Elizabeth Taylor used to shave her face. According to Marie Claire, this removes dead skin cells.
One of the most popular sex symbols of all-time, Marilyn Monroe
was known for her iconic red lipstick and flawless skin. According to Marie Claire
, her makeup artist used to apply five different shades of lipstick and gloss to create some dimension.
Competitive swimmer and actress, Esther Williams
was one of the biggest stars in the late 1940s and 1950s. Esther once told the Sunday Herald
she goes for a natural look, especially rouge and opts for waterproof
mascara. Gif: Thelma Jordan
Grace Kelly is reportedly the
first queen of contouring. The actress used blusher to define her
cheekbones by using a lighter tone over the bone and a darker shade on
the apples of her cheeks.
Audrey Hepburn, according to Good Housekeeping,
the star kept her eyelashes in perfect condition by using a pin to
separate each lash after applying mascara. She also used to shape her
Cupid’s bow and take a steam facial twice a week. Gif: Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow's Sophia Loren is known for her beautiful green eyes and flawless skin. According to The Huffington Post, the Italian actresses' secret to keep her skin soft, was to take baths in olive oil.
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Sex symbol of the 1930s and Go West Young Man actress, Mae West used coconut oil to give her skin a youthful glow. According to Marie Claire, the actress applied the oil to her face as though it was moisturiser.
Katharine Hepburn was a leading actress in Hollywood for more than 60 years. Her fashion and beauty was simplistic and to maintain her radiant skin she exfoliated regularly. According to House and Garden, she would make a mixture of sugar, warm water and lemon and massage it onto her face, followed by a splash of cold water.
The All About Eve actress, Bette Davis
was known for her piercing eyes and her trick
was simply to put cucumbers on your eyelids and apply a layer of
petroleum jelly around the eye at night to remove dark circles and
From Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn: we round up some of the best skincare and makeup advice ever.