Get Glam Secrets We’re Stealing From Classic Beauties
Thanks to social media, beauty trends these days seem to be going off the deep end. From clown contouring to mermaid hair, these viral fads have mamas everywhere shaking their heads. As Southerners, we know that the real key to looking gorgeous isn’t relying on what gets likes, but instead on channeling classic trends and practices. That’s why we can’t get enough makeup, hair, and skincare inspiration from our favorite iconic beauties. Here are some of their go-to looks along with the tips that we’re borrowing from them. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Marilyn Monroe’s Pouty Red Lips
Is there anything more glamourous than the Hollywood bombshell’s shiny red lips? It’s a sultry yet sophisticated look that’s perfect for a night out or special event. Monroe’s makeup artist created her painted pout with five different lipstick shades. He’d start by applying deeper reds on the outside of lips then the lighter shades towards the center to create a plumping effect.
Rita Hayworth’s Glossy Hair
Hayworth kept her iconic waves in tip-top shape by applying oil all over strands after every shampoo. She’d then wrap her hair in a warm towel, let the oil soak in for fifteen minutes, and rinse it out with hot water and lemon juice to get rid of any leftover residue
Princess Diana’s Eye Makeup
Before meeting her makeup artist, Mary Greenwell, Princess Diana loved to pair blue liner with her baby blues. That quickly changed once Greenwell showed her the proper way to play up her eyes. According to Greenwell, you should never match your eyeliner to your pupils since it dulls your gaze. Instead create a contrast between the two, making sure to blend the shade into your lash lines with a Q-Tip. Another must: Apply mascara from the roots of lashes upwards.
Grace Kelly’s Cheekbones
While the Kardashians like to take credit for the rise of contouring, the Princess of Monaco was ahead of the trend thanks to her cheek defining technique. She created a sculpted look by applying a lighter shade of blush to the tops of her cheekbones and a deeper shade underneath.
Jackie Kennedy’s Flawless Skin
The First Lady may have had a bad habit of smoking cigarettes, but she kept her vice from effecting her skin by investing in luxury skincare. She regularly relied on Erno Lazlo’s line. She double-cleansed each day and religiously applied the Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream.
Audrey Hepburn’s Defined Eyelashes
The key to the Breakfast At Tiffany’s darling’s fabulous fringe isn’t mascara, it’s a pin. And yes, we’re talking about a plain old pin that you can find in your sewing kit. Hepburn’s makeup artist meticulously combed one between each lash to separate them for natural definition. If this seems too nerve-wracking to do at-home, an eyelash comb also gets the job done (whew!).