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Revealed: The most iconic beauty look of the century

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    Think about all the iconic beauty looks over the past 100 years. There’s been Brigitte Bardot with her beehive and black liner, Marilyn Monroe with her red lipstick and peroxide blonde coiffure, Elizabeth Taylor with her bold brows and brunette hair and Audrey Hepburn with her micro fringe. And that’s just the 1950s decade!

    Look further than that and you have Madonna’s beauty spot, Grace Jone’s shaved head, Brooke Shields’ bushy brows, Diana Ross’s 70s style, Amy Winehouse’s beehive and Lady Gaga’s blonde bow hair. In fact, the list goes on so much, you could be here all day reading it.

    So imagine what it would feel like to win the award for the most iconic beauty look of the century. Recently, this award was given. And it was presented to a very modern beauty indeed – Cara Delevingne.

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    In a recent poll conducted by cosmetic brand NKDb , 1,000 Brits aged between 18 and 65 were asked to vote for their number one iconic beauty. And thanks to Cara’s bushy, bold eyebrows, she won top position – beating the likes of Cindy Crawford and her beauty spot, Twiggy with her 1960s lashes and Drew Barrymore’s brown lipstick look of the 90s.

    Of course, Adele, Gwen Stefani and Kim Kardashian featured in the top ten. And Marilyn Monroe came in second place. But let it be known from this day forward that according to a shed load of people in the UK, Cara Delevingne is the most iconic beauty of them all.

    ‘It’s great to see a mixture of current celebrities and icons from decades gone by in the top 10, proving that women find make-up inspiration from numerous avenues’, Marco Robinson, co-founder of NKDb, said.

    Check out the top ten here:

    1. Cara Delevingne
    2. Marilyn Monroe
    3. Kim Kardashian
    4. Audrey Hepburn
    5. Twiggy
    6. Elizabeth Taylor
    7. Kylie Jenner
    8. Dita Von Teese
    9. Gwen Stefani
    10. Adele

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