If there's anyone who embodies "eccentric glamour" better than Dita Von Teese, I certainly don't know her. I caught up with the burlesque performer turned beauty icon just a few days ago in LA to toast the launch of her latest lipstick collaboration with MAC and the recent publication of her book Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour.
I was there on a mission: to get a brief master class from Dita on how we can all harness the power of our individuality and make it work in the beauty department. Luckily, Dita is both a master of personal aesthetics and a skilled teacher. Not only did she create an ideal shade of red with
MAC Von Teese ($18) — a gorgeously vivid, orange-tinged scarlet inspired by rose petals — but she was also armed with advice on how to expertly apply it. We also discussed embracing feminism and sex appeal at the same time and how to experiment without sacrificing your signature look. And, yes — her cat eye was just as flawless in person as you'd expect.