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Nicole Richie: I Don't Own Any Makeup

01/06/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

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Despite the fact that Nicole Richie always looks perfect on the red carpet, she insists that when it comes to beauty, she’s hopeless.

“I actually don’t know how to put on makeup — at all,” she confesses to “I have to get it done every time I want to wear makeup. I do not know how to wear it at all. It’s so bad.”

“I don’t even own it,” she continues. “I only own under-eye concealer, Maybelline mascara, and an eyelash curler.”

But Richie’s trademark off-duty look — funky separates and strategic oversized sunglasses — is usually punctuated with runway-ready tresses. Why? “I can do my own hair,” she explains.

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Jenn on

“I don’t even own it,” she continues. “I only own under-eye concealer, Maybelline mascara, and an eyelash curler.” She doesn’t even own it but she only owns it? Is this like Bill Clinton saying “I don’t smoke it, I just inhale it.”? - Allt om Kändisar, Blogg och Mode Nicole Richie Claims She Doesn’t Own Any Makeup | on

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natygoly on

Please! I saw a picture of the girl applying on makeup. It’s like the time Jessica Alba said she didn’t own a hairbrush.

CatherineYou on

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Carolyn on

Does anyone have any idea what these posts say?

Lori on

Jenn: I think what she’s referring to is the whole shebang – foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, eyebrow pencils, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipliner, lipcolor, gloss, etc.

Just wearing mascara and undereye concealer (which is what I do) is like not hardly wearing makeup at all and takes no talent. My husband hates the ‘made-up’ skin look. He likes me to look as natural as possible but without mascara I look tired.

Putting on all those ingredients I mentioned is an art and one that Mrs. Madden claims to not be any good at. I don’t see what’s so hard to believe about it.

Big Whoop on

sHE HAS NO MAKEUP, BUT HAS MASCARA DN CONCEALER? Ummmm ok. Then she has makeup, and even I know how to apply makeup!

Danielle on

Nicole is a natural beauty…. and I believe her I had seen her under the sun light and she is flawless…..unlike Paris Hilton….that she is all made up and phony….she has nothing going for….but Nicole is beautiful inside and out….!

dj on

I luv Nicole, but what a silly comment.

Dee on

I like Nicole Richie, I thought she was hilarious and much more interesting than Paris Hilton. That being said, what is the point of this article She doesn’t own makeup but has concealer and mascara, well what do you think the later is? Slow celebrity news day, couldn’t you do better than this. Nicole is a pretty girl with or without makeup. The writer of this article needs to learn to read his/her work before posting.

NM on

Well, when you can afford to have someone do your hair, makeup and wardrobe on a daily basis, what’s the point in doing it yourself? BTW, owning concealer, mascara and an eyelash curler, IS owning make up!

Jen on

Geez, are you people critical or maybe you have trouble understanding.

Well should all be able to get the gist of what she’s saying. There’s a difference in applying concealer and mascara which are very straightforward and applying a fully made up face, which takes a certain ability and technique. But then again, I’m sure most of you are just looking for something to complain about.

Oh and Jenn, that’s not what Clinton said. The use of quotation marks implies a direct and factual quote, which is not what you have there.

tina on

uh, Nicole, I hate to break it to ya dear, but under eye concealer ad mascara IS makeup…and an eyelash curler is a makeup accessory. women aren’t born knowing how to apply it, we practice. even after years of experience, I sometimes screw it up. but I certainly don’t worry if it’s not perfect…and even if I could afford the luxury of having someone apply it for me, I doubt I ever would. ugh.

My Thoughts on

Yeah, Nicole Richie… we know that you are the spoiled rich kid who was born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Too lazy to learn to put on your own makeup so instead you pay big bucks for someone else to do it for you. You are a joke and oh so shallow.

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Heidi on

I thought mascara IS make up. What does she do with the eyelash curler and the mascara if she doesn’t know how to use them?

tatahi5 on

What a snot. I used to like her until she kept saying this, (not the first time she has talked about not doing her own make up). She can throw money at someone daily to do her hair and make up yet most of us have to worry about getting food on the table. What a SNOT!

maci on

she doesn’t own any makeup…then she tells you the makeup she does own. lol. idiots.

sansa x. on

“‘I don’t even own it,’ she continues. ‘I only own under-eye concealer, Maybelline mascara…’”

So she DOES own makeup. Misleading title/comment.

jessica on

Um, Bill Clinton said that he smoked but never inhaled. Might want to check those things before you post them!

Clara on

I am also hopeless when it comes to putting on my own makeup. So if I could afford for someone else to apply it for me, I would.

elsa caceres on

should we give you a cookie for this?
you are spoiled and you have no talent
and you are still on the magazines
i like dyou…until you started having all those surgeries…what kind of role model are you to your daughter?
get a job!

