EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Richie Dishes on her Top 5 Beauty Must-Haves

By: Kendall Fisher / July 15, 2014

Nicole's Style Evolution
Nicole Richie's fashion through the years.
If you already thought Nicole Richie was a stunner just by looking at pictures and seeing her on television, prepare to send the jealousy levels soaring–She’s beyond flawless in real life, too.

I had the great pleasure of having dinner with the 32-year-old fashion designer in celebration of the premiere of her new VH1 show Candidly Nicole, and upon meeting her in person for the first time, I was completely awestruck by her beauty.

So, obviously, I needed the scoop on what she does to look so fabulous–Besides rocking blue hair like it ain’t nobody’s business!

Surprisingly though, she was a little stumped to deliver an answer.  While we mostly see her decked out in a smoky eye and bronzed cheeks, Nicole tries to stay away from the makeup while she’s at home.

But if she had to choose five of her favorite, everyday beauty must-haves, here’s what they would be:

  1. Bobbi Pins.  Yes, Bobbi Pins.  As you may have noticed lately, the blue-haired beauty has been wearing her locks slicked back for the most part, and the only way to secure that cute little bun is with a bunch of Bobbi Pins.
  2. Clé de Peau Under Eye Concealer.  Being a busybody like the rest of us, Nicole says this concealer is her go-to to take care of any dark circles under the eyes.
  3. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.  Though she doesn’t typically wear a whole lot of makeup day-to-day, she says this curler (along with the concealer) really brings her eyes alive.  (Jessica Alba once said if she doesn’t put on any makeup at all, the one thing she’ll do is curl her lashes).
  4. Lucas’ Papaw Lip Ointment.  No one wants dry and cracking lips, especially when their voluptuous like Nicole’s.  She swears by this Papaw treatment, which also happens to be good for acne, as an eye cream and even third-degree burns!
  5. Color Conditioner.  So how does she maintain her brightly hued hair? She says her colorist Danny Moon mixes up a combination of conditioner and color so it deposits a little color into her hair each time she conditions it, keeping her locks from fading so fast.  She also uses a new, natural shampoo by Davines.

So there you have it! A little kiss of approval from Nicole herself on any additions you may make to your beauty routine! :)

Don’t forget to catch more from Nicole Richie on Candidly Nicole, which premieres on VH1 Thursday, July 17th at 10 PM!