Hello lovelies, I have always been fascinated by Dita Von Tesse and thought it would be fun to research her drugstore beauty favorites.
Heather Renée Sweet was born September 28, 197), known professionally as Dita Von Teese, she is an American vedette, burlesque dancer, model, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer, and actress. She is credited with re-popularizing burlesque performance, earning the moniker “Queen of Burlesque“.
Von Teese is known for her fascination with 1940s cinema and classic vintage style. This began at a young age and was fostered by her mother, who would buy clothes for her daughter to dress up. Her mother was a fan of old, Golden Age-era Hollywood films, and from her, Von Teese developed a fascination with the actresses of that day, especially Betty Grable.
“I love the drugstore!” Von Teese says, speaking by phone from her home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. “You never know what you’re going to discover there.” Her favorite drugstore is the Super Walgreens on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine, in the heart of Hollywood.”I love the experience of luxury products as much as anyone,” she says, “but ultimately, you don’t need a lot of money to achieve glamour.”
“I’m always on the quest for great red lipsticks that have a lot of pigment—a powerful pigment makes all the difference. Maybelline Red Revival is a deep, almost burgundy red (I’m very particular about burgundy reds—they can’t have too much brown in them) with a creamy satin finish. Plus, it comes in a pretty, 1940s-style Lucite lipstick tube.”
“I love Coty Airspun powder, but I have to confess that I don’t really use it on my face, but all over my body for shows. I love the fragrance, it’s so old-fashioned.” Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
“Cetaphil is what I go to every time I have an issue with my skin, as it’s a good, basic lotion cleanser. My dermatologist always tells me to pick up some Cetaphil when I visit. It’s very pure, unscented, and non-soapy—one of the great drugstore beauty finds.”
“I’ve always liked L’Oréal Voluminous mascara. I like my lashes thick and heavy.”
“A pen liner is always a good thing to grab at the drugstore. I like to throw a simple soft-tip pen liner into my bag when I’m traveling so that I can do my eyeliner before I get off the plane.”
“L’Oréal True Match is a good alternative to my favorite Suqqu foundation. I heard about it from my friend Gregory Arlt, who does Cher’s makeup, and Cher told him about it. I always say, if it’s good enough for Cher, it’s good enough for me.”
“I swear by Bed Head products and have been using Masterpiece hairspray for years. It holds all day.”
“The first time I dyed my hair, I had a professional do it, but I remember him telling me that I could do it myself—I started then and never looked back. Garnier Nutrisse has the bluest, bluest black. It’s unnatural, but I love it. I’ve tried a few times to use more natural hair dyes, but I can’t find anything as blue-black as this.”
“I wear a ton of SPF. Lately, I’ve been struggling because I started taking dressage lessons a few months ago, and it’s really hard to find a time to ride when the sun’s not too strong. So I’ve been trying to find a good ‘sport’ sunscreen. I think one of the reasons so many people don’t like wearing sunscreen, me included, is because of the texture—I’m always looking for the ones that don’t feel sticky or tacky. I like ones with more of a dry touch; I hate looking shiny. I usually look for sunscreen when I’m in Japan, and I’ve found a couple things. Shiseido has a nice one called Extra Smooth that I really like it, but it’s kind of expensive. I also found this Neutrogena Dry-Touch one. I’ve been meaning to go to the drugstore and scout out what’s new.”
“For a primer, I use L’Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur; it’s a life-changing drugstore product with SPF 30.”