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.