Most beauty lovers have a special place in their heart for anything and everything vintage beauty. From the dramatic silent movie actresses to the beauty shots of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and the like, Old Hollywood is an ultimate source of inspiration. Not to mention all of the amazing ads beauty companies used to put out, occasionally featuring some badass ladies. Makeup seemed so much simpler back then — pure and clean compared to a time of Kim Kardashian contouring and Kylie Jenner lip plumping. It seems almost as if women were simply born with symmetrical faces and perfect pin curls. But, as it turns out, there are some techniques the old school beauty queens used that will make us grateful to just be contouring.
While some vintage makeup hacks are good as gold, some of them are pretty unbelievable. From their complicated makeup techniques to less-than-conventional grooming, achieving the seemingly simple vintage beauty looks was anything but simple. I know that figuring out the full face contour may seem like your personal Everest at the moment, but these vintage trends will make you feel better about only needing to deal with a little matte bronzer and highlight.