When socialite and celebrity Paris Hilton tied the knot with her partner, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Carter Reum on 11th November, the eyes of the worlds’ press were firmly turned towards the glamorous Los Angeles venue. After all, Hilton made a name for herself as one of the original It Girls, famous for being famous – and for starring in her own reality TV show.
Now, at 40 years old, Hilton has moved on from her rich-girl persona and cultivated a classy, grown-up look that’s all her own. And where better to showcase her unique style than at her own wedding? Here’s everything you need to know about the hair and makeup choices that the new bride made on her big day.
For makeup, MUA Steven Tabimba took inspiration from one of Hilton’s idols – the screen siren Marilyn Monroe. Speaking to parishilton.com, he said, “The look is very classic. It’s very heavily inspired by a Marilyn Monroe kind of feel.” And the LA-based Tabimba should know best – after all he’s been working with Hilton throughout Paris in Love, the 13-part TV series that documents her relationship with Reum.
“She really left it in my hands, and said, ‘do your thing. I love the way I feel when you do my makeup, I feel so beautiful.’” So what exactly did Tabimba do? Well, after prepping Hilton’s skin with a moisturising cream from La Mer, he used an eye cream from the socialite’s own collection, ProDNA. Then, after applying a luminous foundation by Anastasia Beverly Hills, he used a Make Up for Ever concealer to create a flawless, glowing complexion.
Next, it was time to build that quintessential blushing bride look – and for this Tabimba used a light rose shade from Dior. On top of that, he layered a Makeup by Mario bronzer and a pressed powder by Charlotte Tilbury to set everything in place.
To complete his vision, Tabimba created a natural eye framed by Hindash’s Heroline liquid liner – a waterproof and smudgeproof formula guaranteed to withstand any wedding day tears. Then, to create a little drama, he added soft Ardell lashes and a slick of pink Viva Glam II lipstick by MAC.
But what about Hilton’s famous blonde locks? How did she decide to style them for her special day? With the help of celebrity stylist Eduardo Ponce, she walked down the aisle in a clean, simple style that let her stunning dress do most of the talking.
To begin with, Ponce prepped Hilton’s hair with products by salon brand UNITE and added Luxy Hair extensions to boost volume and length. Then, after blow drying, he began to create the elegant style, building more volume with UNITE’s Boosta spray. Speaking to parishilton.com, he explained “Since I knew we were doing an updo, I wanted her hair to have that grit. Clean hair is never ideal for an updo.”
Next, Ponce smoothed more UNITE products – this time their Second Day and Smooth&Shine styling creams – through Hilton’s pony to create a bun, pinning it in place and shaping the bangs with a T3 curling iron. And finally, he used two more UNITE favourites, 7seconds Shine Spray and Session Max, to hold everything in place.
The result was simply stunning. When Hilton walked down the aisle, she looked world’s apart from the pink-clad, mischievous blonde that many remember from shows such as The Simple Life. Instead, she had transformed into an elegant and sophisticated bride – a real fairytale ending to a very long and very public journey.