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Classic beauties: You too can look like Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe

Last updated on: December 21, 2013 15:05 IST

How to get Marilyn Monroe's classic look

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Wondering how you can get Marilyn Monroe’s signature look of luminous skin, fluttering lashes and bright pout?

Well, look no further. According to L'officiel Magazine, to achieve Monroe's radiant looking skin you should start by prepping your skin with a combination of two parts Chanel Vitalumiere foundation and one part Dior Hydra life BB cream, and blend everything seamlessly to even out and hydrate skin, so it looks dewy.

For a pop of colour on the cheeks, use Smash box Blush Rush in Flush, a shimmery, cool pink.


Image: American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962), circa 1950.
Photographs: L. J. Willinger/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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To create the illusion of limpid eyelids use NARS Matte eye shadow in Biarritz, a bone-coloured neutral, then stick close to the lash line and apply a very thin line of YSL Noir Liquid Eyeliner. Flick out and up at the end, for a subtle cat eye.

To get lashes like Monroe, apply falsies from Shu Uemura and top it off with a sweep of Dior show Mascara, for extra length and an inky black colour.

For even and thicker eye brows, groom your brows with Clinique Superfine Line for brows.

For the lips, create a base to get deeper, longer-lasting colour and then outline and fill in your lips with MAC Redd. Slick on MAC Russian Red and for a pronounced pout apply Chanel Levres Scintillantes gloss in Sparkle D'Or to the centre of the lower lip.


Image: Circa 1954: American film actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962)
Photographs: Baron/Getty Images

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How to get Grace Kelly's defined features and eyebrows

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Hoping to achieve Grace Kelly's defined and elongated eyebrows and creamy skin? Then read on.

According to L'officiel Magazine, to get Kelly's flawless, matte skin use Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Plus foundation, and contour with MAC Sculpting Pro Powder Palette.

Use the contouring powder lightly along the hollow of the cheekbone, curve towards the temples and then dust lightly along the ridges of the jawline and set it with a light dusting of Make Up For Ever HD Micro finish Powder.

For a pop of colour on the cheeks, use a natural pink-brown blush like Bobbi Brown Desert Rose.


Image: 10th February 1955: The American film actress, Grace Kelly
Photographs: Keystone/Getty Images

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How to get Grace Kelly's defined features and eyebrows

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Define your eyes with neutrals like Dior's Incognito 030 palette, brushing the matte beige over the eyelid and the matte peach into the eye socket. Then apply the brown shimmer just along the lower lash line.

To get lashes like Kelly, use Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara and groom and elongate your brows with Dior show Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil.

And the last step is to line your lips with a lip liner that is close to your original lip colour and fill in with a matte coral colour like YSL Rouge Pur Pure Lipstick in Rosy Coral.


Image: American actor Grace Kelly (1929-1982), is shown in this portrait in the early 1950s.
Photographs: Getty Images

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How to get Audrey Hepburn's endearing and timeless look

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Looking to achieve Audrey Hepburn's signature look of almond-shaped cat eyes with winged liner and thick, dark brows? Well, look no further.

According to L'officiel India Magazine, to get Hepburn's satiny skin, you should start by applying very little Kevyn Aucoin's The Liquid Airbrush Foundation and Sensual Skin Enhancer, especially under your eyes.

Then contour the sides of your nose with MAC Sculpting Pro Powder Palette and also along the cheek bones.

For thick and dark brows, groom your brows with Anastasia's Brow Wiz and Brow Powder Duo.

For the eyes, apply Estee Lauder's Pure Eye shadow in Sugar Biscuit and to get lashes like Hepburn's use Shu Uemura Black Velvet Feather eyelashes and Benefit They're Real mascara.


Image: Portrait of Belgian-born American actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) as she looks over her shoulder in a doorway, early 1950s.
Photographs: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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For a pop of color on the cheeks, use Stila's Yumberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain.

Define your eyes with Max Factor Masterpiece Glide and Define Liquid Eye Liner, tilted up and extended towards the end, making a slightly thicker cat eye.

Apply Maybelline Vivid and Smooth Color Eye Pencil in Metallic Silver to the waterline to open up the eyes.

For the lips, outline with Chanel's Lip Liner in Framboise and fill your lips with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet L'Exuberante.


Image: Portrait of Belgian-born American actress Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993) as she wears a peculiar hat and sleeveless blouse and holds a pool cleaning net beside a dry swimming pool, early 1950s.
Photographs: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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Source: ANI