Despite being absent from the White House for over 50 years, Jackie still remains one of America's most revered style icons. Therefore, we have prepared a few of the main beauty secrets of the former first lady.
1. Treat lipstick like an accessory
Despite her love for natural makeup, Kennedy never shied away from bright lipstick and often matched her shade to the color of her outfit.
2. Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Peter Lamas, who was Kennedy's makeup artist after she moved to New York, said that she often slept on a silk pillowcase or an elegant silk scarf tied around her hair, as cotton makes hair rough. Since then, silk pillowcases have been renowned for their anti-aging properties and more.
3. Soap from the Dead Sea
Kennedy, during her travels around the world, was introduced to countless international cosmetics, but she especially liked Erno Laszlo's black soap from the Dead Sea. Rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, the soap promotes healing and firming of the skin, while fine salt granules of the mud exfoliate without removing natural oils from the skin.
4. Choose your unique scent
The preferred Kennedy scent she wore daily came from the House of Krigler, a luxury French perfumery founded in 1879. Lovely Patchouli 55, a sensual scent with notes of amber, bergamot, patchouli and leather, was her key choice.
5. Well-groomed eyebrows
Long before Brooke Shields made her Blue Lagoon debut, Kennedy advocated for Bushy Brows. To have a look like the first lady, make sure your eyebrows are always "filled in and blended" with a pencil. They also need to be sharply raised and well-groomed (Kennedy has been a perfectionist all her life).
6. Master the "lazy" way
Even the perfect first lady had a weekend. When your hair refuses to interact, use Jackie's way of wrapping a silk scarf around your head. If you don't have time to put makeup on your face, opt for large black sunglasses to hide imperfections.
7. Invest in a luxury face cream
While Kennedy was gracefully aging, her skin suffered from bad habits. To keep her face looking youthful and radiant, she used Erno Lazlo's Phormula 3-9 Repair Cream, a thick moisturizer that "protects skin from free radical damage and stress." As with many of her favorite things, the cream is expensive, but it provides hydration and an irreplaceable effect.
8. Use face oil
Kennedy used another product, Erno Lazlo, which is not surprising given that the former first lady was a client of a famous dermatologist. Jackie's favorite face oil was an early version of Lazlo's Pazity Pre Preansansing Oil, which is still available today.
9. Use oil to protect hair ends
Kennedy's hair may be one of the most iconic of all time, but let's face it - this bouffant looks far from natural. Years of sun damage and repeated use of hot styling tools and hairspray did the trick, so her hairdresser and makeup artist Peter Lamas recommended using oil on the ends of her strands for added protection and hydration. She especially liked lavender oil (like Christophe Robin's Moisturizing Hair Oil) to keep her hair healthy.
10. Remember that sometimes "less" is "more"
As she got older, the former first lady's skin suffered from age spots, likely as a result of her many vacations in the south of France, Greece and Rhode Island. To hide these imperfections, she used Elizabeth Arden's Flawless Finish Foundation, which gave her a fresh, even complexion.
Text: Ana Lipartia