I’m a big lover of all things vintage, and how can you be a fan of a retro look without being a fan of the fabulously classic Dita Von Teese? The queen of burlesque also has a modelling career, acting credits, a beauty book and an underwear line under her suspender belt, and she has recently added ‘own make-up range’ to that list of achievements. Dita teamed up with German brand Artdeco to launch Dita Von Teese Classics, and she has also been kind enough to share with us her Top 5 Tips for achieving her 40s screen siren look…
1.Alabaster skin is the perfect base for a vintage look. I’d never dream of getting a tan — I always wear sunscreen and put on a hat when I’m out in the sun.
2.Classic red lipstick is the most chic beauty statement a women can make. Matte lips are like luscious rose petals. Add just a touch of gloss to the centre.
3.In the Thirties and Forties, leaving the half-moon at the bottom of your nail was the epitome of elegance. It has now become modern and chic again.
4. For a dramatic look, I start with a neutral lid, define a line of black shadow in the crease. Finish with a sparkling white on your brow bone and eyelid.
5. I always powder my nose using pressed powder in an exquisite, jewelled compact. They are hard to find, but Estee Lauder does wonderful ones at Christmas.
Unfortunately Dita’s make-up range is not available as of yet to us here in the UK, so these tips are the closest we can get to emulating her flawless vintage visage….