Vintage beauty tips

Timeless beauty...

timeless ˈtʌɪmləs/ 
not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion.  

1. a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. "I was struck by her beauty"

One of the most favoured compliments is 'beautiful'
but to be named 'timelessly beautiful' is both confidence boosting and reassuring as we all get a little old and crooked.

How to achieve timeless beauty?
Well, kindness, lovingness, acceptance, open mindedness and patience hardly start the possible criteria.

 So, start on the outside?

Here are some vintage timeless beauty tricks bought to you by some real Hollywood timeless beauties. 

MARILYN MONROE To make her lips appear fuller, Monroe would have her makeup artist apply 5 different shades of lipstick and gloss to create dimension. Darker reds went on the outer corners, while lighter hues were brushed on the middle of the lips.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR Liz Taylor took a page out of Cleopatra's book, as both women made a habit of shaving their face. It may sound funny, but it removes the fine baby hairs and the surface layer of skin cells, which gives the skin a facial-like glow. 

AUDREY HEPBURN The secret to Hepburn's long, Bambi lashes? After applying mascara, she'd use a pin to separate each individual lash. Now that's how you get clump-free lashes. 

GRACE KELLY Contrary to popular belief, contouring is not a new technique, nor was it invented by Kim Kardashian. The Princess of Monaco used blush to define her cheekbones, with one shade for underneath her cheekbones, and a slightly darker shade dusted on the apples. 

RITA HAYWORTH Hayworth's wavy red mane was her signature–so naturally, she had to keep it in tip-top shape. She did this by applying oil to her hair after every wash, wrapping it in a towel, and leaving it in for 15 minutes. Afterwards, she'd wash it out with hot water and lemon juice to remove any leftover residue. 

SOPHIA LOREN Loren followed a Mediterranean diet religiously, which meant she always had a bottle of olive oil at arm's length. She kept her skin soft and luminous by soaking in a hot bath with a few splashes of oil. 

GLORIA GRAHAME Over the course of her career, Grahame was self-conscious of her upper lip, which she felt was too thin. She would stuff cotton or wads of tissue between her lip and teeth for a plumper look. As if kissing scenes weren't awkward enough...


Do you know of any timeless beauty tricks?


Jess xx 

We were all human beings until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, and wealth classified us.


  1. Aww I enjoyed reading this post, quite interesting timeless beauty tips. :-) xx


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