Hollywood It Girls: Then vs. Now

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Whenever the end of the year approaches we love to look back on the past beauty trends set by celebrities. Here are our favorite beauty icons of the past and present.


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Then: Sophia Loren

The international film star exuded sultry Hollywood glamour both on and off the silver screen, making her mark on the beauty world.

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Now: Sofia Vergara

She’s one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood today, showing us that a woman can be funny as well as sexy.

Get Sofia’s sultry eyes: Laura Mercier Satin Matte Eye Colour in Dark Spirit, $24

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Then: Audrey Hepburn

The Breakfast At Tiffany’s star brought a level of elegance to the beauty world that we still aspire to today.

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Now: Natalie Portman

From playing the iconic Anne Boleyn to a conflicted ballerina in Black Swan, Natalie exudes the classic beauty that reminds us so much of Audrey Hepburn.

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Then: Marilyn Monroe

This beauty icon turned heads with red lips and blonde hair that was just as bold as her personality.

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Now: Christina Hendricks

The sassy-secretary-turned-partner of AMC’s hit show Mad Men is also a Hollywood show stopper, from her curves to her bold and beautiful red hair.

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Then: Dorothy Dandridge 

Beautiful as she was talented, her beauty looks were effortless, accentuating the gorgeous features she was born with.

Get Dorothy’s flawless skin: HD FOUNDATION Invisible Cover Foundation, $42

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Now: Halle Berry 

Just like Dorothy, Halle has her own signature look, mastering the no makeup look long before it was a big trend.

Get Halle’s natural glow: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder, $40

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Then: Grace Kelly

Before becoming royalty, Grace Kelly was an icon in her own right, her hair and makeup just as elegant as her dance moves.

Get Grace’s matte skin:  Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation, $46

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Now: January Jones 

A classic beauty both on and off the set of Mad Men, January Jones is the perfect example of simply chic beauty.

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