Marilyn Monroe's red lipstick voted top beauty trend

Marilyn Monroe's bright red pout has been often copied. Credit: Reuters

Bright red lipstick, as worn by Hollywood sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, has been voted as the most iconic beauty trend of all time.

Monroe's distinctive scarlet pout was the top choice among 2,000 women questioned, just ahead of Kate Moss-style smoky eyes.

False eyelashes, fake tan and beauty spots also featured in the top 10 answers in the survey, which was carried out by Superdrug to mark the company's 50th birthday.