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Beauty Tricks From Hollywood’s Most Iconic Stars

Beauty Tricks From Hollywood’s Most Iconic Stars

From mastering a soft-focus glow to contouring cheekbones, Hollywood’s most-beloved actors had a tip or two under their stylish sleeves. While these intelligent, charismatic women were more than just pretty faces, they worked tirelessly to find the best angles on (and off) camera. They knew how to turn some heads and we can all learn a thing or two from them. With that in mind, here are five beauty tricks from Hollywood

1. The Marilyn Monroe Pout

Did you know that Marilyn Monroe’s make-up artist, Allan “Whitey” Snyder, reportedly used five or six shades of lipstick to enhance her famously voluptuous lips? He applied dark reds to the outer corners of Marilyn’s mouth and paler rose shades in the middle to make her lips appear fuller. It really is one of the best beauty tricks from Hollywood!

Of course, you don’t need to invest in that many lippies to achieve the same effect. You can recreate the iconic look by applying a darker lip liner to the outer corners of your lips, then filling them in with a slightly lighter shade. Try combining MAC’s Redd Lip Liner with their Dangerous Retro Matte Lipstick.

2. The Elizabeth Taylor Feline Flick

It was Elizabeth Taylor who put the cat-eye on the map with her exaggerated feline flick in the film Cleopatra. Fun fact: she was required to master it herself when her make-up artist, Alberto De Rossi, hurt his back and was unable to join the crew for filming.

Elizabeth was the brains behind the exaggerated curved flick, which so many of us still love today. If you’re not sure how to create the perfect winged eye, why not check out this tutorial. And if you’re looking for the best liquid eyeliner to help you achieve the look, I’d recommend L’Oréal Paris’ Flash Winged Eyeliner.

3. The Audrey Hepburn Tightliner

I think we can all agree that Audrey Hepburn’s eye make-up was as classic as her sense of style. She applied eyeliner to her upper waterline (a technique which is also called ‘tightlining’), created a gorgeous cat-eye and applied a touch of mascara.

Luckily, you can embrace these beauty tricks from Hollywood by using your Eyeko Black Magic Mascara to achieve her feather-like lashes. Oh, and you might just unbox a makeup must-have to help you tighline your lashes too *wink wink*.

4. The Grace Kelly Contour

Believe it or not, it wasn’t Kim Kardashian but Grace Kelly who put contouring on the map. She would dust a rosy blush just above her cheekbones, then apply a slightly darker shade just underneath to exaggerate the hollows of her cheeks.

To recreate her look, why not treat yourself to the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Palette? It boasts three different shades of blush that will help you to sculpt your cheekbones effortlessly.

5. Erno Laszlo’s Lotions And Potions

Did you know that Dr Erno Laszlo was the go-to skincare expert for Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo? Well, his legacy lives on through his skincare line which you can buy from lookfantastic.

He was a particularly strong advocate of moisturisers, so I’d suggest pampering your skin with his luxurious Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream. Infused with soothing Roman chamomile extract, smoothing flax seed, and nourishing cottonseed oils, it will give you a fresh, radiant complexion.

Who said that beauty tricks from Hollywood were outdated? We’re obsessed with them all!

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Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Beauty Writer

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.


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