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Vintage Hollywood Beauty Tips That Will Leave You Seriously Confused

Being beautiful isn't always so simple. Many women have a very distinct — and possibly complicated — beauty regimen to follow each and every day. Whether it be hair, makeup, nails, or even a facial, most women have a laundry list of things to do before they leave the house. Even men feel obligated to shave or style their hair before leaving the house, but times have surely changed.

Beauty trends are always evolving, and what is trendy today was not nearly as cool decades ago. You won't believe the old celebrity beauty fads of the most coveted beauties in Hollywood — these celebs prove that pain is sometimes beauty. These tips are anything but ordinary, and you may even take advantage of some of these vintage beauty hacks!

1. Hollywood Took Complete Control Of Their Eyebrows

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Instead of filling in their brow, sex symbols such as Jean Harlow from the 1930's shaved them off completely. This way young starlets could draw them in how they wanted — not too drastic or anything!

2. These Makeup Hacks Will Make You Jelly

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Actress Greta Garbo spent the 1920's and 1930's applying petroleum jelly to her eyelids before applying eyeshadow to make her makeup last. Garbo would also make her own eyeliner by mixing black pigment with petroleum jelly — beauty innovation at its finest!

3. Even Male Stars Had Their Fads To Follow

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Western film star John Wayne began wearing a wig in the 1940's, and he was open about his toupee obsession. There's nothing wrong with a wig to boost your confidence!

4. People Actually Wanted Receding Hairlines

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It was popular in the 1940's for celebrities to purposely recede their hairlines by 1/3 inch by shaving their head or through electrolysis, a method of electrical hair removal. An aging hairline was once a hip look!

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5. This Strict Diet Is From Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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While filming the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, Judy Garland was put on a super-strict diet by producers. The young actress was limited to coffee, chicken soup, and 80 cigarettes every day. We're definitely not in Kansas anymore!

6. Fuller Lips Were Achieved In A Ridiculous Way

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Actress Gloria Grahame achieved silver screen stardom in the 1940's, and her full pout was created by something very particular. The actress stuffed her upper lip with cotton to give her lips more volume, making for an interesting on-screen kiss!

7. Women Shaved Their Faces On The Regular

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Elizabeth Taylor was known to shave her face, but it wasn't because she was growing a beard. She shaved her face for brighter skin and to achieve an even coating of makeup every day.

8. Hanging Out Upside Down Was The Answer To Aging

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Fannie Ward was one of the breakout stars of the early 20th century, and she had some bizarre opinions on skincare. Ward would hang upside down to increase blood flow to her face and keep her skin young and glowing.

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