5 Off-Duty Beauty Tricks We Stole From Olivia Palermo
Fact: Olivia Palermo is our never-fail go-to when sourcing fresh beauty inspo. Whether we're after a boost in a classic or creative direction, the fashion icon always has something to offer. Palermo undoubtedly has a strong signature look (see: tousled waves, gleaming skin, scarlet nails), but she's also known for shaking up her hair and makeup often. (Girl loves a braid, and she's not afraid of a pop of colour.) One thing we've only just begun to fully appreciate of late, however, is that Palermo also reigns when it comes to polished, off-duty beauty. It's something she does exceptionally well—always in her trademark understated fashion. Turns out she sticks to a few tried-and-true tricks to keep her casual beauty on lock. The good bit? They're easy. So simple in fact, that we can all get amongst.
Keep reading for the off-duty beauty tricks we stole from Olivia Palermo.
The lesson in this look is that a polished 'do (whether that be waves, a pony or sleek blowdry) is sometimes all you need to look pulled together. Underneath those sunnies Palermo could be makeup-free, but the fact her hair looks "done" suggests otherwise. Haven't got time to spend on your strands? Slick it back into a bun—simple and neat works just as well.
Take it from OP, a fresh manicure in a classic shade (she favours red, coral and nude polishes) will help you look pulled together. Doesn't matter if you're also wearing tights and trainers, groomed nails suggest you took time grooming and devoted thought to your look. (Not gonna lie, a personalised bomber also helps.)
Trust Palermo to make tucking your hair into the collar of a coat a legit styling move. (Is there anything she can't do?) Next time you've got an errand to run, try it for yourself. Throw a coat over an all-black outfit, then tuck the ends of your hair into the collar. Add a pair of sunglasses, and don't be surprised if you get papped on the way to the post office.
You may have noticed by now that off-duty Palermo is proficient in switching statement makeup for statement sunglasses. The reasoning is obvious (even fashion icons can't be bothered with liner some mornings), but the effect is anything but lazy. We're only too happy to adopt this rule, especially since exposing your eyes to the sun can lead to eye freckles.
This trick is all about coming up with simple-but-clever ways to pimp easy (and quick!) styles. This bubble pony fits the bill, proving that looking like you tried can cost very little effort indeed. To DIY, pick yourself up a packet of clear snagless elastics like these ones from Woolworths ($4).