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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,


  • 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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ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 9 years
this whole look works really well together! her makeup is hippy chic just like her ensemble. love it!
Pinupgirl143 Pinupgirl143 9 years
I think this make-up look makes her look sickly or strung out or something, I don't think it compliments her features at all, it is just all wrong.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
This quote is from MSN's "Undressed": "Nicole is further undone by her mortician-applied makeup, which covers up the lovely and healthy glow she's had since welcoming daughter Harlow in January and leaves her with under-eye circles so dark she could star in "Night of the Living Dead Raccoons." (Kat Gigantis' words, not mine).
hottpink hottpink 9 years
I may be with the few but I love her look!
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
Way too much under her eyes, but other then that she looks great!
lattegoodness lattegoodness 9 years
Ew gross, I think she looked absolutely hideous with those dark circles under her eyes... aren't you supposed to put concealer there instead of dark brown eyeshadow?! WTF!
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 9 years
I love this look! Modern day heroin_chic. I adore it.
lovealways lovealways 9 years
I think she would look a lot better if she didn't pile on so much eyeshadow below her eyes.
emalove emalove 9 years
Eh, I'm not loving her makeup either here...
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
i really think she looks like she needs 5 days worth of sleep!!! she looks dredfull
sofi sofi 9 years
no, why accentuate the fact that you aren't getting much sleep? Too much under her eyes.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 9 years
The eyes are just a little too heroin-chic for my taste.
hebrew-hunny hebrew-hunny 9 years
I love her eyes....she looks great!
mamato2 mamato2 9 years
I'm sure she's tired with a new baby and all-but the makeup here is not helping!
omlove omlove 9 years
I wouldnt want to look like that, no way !!!
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I'm not crazy about the eye makeup either.
mcollazo mcollazo 9 years
I wear somthing similar to this everyday but I use the duwop brown eyes kit from sephora.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
I don't like her make up.
babygal14 babygal14 9 years
I don't like her makeup
InternSugar3 InternSugar3 9 years
if you took away the eye shadow under her eye she would look a lot better and less "drugtastic"
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I dont like the eye make-up, a little too much. Makes it seem like her face is sinking in.
gaellemj gaellemj 9 years
I wouldn't call this make-up flawless. There's a little too much eyeshadow under the eyes for me, it creates dark circles and make her look beyond tired.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
I do like her lips, but the eyes are a little too smoky & drugtastic for my taste.
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