Dita Von Teese feels more confident when she wears make-up.
The 43-year-old Burlesque dancer admits she finds it more fun to apply her own make-up and feels a sense of "integrity and pride" when she's put her own face on.
She shared: "Doing it [make-up] myself is a matter of integrity and pride. I look forward to stepping out into the world and honestly stating, 'Yes, I did this.'
"I love the confidence it gives me. Truth is, it takes less time for me to do it myself. It is also so much more fun!"
And Dita insists it is all about practice and that no one is born with a "perfect" face.
Writing in her book 'Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide To Eccentric Glamour', she added: "Beauty takes practice. And you know what practice makes. So often, a stranger or friend will admire my look, and, in the same breath, hopelessly follow up that she or he can't possibly achieve such 'perfection'.
"I am not perfect. Who is? What is perfection, anyway, but striving to be the best you can be! Strive for glamour! Glamour is a thing of beauty - but it's not about being born beautiful. Don't just work what you have - accentuate and exaggerate. If perfection is being free of all flaws, then the only flaws worth fretting over are apathy and self-doubt. Feel beautiful, and you'll look it too."