Marilyn Monroe is undoubtedly the greatest sex symbol in history. Desired by men, admired by women. It is still modeled by ladies from all over the world. And while her figure may be difficult to achieve without the help of a plastic surgeon, the other secrets of Marilyn Monroe’s beauty are not at all a secret.

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Rituals of the sexbomb

Legend has it that she slept naked, wrapped only in a few drops of Chanel No. 5. but Marilyn Monroe also had other, lesser-known cosmetic habits. She took great care of her milky complexion, to this end she never went out in the sun without UV protection. Although aesthetic medicine did not exist in those days, it kept her complexion fresh, radiant and, most importantly, youthful. She still looked like a teenager.

Norma Jeane Mortenson, for that was her real name, was downright obsessed with her face. In her own words: “I like to be all blond.” She used the famous Nivea cream as a base for her makeup to further whiten her complexion. The star was very partial to olive oil and was a fan of the Eight Hour Cream Protectant from Elizabeth Arden. This product has not changed its formula for more than a century and continues to win beauty industry awards. Marilyn also had her own evening ritual: she reportedly splashed her face 20 times in a row with hot water, then used Dr. Erno Lazlo’s cosmetics.

The inventor of contouring

Marilyn Monroe was very true to her image and did not experiment with her appearance and makeup. Her makeup artist, Allan “Whitey” Snyder, usually used Vaseline or coconut oil to bring out the shine on the actress’ cheeks and temples. Marilyn was also very keen on facial contouring methods, which she advocates, such as the following. Kim Kardashian. The actress asked her makeup artist to use five different shades of lipstick and lipsticks to make her lips appear more prominent. This technique involved using dark shades for the outer edges of the lips, and light shades for the inside of the lips.

Marilyn Monroe's beauty secrets
Marilyn loved classic makeup: a black line on the upper eyelid and blood red lips.

6 rules

The actress had a few guiding principles that she followed in grooming.

  1. Use Chanel No. 5.
  2. Highlight your lips with red lipstick.
  3. Apply multiple facial care products.
  4. Use false eyelashes.
  5. Care for your blonde hair.
  6. Wear two shades of eyeliner.

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