Category: Interviews

Nicole Richie to ELLE: “I’m not a big ‘cake on the makeup’ person”

Whilst at Coachella, ELLE Magazine spoke to Nicole Richie about her beauty secrets, especially whilst in the desert.

Nicole told ELLE, “I’m not a big ‘cake on the makeup’ person. We’re in the desert, I’m from California—I want to look good, but I’m not trying to weigh myself down with 700 pounds of makeup.”

She has also always been open about her limited makeup skills: “I don’t know how to do my own makeup. I have three tricks that I know, and that’s it. So, if nothing else, throw on a nice little red-orange lipstick and it’ll bring out the rose in your face.”

1. She’s learned that less is more.
“Over the past two decades, I felt I needed a lot more before—I needed extensions, foundation, the brows, so many things. Then, I got to a place where I was more confident and wanted to show who I was, because being somebody else can be fun for a second but at the end of the day, it ends up being tiring because it’s not you. That doesn’t mean that I hate makeup. I am somebody who is all about being your most authentic self and representing who you really are and loving makeup at the same time.”

2. She was once ashamed of her curly hair.
“In the ’80s, having curly hair was not cool at all and I would go to school with all of my white friends and they would show up just out of the shower with their wet hair and I was like, ‘Oh my God, why can’t I be just like them?’ I was almost ashamed to have curly hair and now I love it. It’s who I am. It’s me, so I’m down to rock that right now.”

3. She loved crazy hair colors, but it caused serious damage…
“I loved the lavender, it was when I started [wearing unique hair colors] and I would definitely say that’s my all-time favorite. It was the biggest change for me. Once I got into color, I would change my hair like it wasn’t that big of a deal. Then, it all fell out and I had to cut it off.”

Click here to read all 6 of Nicole Richie’s beauty secrets.

15 Beauty Products That Nicole Richie Uses

Whilst at Coachella, Nicole Richie spoke to Cosmopolitan about the beauty products she actually uses – including her camera and bag!

Nicole takes her Canon PowerShot G7 X with her everywhere, “so I can take photos of everything that happened — especially if I’m not going to remember.” She has everything in her straw tote bag separated into a few smaller bags. “I’m a bag within a bag person because I’m a Virgo. We don’t want to be messy. We want to keep ourselves organized.”

Cosmo says: The first bag she keeps is a dark green velvet drawstring pouch for her crystals because “everyone is an animal.” he second is a small printed House of Harlow 1960 bag (part of her new collaboration with Urban Decay) where she keeps her makeup, and the last is a small red case (that she jokes is monogramed with “NCR” just in case she forgets her initials) for her skincare. Here’s a look at what’s inside those last two.

Read below to find out the 15 products Nicole Richie actually uses, or read on the Cosmopolitan website here.

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Nicole Richie recreates her 2000s’ style for Paper Magazine

Nicole Richie recreated some of her favourite looks from the 2000s for Paper Magazine. The photos were shot by Douglas Friedman. Check our Tumblr for comparisons. Nicole also gave a brief interview, including revealing some style guidelines she has. Here’s a snippet:

“It’s little things, like I don’t wear red lipstick when I’m going to do a talk show. If I have to speak, it’s just not who I am. I just can’t do it.

Also — I’m cold all the time, so if there’s an opportunity for me to throw a turtleneck under something or wear something that’s beautiful and long-sleeved, I will absolutely do it…I also don’t want to hide behind a lot of hair or a lot of makeup — I just want to breathe and be present and absolutely be there without a lot of armor around me.”

Read more here. Also be sure to check out this brief behind the scenes video on Instagram here.

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Photoshoots » 2018 » Douglas Friedman (Paper Magazine)

YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials does Nicole Richie’s make-up

YouTube make-up star Nikkie Tutorials does Nicole Richie’s make-up with the Urban Decay Naked Heat Petite Palette! The two chat about make-up mishaps, their favourite make-up to apply and good techniques.

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Candids » 2018 » January 10: Filming a video with Nikki Tutorials at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California

Watch Nicole Richie’s appearance on The Ellen Show

Nicole Richie recently appeared on The Ellen Show to promote Great News, which aired on January 20th, 2018. They also talked about her children’s bearded dragon, Speedy, and dancing!

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Appearances » 2018 » January 9: 2018 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California

Nicole Richie talks to Vice: “I would be an amazing personal assistant”

Nicole Richie spoke to Vice at the beginning of December about her show Great News, growing up, past projects and more. The photos of Nicole – in her Burbank office – were taken by Chuck Grant.

Here is a preview of the excellent interview by Aly Comingore. Click here to read the full interview!

VICE: How did you get involved with Great News?
Nicole Richie: My manager called me and said, “I have this script—I think you should read it. It’s a Tina Fey show. It’s really funny.” I’m a big 30 Rock fan, and the moment I opened the script I heard that rhythm. Then I came up with about 35 reasons why I couldn’t audition, all rooted in me thinking that it wasn’t going to happen. But I went and auditioned three times, and I got it. They had already shot the pilot, so I was shooting four days later.

You shot the first season before the election, right?
Yeah, we started shooting in August of last year, finished in October, and aired in April. It was probably the first thing on all of our minds, moreso when the season came out. Like everyone, we thought the outcome would be very different. We had some Hillary lines in there that were cut, but there’s no mention of any political figures on the show, which I think is incredibly cool of Tracy. She and Tina are such smart, elegant women, and the beauty of great comedy is when you’re able to keep aligned with who you are while making jokes too. The second season is a good representation of that.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a ballerina. When I was 16, I got real bold, and I wanted to be Britney Spears’s backup dancer.

Did you always have aspirations to act?
I always knew I wanted to perform. When I was in high school, I wanted to do musical theater. I wanted to move to New York and go to college there, but my birthday’s in September, so I graduated at 17. My parents saw the look in my eye and were like, “You’re not going to the East Coast. We need to keep you here.” So I went to college in Arizona for two years—maybe two classes, but I had the time of my life.

Then, when I was done, The Simple Life just happened. At the time, there was no other show to compare it to. It was pitched to me like, “Do you want to take 30 days out of your life and go with your best friend to some city—but we’re not going to tell you where it is—and get paid for it?” And I was like, “Yeah, why not?” I did it, and it was so much fun, but it lasted for five seasons. I didn’t plan on that—my life just went in a completely different direction.

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Photoshoots » 2017 » Chuck Grant (Vice)