6 Retro Makeup Ideas From The Most Iconic Celebs Ever

Eden NoronhaEden Noronha  |  Nov 26, 2021
6 Retro Makeup Ideas From The Most Iconic Celebs Ever


Trends never really go out of style forever. You will find that fashion and beauty trends of the yesteryears have a tendency to recur every few decades or so. What we’ve learned from our favourite beauty icons so far is that their signature beauty looks are classy, bold, and unique and they have definitely stood the test of time. We go down memory lane to take inspiration from these celebrities whose signature makeup looks give us major retro feels that are totally worthy of copping today. 

6 Celeb-Inspired Iconic Retro Makeup Ideas

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe’s unique winged eyeliner and red lipstick application style was way ahead of her time and paved the way for makeup mavens to experiment fearlessly to make a statement. Her winged eyeliner had two flicks, one which extended from her upper lash line and the other from the lower lash line, marrying the cat eye and doe eye effect in one look. She even used at least three to four different shades of red to contour her lips to make them appear voluptuous.


She is a true style icon and her signature makeup look made her stand out and claim the spotlight each time. She swore by kohl rimmed eyes and lengthening mascara while her lips were always glossy red that looked fabulous against her gorgeous glowing complexion.

Sophia Loren

This star first introduced the eyeliner hack that now is commonly used to make your eyes look bigger. She would wear white eyeliner on her lower lash lines which was then outlined with kohl. Her lids featured the cut crease eye makeup trend with brown eyeshadow and her lips where always muted with the creamiest light self-toned nude lipstick.

Parveen Babi

A timeless beauty, Parveen Babi was one of the most beautiful Bollywood celebrities to ever grace the big screen. Her makeup look was dewy with loads of blush, mascara, and glossy pink lips.

Audrey Hepburn

The classic cat eyeliner was worn best by this iconic celebrity. Audrey Hepburn always had her eyebrows groomed to perfection, wore cat eyeliner that emphasised her pixie-like facial features and overlined her lips in rosy hues.


We’ve never seen a more delicate, precise, and sharp winged eyeliner style such as Madhubala’s, it is truly a rare sight. This beauty made her mark with this winged eyeliner look, radiant skin and pretty lipstick shades.

These iconic retro celebrity makeup looks make the most of basic makeup products like eyeliner and red lipsticks. To recreate these looks, we recommend:

Which of these iconic retro celebrity makeup looks are you going to try out?

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