Marilyn Monroe remains forever an icon of beauty and seduction, even tens of years after her death. Sensual, sexy and fiery, she creates an image that many will try to replicate, unfortunately, without success. Still, let's track down how she took care of her looks to find out what are the secrets to her iconic image.
Marilyn Monroe was not keen on strict diets. For breakfast she usually had two raw eggs mixed with a glass of warm fresh milk. Then - multivitamins.
“I have often been told that I have rather strange taste when it comes to food. But I don't think so.There is no doctor who could have offered me a more nutritious breakfast than this – it's perfect for a working girl like me,” the star shared in one of her interviews. She skipped lunch, opting for steak or liver with a garnish of radishes and carrots for dinner.
More than once, Marilyn has shared that tanned skin is attractive, but it is far from he althy. Exposure to strong sun for hours on end can be detrimental to the condition of the largest organ in our body. Among her skin care tips is applying sunscreen every day, even when it's not very sunny outside.
The success of Norma Jean (as Marilyn Monroe's real name) came when she dyed her hair blonde, thus becoming more noticeable, making this color and red lipstick synonymous with sex appeal.
The star maintained her hair color regularly, dyeing it every three weeks. To reduce the frequency of washing, she applied baby powder to her roots.
One of the secrets of Hollywood at the time, which was also applied by Marilyn Monroe - the use of petroleum jelly instead of primer and highlighter. Vaseline is perfect for moisturizing the skin, which is why you should always have a pack on hand.
Another trick she used to add drama to her look was shaping her eyebrows. Expressive eyebrows will divert the eye from your forehead and visually enlarge your eyes.
If you are a fan of false eyelashes - cut them in half, placing them from the middle to the end of the eyelid.
To create an expressive cat eye, mix brown and black eyeliner.
To make her lips juicy and full, Marilyn Monroe used five different shades of lipstick, thus creating a sense of depth and multidimensionality. She applied the light tones to the edges of the lips, and the darker ones to the middle.
To make her cheekbones stand out, one of the star's makeup artists advises to contour and shape the nose beforehand.
Marilyn Monroe achieved the whiteness of her teeth thanks to the regular use of baking soda.
We can learn a lot about femininity and elegance from the famous star. Instead of covering up her curves, she elevates them on a pedestal, accentuating them with form-fitting dresses and plunging necklines. There's nothing sexier than a woman's confidence!