When I first read that Nicole Richie has no idea about how to apply makeup, my first thought was “well, obviously.” She just looks so tired and run down these days, doesn’t she? And I know that she has small children and she used to enjoy illegal substances and all that, but can’t you like put some concealer under your eyes? Something?
But then I read that a professional does Nicole’s makeup for every appearance, and, well, now I don’t know what to think:
As a red carpet regular and House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate designer, Nicole Richieis a fashionista in every sense of the term. But when it comes to beauty, Richie admits she could use a few pointers. “I actually don’t know how to put on makeup—at all,” she told InStyle.com at a recent party for Dior Beaute. “I have to get it done every time I want to wear makeup. I do not know how to wear it at all. It’s so bad.” However, all is not lost: “I can do my own hair, but I can not do makeup. I don’t even own it. I only own undereye concealer, Maybelline mascara, and an eyelash curler.”
Oh, one of the few products she owns is undereye concealer? Huh. Well, if that doesn’t just beat all.
Look, you guys, I have a confession to make. This post isn’t all about Nicole Richie and her inability to apply makeup. You didn’t think I would do a whole long story about how tired Nicole Richie looks, did you? No, this post is about how tired Nicole Richie looks AND how I want your advice.
When I did that story about the Kardashians getting their own line of fingernail polish, I asked you guys for some manicure tips, and you guys came through. You came through so hard. And don’t think I’m taking advantage of you now, but if you guys have some makeup tips, I would love them.
Do you know of a not-so-expensive eyeliner that stays put? I have a variety of eyeliners, waterproof and not, but no matter what, by the end of the day I always have these black smudges on the outside corner of my eye. It is the single most annoying thing about wearing makeup for me, which is tragic, because I really do enjoy wearing makeup. Sometimes.
And should I be wearing blush? A long time ago, I read that if you have round cheeks, you might want to avoid blush, and I like my freckles and don’t want to hide them, but is this something I should be doing?
And finally, we need to talk about lip stains. I got one a few months ago (I bought so much makeup from e.l.f. because each item was only a dollar and I was on a kick), and I really love it, but it still rubs off. Is there a lipstain, or any lip product, really, that stays put and doesn’t cost a ridiculous amount?