The queen of burlesque spills the beans on her beauty routine!
What are your beauty bag must-haves?
I use M.A.C Fluidline eyeliner in Blacktrack and Diorshow Mascara in Black, both $52, and I have about three different shades of red lipstick going at once including Dior’s Diorific lipstick in Dolce Vita Red, $50.
I collect vintage Estee Lauder powder compacts – I search for them on eBay! I have my things I like to splurge on for sure, but usually like to keep it simple.
What makes you feel sexy?
Well-fitting, well-made lingerie that you can wear all the time so you’re ready for anything, and of course my signature fragrance (coming soon to Australia) – a mysterious floral with a touch of patchouli.
We hear you handle your own hair and make-up – is this true?
I like DIY beauty – I think it sends the important message that you don’t need a team to do it for you, just practice.
I looked at lots of pictures and favourite old photos, watched movies and taught myself how to do it.
Any essential hair products?
I don’t like being fussed over so I dye my own hair. I like Garnier Color Intense in Blue Black, $9.95.
I love the freedom of not having to make a salon appointment and saving hundreds of dollars every few weeks by doing it myself.
What are your favourite body products?
I use good old- fashioned Epsom salts in my bath with a few drops of lavender oil. It’s an inexpensive luxury.
If you could only give one beauty tip, what would it be?
I think the key is to become really good at one uniform look, stick to it and refine it to perfection – to do it quickly, easily and perfectly, every day.
Do you take any supplements to keep yourself looking and feeling great?
I take a good probiotic in the morning and I also follow the book The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder (Harlequin, $24.99). I drink Kimberly’s green smoothie every day without fail – I travel with my own blender!
I’ve been doing it for a year and it has really changed a lot in how my body feels and how my skin looks.
If you only had five minutes to get out the door…?
I’m the master at this! I put my hair in a quick chignon – every woman should master a French twist so you always have a good hairdo.
Then I put on a sweep of M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish in Natural, $47, and throw on my sunglasses and lipstick.
That’s my minimum – it’s easy and the red lippie makes things looks polished.