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When it comes to defining the timeless glamour of old Hollywood blockbuster glamour, no woman has been more influential than Marilyn Monroe. Although dozens of talented young actresses — Michelle Williams, Lindsay Lohan and Ana de Armas — wore platinum pin curls and white dresses to play the iconic star, But Monroe’s own beauty routine is legendary, sought after by countless women who remain fascinated for her fresh and sultry looks. Of course, few people know more about her beauty philosophies and rituals than Monroe herself—and the research found more than a few well-thought-out suggestions. Here, in honor of Blonde
with Ana de Armas as Monroe on Netflix The streaming release, in her own words, breaks down the screen star’s five best secrets. Skip the sun and try cold cream
“Although it’s popular in California, I don’t think tanned skin is more Attractiveness . . . or anything healthier, for that matter. I’m personally against deep tanning because I like to be blond all over.”
To get her signature camera sheen, Monroe would She’s slathered with Vaseline or white Nivea cream under her makeup, while dermatologist Erno Laszlo stocked her with Phormula 3-9 (a restorative botanical balm designed to heal her scars) and Active Phelityl Cream, a multipurpose moisturizing cream. Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, Pond’s, lanolin and olive oil are also said to have been applied to her skin, which she deliberately kept out of the sun.