Olivia Palermo: My Beauty Rules

Jess Lacey

Olivia Palermo always looks absolutely perfect and now you can too with the socialite's top hair and makeup tips...

Olivia Palermo on her skincare rituals...
Thereís no good excuse for sleeping in make-up ó ever. Itís just good hygiene. It takes ten minutes to remove, and everyone has ten minutes. Iím not even high-maintenance with it ó I just smooth Vaseline over my face and remove it with a cotton pad. Itís really effective.



Olivia Palermo on her favourite skincare products...
I donít switch around my skincare. Iíve got a very simple routine. I use all the products from my dermatologist, Dr Dennis Gross, because theyíre great. SK-II also does fantastic moisturisers ó I think I might have used all of them. You know whatís especially great if you travel a lot? The SK-II Facial Treatment Masks. You look like a mummy with them on, but itís so hydrating.



Olivia Palermo on facials...
I only ever go for results-driven facials. I donít have indulgent ones, because they just seem to clog my pores. And Iíve never used a face scrub. Iíll only have one if I get a medical facial and the professional uses it on me.



Olivia Palermo on modelling...
When youíre on different shoots all the time, your skin can be destroyed. Before any shoot, I put on my own face products, then the make-up artist will apply the foundation and colour. As a model, you need to stick to your own products, because itís important for your skin not to get congested. Iím fortunate to work with amazing make-up artists, but Iím still specific about what they put on my face, so my skin doesnít take a beating.



Olivia Palermo on her make-up secrets...
I donít usually give my secrets away. However, I do tell all the make-up artists I work with about Japanese company Mii Cosmetics. I love its Mii Miraculous Colour Corrector. Itís a super-small green concealer paste that you dot over a blemish to counteract the redness.



Olivia Palermo on her make-up staples...
I always stick to nude lips. I usually wear Christian Dior. A fresh, clean, natural look is the most beautiful. I apply my own make-up and I always use the same colour tones. I donít really stray much in the evening. I may just use heavier eye make-up and add a few lashes.



Olivia Palermo on false eyelashes...
Iím a false-lashes expert. Iíve taught all my girlfriends how to apply them. You need Tweezerman Tweezers, Mac Duo Adhesive ó itís the only glue Iíd recommend ó and, if youíre using strips, some small hand scissors to cut them to your match your eyes. False lashes are great ó Iím all for them. If it makes you feel better about yourself, why not?



Olivia Palermo on being blonde...

Being blonde was just a phase. I had to keep it for some time, because we were filming and needed it for continuity. My momís got blue eyes and the most beautiful blonde hair Iíve ever seen, but Iím a natural brunette and donít dye my hair. I often use Living Proof products, and I go to the Julien Farel Salon in New York. The best hair product Iíve ever used is Julien Farel Vitamin Restore. You use it a few times a week instead of your shampoo and conditioner and it brings your hairís PH balance back to normal. Anyone who uses it will feel like theyíre in a hair commercial.



Olivia Palermo on being papped...
You wonít see me getting milk in sweat pants in one of those paparazzi shots. I like getting up and getting dressed. I do have days off from make-up entirely, whether itís on vacation or just staying at home, because my skin needs to breathe.

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