No sweatpants at home and going to bed in full makeup: Dolly Parton reveals her always-on routine

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Dolly Parton recently revealed her extraordinary beauty routine. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton recently revealed her extraordinary beauty routine. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Country singer Dolly Parton likes to glam it up – even when she’s in the comfort of her own home.

Not for Dolly the comfy tracksuits the rest of us like to hang out in when we slouch about – instead she has “a little dress-type teddy” with a matching jacket.

“I do like to be comfortable like everybody else,” Dolly told the Wall Street Journal. “I call them my baby clothes because they’re soft like a baby. But I don’t wear sweat clothes.”

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Dolly also delved into her extraordinary beauty routine, which involves going to bed with a full face of makeup.

“I do all my beauty work and cleaning my face in the morning because I usually try to keep my makeup on at night.

“I never know if there's going to be an earthquake or a tornado or a storm and I'm going to have to go out in the middle of the night.

“I don't like to go home and just tear down completely, because my poor husband has to look at me,” Dolly quipped.

Dolly Parton
Dolly adds glitter and brighter lipstick to her morning look if she’s going out to a special event. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

If she’s going out to a special event, she simply adds more makeup to her morning look.

“I add a little more shadow, a little more glitter, redder or brighter lipstick,” she says. “I'm so used to doing my own makeup and hair I can do it really fast.”

The country legend also said her exaggerated look was inspired by "the town tramp" whom she thought beautiful.

“She wore colorful patchwork skirts and pretty blouses and showed a little cleavage and had red nails and piled-up blonde hair and red lipstick and high heels.

“She was the prettiest thing I'd ever seen. Everybody would say, ‘Oh, she's just trash.’ I'd say, ‘Well, trash is what I'm going to grow up to be.’ And I guess my look is glamorous trash!”

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This isn’t the first time Dolly has spoken about her beauty routine.

In an interview with Vogue, the songstress said she used everyday items and ingredients as makeup when she was a child.

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As a child, the country singer used burnt matchstick for eyeliner. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

“You don’t need to buy expensive cosmetics; almost anything will do if you know how to apply it,” she said.

“Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner,” she has said. “I used honeysuckle for perfume.”

Now, however, she delves into her bag of costly cosmetics to perfect her face.

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” she once famously said.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail, People, Today, Vogue

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