Paris Hilton’s beauty rules to live by

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  • The hotel heiress shares her mother’s beauty secrets and recalls 'The Simple Life' haircut that made her weep

    I’m blonde and I love it. I’ve never dyed my hair dark. I’ll sometimes wear a wig when I’m somewhere with lots of people, such as Disneyland. It’s fun to be able to change my hair colour without worrying about the damage.

    When I was younger, my friends would sunbathe – I would be the only one not doing it. My mother told me that the sun would destroy my skin, and I’m glad I listened to her. I’m still strict with my SPF; I use Chanel UV Essentiel Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF50.

    From left to right: 1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo, £17; 2. MAC Burgundy Times Nine, £25; Diptyque Gardénia Candle, £42; 4. Jo Malone London Vanilla & Anise Scented Candle, £42

    It’s tricky keeping blonde shiny. Tracey Cunningham, my colourist in Los Angeles, told me about a treatment called Olaplex. It’s better than any mask. It’s done at the same time as lightening your hair, and if you get your hair styled all the time, it’s a lifesaver. I also apply the at-home treatment every few days, and the Kérastase deep conditioning mask overnight; it smells amazing.

    I’ll never cut my hair short again! During The Simple Life, I had extensions removed and decided to try a shorter style. The hairdresser was very famous and did everyone’s hair, so I trusted him. I was on my phone, and when I looked up my hair was up to my ears – I looked like a boy! I was too embarrassed to say I didn’t like it, so I just went into the bathroom and cried. He ruined my hair.

    From left to right: 5. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £37; 6. Paris Hilton With Love EDP, £40 for 100ml; 7. Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3, £39.99

    My fans tag me in their Instagram pictures of my fragrances. I’ve created 17 in the past ten years and they love to show me their collections – it’s really cute. My taste in perfume has become more sophisticated with age; my latest, With Love, contains green apple, kiwi, jasmine and fresh orchid.

    When people visit my home, it’s important that it smells good. The right scent can really lift someone’s mood. I use candles, oils and incense, but they have to look beautiful, too. My favourites are Jo Malone London, and vanilla and gardenia scents.

    From left to right: 8. Kérastase Masque Elixir Ultime, £31; 9. Chanel UV Essentiel Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF50, £41; 10. Chanel Correcteur Perfection, £27

    I love smoothies and juices. In the summer, I’ll do a juice diet and drink only juice for three days – it’s usually if I have something big coming up where I’m going to be wearing a bikini.

    I like trying new looks, but there are products I rely on. I use MAC eyeshadows, Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder and NARS bronzers. The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation really does go on like silk, while Chanel’s concealer is my favourite.

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