Denise Richards has been like a beautiful breath of fresh air on the latest season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Her California casual vibe brings a nice balance to the group and grounds them a teeny bit closer to actual reality. Denise is an actress, a model, and a mom to 3 beautiful girls. How does Denise Richards stay looking so beautiful?
How Old is Denise Richards?
Denise Richards was born on February 17, 1971 making her 48 years old.
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Denise Richards Makeup
Denise Richards really loves a dewy youthful glow. The key to looking dewy is using liquid and cream products and avoiding matte foundations. You also want to avoid too much powder.
Denise Richards starts her makeup with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow face highlighter. This has a champagne and golden undertone which works great with Denise’s tanned skin. This product won’t look as good on textured skin, but you can still put it on the inner corners of the eyes, the cupid’s bow (top of the lip line in the middle), and the top of the cheek bones for a little glowy pop.
She applies the liquid highlighter to the tops of her cheekbones with the Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 Large Diffuser Brush and then blends it with her fingers.
Denise Richards’ Foundation
Denise Richards has a few favorite foundations. Overall she likes to keep things on the dewy side.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
She wears Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation which is one of my personal favorites. It has amazing coverage, but looks natural and feels weightless.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage Foundation is a favorite of many of the Real Housewives including Kyle Richards. As the HD name would suggest, it was formulated to look amazing in HD video. It has medium coverage and a natural finish. It’s weightless and has buildable coverage with a second-skin finish that smooths imperfections.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful Look 24Hr Foundation
I also spotted the Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation SPF 25 on her vanity. This foundation gives medium coverage, has SPF but no flashback, and has a natural finish.
Denise Richards’ makeup artist Joana Schlip has a tip for prepping the undereye for concealer:
“Pat a small amount of moisturizer under the eye and remove excess product, then apply another thin layer of moisturizer and let absorb.”– Joana Schlip on HUDAbeauty.com
Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer
Denise says Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer is the best ever. She describes it as creamy, not drying and totally worth the price. Her makeup artist Joanna Schlip is also a big fan of this concealer because it won’t crease but covers really well. (Source)
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat
Denise’s makeup artist Joanna Schlip recommends using 2 shades of concealer. The second should be a light-reflective formula that’s one shade lighter than your complexion. This helps give a luminous effect and makes you appear more refreshed and awake. She likes Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen (Source). Denise’s RHOBH co-star Lisa Vanderpump is also a fan of this product.
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Tip for Setting Concealer with Powder
Denise Richards makeup artist Joanna Schlip recommends using loose powder to set or soften concealer
“Too much powder under the eyes can accentuate crow’s feet”– Joana Schlip on HUDAbeauty.com
Denise Richards’ Blush
Tarte Cream Blush
Denise likes Tarte’s Cheek Stain in Blissful a warm peach shade which is no longer sold. A similar product would be Tarte Sugar Rush Beach Cheeks Cream Blush in Beaches & Cream (sold out but this one by Bobbi Brown is similar). You can apply it straight on your cheeks, with your fingers, or with a brush and it will give you a super youthful pop to the cheeks.
Denise Richards Eye Makeup
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Denise thinks the new Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette in Sultry is gorg.
She keeps it super simple by applying a smokey eyeshadow shade like Ember all over the lid with her finger.
Bobbi Brown Night Drama Eyeshadow Palette
I spotted a few different eyeshadow palettes on Denise’s vanity including this Bobbi Brown Night Drama Eyeshadow Palette.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Denise Richards also had Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette on her vanity which has lots of pretty warm shades that would work for day or night.
Denise Richards uses the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara which her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mate Erika Jayne has previously been the face of. Denise keeps it real though saying the mascara is great, but it ain’t better than sex.
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During the day Denise applies mascara to only her top lashes, but at night she applies it to both the top and the bottom.
Fixing Clumpy Mascara
One mascara tip from Denise Richards’ makeup artist Joana Schlip:
“Simply mist a small amount of Evian water on a clean mascara wand – or for waterproof mascara, use liquid eye makeup remover – then wiggle the brush across the base of the lashes to soften the dried product and roll up to separate the clumps,” she advises. Just be sure to work quickly; “You don’t want to comb your lashes while mascara is dry or you risk breaking them or smudging the mascara.”– Joana Schlip on HUDAbeauty.com
Denise likes Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Caramel. This is my all time favorite brow product too!
