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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 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.

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Photoshoots » 2017 » Tristan Kallas (Coveteur)

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.”

On September 19th, Nicole Richie attended a launch party held by Urban Decay celebrating Nicole as new brand ambassador, representing the “Troublemaker” mascara, as well as introducing new products. Nicole wore two outfits at the event, and was styled by Jamie Mizrahi in Frame, Derek Lam and Jimmy Choo.

Playing 20 questions with @nicolerichie ✨ coming soon to @coveteur 📸: @tristankallas

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Appearances » 2017 » September 19: At the Urban Decay Cosmetics ‘Troublemaker’ launch party in Los Angeles, California

Urban Decay have announced Nicole Richie as their new brand ambassador. She will be representing the “Troublemaker” mascara, which is available from their website for $24.

Introducing Urban Decay's newest troublemaker, @nicolerichie! #HereComesTrouble 💜💫

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Training for the role this face was born to play… @urbandecaycosmetics

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