How does Olivia Palermo look so good? We ask her

Re­al­ity star. Fash­ion icon. Busi­ness­woman. And now, beauty muse. So what’s Olivia’s se­cret? Do­minique Tem­ple finds out

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Hers is a very mod­ern fairy tale. Hav­ing launched her ca­reer as a cast mem­ber on MTV’s re­al­ity-drama The City, Olivia Palermo has gone on to be­come a one-woman fash­ion pow­er­house, with five mil­lion In­sta­gram fol­low­ers and count­less de­signer col­lab­o­ra­tions to prove it. And now? She has set her sights firmly on the beauty world, be­com­ing one of the faces of Bobbi Brown. It’s fair to say that if any­one knows about look­ing good, it’s Olivia. We’re all ears…


‘I al­ways start my day with a Tracy An­der­son on­line fit­ness class to sweat out all my tox­ins. I try to re­ally look af­ter my skin, so af­ter show­er­ing I mois­turise with Dr Den­nis Gross C+Col­la­gen Deep Cream – it helps to smoothe and hy­drate my com­plex­ion.’


‘My go-to look is al­ways a clas­sic, de­fined eye, glow­ing skin and a good blow-dry. I start with my brows – they de­fine and set your face. I use a pen­cil to add def­i­ni­tion and an eye­brow brush to groom my nat­u­ral shape. When it comes to foun­da­tion, I look for some­thing that will give me a glow with­out look­ing cakey. I love Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Long-Wear Weight­less Foun­da­tion SPF15 (£31, bob­ – it’s light­weight but still con­ceals as much you want it to. I use a brush to ap­ply, as you can swipe for sheer cov­er­age ( great for day­time) or stip­ple for a stronger, evening look. Make sure you have a pow­der that works with your foun­da­tion. I have one in my purse for big events so I can al­ways do a quick touch-up. I love the True Match Pow­der by L’Oréal Paris. My desert is­land beauty prod­uct is Vase­line (£1.95, You can use it in so many ways: to set your brows, de­fine your lashes or to pro­tect your lips. For the evening, I love a red lip. It’s clas­sic and beau­ti­ful. My favourite is the Luxe Lip Color by Bobbi Brown.’


‘Gen­er­ally, I like pol­ished hair and makeup, but some­times it’s fun to be ex­per­i­men­tal for events. I al­ways fo­cus on one fea­ture at a time, though – whether that be my hair, a smoky eye or bold lip. When I’m in Lon­don I love to be a bit ad­ven­tur­ous with my hair. I see Jor­dan Gar­rett of Her­sh­esons – he pro­vides me with lots of in­spi­ra­tion. One of my favourite go-to styles is a braid. There are so many vari­a­tions and you can switch up your tex­ture and style: I either opt for a soft ro­man­tic style or a messier look to make a state­ment. I treat my hair­styles like an ac­ces­sory – they are just as im­pact­ful as a bold ear­ring or lip.’

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