Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright in
The new drama
Smash follows the making of a Broadway musical production based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee (pictured) and Megan Hilty ( 9 to 5: The Musical) play rival would-be stars of the show. Here, Smash make-up department head Persefone Karakosta shares what she used to create a Marilyn look on McPhee for a promotional photo. Smash airs Monday evenings on NBC. Editor's note: This breakdown was originally published in Make-Up Artist Issue 95 of magazine.
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner, La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion, La Mer The Eye Concentrate
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-1
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot in UC-3, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in #02
La Mer The Powder in Crème, CARGO blu_ray Pressed Powder in 20
Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline, NARS Cosmetics Blush in Torrid
Lids primed with
benefit STAY DON’T STRAY, M.A.C. Pigment in Vanilla on lid, M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Dazzlelight on brow bone, Java from CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Nymphea (discontinued) for contour, M.A.C. Pigment in Vanilla on inner and outer corners of the eye
M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack, Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Palette in Palette #1 on the lower lash line
Club Monaco Pencil in Blonde (discontinued),
Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil in Basic Brown
Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black
Ardell Lash Accents in #305
M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Brick or Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Ruby were used to line the lips, and M.A.C. Lipstick in Russian Red was applied.
Highlights / Countour
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium was used.
Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Noir for the Monroe beauty mark and DuWop Revolotion Bronzing Body Moisturizer for the body make-up
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