Marilyn Manson has one of the most distinctive (and sometimes disturbing) looks in the music industry. From a white-faced foundation to seemingly misshapen eyes and gruesome-elegant clothes, Marilyn Manson has a style that's difficult, but surprisingly subtle.
1. Keep your skin in very good condition with a regiment of anti-bacterial scrubs to make it, as Marilyn Manson said, "a place where germs are afraid to live." Then, apply a white foundation to your face and neck to make you look pale and even corpse-like. Manson has a preference for Mac makeup, which he also uses to create eerie visual effects on his face, such as coloring one eye socket dark. Also, a dash of dark red or purple lipstick is called for.
2. Wear a single white or pale-blue colored contact lens in one eye to create the bizarre, signature Marilyn Manson look. You can find a good pair of Marilyn Manson-styled contact lenses at Costume for Your Eyes, where the contacts are reasonably priced and of good quality.
3. Dye your hair black and consider putting in one or two strands of white to get the right goth style that Manson loves. Also, get yourself an excellent straightener and use it daily--or more than daily--according to Marilyn Manson's ex-wife Dita Von Teese, who complained that her straighteners were constantly going missing in the Manson household.
4. Go for an array of dark and demonic tattoos, such as the four tattoos visible on Marilyn Manson's arms. The devils, smiling Satans and toothy skull were done by accomplished tattoo artists of Tattoos By Lou's in Miami's South Beach. Marilyn Manson took his time (more than four years) acquiring the tattoo set, so do the same to get inked up in Marilyn style.