Flawless beauty: Olivia Palermo

A celebrity that rarely makes a fashion or beauty blunder is few and far between. That’s exactly what makes “The City” star and socialite Olivia Palermo such a rare find. Her big brown eyes and girl-next-door looks certainly make her a beautiful woman, but her classic-yet-edgy fashion and chic, fun hairstyle choices catapult her into style-icon status. We broke down Palermo’s make-up, hair and fashion routines to give you an idea on how to steal her flawless style.

Never a hair out of place

Olivia Palermo

One of Palermo’s greatest assets is her hair. Her healthy locks are always colored a shiny, vibrant shade of brown. Her trademark hairstyle, a wavy curl parted sharply down the middle, is the envy of socialites everywhere and has also been seen on the likes of Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera and Lauren Conrad. She switches up the style and shows off her stunning face by taking front pieces and pinning them back, allowing her earrings to show and eyes to pop. When she pulls together an updo, it’s nothing but sleek. You’ll rarely see a “messy” bun or updo from this “City” starlet. At New York’s 2011 Fashion Week, Palermo sported a newly-chopped shoulder length ‘do, which she wore two ways — stick straight to Marchesa and wavy to Tommy Hilfiger.

Simple and stunning make-up

It’s easy to get carried away with make-up, especially when the work of professional make-up artists is at your disposal, but Palermo always keeps her make-up simple and classy without going overboard. A huge fan of nude tones, Palermo often sports a nude lip and lightly brushed, natural-hued cheeks. Her gorgeous brown eyes are the best feature on her face, which she plays up with black or brown eyeliner and a healthy amount of mascara coating her extra long lashes. Brown eyeshadows typically bring out her peepers, which are highlighted by brown penciled, perfectly shaped eyebrows.

Trendy but classic

Palermo has an affinity for taking fashion risks without ever looking risque. Though she has a body that most women would be happy to show off, skirts that are too short and tight just aren’t Palermo’s style. Instead, she opts for knee-length numbers that bare her shoulders and just a little leg. If we were to describe her style in one word, it would be “crisp.” She’s far from boho and her look is very New York. Pencil skirts meet structured jackets, skinny jeans and sophisticated designer heels. Chunky accessories and simplistic shapes draw the eye back to her face, right where the focus should be.

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