Dita Von Teese believes red lipstick is a vital component of looking good every day.
Dita Von Teese likes to wear red lipstick every day.
The glamorous beauty - who is renowned for her 1940s styling - likes to spend time on her outfit, but even when she is in a rush she believes rouged lips help create a high-impact look.
She said: "One of the things that I do to have a glamorous day is take a bit of time to put on make-up and chose clothes that I like to wear - it doesn't mean being uncomfortable, I don't wear corsets or stockings every day but a little bit of red lipstick goes a long way."
To get the best effect, Dita - who was previously married to rocker Marilyn Manson - believes lighting is pivotal, as is practice, because even she gets make-up wrong if she hasn't applied it for some time.
She added to Stylist.co.uk: "Have a good vanity place to do your makeup and a place with good lighting - natural light is the best. Also, always have enough extra time so you're not rushing to get ready. The more often you do it, the better - practice makes perfect. If I don't do my eyeliner for a week or so I'm not so good at it.
"Practice is everything when it comes to beauty. I don't always have a perfect hair day either but it helps to have a back-up plan for when things go wrong like wearing a hat or learning how to do a French twist."