There’s no doubt that the stars of Hollywood today go to some extreme techniques to maintain their youth and beauty, but that’s nothing new. As long as vanity has been around, so have weird and unique beauty methods! Here are a few beauty techniques from some old Hollywood stars. Have you ever tried any of these?
1. Marilyn Monroe
It’s hard to find a more iconic 50s movie star than Marilyn Monroe. Her signature bright red lips are actually thanks to not one, not two, but five layers of lipstick in various shades of red. Monroe had her stylist use darker shades on the outsides of lips, and gradually lighten the color as she reached the middle. Sounds like a lot of work, but clearly, it got the job done!
2. Audry Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was a classic beauty if there ever was one. Her eyelashes were one of her most defined features – and she took great pride in this! So much so, that Hepburn would separate each eyelash with a pin after applying a thick layer of mascara!
3. Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich had quite the extensive list of beauty tips and beauty enhancememnt techniques, but most notable was probably the fact that she got her molars removed to make her face narrower. She was also known to wear surgical tape under her chin and cover it with makeup to give her the appearance of having a facelift.
4. Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo had gorgeous eyes – it was one of her most notable features. To enhance her already stunning baby blues, Garbo would put petrolium jelly under her eyes, and wear a mix of petrolium jelly and charcoal as eyeliner.
5. Mae West
Sure, coconut oil may have experienced a moment in the spotlight a few years ago when the health community discovered its many practical and benefitial uses on the skin and hair, but that wasn’t the first time someone used it as such. Not by a long shot! Mae West rubbed coconut oil on her face amost every day, and washed her hair with coconut oil once a week.