We’re celebrating Nicole Richie’s birthday with the same zeal we prepared for her visit to our offices last month. And if we were to wish the fashionable birthday girl one thing on her cake day, it’d be for her to never abandon her unconventional yet trendsetting beauty habits. From lavender lids to lavender locks, keep scrolling to see the beauty chameleon’s 10 most stunning makeup moments.
A chin-grazing lob and pop of lavender shadow showcase Richie’s classic style at the 2005 Movieline Hollywood Life’s Hollywood Style Awards.
Richie’s glossy brick-brown pout at MTV’S TRL Spankin’ New Music Week in 2005 is total #TBT material.
No one rocks a House of Harlow 1960 head chain quite like the line’s creator herself. Nicole paired the head bling with sun-kissed beach waves at the brand’s event at Kitson in 2009.
We’d almost forgotten how stunning the hazel-eyed beauty looks as a brunette, though we’d love her to continue testing different colors of the rainbow. This photo was snapped at the launch of House of Harlow 1960’s holiday collection.
The ombré fringe and pale pink pout she wore to the 2011 MOCA Gala is truly memorable.
Nicole’s sultry smoky eye and sleek chignon is a match made in beauty heaven at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards.
Retro finger-waves never looked so good.
Nicole was punk perfection at the 2013 Met ball when she flaunted her frosted grey updo, courtesy of hairstylist Luke Chamberlain. Beau Nelson gave her look-at-me lashes and a burgundy lip, which he created by mixing Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir and MAC Lipmix in Black and Fuschia.
Makeup maven Beau Nelson also glammed up Nicole for the 2014 Met Gala using NYX Cosmetics Mineral Stick Foundation in several different shades to build dimension. To complement her lavender locks, he dusted colors from the brand’s Natural Shadow Palette onto her lids and topped the look off with Fabulous Lashes in Nirvana, finally painting her lips with NYX’s Matte Lipstick in Spirit.
As blue as her strands may be, Nicole’s look is nothing short of elegant at the 2014 House of Harlow 1960 trunk show in New York.
Which one of the birthday girl’s beauty moments is your favorite? Sound off below!