While there’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that Marilyn Monroe is one of history’s great beauties, little was known about her actual beauty regimen. We can guess via detective skills that she’s not naturally peroxide blonde, and most have heard tale of the plastic surgeries, but this in depth video with makeup artist Lisa Eldridge gets down to nitty gritty details.

Her effortless looking beauty always seemed to appear with just a great mascara and swipe of signature red lipstick, but this step-by-step remake shows you how Monroe’s look was incredibly calculated and time consuming.

I’m not sure if that makes me feel better or worse about myself…