WATCH - Beauty icon Dita Von Teese shares her tips for the perfect red lip in make-up tutorial
Published 23/12/2015 | 12:34
Burlesque star and beauty icon Dita Von Teese has shared her tips for perfecting red lipstick.
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.
"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.
"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."