Updated: 26 April 2014 11:15
Red lipstick voted most iconic beauty look

Marilyn Monroe's signature red pout tops a poll of all-time greatest beauty trends, ahead of winged eyeliner, smoky eyes, false lashes and beauty spots



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When faced with a life challenge, Marilyn Monroe had some sound advice: "Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together."

And it seems that the blonde bombshell's words of wisdom have stuck with women ever since, as Monroe's trademark red lips have just been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time.

In a survey by British company Superdrug, the sex symbol's red-lipsticked pout beat out competition from other iconic looks, including winged eyeliner, smoky eyes, false lashes and beauty spots, to top the poll.

Along with bleached blonde hair and figure-flaunting outfits, Marilyn became synoymous with red lips uring the height of her fame in the 1950s and 1960s - so much so that cosmetics company MAC recently created a make-up range inspired by the Hollywood star, complete with a particularly striking red lipstick.

And it's a look that millions of women still turn to today, with Taylor Swift and Rita Ora amongst the modern-day stars that are rarely seen without a slick of red across their lips.

Wondering which other looks made the list? Click through the images above to discover the survey's top 20 iconic beauty looks.

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