6 Beauty Rules Sarah Jessica Parker Won't Be Breaking
Stay True to Your Roots
"I have a nostalgic connection to my hair color. It's very similar to my hair as a girl, and what it looked like at the end of the summer. It's funny because one of my [7-year-old twin] daughters, Tabitha, has that color identically. Even yesterday she was holding her hair up to mine, and we couldn't see where hers ended and mine began. I was like, 'But yours is free.'"
Simplify Your Lip
"I never really wear lipstick unless it's for work. I have always been much more into slightly clear gloss colors—basically anything that's really clean and simple. I like the new Marc Jacobs gloss because it makes me feel most like me."
Buy It! Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer lip gloss in 312 Sugar Sugar, $28; sephora.com
Pamper Your Feet
"I've asked a lot of my feet for a lot of years, and they've been really good to me. I try to take care of them myself—I put on moisturizer and use a pumice. I don't have a pedicure unless someone makes me for work, but I clip my own nails, and I always have a good nail clipper. Tabitha has been clipping her own nails for over a year. Every Sunday night we clip nails in our house. We call it "Clip Clip!"
Wear Perfume Every Day
"I am not somebody who uses fragrance for an occasion. I start my day with it, and I've always thought of it like second skin. I'm pretty monogamous with it too. I wore [my first scent] Lovely for years. Now I'm on my new one, Stash. For a while, I was just wearing whatever samples I could get, because the bottles weren't out!"
Stick With Neutral Nails
"My nails are just buffed and clean. I use my hands a lot. I cook. I clean. I do laundry. [Nail polish] is not practical in my life given what my hands need to do every day! But for a red carpet, I will wear a dark green or something specific.
Embrace A Smokey Eye
"I've always loved this look. I've used my dear friend Laura Mercier's Caviar Eye Stick since she gave me an early sample of it many years ago. I went crazy for it! To be honest, I'm not supergood about cleaning it off, but I like how that looks. Right now, I have traces of whatever was there when I went to dinner a couple nights ago."
Buy It! Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Tuxedo, $29; lauramercier.com