She’s Got Greta Garbo Eyes

Generations of Hollywood actresses—including Marilyn Monroe—sought to emulate Greta Garbo’s dramatic eye makeup. To create her distinctive look, Garbo would apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly over her eyelids, cover with a neutral skin toned powder up to the brow line, and then blend a dark shade into the crease for a theatrical, deep-set effect. She’d also line her upper lid with eyeliner made from a blend of petroleum and charcoal pigment. And finally, Garbo finished her styling with mascara.

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