Monroe always asked her makeup artist to use five different shades of gloss and lipstick so that her lips appeared fuller. The contrast between the lighter hues toward the center and darker reds on the outside created an extra dimension in photographs.
To make her hair look gorgeous, Hayworth would apply oil to her hair for 15 minutes every night. Then she would rinse it with hot water and lemon juice.
Lombard would draw a thin white line on her nose to make it appear straighter, since a car accident had left her nose slightly crooked.
To make her eyes pop, Garbo would put petroleum jelly under a dark eyeshadow and line her eyes with a blend of the jelly and charcoal.
Dietrich had her molars removed for a perfect cheekbone. She also used tape for a faux facelift.
The witty sex symbol would apply coconut oil as moisturizer to maintain a youthful glow.
Davis would apply both cucumbers and petroleum jelly to her eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Swanson told Weekly World News, “My best beauty secret is raw vegetables. I apply them on my face and make sure I eat them regularly.”