To make her lips appear fuller, Monroe asked her makeup artist to use five different shades of gloss and lipstick. The contrast between darker reds on the outside and lighter hues toward the center created dimension in photographs.
After applying mascara, Hepburn would separate each individual lash with a pin, enhancing her Bambi-like eyes.
Just like Cleopatra—one of her most famous roles—Taylor would shave her face to remove baby hairs and a layer of skin cells. This gave her complexion a fresh glow.
While contouring may be all the rage today (thanks, Kim Kardashian), Kelly was using the technique long ago. Using different shades of blush, she would make her cheekbones even more pronounced.
To keep her skin soft, the Italian beauty appropriately added a splash of olive oil to her baths.
Insecure about a thin bottom lip, Leigh would heavily outline it to create the illusion of a fuller pout.
Although she favored light makeup for a natural look, Bergman did shave a centimeter from her hairline to create a larger forehead.
Every night Hayworth applied oil to her hair for 15 minutes. She then rinsed it with hot water and lemon juice.
The witty sex symbol applied coconut oil as moisturizer to maintain a youthful glow.
After a car accident, which left her nose slightly crooked, Lombard would draw a thin white line on it to make the nose appear straighter.
To make her eyes pop, Garbo put petroleum jelly under a dark eyeshadow and lined her eyes with a blend of the jelly and charcoal.
Cucumbers and petroleum jelly were Davis' beauty tricks. She'd apply both to her eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
"My best beauty secret is raw vegtables," Swanson explained to Weekly World News. "I apply them on my face and make sure I eat them regularly. As far as I'm concerned, there is no beauty product better than raw vegetables."
Deeply insecure about her thin upper lip, Grahame would stuff cotton between her upper lip and teeth.
Striving for the ultimate cheekbone definition, Dietrich had her molars removed. She also used surgical tape for a faux facelift.
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