Olivia Palermo shares her beauty secrets

Including the one beauty rule she’ll never break

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 25 2017

Olivia Palermo has garnered a mass following over the years, mostly due to her impeccable style and signature barrel curls, which never disappoint.

To find out more about the former reality stars beauty routine, Allure sat down with Olivia, who is also currently the guest creative director for Ciaté, to discover the tips and tricks she swears by and the products she always has on hand.

The beauty rule she refuses to break

“There’s no excuse for not taking off your makeup – ever. I don’t use a fancy product. I just wipe my face with Vaseline and a cotton pad every night before bed,” she says.

Her secret to radiant and glowing skin

Besides regular visits to a dermatologist (hers is Dr. Dennis Gross, who also happens to have a skin care line), Olivia believes “working out is the key to good skin. I like to sweat it out five days a week with trainer Tracy Anderson.”

Her handbag essentials

Her list is quite extensive with “Mascara, eyeliner, hairspray, an extra bottle of red nail polish – in case I need to do a last minute touch-up – double sided tape, dry shampoo and a comb” always on hand.

On nail maintenance

“I hate chipped polish. Red is my signature colour and I always have my fingers match my toes. Even in the fall and winter,” she says. She even goes so far as having her nails done every four days as it “makes me feel put together.”


Ciaté Olivia Palermo Nail Polish

Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturiser

On hair maintenance

Olivia says that although she’s aware most people wash their hair only a few times a week she doesn’t go a day without washing hers. Product wise, she swears by “L’Oréal Professionnel and Kérastase hair products,” and loves the Hershesons hairdryer and the Harry Josh curling iron.

On creating a home away from home

As she’s constantly travelling, Olivia says, “it’s important to bring things that make your hotel room feel comfortable, and for me that’s Jo Malone or Diptyque travel candles. The scents give me a lift and make me feel at home and at peace.”  


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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.