Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright in Smash
Make-up by Persefone Karakosta
Katharine McPhee
Photo:Photo by Mark Seliger/NBC
Updated:Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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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 Issue 95 of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner, La Mer The Oil Absorbing Lotion, La Mer The Eye Concentrate
Foundation
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-1
Concealer
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot in UC-3, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in #02
Powder
La Mer The Powder in Crème, CARGO blu_ray Pressed Powder in 20
Blush
Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Praline, NARS Cosmetics Blush in Torrid
Eye Shadow
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
Eye Liner
M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack, Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Palette in Palette #1 on the lower lash line
Brows
Club Monaco Pencil in Blonde (discontinued), Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil in Basic Brown
Mascara
Lancôme Hypnôse Custom Volume Mascara in Black
False Lashes
Ardell Lash Accents in #305
Lips
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
For contour, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium was used.
Additional Information
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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