BEAUTY NOTES

Nicole Richie Dishes On All Things Beauty, From Her Biggest Beauty Regret to Her Best Skincare Advice

The actress and fashion designer opens up about her beauty and skincare routine.


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After nearly a decade from her masterful days of The Simple Life, Nicole Richie is making her grand return to TV with the new show Great News. With a very different look. While in the past, Richie has sported a variety of hair colors and makeup trends, today she’s much more of a minimalist. Here, the fashion designer and TV star opens up about everything beauty, from her favorite spa getaway and ultimate skincare secret to her biggest beauty regrets.

Your look in three words:

Inviting, enticing, exciting!

Medicine cabinet snapshot:

Biologique Recherche’s face wash, serum, and moisturizer, and a mask a few times a week.

Good skin starts with:

A good diet, drinking lots of water and grape seed oil.

Best advice from your dermatologist:

Stay away from the sun!

Best advice from your facialist:

Focus on stimulating the muscles of your face rather than paralyzing them.

SPF of choice:

Biologique Recherche Protection U.V.

Makeup miracles:

Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer.

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Steve Granitz

Most underrated product:

Lucas Papaw Ointment.

Never leave the house without:

Bobby pins and sunglasses.

A good hair day starts with:

Washing my hair with Kevin Murphy‘s Young.Again.Wash shampoo & conditioner and Honest Beauty’s Truly Restored Leave-In Conditioner.

My hair colorist always says:

Choose one thing to do to your hair. If you are going to bleach it – that should be the your one thing.

Nail product:

Nailtiques’ nail strengthener.

Beauty from the inside out:

A good diet and drinking lots of water.

Exercise obsession:

Tracy Anderson Method.

Drink of choice:

Pressed Juicery’s Green Juice + Coconut Water for hydration.

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David Crotty

Product that you picked up from the pros:

Sheila Stotts’ hairbrushes.

A woman should smell like:

Clean.

Spa-cation at:

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. I really enjoy their Stretch Therapy Session.

TSA-friendly essentials:

I have a 15 minute regimen for the plane which includes but nor limited to: Latex Gloves, EO Lavender Sanitizing Spray, Ponaris Nasal Emollient, Lucas Papaw Ointment, Emergen-C, my own tea, Biologique Recherche moisturizer, and a face mask.

In-tub must-read:

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.

Best advice from mom:

“Never leave the house without lotion and cash.”

Beauty Blunder:

I wish I hadn’t shaved off my eyebrows when I was 13.

Definite doppelgänger:

Raven Simone & Shaquille O’Neal.