trends. When Hulu’s “Pam & Tommy” debuted in February 2022, people ran to dye their hair bleach blonde; in April 2022, after the first look at Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in the upcoming “Barbie” movie, Barbiecore quickly spread across hair, makeup and nail categories; and now, with the new Marilyn Monroe movie “Blonde” out on Netflix starring Ana de Armas, “Monroecore” is shaping up to be the next big thing in beauty.
Monroe’s signature hair and makeup look is widely known to say it’s iconic is even an understatement. “Pretty much everyone knows what it looks like,” “Blonde” makeup director Tina Roesler Kerwin previously said. From her blonde curly bob cut to her bold red lip and cat eye liner down to the birthmark that sits on her lower left cheek, Monroe embodies Old Hollywood glamour.
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1: Kim Kardashian Soft Glam
Ahead of the film’s release on September 29, searches for “1950s makeup” on Pinterest increased by 55 percent and searches for “Old Hollywood glam” increased by 70 percent, proving that the classic bombshell look is making a quick comeback. But how exactly does 1950s hair and makeup fit into the 21st century? You won’t necessarily see Monroe’s exact hair and makeup make a comeback, but elements inspired by her beauty aesthetic certainly will. Just look at Kim Kardashian’s soft glam and platinum blonde hair at the 2022 Met Gala for an example of just that.
Think fluttery, thick lashes achieved through strips of faux lashes to replicate the actor’s dreamy eyes, and black winged eyeliner only on the upper lash line to emphasize those lashes, as seen on Sophie Turner at Paris Fashion Week with her “siren” eyes .
2: Megan Thee stallion
Instead of Monroe’s pin-curl style, you’ll see more people cutting their hair shorter into a bob cut for the fall and winter months and sunning their middle part. “The whole summer was all about partings and the flatness at the root,” celebrity hairstylist Tom Smith says in a TikTok video. “In the fall, I think we’re going to see a lot more of that kind of comfortable, cozy glamour.” This will really pump up the volume in your hair, à la Monroe. The perfect example of this vibe: Megan Thee Stallion at the 2021 Met Gala.
With the colder months often associated with an air of sexy sophistication, alluring moody lipstick shades and romantic hairstyles, Monroecore fits right in.