Pin It
Marilyn Manson

Your worst nightmare: Marilyn Manson’s most chilling beauty looks

TextOliver Lunn

Fresh from being cast in the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s, The Stand, we dip into the Marilyn Manson archives and unearth some of his most chilling beauty looks yet

Marilyn Manson. Dark prince, pale emperor, rock god. Once rumoured to have had had his ribs removed so he could literally suck himself off, Manson has been carving out a name for himself since he erupted on the scene back in the early 90s. For a guy whose stage name is literally a mix of a superstar and a serial killer, it makes total sense that his looks pack a powerful punch. His penchant for black everything hits you first. Black hair, black lipstick, even black bed sheets. Then there’s his mismatched contact lenses and his face painted as white as a sheet of A4. Fun fact: his favourite eyeliner – black, of course – is Smolder Kohl by MAC, “because it smudges, so I get that ‘just woke up, just got fucked, am a bit of a scoundrel’ look that I like,” he told Rolling Stone

Manson – aka Brian Warner – follows in the tradition of make-up-mad rockstars – Alice Cooper, Bowie, the dudes from Kiss. What sets him apart, though, is his insistence on cranking the creepy factor up just a few more notches. His most iconic beauty looks, as if plucked from your nightmares, are sure to make your eyes pop out of their sockets. 

As the news of Manson being cast in the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptical novel, The Stand, does the rounds, we dip into the Manson archives and unearth some of his most chilling beauty looks yet.

Read Next
How I’m learning to live my best non-binary life Beauty Feature
Musician Amaarae has turned her personal expression into a political act Beauty Feature
TikTok boy perm
An expert reveals the dos and don’ts of TikTok’s ‘boy perm’ hair trend Beauty Feature
This period campaign is giving a voice to the trans people who menstruate Beauty news
fair and lovely colourism ad Unilever skin whitening
Beauty brands need to do more if they actually want to end colourism Beauty Feature
Patrick Starrr
Patrick Starrr launches inclusive beauty brand ONE/SIZE Beauty news
Jeffree Star
Jeffree Star dropped by Morphe after years of controversy Beauty news
Charlie Murray
Make-up artist Charlie Murray isn’t afraid of colouring outside the lines Makeup artist
Rina Sawayama
Lauren Michelle Pires’s heavenly nails are the manicures of your dreams Spotlight
Is kosher beauty the next make-up and skincare phenomenon? Beauty Feature
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu releasing new fragrance ‘Morning Wood’ for the gays Beauty news
Abby Roberts
TikTok star Abby Roberts has a new weekly YouTube series coming Beauty news
Chaetophobia, Claire Moore, Benjamin Madgwick
Watch this film about the uncomfortable sensuality of hair Beauty news
tits444tats trans men tattoos
Tits 4 Tats is giving free tattoos to help trans men who want top surgery Beauty news
Jackie Aina
Jackie Aina cuts ties with beauty brand Morphe Beauty news
Brad Mondo
The beauty experts saving you from YouTube’s worst tutorials Beauty Feature