05/31/2011 06:47 pm ET Updated Jul 31, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi Makeup: Italian Prime Minister Goes Heavy On The Foundation, Eyeliner

It's no secret that Silvio Berlusconi has his fair share of lady problems, as Ariel Levy writes in a recent New Yorker profile on the politician. But the reporter also revealed that the Italian Prime Minister uses his fair share of ladies' beauty products, specifically foundation (duh) and guyliner (interesting!). Quoth Levy:

When I finally met Berlusconi -- "Mr. Winner, Mr. Machismo," as Flavia Perina described him -- I was shocked. He is tiny, no more than five feet four inches tall. He wears white eyeliner on his lower lids to make his eyes pop in photographs, and he uses heavy foundation on his face, which renders him the same orangey-brown color as the cast of "Jersey Shore." His hair is thinning--"because I had too many girlfriends," he once said, before he got implants -- and dyed a vivid burnt sienna. Despite these efforts, he is not a young seventy-four; Berlusconi, in the words of his best friend, is a bit dilapidated.

Dilapidated? Sounds like Berlusconi has, in fact, been borrowing beauty tips from his new countrywoman, Snooki.

If only he had her head of hair.

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