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WATCH - Beauty icon Dita Von Teese shares her tips for the perfect red lip in make-up tutorial

Sasha Brady

Published 23/12/2015 | 12:34

Dita Von Teese shares her beauty tips in online make-up tutorial
Dita Von Teese shares her beauty tips in online make-up tutorial
Dita Von Teese is rarely photographed without her signature red lip

Burlesque star and beauty icon Dita Von Teese has shared her tips for perfecting red lipstick.

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The 43-year-old is renowned for her vintage-style make-up and is rarely seen without her signature red lip which is always expertly applied.

Dita has shared the key to her perfecting the ultimate red lip in a new tutorial for Mode... just in time for the festive party season.

It begins with applying lip liner correctly.

Dita Von Teese arrives at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Dita Von Teese arrives at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood

"I love a really deliberate, sharp perfect line; it's a classic 1940s and 50s style," she said in the video. "I know that some fashion magazines will tell you that a red lip shouldn't be too perfect, but I'm telling you that it should. I always start with a lip liner, as it's essential to getting that really vibrant, red lip, with lots of saturated colour, which I love."

Dita uses a MAC Cosmetics cherry lip liner in the video, outlining her lips first before filling in the entire space to act as a base for her chosen shade of lipstick.

"I always use, even if I'm going to use an orange or a fuchsia, I still like using a nice deep red or pink, a vibrant colour lip liner because it adds a lot of depth," she continued. "I really love when it's a saturated colour and I fill in the entire lip as it gives a great base and excellent staying power for your lipstick."

Dita isn't fussy about brands and explained that she switches between designer and budget-friendly brands.

Dita Von Teese attends the MAC Comestics Dita Von Teese Collection Launch Event on December 11, 2015 at MAC North Beverly in Beverly Hills, California. Getty
Dita Von Teese attends the MAC Comestics Dita Von Teese Collection Launch Event on December 11, 2015 at MAC North Beverly in Beverly Hills, California. Getty

"I love all kinds of lipstick, I have lipsticks that cost me $1.99 but I do love a luxurious, gold packaged lipstick," she said. "I especially love a very matte red lip as it's one of the easy ones to wear. Matte texture has the best staying power of any other lipstick."

A fan of all things retro, Dita always looks elegant and polished.
A fan of all things retro, Dita always looks elegant and polished.

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