Make-up tips in pics: 6 looks inspired by vintage Hollywood beauties

  • Nikita Sachdev, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 18, 2016 16:51 IST
Ace vintage Hollywood ­glamour with beauty secrets of timeless divas. Trust us, these classic beauty tricks won’t fail you! (Pinterest)

It’s 2016, and everything from airbrush makeup to a stemcell facial is available at your nearest salon. But vintage beauty tips and tricks remain just as good as old wine.

From Marilyn Monroe’s ­petroleum primer to Grace Kelly’s dual-toned blush, these easy-to-follow tips shared by our experts will make you prettier without much fuss.

And what’s more, they won’t burn a hole in your pocket either. Just try them out and see for ­yourself!

Marilyn Monroe


The American actor has been one of the most famous beauty icons of all time. If you are craving a natural glow like her, here is your fix. Just mix up some petroleum jelly in your foundation to give it a dewy touch. Marilyn also regularly applied pure ­lanolin oil to her skin to keep it soft and supple.

Read: Some make-up rules to follow for a fabulous you

Grace Kelly


The actor used blush to define the apples of her cheeks, with her top secret being applying one shade lighter ­underneath her cheekbones, and a slightly darker shade on the apples. So, ditch the Instagram filters and ­master high cheekbones with this trick. Just go for two shades of blusher like Grace Kelly.

Audrey Hepburn


The British actor famously used a pin to separate each of her lashes after applying mascara to get her trademark defined eyelashes. A lash comb and non-clumping mascara can do the trick for you. The icon also kept her makeup light, dewy and fresh, so that her natural complexion could shine through. She hardly used dark lip colours or heavy eye­-shadows — less was always more for her.

Read: Seven go-to beauty hacks for everyone, everywhere

Elizabeth Taylor


One of the actor’s top beauty secrets was lying comfortably on her back, placing her feet higher than her head. This helped stimulate the blood ­circulation, which helped her ­rejuvenate and feel refreshed, apart from giving her face a rosy glow and keeping puffiness at bay.

Sophia Loren


The Italian actor followed a few diet norms and kept quite ­hush-hush about them. It is said that she was on a Mediterranean diet and kept her skin shining by soaking in a hot bath with a dash of olive oil. Sophia also shared in an interview that she followed this beauty fix — crush some mint leaves and leave them under the eyes to get rid of dark ­circles.

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Rita Hayworth


The American actor and dancer was known for her wavy red locks. But she worked hard to keep them in form. She did this by applying oil to her hair after every wash, wrapping it in a towel, and leaving it in for 15 minutes. Afterwards, she’d wash her hair with hot water and lemon juice to remove any leftover residue.

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