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Five tips for a perfect vintage makeup from Dita Von Teese

Striking red lipsticks, flawless skin and retro glamour were all over the fashion week catwalks.

Here, pin-up Dita Von Teese, who’s just launched her own make-up collection, tells you how to get the 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.

Dita Von Teese says an alabaster skin is the perfect base for a vintage look

Dita Von Teese says an alabaster skin is the perfect base for a vintage look

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.