Perfect pouts, bedroom eyes, and glowing skin and lustrous hair – oh how we long to be as glamorous as old school Hollywood sirens! From Marilyn Monroe’s beauty secrets to the retro beauty tips of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly we at Beauty Elite reveal the fascinating beauty secrets of the classic stars over our next few blogs.
Greta Garbo’s dramatic eye make-up was the inspiration for many a Hollywood starlet – including Marilyn Monroe – and not without good reason. To create the look, she would apply a super-thin layer of petroleum jelly over the eyelids, cover with neutral skin-toned powder all the way up to the brow line and blend a dark shade into the crease for a theatrical, deep-set appearance. She’d also line the upper lid with eyeliner made from a blend of petroleum and charcoal pigment, and finish with mascara. Visit us at Beauty Elite ask for Lauren and let her explain to you how we can give you the Greta Garbo look, using the application of semi-permanent make-up and microbrasion.
Stunning British star Vivien Leigh kept her skin spectacularly beautiful with regular facials. The Gone with the Wind actress was among several high-profile clients of Madame Lubatti, a legendary skincare doyenne who hand-mixed scented lotions and aromatic oils to treat English royalty and society ladies.
Get the look with our facial treatments no need to mix them yourself.
Ever wondered where the phrase ‘blonde bombshell’ originated from? Look no further than platinum-haired 1930s starlet, Jean Harlow. Although, she had a rather unorthodox method of obtaining her baby blonde locks – she lightened her hair with a potent mixture of peroxide, ammonia and Lux Flakes (an old fashioned washing powder). We don’t do hair colour treatments but we can give you that Hollywood look.
Italian screen siren Sophia Loren was stunningly beautiful in her 1960s heyday, and still is now. Her secret? Olive oil. Sophia’s Mediterranean diet ensured that she was able to include at least two tablespoons of the stuff in her food every day, while routinely rubbing a small amount into her skin kept her complexion glossy and moisturized. She even added a few capfuls into a hot bath for a nourishing skin soak. We prefer to use olive oil for cooking but we don’t knock the old ways. Pop in and see us we have other more effective solutions.