Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese tweets a glamour shot from her upcoming beauty book. Photo: Dita Von Teese Twitter

The queen of burlesque is about to share her most intimate beauty secrets.

Dita Von Teese -- the retro tease and pin-up model -- tweeted a glitzy and bodacious photo from her upcoming beauty book today.

Photographed by Scott Nathan, the shot shows off a fierce red mani and bold lips (plus, blinged out shades by designer Michael Schmidt), not to mention ample cleavage that Von Teese has previously admitted is the result of a breast augmentation.

Famous for her picture-perfect seductress look, Von Teese is known for often doing her own appearance hair and makeup, as StyleList learned backstage at the L.A.M.B. Spring 2011 fashion show -- where personal hairstylist Danilo divulged the goods.

"Gwen [Stefani] and Dita Von Teese are my two easiest dream clients," said Danilo, who has worked on a bevy of Hollywood beauties throughout his career.

"Sometimes, getting a celebrity ready can take forever -- but those two are always a snap, because they totally know how to put themselves together. It's like second nature to them. You blink, and they're done," added Danilo.

Von Teese tells BellaSugar that her beauty book will spell out all the secrets to her glamorous transformations.

"When I go to events and when I do my shows, and in day to day life of course, I don't work with a team of stylists. I enjoy doing it myself," reveals the 38-year-old Michigan native.

"The message I wanted to get out to young women is -- what you see on the red carpet -- maybe they have a team of people putting them together, but it's something you can learn to do yourself if you set your mind to it," says Von Teese.

The former ballet dancer is a prolific tweeter, often dispensing beauty advice to fans who clamour for her tips.

"My favorite foundation is L'Oréal True Match. I use N1. It's Cher's favorite too!" Von Teese tweeted of her signature pale porcelain complexion.

And with inspiration coming from her favorite decades of the '30s and '40s, Von Teese sometimes has trouble finding that perfect lip shade.

"Sadly, matte lipsticks are becoming extinct, especially in the drugstore. Everything is glossy! I like MAC Ruby Woo," tweets the star -- who has helped MAC raise millions of dollars for AIDS awareness and funding, thanks to the Viva Glam lipstick franchise.

(We think Von Teese will be thrilled to hear about NARS' new Pure Matte lipstick line, too.)

Dita Von Teese

Va-va-va-voom! Dita keeps it sensual and sexy. Photo: Dita Von Teese Twitter

Yet, the vixen of all things sensual and sexy says that she actually doesn't feel like she's beautiful.

"I wanted to have a glamorous life like the movie stars in the movies I love, which were the old movies from the '30s and '40s. I wanted to be memorable. I wanted to be something special," Von Teese tells BellaSugar.

"I always felt very ordinary and very boring. I never felt like a beauty, but I understood that beauty and glamour were two different things -- and that glamour is something any woman can achieve."

We'll defer to the goddess of tease on that.

And if you want to steal Von Teese's look, check out our retro hair tips and guide to wearing gorgeous, bold lips.