Olivia Palermo has become the byword for elegant style. Her personal 'allure' make us fall in love with her a little more everytime we see her, and remind us why she is the unofficial 'queen' of New York style. As she launches her beauty line in Spain graces the cover of Hola! Fashion, and spoke with Carmen Catsús to reveal her beauty routine, style secrets and secret passion for Formula 1.
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Olivia, you are a style inspiration to thousands of women, what is your secret to reinventing yourself every day?
I think the key to personal growth and development for anyone is finding a balance between the natural evolution of one’s eye that comes with maturity and experience while maintaining your own personal style. This can apply to so many different areas of your life, too, from wardrobe to interiors to art and literature.
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Do you have a morning routine?
I don’t really have a specific morning routine as my schedule varies so greatly. When my schedule does allow it, I try to wake up about an hour and a half before I start my day to have some time for myself. I might get in a workout, make myself an antioxidant-rich smoothie, or just enjoy an oat milk latte.
Fashion runs through your veins, did you always know that you wanted to dedicate yourself to it?
Fashion has always been a part of my life and was probably something that would have always been in my life. It has been nice to look back and see how fashion has shaped my life thus far. I have also been very in to sports from an early age so there was a part of me in my adolescence that thought I could go in to sports commentating, but now I reserve that interest to the NY Rangers and Formula 1 mostly.
What is a day in the life of Olivia Palermo like?
My days are really all different and depend on if I am at home in NYC or travelling as well as what hats I am wearing. Some days are spent focused on building Olivia Palermo Beauty and all that that entails while others are focused more on fashion with shows and market appointments. No matter what my focus may be on any particular day, like many people, there are always a lot of calls and meetings.
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Tell us about your beauty routine?
I will give credit where credit is due and looking flawless is in big part due to my dermatologists, Dr. Gross and Dr. Anolik, as well as my glam fam. Honestly, it is about constant upkeep and maintenance. I visit my dermatologists regularly: one on an every week basis and one on an every three week basis. As far as my skincare routine goes, I am very specific and don’t change up my products too much. Your skin is an organ and you have to listen to what it needs. This is partly where having regular dermo visits comes in to play so when the seasons change or I take more or less sun and my skin reacts to environmental stimuli, I can tweak my skincare regimen as needed. Products from Dr. Gross, 111Skin, Augustinus Bader, are always being circulated in my routine and of course my Olivia Palermo Beauty serum. The Prime Time Illuminating Serum is my absolute favorite from the collection. All great beauty looks start with amazing skin. This is one of the reasons why I started Olivia Palermo Beauty, to bring that same level of elevation and attention that we pay to fashion to your beauty wardrobe. In addition to what you put on your skin though, I also find that eating healthily has an impact on my skin. I mostly stick to a plant-based diet but do incorporate fish and chicken. For my hair, I get my color done every three weeks and get a trim every other month. I am also religious about my mani/pedis and go to Plaza M in NYC every four days (when I am not traveling). I even visit my dentist and orthodontist regularly to ensure my smile is always on point. Your teeth shift as you get older so can’t forget about them.
What is your best beauty advice from Olivia Palermo Beauty?
Use the Prime Time Illuminating Serum as a highlighter on the nose, above the lip, and on the neck and décolletage.
What's your favorite lipstick from OP Beauty?
When I am feeling bold, I often opt for Poppy. Looks gorgeous with a little tan. In the Fall, I love Chianti as a bit of a stain. If my beauty look is more of a focus on the eye, its really a toss-up between Rosebud and Santa Fe depending on what coloration I am going with on the eye.
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Production: Eugenia Silva
Photographed by: Roa Copado
Interview: Carmen Catsús