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How-To: Get Nicole Richie's Makeup Look

How-To: Nicole Richie's Women in Film Flawless Makeup


Any way you slice it, Nicole Richie knows how to do hippie well. She's got everything from the daytime-braided-hair look to this nighttime Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards gala floral dress and accessory ensemble down pat.

I especially loved her makeup. Her eyes were soft, yet still dressy and smoky and her lips were polished, yet neutral so that the focus remained on her eyes. For those of you who are as captivated by her look as I am and are looking for product and application suggestions so that you can re-create her makeup at home, read more.


  • FACE: Spread a medium-coverage foundation all over your face and neck and blend with a makeup sponge. Using the same sponge, blend concealer under your eyes and to any blemishes or red areas that are still visible. Then, dust a matching colored loose powder all over to take out the shine and set the foundation.
  • CHEEKS: Apply a shimmer-free bronzer to your temples, forehead, cheeks, and chin and blend it well with a clean, fluffy bronzer brush. Then, sweep a rose-colored powder blush such as Laura Mercier Cheek Color in Azalea to the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards towards the tops of your ears. Touch the brush to your nose, chin, and forehead to create a natural-flush effect.
  • EYES: I suggest using a powder eye shadow palette like this one from Vincent Longo in Trastevere. Use the medium shade all over you lid and gently sweep the lightest, yellowy-shimmer color under your brow bone. Then, apply the darkest color in the crease, but only use a touch for definition. Next, line the top of your lashes with black liner and extend the line just slightly beyond the corners. Apply two coats of black mascara and finish by dabbing some champagne eye shadow just above your eyeliner.
  • LIPS: Nicole's lips are polished and smooth looking, but they aren't the focus of this look. For a natural, subdued lip, I suggest sticking with the bronze color family (the same as on your eyes). Try something like Estée Lauder Sheer Lip Tint in Bronze followed by Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Sugarcane .

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