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Denise Richards Lips
Denise Richards applies Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain all over her lips for a fresh and youthful look. She then applies some gloss over it or even just Aquaphor! Naomie Olindo from Southern Charm loves this product too.
Lip Balm – Aquaphor
Another Denise Richards/Erika Jayne crossover fave? Good old fashioned Aquaphor! This stuff works great on the lips as a moisturizer, and on any dry or scaly patches for some overnight healing.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
Denise Richards says if you’re going out to dinner or a date you can leave your makeup bag in the car, but don’t forget your lip gloss and concealer! Her favorite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss. She doesn’t mention the color, but it looks like a nude so it might be Butterscotch.
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss
Denise Richards said on Instagram that her favorite go-to lip gloss is Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bellini.
Denise Richards likes MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture which MAC describes as an “underground pink.” This is a beautiful neutral shade that would work on most skin tones. It would look great alone or with one of Denise’s favorite lip glosses over it.
Denise Richards Makeup Artist
For Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Denise Richards has been working with makeup artist Joanna Schlip (@joannaschlip on Instagram) to get her gorgeous looks.
Joanna Schlip has written a book about makeup for young girls called Glamour Gurlz: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Great Makeup and Gurl Smarts. This book includes 70 looks for day and night with makeup tips and tricks.
I have got to figure out what that little light pink glow blush/highlighter is that she uses right on the apple of Denise’s cheeks! So gorgeous.
Denise Richards Skincare
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum
Denise Richards and her friend and castmate Lisa Rinna are both fans of Dr. Barbara Sturm products. This hyaluronic serum is packed with highly concentrated long- and short-chain hyaluronic molecules that provide intensive hydration to the skin. It can help to prevent the formation of wrinkles from dehydration.
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“My skin tends to get dry, especially when the seasons change, so I hydrate as much as possible”-Denise Richards
Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops
The Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops have anti-aging compounds and provide deep hydration, nourishment, and pore refinement. You can add it at the end of your morning skin care routine and as a touchup throughout the day. It gives a lit-from-within glow and can also be applied over makeup.
Denise Richards Dermatologist
Denise shares a famous Beverly Hills dermatologist with Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm – Dr. Lancer. Her favorite treatment is a placenta facial which I talked about in Sonja Morgan’s Beauty Secrets post.
Related Post: Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm’s Beauty Secrets
Denise Richards Plastic Surgery
Denise is very open and honest about much of her life, including her plastic surgery!
Denise Richard says the only plastic surgery she has had is breast implants (Source). She first had them done at 19 years old, but felt like they were too big for her tiny frame. She went to get them redone and instead of picking a size that fit Denise’s body better the surgeon went even bigger! At 41 she had them redone a third time and is finally pleased with the size and the results! (Source)
“This is the size I wanted them to look at 19! There’s a long investment with breast implants. They’re not going to last a lifetime and things can go wrong.”– Denise Richards (Source)
Botox and Fillers
Unlike possibly 100% of the Real Housewives Denise Richards says she doesn’t do Botox or fillers. (Source)
“I have had the same nose if people look it up, and the lips. I don’t do Botox or fillers, and when people watch the show, my face moves, so much that it is distracting actually. I am with these beautiful women who look flawless all the time and I don’t do that stuff.”Denise Richards in Daily Telegraph
Denise Richards Hair
Denise Richards Hair Color
Denise has rocked deep rich chocolate browns to light blonde and everywhere in between. These days she’s mostly sticking with California beach babe blonde highlights.
Denise Richards Hairstylists
Celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan has worked on everyone from Ellen Degeneres, Kris Jenner, Dolly Parton, and Jennifer Anniston (he’s the one that created “The Rachel”!!) and he helped Denise Richards get the perfect look.
For Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Denise Richards has been working with hairstylist @carlitos_hair.
It looks like he is using the Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold 1.5″ Curling Iron/Wand to curl Denise Richards hair and give her big, loose, Victoria Secret Angel-esque curls and volume.
Shampoo and Conditioner
Denise Richards had her own hair line collaboration called Volume Extend by Cristophe Volume Extend Shampoo and Conditioner
Denise Richards Body
Denise Richards Tan
Denise Richards’ makeup artist Joanna Schlip created RCK Body Glow which is a product that won’t rub off on clothes.
RCK Body Glow is an illuminating body lotion that provides instant coverage for dark spots, veins, cellulite, and stretch marks. It also has ingredients that are good for your skin like sweet almond oil, squalene, hyaluronic acid.
