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!
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.”
(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).