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There are women whose beauty has shone through the decades, women who will be long remembered for their classic looks and effortless style. From Rita Hayworth to Marilyn Monroe, these women provide inspiration with not only their looks but their words as well. Here at Pure Beauty, we thought we’d share our favourite retro beauties and give you some tips to help emulate their styles.

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

“I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.”

Rita Hayworth, perhaps best known for being the inspiration behind the short story which was the basis for The Shawshank Redemption, was a vibrant redhead with alabaster skin and eyebrows to die for. To maintain even skin tone like Rita, Dermalogica’s range of Sheer Tints provide an all-day sheer wash of colour whilst offering up to SPF20 protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

Audrey Hepburn will forever be remembered as the enigmatic lady with delicate features and elfish crop, and her most memorable feature was definitely her huge eyes. If you’re as blessed as Miss Hepburn in the eye department and want to make the best of the feature, we recommend Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser for removing make-up without harming the delicate eye area, as well as Decleor Harmonie Calm Relaxing Milky Gel-Cream for Eyes to soothe and calm your skin.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Marilyn Monroe is probably the best-known pin-up of all time and had a pout that women, in modern times, pay thousands to achieve. If you want to make the most of your luscious lips, use Decleor Nutri-Smoothing Lipstick to smoothe and moisturise the area as well as Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex to minimise countour lines and signs of ageing.

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

“It’s said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies – because you never know when you’ll have to work with them.”

Lana Turner was another blonde bombshell whose cascade of golden curls were a trademark part of her look. To maintain your own hair and keep it in tip-top condition for pincurls and bobby pins, we recommend Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo followed by Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner which contain vitamin A and panthenols to leave hair silky smooth and shiny.

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

“Most girls don’t know what to do with what they’ve got.”

Jayne Mansfield was a heck of a woman who was never afraid to bare her flesh in the name of getting an amazing photo. Baring all means taking good care of your skin, so exfoliating with Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub is a must. Follow this up with an all-over coating of Decleor Gradual Glow Hydrating Body Milk which has a little self-tan included in the formula to help you to build up a healthy glow over time.