Beauty Advice: Secrets from Beauty Icons

Maybe it’s their good genes (or luck), but these icons are memorable for a reason”they knew a little something about beauty.

Turn to their words of advice for a beauty boost:


Coco Chanel

The best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you. This advice from a creative and classic lady is not only practical, but timeless. Choose foundation, lip and cheek colours that complement your skin tone (when in doubt, ask a friend or visit a cosmetics counter).

The general rule for eye shadows is to go for the opposite of your eye colour. Blue eyes pop with warm, tawny browns while purples compliment green eyes. When trying new colours, remember Chanel’s other words of wisdom: Fashion fades; only style remains.

So have fun experimenting, but stick to what feels right”your own personal style.


Marilyn Monroe

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made.

When you are tempted to nip, tuck and plump, remember the words of one of the most beautiful women in history. The face and body you were born with make you who you are, so you don’t need to go to drastic measures to feel beautiful. (Why else did they invent plumping lip gloss and Spanx?)

Embrace your flaws and revel in your unique beauty.


Katharine Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. This quote by the strong-willed Katharine Hepburn can apply to life–and beauty.

Obeying strict rules when it comes to your makeup, hair, and style is sure to be boring. Try to be playful with your look and showcase your own personality through your choices, whether it’s a new coral lipstick or bare–but beautiful–skin.

It worked for Katharine: she was criticized for always wearing pants, but they became her trademark.


Audrey Hepburn

This famous quote by the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star speaks to inner beauty more than anything else. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Follow these words of advice to not only look beautiful, but to feel beautiful.


What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received? Tell us in the comments!

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