Katie on

Dear People – fix your spam filter.

seriously? on

so “hopeless’ that she can’t go to a makeup counter & get a consultation on how to apply it? it’s really not rocket science..i was 12 when i learned how…Nicole honey, when you make statements like that, you really don’t sound very bright.

Jenn on

So funny how so many of you were so sensitive to my post. This is better than reading the Sunday morning comics! You probably weren’t even born when Bill Clinton was in office by the sound of it!

Laila on

Ok, so she doesn’t own everything the glam squad uses, but….concealer and mascara don’t count as make-up? Wow…stfu…

hah on

not mascara, but Maybelline mascara

mina on

and this make news…?

joe on

She doesn’t seem to own any food either. “I don’t own any food. I don’t even know how to eat. I only own a spoon and maybe a butter knife and maybe some I can’t believe it’s not butter.” P!$$ Off

Cynthia D. on

How ridiculous. Putting on some makeup doesn’t require a Phd in Art. Come on. You mean this woman hasn’t picked up ANY knowledge of how to apply makeup after seeing it being put on herself and others for 20+ years?

librababe on

me too nicole. i don’t even do mascara. i do concealer and dr. pepper lip smacker. and i’m off. :)

A on

I don’t think she is trying to condescend herself like many of you think. What I think she is trying to say is she doesn’t know how to properly apply primer, foundation, bronzer and blush. If anything maybe a appropriate and less misleading title to this article should have been, NICOLE RICHIE: I DON’T OWN ANY FOUNDATION.

Leslye Mahoney on

She doesn’t need to own makeup since most of these celebrities have people who come to them and put there makeup on but I am sure she owns some like mascara and lip gloss.SERIOUSLY and her point is what that she doesn’t have to use makeup or that she doesn’t have to bother put it on since she can pay someone to do it for her as I am sure any women would love to have a professional do that whenever we wanted we just can’t afford that.

Too funny on

I don’t own any kinky stuff. Just a little whip, maybe a pair of shiny pleather hip boots, and a black leather lace-up corset. I’m “hopeless”. *laffs*

RainbowStar on

She’s just made herself look even more like the dumb-a*s that she is an we all, have already known this for years…
We really don’t care what she has to say or does in her life… please go back to your hollywood cave an stay there…
Please and thank you…

rebecca on

i would like to believe that she is low key and down to earth.. but i dont know

catca on

Considering she wears fairly heavy make up when she’s photographed in every day life, the implication is that she has a make up artist come to the house each morning. I have to admit I have no talent putting make up on either, wish I could afford to have someone come as well.

Lily on

too many spams, or their amnesiacs?..

Sherri Saunders on

News Flash Nicole………Mascara. IS make-up!

Soccerball on

It’s kind of BS stuck-up. Oh, I don’t “own” make-up, I just have professionals take care of that. Come down to earth moon queen.

bk on

I love Nicole and her entire family

Sarafina on

Oh please, how hard is it to apply ink lip gloss?

nonlibs on

We already knew she was a no talent so why is she in the news…

nonlibs on

She has to have it tattooed to her behind.

nonlibs on

What a skunk…

Roxy on

Nicole Richie needs to stop lying! Who does she think she is fooling?

It takes a lot of make up and money to achieve the “natural” look.

Tara on

Nicole would be nowhere without Paris Hilton. She is much better looking and also a much nicer person than Nicole.

I don’t know why anyone would hate on Paris but put Nicole on a pedestal.
Paris never produced illegitimate kids to get a guy to marry her. She is also much more successful in her businesses.

Anyways, I like Paris better because she is more real.

duh on

Some of you all seem a tad bit jealous. I got what she meant. She can’t put on all that is involved with makeup. There is so much out there. Some people just want to nit pick. Mascara and concealer are hardly makeup.

sara simonds on

Nicole ritchie is a natural beauty. Hah! She’s had cosmetic surgery on her face. Just look at her old pictures. I don’t get the point of this story but she obviously does own makeup. Can’t you guys come up with more interesting stories than this?!!

U-Tube Maxx on

Nic is no Kate Winslet.. Hur beauty knows know bounds.. and leaps…dot dot dot period.

Dress for Less on

Well I don’t know if I believe that Nicole Richie doesn’t own any makeup unless she has a full time makeup artist living in her home but either way, she always looks fabulous!

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Esther on

Yeah, but the wording is difficult… she first says she doesn’t own any. Any would mean zero. She should of just said “minimal” or something. The title and the article aren’t even accurate.

tillie on

More power to her

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boohoobytch on

I believe her, she’s rarely made up unless she’s out – this is when massive sunglasses come into play…I do the same thing and what she means is she doesn’t own enough spackle and face cake (that’s what I call it) to do anything more than conceal her circles…so in essence, she doesn’t own makeup b/c that would mean foundation, blush and all the various other shyt these chicks layer on

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