Category: Interviews

Nicole Richie confirms that “Troublemaker” mascara is sex proof after putting it to the test

Nicole Richie recently spoke to Galore Magazine about working with Urban Decay Cosmetics, make-up and trends! Read the full interview below, but be sure to head over to their website to check out some photos of Nicole from a party Urban Decay threw to celebrate Nicole becoming their brand ambassador.

How did you and Urban Decay decide to work together?

I had a meeting with them and they were going over their girl and their message. They are all about beauty being an individual experience and really appreciating that girls have to rebel against the trends in beauty, and the idea that somebody else can’t tell you what beauty is. [They’re all about] taking that power back and defining it for yourself and really diving into self-expression.

It’s so aligned with who I am and what House of Harlow is all about. We have a lot of the same messaging and it was like, immediately, we’re so aligned with where we are, so we should do this.

It really does make sense for you to work together. When I got the press release, I was like, “Oh my god, duh.”

Yeah, it was an immediate decision for me, for sure.

I know they say it’s sex proof — can you confirm?

Did I test it? Yes. It’s been through many tests and according to Joel [Madden, her husband], it’s sex proof.

What kind of outfit and hair would you go with for the ultimate Troublemaker look?

If you’re going to get into trouble, it’s always good to look the opposite so that you trick people. You still can do you, but do you in a toned down way. Regardless of how much trouble you get in, you don’t wanna get caught for it. You don’t wanna be on Front Street. So I think you gotta lay low physically.

What’s your makeup philosophy in general?

Probably to pick one or two things you want to go with for that day. Obviously when we’re working in an environment like this, it’s a different thing. I’m somebody who, I don’t wear a ton of makeup. So I choose my things I wanna roll with and go with that. Some people only feel like themselves when they have a full face of makeup on, and that’s cool too. That’s the cool thing about makeup. You can be whatever you wanna be.

What’s one fall trend you wouldn’t do?

I stay away from trends altogether. We don’t do it with House of Harlow. I think that trends limit people and make people who can’t buy into the trend feel bad about themselves. I stay away from all of them. Unless they’re like, making your eyebrows look thicker, I’m all about that one.

Do you believe in saving dramatic eye makeup for night time or would you rock it all day?

I feel like I would be down to wear that in the day. There are so many outfits I’m trying on for night [that make me say] to myself, oh, this would be great with no makeup and slicked back hair, because the outfit is enough. So I kinda like to choose. I think it’s cool when people are wearing a big dramatic eye with jeans and a t-shirt. I like that look.

What’s the most extreme makeup you’ve ever done, and do you regret it?

Probably in ninth grade, I was experimenting with every single color eyeshadow on the planet and using different eyeshadow colors as eyeliner, which can’t be great. I did red one time and I came down to go to school, and my mom was like, “You look like you are sick. You look like something’s wrong with you. You cannot do red around your eyes.” So now I know.

For you, what’s the biggest difference doing your own makeup and having it done professionally?

Well, I only have two tricks. So that’s the difference. Usually when I’m doing my makeup, I have to get it done [professionally]. I can do a mascara, an under-eye concealer and a red lip [myself].

Do you remember the first major makeup moment you had as a kid or teenager?

I grew up here [in LA] so I would go to the West Side Pavilion to Nordstrom and I would get Urban Decay makeup, because they were all about bright colors. And this is when I was first wearing makeup, so I was like, oh my god, I love all these colors. There was a gunmetal eyeshadow called Uzi, and that was my first eyeshadow.

Did you know what Uzi meant?

No. I don’t even know why I remember that’s what it was called, but it was. I didn’t think about it, I was just just like, “Get this on my eyes.”

I remember being the same way about Urban Decay’s amazing eyeshadow names!

Zero idea, you don’t care.

Which 2000s beauty trend needs to make a comeback?

What is a 2000s trend?

White eyeliner, body glitter…

I’m not mad at the white eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger. I’m not mad at that.

Nicole Richie: “I’m a winter girl. I like to layer. I like a hundred clothes on my body.”

Nicole Richie recently spoke to Coveteur whilst at a party celebrating her becoming brand ambassador for Urban Decay. Coveteur asked Nicole a round of 20 questions!

Coveteur: Time for 20 Questions!

Nicole Richie: “Here we go!”

Cov: “Everyday makeup look?”

NR: “Every day I don’t wear makeup. So, if I’m going to do anything, [it’s] under-eye concealer and a little mascara, because the eyes are the first thing people look at, so you want to look alive.”

Cov: “Would you rather be too hot or too cold?”

NR: “Too hot. It also never happens, because I’m always cold. I love the heat on 90 degrees.”

Cov: “Shower in the morning or at night?”

NR: “Both, duh. Shower in the morning to get the day going, and then shower in the evening to scrub the day off of you. You can’t get in your bed with all that energy, and everyone touching you.”

Cov: “FaceTime or text?”

NR: “To who?”

Cov: “Your best friend.”

NR: “FaceTime.”

Cov: “To anyone else?”

NR: “Text. And when it’s your best friend, FaceTime 30 times until they answer. You know, if they’re not answering, they must not hear me. So, we’re going to do it again. [laughs].”

Cov: “Skateboarders or surfers?”

NR: “I’m going to go with surfers because I’m obsessed with the ocean, and I find it so brave that girls and guys can go out there and like be at one with the water. That is amazing to me.”

