Exclusive: Dita Von Teese Tells Us All Her Lipstick Secrets

The art of seduction is a wily thing—many attempt it, but few master it. Dita Von Teese falls in the latter category… but perhaps “master” is an understatement. Declared everything from the queen of burlesque to a burlesque “superheroine,” Von Teese is an icon in the world of seduction through performance and is celebrated as much for her routines (who else could make writhing in a champagne glass look so alluring?) as for her signature beauty look: black liner, pale skin, and red lipstick—always, always red lipstick.

Hot off the launch of her latest book—Your Beauty Mark ($25), a lavish guide filled with Von Teese’s own makeup, hair, and exercise secrets—the queen of seduction sat down with us to talk everything from her first lipstick memory to what she calls “normal-girl” makeup. What we discovered was a woman who knows how to harness the power of makeup but stands just as confidently without it (which will only happen if you catch her on vacation).

From long-lasting lipstick tips to skincare secrets, keep scrolling to get to know Dita Von Teese!

You can snatch up a copy of Von Teese’s new book, Your Beauty Mark, on Amazon.

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