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The early days of American cinema showcased the flawless skin and undeniable style of actresses such as Grace Kelley, Marilyn Monroe and silent film star Ava Gardner. Such classic fashion icons will always inspire women. After looking at only a few close-up shots of such actresses as Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo, it becomes eminently clear that superb skin is central to classic Hollywood beauty. Back then, of course, actresses and models couldn’t rely on Photoshop to erase blemishes; the cameras picked up every little flaw.
Perfectly coiffed yet soft hair was another Hollywood must-have. And pouty, full lips were a key part of the equation, as well. This article examines how you can attain the dewy skin, luscious locks and sexy lips of vintage Hollywood stars.
Many of Hollywood’s original icons shared one thing in common: their dermatologist. Erno Laszlo provided skincare for a constellation of stars and famous women, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, the Duchess of Windsor, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Indeed, pictures of Marilyn Monroe’s death scene showed several Erno Laszlo products on her nightstand. These and other Hollywood stars depended on Erno Laszlo products to keep their skin looking fresh and flawless. Greta Garbo is rumored to have been gently reprimanded by Erno Laszlo after failing to consistently apply his skin-care routine. Laszlo had a notorious sense for when his starlets were sporadic in their skin-care routines; he emphasized the importance of nourishing one’s skin every day.
Now you, too, can enjoy the skin of a classic Hollywood star, thanks to the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection. Erno Laszlo launched his dermatology practice back in 1927; to celebrate the 85th anniversary of this date, the brand named after the trusted skin doctor released the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection, a group of five luxurious skin-care formulas inspired by Hollywood’s greatest leading ladies.
Use Intensive Porcelain Veil, a moisturizer from the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection, to achieve Katherine’s famous smooth skin. This protective day cream is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, yet light enough to use every day.Read More »
Win a free sampler of the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection by entering our Facebook contest between now and 10 a.m. PT on April 3, 2012. Hollywood beauty guru Erno Laszlo provided skin care advice and treatments to stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Greta Garbo – now women all over the world can access his beauty secrets through his line of luxury skin care products.
With a retail price of $125, the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection sampler includes intensive moisturizers, face creams and eye repair cream. Like us on Facebook, and you’ll not only get a chance to win, but you’ll receive our free newsletter, filled with beauty tips and information about the latest high-end products.Read More »
Hungarian dermatologist Erno Laszlo is one of the best-known and most respected visionaries in the skin care industry. In addition to creating the first dermatological skin care line in the world, he also invented skin care practices and rules that ladies still follow today, such as maintaining a daily skin care ritual.
While in medical school, Erno Laszlo specialized in the pathology and care of skin diseases, and he took a particular interest in facial disfigurements that resulted from war injuries. Laszlo’s big break came when he treated Belgium’s Princess Stéphanie, who believed she was the ultimate eyesore. After trying Erno Laszlo’s prescribed treatment, she experienced a noticeable transformation in the look and feel of her skin.
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Puffy eyes are a cosmetic ailment a girl faces at least once in her life. Differing from under-eye bags, your eyes can get puffy if the eyelids or corners of the eyes are swollen, fluid retention or if your eyes are dry or itchy. There are several factors that can lead to puffy eyes, including allergies, crying, too much salt in your diet, stress, eye irritation, lack of sleep and sinus problems.
Today would have marked Marilyn Monroe's 85th Birthday as well as the 50th anniversary of her death. Her memory is more alive than ever as beauty brands are naming products after her as well as being the face of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Although she was gone way to soon it's amazing how her style and classic beauty still captivates the modern woman. From the red lip to the dark eyeliner, Marilyn is gone but her mark has been made for centuries to come. See below a few products that were inspired by this late, great Hollywood film siren….
Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is actually a custom made face cream created for Marilyn Monroe by her dermatologist, Dr Erno Laszlo. After all, being under unforgiving lights all day would be quite scary unless you were using great skincare to make you look youthful and rejuvenated. Movies haven't changed, and actresses are still under these harsh lights but this time being filmed with HD (high definition) lenses. Look to the past and you will see the future and that's why years later the Erno Laszlo brand has reformulated the product for the skin concerns of the modern woman. Morning Beauty Rescue is a brightening light-as-air whipped gel primer that actively brightens and rejuvenates the complexion and can even be used as a makeup primer. Shop the full Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection here!
Marilyn was known for her beautiful full lips so Armour Beauty dedicated a product just for her, the Marilyn Shimmer Lip Gloss! Picture the idea of 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' but in lipgloss form and you'll start to understand how gorgeous this shade is. This gloss glides on to create a high style sheer gloss with a holographic silver sparkle explosion.
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Turning back the hands of time has never been easier thanks to an assortment of tried and tested skincare products that slowly but surely firm, plump and retexturize our complexion. The fountain of youth isn't a liquid at all but a cream according to the Vanity Fair blog. One of our faves, Erno Laszlo's The Hollywood Collection was featured in said blog! With 5 items in the collection to target every skin woe, there is literally no area that is out of reach nor any aging issue that isn't addressed. We love that this collection and brand has a silver screen history behind it with movie stars like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and current actresses of today entrusting their skin to this results driven range. Each product was specially formulated to fit the individual needs of Miss Monroe and others and then re-formulated in modern times to address skin concerns of today's modern woman. This is an excellent way to try these amazing age defying skincare products before you invest in a full size. Trust us, you will have a hard time picking a favorite!
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I always look forward to reading Marie Claire's 'Beauty Desk' feature to see what the beauty editor is going nuts over. This month, two amazing products we carry at b-glowing caught Beauty Director Ying Chu's eye.
Erno Laszlo's Morning Beauty Rescue is like a Tylenol for your skin when you've had a long night or stressful morning. It's packed full of ingredients like Vitamin E to brighten and rejuvenate your skin and also moonlights as a makeup primer. I'm a lover of anything that creates a subtle glow and from the moment you open the packaging and look upon the blushing pink formulation with luminous liquid pearls staring back you will know its powers. Erno Laszlo specifically created this product for an actress who had a personality that was larger than life, Marilyn Monroe, and then re-formulated to address the skincare needs of the modern woman.
Also given some Beauty Desk love was the new Lipstick Cases from Paul & Joe's 2012 Autumn Love Story collection. These new mix and match nail polish cases will be available to order soon although here you can see a gorgeous sneak peak. You'll literally be able to 'dress' your lipsticks up by popping one of the lipstick refills in your designated new case. All of the prints used on Paul & Joe cosmetics packaging is taken straight from the Paul & Joe apparel line!
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She was mysterious, beautiful, and stylish and yet why do I feel we never really knew exactly who Marilyn Monroe was, or should I say Norma Jean? There was her public side of coiffed hair and beautiful clothing, adored by every man and her style mimicked by every woman. Although she never lived long enough to really know where Norma began and Marily ended, thanks to the upcoming re-opening of the legendary Erno Laszlo Institute, we will have the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at her possessions.
During the giltz and glamour of the Old Hollywood era, silver screen beauties such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and more entrusted their faces to Dr. Erno Laszlo, otherwise known as the first celebrity dermatologist. His members only skincare Institute was where all of these actresses would meet to have custom formulations made, such as Erno Laszlo's Active Phelityl Cream, the cream that Mariyn swore by and found near her beside on the day of her death. All these years later the brand has paid tribute to these classic actress by launching 'The Hollywood Collection,' a set of five different reformulated products that Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Marilyn and more swore by!
For those Marilyn Monroe lovers, be sure to be in NYC anywhere from October 30th through December 31st. This is when her personal possessions from glamorous evening wear to black cashmere turtleneck sweater will be on display to allows us to have an intimate look at the very essence of Marilyn.
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