Cov: “Coffee or tea?”

NR: “Coffee, until I get heart palpitations, and then we’re going switch to a tea.”

To read the full interview, head over to Coveteur.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2017 » Tristan Kallas (Coveteur)

Nicole Richie: “Whether it’s makeup or not, experimenting with colour is really important for the soul”

Whilst celebrating the launch of her partnership with Urban Decay on September 19, Nicole Richie spoke to PEOPLE about her daughter Harlow and how she lets her experiment with her hair and make-up.

“She loves to experiment with hair, and I let her do that. She’s finding joy in that and I feel like she’s kind of figuring out for herself what she likes and experimenting with different colours. Whether it’s makeup or not, experimenting with colour is really important for the soul. So I just let her go at it.”

“My daughter loves makeup … She’s on her own thing, you know? It’s cool. It’s cool to watch. She’s way further down the line than I am. She loves makeup, she loves a makeup tutorial. That’s her thing. She’s a hair and makeup girl.”

Nicole Richie speaks to Variety about Great News: “I like making people laugh”

Nicole Richie spoke to Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, on their podcast “Remote Controlled” about Nicole’s role in Great News. They describe the podcast as featuring “the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.” Birnhaum and TV critic Sonia Saraiya also speak to the executive producers of Great News, Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, before diving into conversation with Nicole.

“The second I read the script, I said to myself, ‘This is something I would love to do, this is really funny,’” says Richie, who auditioned three times for the role. “Television is something that I’ve always done. I like making people laugh.”

To hear the full podcast, head over to Variety by clicking here.

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2017 » Dan Doperalski (Variety)

Nicole Richie will feature on Lip Sync Battle

Nicole Richie will be on Lip Sync Battle performing a rendition of the 90s hit “Good Vibrations” – complete with a spray-painted muscle t-shirt. Nicole is competing with her Great News co-star and co-anchor, John Michael Higgins. Be sure to watch the preview and the interviews below!

The episode will air on May 4th at 10 p.m. ET on Spike.

USA Today interview Nicole Richie

USA Today recently interviewed Nicole Richie about her role in Great News as a fun, hip news anchor. You can read the interview below or on their website by clicking here, which also features a video of Nicole putting her anchoring skills to use on USA Today.

Great News is counting on Nicole Richie’s Millennial chops.

The TV personality has all the hallmarks of the maligned generation in the new Tina Fey-produced NBC comedy Great News, playing a Snapchat-obsessed, shallow news anchor whose antics routinely give the old guard (portrayed expertly by John Michael Higgins) heartburn.

But in real life, she, like many thirty-somethings, delicately opts out.

“I don’t consider myself a Millennial,” says Richie, 35, contrasting youth culture social media dependency to her college days when she used AOL dial-ups to get online. “Because there’s some real ones out there I know and I’m like, whew! We are not the same.”

Great News revolves around a young TV producer (Briga Heelan) who grits her teeth as her overbearing mother (Andrea Martin) takes an internship at the news station. Richie plays Portia, an anchor whose paycheck is rooted in her ability to be the resident cool young thing who gets ratings.

On paper, Richie is perfect, having characterized so much of the early aughts thanks to reality TV show fame with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life (2003-07).

But times, they have changed. Her children Harlow, 9, and Sparrow, 7 (with husband Joel Madden), “live in embarrassment of me,” says Richie, who says she started having kids years before many of her friends. “But I kind of expected that. “I’ll do one dab, and I’ll get like, ‘How dare you, why would you do that,'” she laughs.

Great News marks Richie’s sitcom debut, and the former reality star auditioned three times to prove her chops to Fey and series creator Tracey Wigfield. “I think it’s inspired casting,” says Martin. “When people hear her name, immediately they think, ‘Can she act?’ She’s so great because her comedic rhythm is different from everybody else. She really is so cool and chill, as the kids say, and that’s what comes across.”

On set, Richie had a moment in the sun with Martin.

“Andrea had a line where she had to say, ‘Turn down for what,’ and she didn’t know what that meant,” says Richie. So I was like, ‘Oh!’ I played her the song. So she considers me so young and hip and cool,” says Richie. “On the other hand, my girlfriend called me yesterday and said ‘Drake said something about your dad in his song.'” Richie drew a blank. “She was like, you don’t follow @champagnepapi (Drake’s handle) on Instagram?!’ I was like, what is that?’ She’s like, ‘You’re 90!'”

Wigfield, who based the show on her own relationship with her mother, calls Richie naturally funny. “She also has high-status presence about her,” she says. “As soon as she walks in the room, I felt like, ‘This is a cool person. This will be great against John Michael Higgins, to make (his character) feel like a loser every week.’ ”

But dad Lionel Richie wasn’t allowed to come spy. “Because he’ll come and it’s a thing,” she says. “He’s so excited. He’ll tell a story about me when I was 15. And like I’m not trying to do all that. I’m just here, at work, doing my thing.”

Her own TV habits? “I’m like seven years behind,” she says. “Like I just started watching Girls Season 1. Do you understand? I’m very far behind. And before that I was watching Desperate Housewives. Not the Real Housewives. The desperate ones.”

Gallery Links:
Photoshoots » 2017 » Dan MacMedan (USA Today)