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6 Marilyn Monroe Beauty Tips That Will Leave You Shook

The 'Old Hollywood Bombshell Glamour' never goes out of style!

by Yumna Afzal

Marilyn Monroe created the classic Bombshell Beauty look. The Icon’s personal beauty routine is not only legendary, but is also scoured over by countless women who remain captivated by her fresh-faced yet sultry look!

No woman has made more of an impact on Beauty trends than Marilyn – which is why we put together 6 of her most mind-blowing beauty hacks that you might have never known about Miss Monroe.

 

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1. Contour your Lips

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Monroe used five different lipsticks to get the perfect pouty look. Darker reds went on the outsides of her lips, lighter ones on the inside, and highlighting products on the angel bow and bottom. Those lips became iconic for this very reason!

 

2. It’s not all about Winged Eyeliner

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Winged eyeliner is pretty popular, but Marilyn Monroe’s cat-eye was often more sultry and smudged than sharp. Use a heavy hand when lining the tops of your lids, then soften up the look for the wings. She used an angled brush to flick out black eyeshadow.

 

3. Stick to a Signature Scent

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Monroe famously claimed she slept in nothing but Chanel No. 5.  A signature scent makes you feel confident and beautiful. She even added the scent into her bathwater! The rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang infused fragrance is so sexy!

 

4. Moisturize,Moisturize and Moisturize

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On set, Monroe slathered on thick layers of Vaseline or Nivea Cream under her makeup before getting in front of the camera. This was her secret to radiant glowing skin. If you keep your skin soft, and you might find it radiant enough to skip makeup.

 

5. Eyelash Hack

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This hack was impossible to point out until the famous icon revealed it herself! To get longer, thicker lashes that still looked natural, Marilyn Monroe cut her false eyelashes in half and only applied the miniature strip to the outer corners of each eye.

6. Arched Eyebrows

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Monroe always had sassy arched brows. She preferred arched brows with a slight angle, and had her makeup artist drew on her pointed brows. A sharp peak would minimizes the wideness of the forehead.After getting a great shape from an expert, you can maintain it on your own.

 

 

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