Hollywood Glam Tutorial

I’ve always been intrigued with beauty especially old Hollywood glam looks and Marilyn Monroe fits that profile to a T. The look speaks simplicity but yet elegant with a touch of timeless beauty and grace. It’s a true shame that her life was taken prematurely but her image lives forever.

The music I chose for the video is from A-mei. She is my ultimate favorite artist from Taiwan. I can never get tired of her voice and the two songs fit the mood I wanted to set in the video perfectly. Here’s the video tutorial:

and my Final Look:

Let me know what you think! =)


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  1. (ok, I tried leaving this comment on youtube, but it doesn’t seem to work)

    Great video Mel! So simple, yet elegant. I especially love the hair! I can never get my hot rollers to work right. I either end up looking like Shirley Temple or Tina Turner. I need to invite you over one day for a lesson =)

    Love the fobby music choice haha

  2. thx katie! hehe.. i found out that if you put three w’s together that the comment won’t post.. fyi =P i did that so many times… haha.. it seems the only way for YT not to take me down for copywrite to put music they dont know =P

  3. this is so inspirational mel!!! i lovez it!!!

  4. thx Whit! =)

  5. ooo I like the look it looks hot!

  6. Great tut! You did a really good job πŸ™‚
    You look soo prettyyy!!

  7. great video πŸ™‚ the old hollywood glam look is always a great look πŸ™‚

  8. Super pretty! I love that look. Thanks for the tutorial. xoxo


  10. Wow stunning! I really like it : )

  11. So pretty! Love the curls – they look amazing on you!

  12. OMG!! You look like a Chinese movie star from the 1940’s!!

    You should be on a movie poster!

  13. Great look Mel! Loving the red lips on you!! πŸ™‚

    And the hair is awesome too!! πŸ™‚ This is a great tut!

  14. Elegant!! I love your hair! =) and that pretty red l/s looks good on you! =)

  15. our asian marilyn monroe!

  16. OMG!! so pretty! πŸ™‚

    i am the biggest monroe fan, and i love seeing her look replicated!

    i wish everyone walked around all dolled up like in the 50’s. lol

  17. yes marilyn monroe is awesome! jamilla, a poster?? haha.. u silly. =P haha.. thx everyone!! =)

  18. LOooking hot Mel!!! You pulled off the red lips SOOOOOOO WELL!!!! And your hair is amazing! Love the way u did ur bangs πŸ™‚

  19. thx girl!! hehe =D

  20. i like how you included the hair tutorial in your vid. i don’t think i could pull of curls, but they look glamourous on you!

  21. hot as marilyn monroe!

    would you believe i only just got your update on my googlereader after all this time ?!

  22. @miumiu hehe. yeah since they’re both pretty simple, i was able to include both =)

    @nicnic really?! weird.. thx girl! =)

  23. So pretty look!

  24. wow mel. the look came out gorgeous!!

  25. thank you!! =)

  26. Wow so glam!!! <3 You look much better with red lips than I do!

  27. MEL! you look so glam! i love it<3
    old school glamour always gets me too. love everything about it

  28. OMG!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look! You gave Marilyn Monroe a run for her money! Holy crap! This is amazing!

  29. aww.. u girls.. haha.. *blushes* thx so much.. =) marilyn monroe is gorgeous and i’m just proud to emulate her.. =D

  30. This looks so gorgeous!! You look great with red lips πŸ™‚