Dita Von Teese celebrated burlesque performer, actor & model is a classic pin up girl ,with a dash of retro glamour. Her perfectly coiffed hair,luminous skin,winged eyeliner & trademark red ruby lips remind of golden era of Hollywood.
Here's a quick break down of Dita's looks & tips on how to make this look your own.
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Dita's look has the following key elements
1. Luminous skin, so start with fresh bare skin. Moisturize your skin, conceal the blemishes, mix skin illuminator with foundation and blend to create s flawless canvas for rest of your makeup.
2.On your eyelids (almost nude luminous shade), apply light vanilla colored eyeshadow with a brush, make sure this is within the eyelid area & not extending beyond to the brow bone.
Next use a light brown /taupe colored eyeshadow on the crease and the outer V of your eyes and blend to remove any harsh edges.
3.Its time to line your eyes to create a wispy winged eyeliner look, use a thin eyeliner brush and a gel eyeliner (use Maybelline studio gel eyeliner or MAC fluidline in blacktrack) Make sure the eyeliner is applied close to your lashline.
4.Next we need to get those perfectly arched eyebrows, use a dark brow pencil and fill in any sparse spots in your eyebrows and extend them slightly towards the end to create an illusion of slightly longer eyebrows.
5.Apply mascara to your upper & lower lashes, you can apply faux eyelashes at this stage (optional).Take a half lash style of faux eyelashes, else simply cut the outer corner of any faux lashes you have. The focus is on extending the length of eyelashes at the outer corner.
6.Apply a powdery pink blush (try MAC Pink Swoon blush / NYX blush in Angel) on the apple of your cheeks, blend, blend blend, you can use a hint of highligher to enhance your cheek bones.
7. To finish off with the perfect ruby lips, take red lipliner pencil & define your lips, then using the same pencil fill out the entire lip area, this will serve as a great base for your red lipstick.Apply a matte red lipstick (you can use a satin finish as well) perfectly matching the lipliner.
If you have thin lips then you can also apply some matching lip gloss (clear gloss will work as well) at the center of your lips.
8. To perfect your pout, use a small concealer brush and take some cream concealer on the brush tip and line the outer rim of your lips and gradually blend, this will prevent your lipstick from feathering. (Ensure you blend the concealer completely in to your skin else it will leave an odd line around you lips)
Some options for Red lipstick to suit this look MAC Lipstick in Russian Red / Revlon ColorStay in Top Tomato / Chanel Passion / NYX Electra / MUFE Moulin Rouge /Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Empire Rouge /OCC Lip TAR NSFW (Not safe for work).
If you want to go all out with this look then style your hair, don a lacy little black dress and peep toes shoes & you are ready to blow away Hollywood like a 1940's siren !
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