Kelly Osbourne: On Her Upcoming MAC Collection and the Surprising Way She Stays Upright For Hours on the Red Carpet

02/28/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Kelly Osbourne MACCourtesy Kelly Osbourne

When Kelly Osbourne released the above sneak peek of an upcoming MAC collaboration on her Instagram, we were psyched, but not surprised. After all, the star has spent hours studying the made-up faces of some of Hollywood’s hottest stars in her role as an E! Fashion Police commentator — and she’s known for doing some of the most fun beauty looks around.

She’s beautified to the nines (that apricot lipstick! That purple shadow!) in the preview pic, but until the June launch, she’s letting that photo speak for itself. “I am so excited as this has been years in the making,” she tells PEOPLE. “It was very important to me that my palettes worked for all skin tones, but that is all I’ll tell you!”

Osbourne opened up a bit more when we asked her about her super-glam job — namely, how on earth she manages to stand in heels for the long E! Live From the Red Carpet awards pre-show. Though she had to swap her SAG Awards heels for flip-flops this year, she has an even better plan — one she can credit to Baby Spice. “After four years of placing bets on whose feet where going to start bleeding first I have learned to walk the carpet in my heels and then change into a pair of platform sneakers, à la the Spice Girls days!” she says. “No one can see them under my dress, they keep me the right height for lighting, not to mention they are so comfortable!” (Do heels-haters Kristen Stewart and Lena Dunham know this trick?!)

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She admits its hard to choose one star she’s most excited to see Sunday night, but says, “If I have to pick one girl it’s got to be Lupita [Nyong’o] — she has blown me away every time she has hit the carpet this awards season. As for the men: Pharrell Williams! He is a man that truly understands fashion and individuality. I can’t wait to see what he wears!”

So what can we expect from Osbourne on Oscars night? True to form, a super-glam manicure, which she says will be “classic and subtle but still very me … I am going to take inspiration from American Hustle!” And she promised a glimpse of the look on her just-launched website,, Thursday night. Also coming up on the site: unfiltered Kelly. “My website will be a place where you can expect the unexpected,” she says. “I am turning 30 this year and I feel it’s time to share my life in a way I have never done before: in a way that I control and is truly honest!” If that means more tips like the Spice Girls red carpet maneuver, consider us sold.

What’s been your favorite Kelly red carpet look this year? Are you excited for her MAC collaboration? Weigh in below!

–Alex Apatoff

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roda on

Kelly Ousbourn is so ugly, & have no taste on her LOOKS, though why is she in the Fashion Police…good connection ha? poor thing she is not worth watching believe me…ugly…

giobravo on

You go, girl!

Anna M on

I love Kelly and think she is very pretty. I must admit, the purple hair is not becoming on her though. I loved when she was blond. It made her look much prettier.

nicole on

@roda.. Kelly is not ugly, she is a beautiful girl. she may not be the so called Hollywood “norm” but she is beautiful and her family rocks! she is awesome on fashion police.. and if you don’t like her, then don’t watch.

Jillie on

Roda I think you screwed up..I think you were accidentally looking in the mirror and not at the computer when you decided the face looking back at you was ugly.

Lynz on

You go Kelly!!! You’re doing an amazing job and you’ve come so far from over ten years ago when we were worried. I can’t wait to see you’re new MAC line.
A comment was made here, Roda, i feel sorry for you, to be that shallow and judgey, if you have kids, i hope you teach them better values than that because people like you keep us regular people believing that we are not beautiful. I’m tall for a woman (im taller than Taylor Swift), and curvy and i have blue hair. I am damn gorgeous, deal with it.

peet on

Good for her! The makeup line is gorgeous! Kelly has come a long way and has turned into a beautiful, smart business woman!

Sloane on

sometimes it amazes me that this girl, who is famous mostly for being a former addict and daughter of a rocker junkie and their disturbing reality show, is now considered mainstream and relevant and making a fortune in America

Canuck on

Sure she looks good in that picture, it’s totally photoshopped. Look at any other picture of her and you’ll see in this photo how much they’ve narrowed and sculpted her face.
I’m totally ambivalent towards her in terms of being a fan or not, and wouldn’t go so far to say she is ugly or pretty, just that she does not look like that picture and other than the purple hair, didn’t recognize that picture as being her. It’s a shame that the media needs to photoshop someone until they are unrecognizable.

Patti on

If you believe this photo is natural Kelly then you need some education on photo chopping. That is NOT her face!! This whole picture is so air brushed, not to mention that she does not have that much hair. Please Kelly get rid of that atrocious purple hair!! Exactly what talent does she have? Her mother is the one who got her where she is at.

Kip on

Coveting that awesome apricot lipstick! LOVE Kelly and her look.

didi on

They must be chuckling so hard in the UK, that this tacky, tasteless, disgraceful family can come to America and walk around and act like they have such class and sophistication and the Americans eat it all up. No wonder they prefer to live here. At home they are considered trash.

CamCam on

Makeup on the outside cannot hide her ugliness on the inside. She’s not a very nice person.

Christine on

LOVE that photo!

Ru on

I think she looks beautiful

chris on

No offense but the only reason this girl is famous and not living in a slum housing area is because of her father. Her and her mother have made it their life’s pursuit to criticize and put down others while attacking anyone who does the same to them.

I know im not Blind on

There you have it america mean people hating you being happy! If we could just take a moment of silence and bow are heads and forgive americans arrogance ignorance, please hear their cry. ” The Red Carpet is for real girl throw your hands up and give us that Final March Maddness. Errrrrr

I know im not Blind on

There you have it america, mean people hate you being happy! If we could just take a moment of silence and bow are heads and forgive americans arrogance ignorance, please hear their cry. ” The Red Carpet is for real girl throw those hands up and give us that Sexy Final Four Marchhhh Madnessss!!!! Errrrr

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