Olivia Palermo reveals her best beauty tips


Olivia Palermo is known for her enviable wardrobe and impeccable style. Let’s be real, we’ve all obsessed over her street style at some point. But although Olivia is definitely a fashion girl at heart, she also has a classic beauty look that we also want to know how to recreate ourselves. So it makes perfect sense that Olivia is making her mark in the beauty world as an ambassador for Bobbi Brown’s #AllDaySmile campaign.  

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We spoke to the style and beauty star to discuss her new campaign with Bobbi Brown and discover her best beauty tips.

What does this partnership mean to you, and why did you decide to associate yourself with Bobbi Brown?

Bobbi Brown has always been a beauty brand I’ve looked to and have used throughout the years, so it’s lovely that we were able to work together.

Why does this foundation make you smile?

It’s the foundation (no pun intended) for building your look for the day because it lasts all day.

What’s your favorite Bobbi Brown product?

Since I was a young child I’ve always been a fan of Bobbi’s brushes and I’ve also always loved their eye palettes.

At what age did you start wearing makeup?

Probably in my tweens or teen years, and my first makeup was Bobbi Brown.

What’s your best beauty tip?

My best beauty tip is to maintain your skin, because the one thing you’ll have forever is your skin so you might as well take care of it.

What’s your everyday makeup?

My everyday makeup is a little bit of a bronzed look with a chocolate brown or taupe eye that can be played up or worn a bit heavier to transition into evening.

How do you start your day?

Every day is different, but I always start my day taking a shower and using my dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross’s face products, after going to Tracy Anderson and sweating out all my toxins!

What does your typical day look like?

Again, every day is different (that’s what I enjoy), but there’s usually a similar structure and tone. I tend to be on the road a lot. My phone is my computer!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be your beauty essential?

I always think an eyebrow pencil is key, and an eyebrow brush, because eyebrows shape the entire face. Concealer is definitely a must-have, but usually when you’re stranded on a beach there’s some sun, so you’ll get some natural colour that will help you achieve that supermodel glow naturally!

Who are your beauty icons?

I really take note from old classic movies and fashion editorials. There’s not one specific person. Runway and backstage is also always great to take inspiration from.

How would you describe your personality?

My personality is eclectic, lively, fun and definitely organised. I strive for perfection, although there is no such thing!

How do you stay grounded working in the fashion and beauty industry?

It’s important to work with a small team around you where everybody can have an opinion. It’s important to be willing to look outside the box.

What are the three things you can’t live without?

[My dog] Mr. Butler, my phone, and my manicures.  

Describe your style.

My style is eclectic and accessorized. I like to incorporate colour.

What makes you feel powerful?

A great tailored suit or a fantastic jacket. I think a statement coat is always a great way to go.

What’s your go-to in-flight beauty essential?

I don’t have any. It’s best to keep your face light. No moisturiser, no nothing. Or else your pores will clog!

Glow or blush?

You can incorporate both and have a happy, healthy balance.

When do you feel most like yourself and the most confident?

All the time. Not just every once in a while. You have to love yourself and be connected with yourself first.

What’s your first beauty memory?

There are so many, but I always love a great red lips. It’s classic, it’s beautiful. Preferably matte!

Who’s your style crush?

That’s very obvious, Mr. Butler because he’s always so chic and can wear colour. He’s blanche so every colour looks great on him!

The #AllDaySmile campaign is centred around Bobbi Brown paying homage to its hometown of New York and celebrates the launch of the new Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15, an ultra-lightweight formula with a multidimensional matte, full-coverage finish. 

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