5 More Makeup and Beauty Tips from Paris Hilton

Published in: Fragrance, Makeup Tips/How To, News

Every successful celebutante has a few secret beauty tips up her sleeve, and Paris Hilton’s no exception. She was in SF today at the Macy’s in Union Square to promote Fairy Dust, her latest fragrance, and dished about her new perfume, her TV show and, of course, makeup.


New Lipgloss Love: Laura Mercier Liquid Crystal Lipgloss in Citrine

When it comes to makeup, Paris loves lipgloss. This time last year she was all about Chanel Glossimer in Astral. Before that, it was MAC Lipglass in Prrr, but lately she’s been lovin’ on Laura Mercier Liquid Crystal Lipgloss in Citrine, a bright golden coral.

Homegirl actually busted out a tube from her silver Fendi purse while we talked.

“It’s funky,” she said, turning the tube in the light to show me how the colors changed, and then applied a layer with the doe foot applicator. “It’s like all different colors … green and gold and orange.”

Sounds pretty, right? So I went straight to the Laura Mercier counter after the interview only to find out that the Liquid Crystal glosses had been retired six months ago. SHOOT!

But I did some digging and found a slightly softer alternative to Citrine, Bellini Lip Glace ($22), a shimmery coral-gold.

5 of Paris Hilton’s Favorite Makeup and Beauty Products

1. MAC Studio Fix
She can’t live without it!

2. Cle de Peau Concealer

3. CoverGirl LashBlast
Okay, that settles it. Paris and I don’t have the same taste in mascara. Last year she mentioned Maybelline Great Lash (I never understood the hype), and this year it’s CoverGirl’s LashBlast. Seriously?

I almost gave her my tube of Chanel Exceptionnel mascara … but who gives away Chanel??

4. Wet ‘n’ Wild Nail Polish
LOL, I wonder if she tries on polish while she’s standing in front of the display in the store. I know you do this too, ladies. Don’t lie!

5. Kate Somerville products
Paris highly recommends Kate’s cleanser, eye cream and toner.

Some of Her Favorite Makeup Looks

She’s photographed wearing a lot of smokey eyes and nude lips, but today she wore a shimmery silver and green-gray eye, pink cheeks and coral lips, which nicely complimented her seafoam green and silver Alexander Wang dress, L.A.M.B cardigan and white Dior sunglasses.

She said she likes both natural and bold makeup looks. There’s the rosy cheeks and mascara look, but she also has a weakness for bold colors and neon. She said she just got a cool hot pink eyeshadow in Japan, but I didn’t catch the name.

Boyfriend Benji Loves Fairy Dust, Too

For the record, Fairy Dust passes the Benji Madden boyfriend test.

Fairy Dust, Paris’ fifth scent for women, smells younger and more carefree than last year’s CAN CAN, but it’s more the complicated than the average celebrity fruity floral. I wore it for the interview today, and on me it starts off with a strong burst of cantaloupe and peach. From there, it softens into a gardenia floral, eventually drying down to a musky, warm vanilla.

The scent lasted all day long. My first reaction was that the initial burst of cantaloupe was too strong, but the intensity wears down to a perfect level within a few minutes, and I really like the the mid and base notes. $55 for a 3.4 oz. bottle; $45 for the 1.7 oz. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+

A Paris Hilton Singalong

On the drive into the city today, I was trying to get into character for the interview (LOL!), so I listened to Paris’ song, Stars Are Blind.

Listening to her song, I wondered if she’d sing a duet with me if I asked (that would rock!). And how many times would she say the words “hot” or “bitches” during the interview? Five times? Fifteen?

But I digress…

Have you been watching My New BFF? The British version just wrapped up, and I asked Paris which group of potential BFF’s did the better overall job with their makeup — the Yanks or the Brits.

“They’re all hot,” she said diplomatically. I pressed, and that’s when she said the Americans rocked the more fierce makeup looks. “They just did it more funky,” she said. “I think the Brits are a bit more reserved. Most of them didn’t wear makeup.”

America: 1
UK: 0

(LOL! Still lovin’ ya, my UK girls) 🙂

Paris Hilton’s Travel Beauty Tips: Sleep, and More Sleep

From Japan to Britain to Los Angeles, Paris sets some jets. Travel’s a big part of her life. She spends more time on planes than most of us spend in our cars.

What’s her best travel beauty secret?

Answer: drinking lots of water and sleeping on the plane. “Just to try to sleep on the plane the whole time,” she said. “Bring your own pillow and blanket. Oh, and bring an eye mask if they don’t have one on the plane. It really helps.”


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I bumped into the beautiful Bella Sugar at Macy’s today (check out her interview here). That girl’s one of my favorite people. We swapped cat stories, and I drooled over her new camera (a Canon XSi 12.2 MP DSLR).

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  1. Marisol says:

    Her poses crack me up. It is like she has bad back problems.

    Thanks for the interview.