Denise Richards Workout
Denise is a huge fan of pilates and has been doing it for more than 20 years! She says she’s naturally thin, but her body becomes softer when she’s not working out. Pilates helps her feel better both physically and mentally.
“My abs get the best workout with my Pilates reformer — I had two C-sections and it was the only thing I found that got my tummy flat.”Denise Richards in Self
Denise Richards Bemer
Denise Richards has been posting a lot on Instagram lately about her Bemer device.
What is a Bemer?
This system uses Bemer Physical Vascular Therapy to improve microcirculation and promote blood flow. It helps improve the performance of the body’s cells which then helps the body’s own self-healing powers.
It consists of a computer/control system and a full body mat that you lay down on for 8 minutes twice a day. It’s supposed to be great if you have pain or an injury. My parents actually have one of these devices and they love it! I’m so sad that I forgot to try it last time I was visiting, but now I definitely have to!
One of these systems will cost you about $6,000. You have to purchase them through an authorized retailer and Denise Richard’s husband Aaron Cameron sells the Bemer device at his facility in Malibu the Q 360 Club.
It looks like Denise Richards white sneakers with a pink glitter stars are Golden Goose low-top Superstar sneakers.
Q 360 Club Quantum Energy Field by Aaron Cameron
Denise Richards husband Aaron Cameron is the founder and owner of Q 360 Club aka Quantum Energy Field. They’re a self-described state-of-the-art healing center designed to foster optimal health in mind-body-spirit. They use a holistic approach to use energy fields to accelerate healing and amplify healing capabilities. They use sound therapy, light therapy, and water for healing.
Q 360 Club Denise Richards
Denise Richards is part of the Q 360 Club Team as the “Founder’s Wife and Media Advisor.” Q 360 Club is basically the most Malibu place/thing you can think of.
Denise Richards Diet
“I’ve always had a healthy lifestyle. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and also a lot of oils – specifically olive oil. I also make a lot of homemade soups for a healthy meal, I love homemade soup.”– Denise Richards in Beauty World News
“I think eating avocado helps keep everything really moisturized. Since I do have dry skin, I try to do things that will keep my skin moisturized without breaking out. Avocado is one thing that does that!”– Denise Richards in Beauty World News
Plant Based & Small Meals with Occasional Treats
My diet is 80 percent vegetarian and I eat all day long. I have lots of little meals; it’s best for me. I found eating three big meals I felt too full and got tired especially after lunch. I eat lots of fruit, veggies, egg whites, oatmeal, a little chicken, eggs, rice — that’s mostly my diet. I do splurge on ice cream and I love pretzels.– Denise Richards in Self
Denise Richards Perfume
kai Eau de Parfum
Denise’s favorite perfume is kai Eau de Parfum She has been wearing it for over 10 years and said she’s always asked what perfume she has on.
kai is described as “a light, intoxicating scent of gardenia and other exotic white flowers.”
kai Rose Perfume Oil
She also uses the kai Rose Perfume oil roll on too. And sometimes she mixes the scents together to make her own blend.
Denise Richards Fragrance
Denise Richards has her own Denise Richards Eau de Parfum Spray. Fragrance Notes: Denise Richards perfume is her first self-titled signature fragrance, including exotic white flowers, gardenia, jasmine sambac, tiare and white lily notes. Combined with warm musk, comforting vanilla, and hints of coconut water, plumeria and ylang-ylang, this scent is both sensual and timeless, treating the wearer to the idyllic warmth of a tropical breeze.
Denise Richards Deodorant
Denise’s favorite fragrance is Kai so it makes sense that she loves the kai deodorant in rose.
kai says “our translucent formula combines vitamin e, chamomile, and plant extracts with natural skin conditioning sugars to control moisture and keep you feeling dry, fresh and subtly kai-scented throughout the day. aluminum free and great for sensitive skin. paraben, sulfate, phthalate, phosphate & gluten free. cruelty free. vegan.
recyclable packaging. made in the u.s.a.”
Denise Richards Reality TV Show
Did you know Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was not the first reality show friends Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna were on?
Harry Loves Lisa
Did you know Denise Richards and Lisa Rinna were actually both on a different reality show called Harry Loves Lisa? And Denise Richards actually gave Lisa Rinna’s famous lips a kiss good bye before she had the silicone filler removed. You can watch Harry Loves Lisa on Amazon Prime.
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Denise Richards Book
The Real Girl Next Door by Denise Richards