I Tried Marilyn Monroe's Entire Skin-Care Routine, and Mr. President, I Have Feelings
My life is decidedly unglamorous right now — I'm sheltering in place at my parents' house in Florida, and my days consist of being home, taking my dog for a run, and making the weekly dash through Whole Foods. No parties with friends, no dreamy vacations, no getting dressed up for a night out — just home, home, and more home for the foreseeable future.
So when the Makeup Museum released the original skin-care routine prescribed to Marilyn Monroe by dermatologist Erno Laszlo, I thought, "Huh, maybe skin care will satiate my need for a little glitz and glam right about now." That's normal, right?
While Monroe was famous for her iconic platinum-blond curls and red lip, her skin is noticeably luminous in nearly every photo ever taken of her, even ones taken in black and white. And I'm a sucker for a detailed, written-out routine, so I thought I'd put it to the test.
Luckily, most of the Erno Laszlo products Monroe used are still on the market today, and I was able to make some modern swaps for those that have been discontinued. Keep reading to find out how everything held up when I followed Laszlo's instructions for morning and night.