    I hate to admit this but I purchased her song when it came out. It was catchy.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Life in Pictures

  2. Ellery says:

    You both look amazing! I totally agree with her about Brits not being very adventurous with makeup.

    I really can’t wait to smell this fragrance, I know I’m gonna love it. And even if I don’t I still want it just for the bottle.

    Ohh, and slightly off topic, I may actually be buying my first non-celebrity fragrance! I got a Narciso Rodriquez for Her sample in my magazine and it’s sooo amazing, have you smelt it?

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    LOL, I know a bunch of people who purchased that song on the ‘low. I went to dance class one day and my teacher totally had it playing on her iPod and I was like, “Ohhh! Busted!”

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Thanks! The bottle is pretty cute… very fun!

    OoO I haven’t smelled that one yet. What’s it like? I’m going to the mall tomorrow so hopefully I can find it!

  5. Dao says:

    Ok, here’s the caption for the last pic:

    Karen: *tried not to look at Paris’s boobs* girl, stay cool!
    Paris: *thought really hard* I’m wondering what self-tanning lotion this chick wears, cause it’s totally not, like, orangy and all.

    Seriously, Paris is almost as tan as you! LastBlast is a good drugstore mascara, I’m glad P. Hil updated her mascara from that awful Maybelline you-know-what one.

  6. Sylvie says:

    Hey! I was thinking exactly the same thing as Marisol! She only seems to have one pose. Oh well but what do we mortals know about it, she’s probably had a dozen team of professional image consultants work out precisely her best angle with computer simulations. But at least according to your descriptions, she doesn’t seem all stuck up.

  7. Janelle says:

    Great interview! I think it’s so cool you get to meet celebrities like this! 🙂 And Bella too! I used to be a big TeamSugar user.

    Janelle´s last blog post..Coming Soon

  8. Anna says:

    Thanks for the interview Karen

    Paris has terrible taste in Mascara doesnt she ? I giggled out loyd reading you wanted to give her your Chanel 🙂

    I love how Ms Show off Hilton purched her Silver Fendi on the table…..jealous moi ? Hell yah !! The dress is cute too.

    Cute pic of you and Paris, her poses are so manniquin like 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    LOL, that dress was pretty cute in person. I’d wear it if I was tall and thin and didn’t have to work in a traditional office!

    I tried LashBlast and it does nothing for me. The brush kinda hurts when it hits the base of my lashes. But I’m glad that it works for you, as I know you’re particular about your mascaras. 🙂

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    She was nice to me, and even wished me happy holidays before I left the interview room.

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle,

    Yeah, it’s a bit weird to meet celebs in person sometimes. But from my experience most of them have been nice. I’ve heard horror stories from other journalists, though.

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    Girl, that bag was fierce. She posted it up on the table next to her in the interview room, too. If I had more time I would’ve asked her what was in her purse. 🙂

    LOL, I was having a really bad hair and eyeliner day (I had a contact lens “situation” earlier). Funny how these things happen when you least want them too.

    Happy Tuesday!

  13. Amy says:

    OMG…I totally try on nail polish in front of the display. I even pull a tissue or napkin out of my bag to wipe off an offensive color. lol.

    Amy´s last blog post..Will You Remember Me

  14. yadiq says:

    i am a nail polish tryer on offender too lol

    i must say that citrine is HOT

    i just sent you a kodak gallery link of my vacation i am sure that will dish out all my vacay details lol

    have a great day – how is your mom in law doing?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Amy,

    HA! Me too. I just did it the other day with a bunch of random OPI polishes at the beauty store. I didn’t have a tissue with me so I left the store with crazy nails!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Yadi,

    Got the pics! 🙂

    I wish I could’ve gotten the real deal holyfield version of Citrine. Bellini is a bit more quieter, but is still pretty.

    El Hub is heading to Hawaii today to be with my MIL. Her operation is this week, so I’m just hoping that we get good news. Just trying to stay positive…

  17. Brittany says:

    I smelled her new perfume in a magazine not too long ago and I loved it! I thought it smelled a lot more sophisticated than her other scents. My only gripe is the bottle. I think it looks like something that would be marketed for 12 year olds, not adults. Other than that I was actually impressed.

    The lip gloss is pretty. I’ve been loving corals and peachy colors lately.

  18. Glosslizard says:

    She looks very pretty and glowy in those pics, and so do you for that matter!

    On a slight aside, it always amuses me how photographers/editors/whomever gush over celeb’s skin… if we all had the time and bucks for weekly facials and top-of-the-line products, we’d all have amazing skin too!

    I saw Bella’s interview and wondered if you two would cross paths! 🙂

  19. Tekoa says:

    I’d explore the perfume, but le fiance would beg me to wash it off the second he found out it was from Paris. Apparently not every male thinks she’s hot.

  20. jeannie says:

    Re: CoverGirl LashBlast being Paris’ favourite. Have you ever seen her without false eyelashes? I doubt she uses mascara. She wears false eyelashes to go to the newsstand and the beach.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    Hmm, I wonder if that site got some overstock of the shade…

    Time to go digging!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    Peaches and coral lipglosses are a weakness of mine! Do you have MAC Lychee Luxe?

