In a blessing to red lipstick wearers everywhere, Dita von Teese and MAC Cosmetics are teaming up to create the ultimate red lipstick. Having partnered with MAC in the past, Von Teese is a style icon of retro glamour, known for her signature red lipstick, winged liner, and coiffed black hair, all of she can impressively apply and style in under twenty minutes. Von Teese has a reputation for being a DIY type of gal — she colors her hair at home, does her own makeup for events, and remarkably does not employ a stylist. According to a press release issued by the company, the lipstick is being released in celebration of Von Teese's new book, Your Beauty Mark, and will be available to purchase in December 2015.
Von Teese had to say about the release: “I’ve always loved MAC and we’ve remained close after working together almost 10 years ago for the MAC Viva Glam campaign. MAC Cosmetics celebrates individuality and supports people who dare to be different. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to create my signature red lipstick. My MAC Von Teese shade evokes glamour and confidence.”
If you're interested in following the campaign, check out the hashtag #MACDita.
Let's take a look to appreciate some of Von Teese's best beauty moments.
1. At the 2015 Moca Gala
The middle-parted hair gives this look an early '60s vibe, while the rest of Von Teese's styling is classic: red lip, winged liner, matte skin.
2. At the 2015 EMAs
Von Teese rarely departs from her trademark makeup, but when she does, the results are just as lovely. Here she's stayed true to the silhouette of her winged liner, but has achieved the look with charcoal shadow. The finger waves of her up 'do add a touch of flapper.
3. At "Feu" VIP Premiere
Von Teese changed it up with a glossy berry lip and a pared down eye.
4. At John Paul Gaultier RTW Spring/Summer 2011
Von Teese likes to incorporate all decades of the twentieth century into her style. Here, as she did above, she draws from the graphic liner and bouffants of the '60s.
5. At the 26th Annual Night of Stars Awards
I love this headpiece. It sets apart what would otherwise be a standard (albeit very pretty) look.
6. Launching Her Lingerie Line At Debenhams, 2012
In my opinion, this is Von Teese in full-out glam. Her makeup is perfectly balanced, with no one element competing against another.
7. Promoting MAC Viva Glam
It wouldn't be appropriate to close off this list without including an image from Von Teese's previous collaboration with MAC. Here she rocks spiky false lashes with a pared down lip.
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