ICONIC BEAUTY. DO YOU WORTH IT?
When we look back in the past, we can see that history is filled with amazing and brave women who weren’t afraid to express their individuality through their beauty choices. Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and Elizabeth Taylor are just some of them, and if you want to know how to recreate their flawless looks – just stay with us and keep on reading. Here are some useful tips and tricks on how to accomplish that like a pro!
Marilyn Monroe’s platinum locks and sumptuous red lips
Everyone knows that Marilyn Monroe was the original blonde bombshell, famous for her flawless platinum locks, arched brows, and gorgeous red lips. This kind of an appearance has become an iconic femme fatale look embraced by so many women from all over the globe, and it can definitely become your statement look, too. First of all, you’ll need to apply a good amount of hair mousse to your roots, especially around your hairline. Then comb your hair on one side, into the direction you wish to place hot rollers. Marilyn did that on wet hair, and if you decide to do so, just be sure to use a product that will protect your tresses from the heat. Remove rollers when your hair is well dried and cooled down, and run your fingers through the locks to soften it up. Add a touch of your favorite red lipstick to the lips and voila – your look a la Marilyn Monroe is all done!
Twiggy’s statement eye look
Lesley Lawson aka Twiggy is a well-known English model and one of the most famous cultural icons who reached her peak as a teenage model back in the ‘60s. She was initially known for her thin build – hence the nickname – and her androgynous appearance that consisted of short hair, big eyes, and long eyelashes. If you’re up for this look, start with an angled shadow brush and use a black, gray, or dark brown shadow to draw a line right above your crease. Loose powders may actually work best since you can blend them to perfection. When that’s done, take your eyeliner and create an edgy wing. Twiggy was actually one of the first ladies to pull off false lashes, so don’t forget to apply them, too – the longer the better! Make sure to use an eyelash applicator tool which will allow you to nail your eye look like a pro. The last step is painting your lower lashes with liquid liner. However, if you want to tone it down a little bit, you can always use false lashes or a few coats of mascara instead!
Elizabeth Taylor’s impeccable winged eyeliner
The eyeliner has really come a long way, from the triangle ticks of the ‘60s and feline flicks of the ‘70s, to a quite subdued wing of the ‘80s – and that’s exactly what makes it so popular among the ladies from all over the globe! Nothing beats the perfect precision of an astonishing eyeliner look, and Elizabeth Taylor definitely knew that. Her Egyptian-inspired eye look that featured triangle eyeliner said it all – it actually contributed to an overall acceptance of this stunning trend. Even though the truth is that it’s a bit over-the-top, we can’t say that it isn’t wearable even today. So, if you want to pull off Cleopatra’s statement look, the only thing you need is quality black eyeliner. Apply it to your upper lash line first, and make it thick enough so that it provides a perfect base for a triangle shape. Be sure that your wing is sharp enough, and then create another line on the lid with your eyeliner. Just go slightly above your crease and pull towards the end of your wing, similar to a popular cut-crease technique. Once that’s done, the only thing left is to enjoy your fabulous and exotic eye look!
These three looks are truly iconic, which is exactly why women from all across the world love them so much. If you’re up for timeless chic and makeup looks that will never go out of style, don’t be afraid to give them a try and you definitely won’t regret it!
Author: Claire Annehastings