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Paris’ skin was pretty fantastic… she’s a close second to Dita, who had the most amazing complexion!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Tekoa,

    It actually smells pretty good… LOL, would it make it any better if it was by Britney?

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Jeannie,

    Hmm, I dunno. Perhaps she does a mascara and false lash combo (that’s what I was taught to do by the folks at Shu).

  26. Vivian says:

    actually, i kinda believe her. Celebs know how to save too. Yeah, they are like normal people when it comes to budget and splurge. Some of them use cheaper lash products and they wear falsies often, so they’ll just swipe mascara first.

    My fav mascara right now is Rimmel Glam’eyes! Two swipes and my lashes look like I have strips of falsies attached!! But I know that other people don’t like it, but I do!

  27. tatiana says:

    Paris looks kinda freaky in the pic that you took with her. Maybe her lashes are too heavy for her eyelids. That Laura Mercier Bellini gloss is so pretty! In the pic are you wearing it with anything else or is it straight out of the tube?

  28. Megan says:

    I agree about her poses…she just always looks funny to me.

    AND for the record a couple of my friends made fun of me for liking “Stars are Blind” but I say whatev. I like what i like.

  29. lexi says:

    Hey Karen,
    Ironically I had that Bellini lipgloss – I took it back because I like the Chanel Gazelle better on me. I do like the Vanilla Hazelnut like scent! And for the record, Great Lash never worked for my lashes either – I’m a MAC Plushlash girl!

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Yadiq,

    HOT! I want, I want. I just wish I could get it now. I’m all about instant gratification when it comes to lipgloss. 🙂

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Vivian,

    Sweet! I love budget mascara. Does it do a good job thickening?

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Tatiana,

    I think it might be the lighting! I swear her eye makeup looked fierce. I wanted to get a close of her eye, but I don’t think homegirl would’ve been down with me getting my camera up in her mix, ha ha ha.

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    Ha! I got crap for liking that song, too. Hey, it perks me up in the morning.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Great Lash smears like *crazy* on me. I just don’t get it!

    MAC Plushlash = so fab! Have you ever tried their Mascara X? It’s pretty darn great, too!

    I have been wearing Bellini around the house (ha ha ha) and I am loving the texture. I just wish it was more bling, you know? Maybe I’ll pair it with a gold gloss just for fun.

    How’s your week been?

  35. Vivian says:

    Hi, Karen, I’ve heard mixed review ofthis Rimmel glam eye mascara. I did shell out 8 dollars for it, but I actually love the result. It does thicken my lashes and defines them and it does a good job keeping my lashes curled. IF the mascara is applied the right way! It’s different for every girl and it took me 2 attempts to get it right. I happened to love this.

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Vivian,

    I hear that. I tried a mascara today, and I was disappointed in the results. I think, though, that most of it was bad execution on my part (I was in a hurry). I think with practice with it I can get it right. Maybe I’ll get lucky with the Rimmel one, too. 🙂

    I actually like a lot of Rimmel products. Have you tried their powder blushes? I have a few of ’em.

  37. Karen B says:

    Hehe, more beauty tips from Paris. She’s actually right about the travel things but then again aren’t those widespread ‘tips’?
    You don’t look bad dear, it’s actually Paris that looks weird in that picture, like her eyelids are waaaay too heavy…

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

  38. Joanne says:

    I wanted to see her that day too!! I caught a glimpse of the ad on the back of this newspaper and got excited, but I didn’t have the 100+ to go and see her =( I wonder how her perfume smells. I liked her previous ones, except for can can.

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Aww, thanks. My hair was acting nuts that day and my eyeliner went all crazy because I had an “incident” with my contacts, so I felt really junk-tacular in that picture.

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Joanne,

    You’ll like her new one if you prefer fruity, white florals. The fruit in Fairy Dust is summery — peaches and melons. The good thing about it is that it doesn’t have the uber-sweetness that most fruity florals have.

  41. Antoinette says:

    Paris’ skin is simply looking fantastic.
    I’d explore the perfume at this weekend.

  42. Sammie says:

    Oi, I am a Brit and rock make up just fine!

    LOL, Karen you look so much better than Paris in the pic, your skin looks glowy! Whats the secret?

    Have you tried the mac lipgelee in lust is lush? Bright orange in the tube, coral on xD

  43. juliegirl says:

    actually, cover girl’s lash blast is AMAZING! i normally use the Bourjois Coup de Theater False lash illusion mascara and have tried numerous other high end brands. when my roommate told me about her covergirl lash blast, i was skeptical. she put it on and i honestly have never seen lashes look so good with such little work. so i decided to try it and i refuse to use anything else. ive gotten all of my girls to use it, including my mom who is super particular about what mascara she uses.

    DEF try it. its so much cheaper and its often on sale at drugstores. sometimes it goes for buy one get one free!

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