If you are an ardent follower of tips from eminent stylists or makeover artists, how about learning about the beauty hacks of Hollywood beauties of yore? These screen sirens of yesteryears not only had some super sneaky tricks to up their glam game but also resorted to bizarre methods to ace the effortlessly chic look. Here’s looking at some of these tried and tested DIY techniques to some bordering on the drastic yet modern tweaks.
Marilyn Monroe used a unique lip plumping technique to make her pouters appear fuller. She had her make-up artist use 5 different lipstick shades followed by gloss. She applied darker shades of red on the outer corners of her lips while she brushed lighter hues on the center of her lips giving her those oh-so-kissable pouters.
blended orange lipstick with the classic red shade and created a coral lip shade. It not only complimented her complexion but also became her signature look.
Another renowned actress belonging to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Vivien Leigh felt awkward about her thin bottom lip and used a liner to draw on the outside of her natural lip. This gave the illusion of a larger and fuller pout.
Screen siren Elizabeth Taylor took a leaf out of Cleopatra’s book and used a razor to exfoliate her skin and shave off the fine baby hair on her face. This gave her skin a glow akin to a facial.
Greta Garbo’s peepers looked more dramatic as she applied a thin layer of vaseline on her eyelids beneath a dark shade of eyeshadow and lined her eyes with a concoction of charcoal pigment and jelly.
Audrey Hepburn’s make-up artist applied mascara to her eyelashes and subsequently used a pin to separate each eyelash giving her those Bambi and clump-free eyelashes.
To style her signature flamboyant bouffant, Brigitte Bardot used her own saliva to coat the ends of her lustrous strands and subsequently twisted and folded them behind her ears. When her hair strands dried, they would leave her with slightly curly hair.
Carole Lombard suffered a car accident that left her with a slightly curved nose. To cover up the imperfection, the actress drew a thin white line straight down her nose before applying make-up as she believed it made her nose appear straighter.
The beautiful actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly can be credited with inventing Face Contouring. She often used blush to define or contour her face by applying a light shade underneath her cheekbones followed by dusting a darker hue on the apples.