We still admire the simplistic elegance of the likes of Grace Kelly and continue to try to recreate the retro glamour of Marilyn Monroe with beauties like Vivien Leigh leading the pack! There’s definitely something to be said for the fact that we’re still obsessed with these classic beauties.
Click through to see the fascinating beauty secrets and shocking tricks these goddesses from the old Hollywood era used to swear by.
To make her lips appear fuller, Monroe would have her makeup artist apply 5 different shades of lipstick and gloss to create dimension. Darker reds went on the outer corners, while lighter hues were brushed on the middle of the lips.
Loren followed a Mediterranean diet religiously, which meant she always had a bottle of olive oil at arm’s length. She kept her skin soft and luminous by soaking in a hot bath with a few splashes of oil.
Full lips have always been a coveted beauty trait, and Leigh was insecure about her thin bottom lip. To compensate, she used liner to to draw outside her natural lip, giving the illusion of a larger pout.
Contrary to popular belief, contouring is not a new technique, nor was it invented by Kim Kardashian. The Princess of Monaco used blush to define her cheekbones, with one shade for underneath her cheekbones, and a slightly darker shade dusted on the apples.
Liz Taylor took a page out of Cleopatra’s book, as both women made a habit of shaving their face. It may sound funny, but it removes the fine baby hairs and the surface layer of skin cells, which gives the skin a facial-like glow.
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