Dolly Parton Sleeps In Her Makeup, Doesn’t Wear Sweatpants, And Now I’m Questioning Everything

Dolly Parton with blonde hair

In my book, Dolly Parton can do no wrong.

If she told me to go jump off a bridge for any given reason, I’d probably do it no questions asked. She’s the queen of country music, but she’s also an actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and has pretty much done it all in terms of show business.

Of course, during all of her years in the spotlight, she’s learned a thing or two about makeup and how to do it right. She has a signature look that has stood the test of time, and she’s said before that she’s confident enough in herself to where she enjoys playing around with it some.

Not everyone is always receptive to that (looking at you, Barb), but luckily, Dolly doesn’t care and she’s never been shy with experimenting with her iconic look.

She recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal, though, to reveal something that will make your skin crawl: She sleeps in her makeup.

I love Dolly to death… but, no. Just no. The sheer thought of doing this makes me absolutely cringe. First of all, if she’s doing this on a regular basis (and it sounds like she is), I need to know what skincare products she uses because she still looks flawless.

If I slept in my makeup every night, I would truly be scared to look in the mirror the next morning.

Now, the real question here is: Why? Why on earth would she do that?

Well, you just never know what could happen while you’re sleeping:

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

Because 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!” 

As crazy as this is, I love her for it. I appreciate someone who is prepared for any and all circumstances at any given time, no matter how far-fetched they may be.

And, I will tell you that women (particularly in the south) are raised this way and pretty much taught that you shouldn’t even run to the gas station without some lipstick on.

Now, I don’t know of a single woman who would sleep in their makeup all night. But then again, she IS Dolly Parton.

So if she says it works, I’m going with it.

Dolly said another reason for sleeping in her makeup is less about her and more about her husband, Carl Dean:

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

She’s a greater woman than I, seeing as she literally waits until the middle of the night to take it off,

“Around 3 in the morning to start all over again.” 

So, does she get up at 3 to take it all off, or does she stay up until 3 and take it all off? Does she re-apply it in the middle of the night or wait until in the morning? I have So. Many. Questions.

Dolly’s out here setting the bar so high I couldn’t even reach it with a ladder. (Not that I ever thought I could, but this takes it to a whole other level).

And, just to drive that point home, she also revealed some crazy information about her life over the past 15 months spent stuck at home: She never even wore sweatpants:

“Absolutely no. No, I did not wear sweatpants, even around the house. I do like to be comfortable like everybody else.”

Instead, she has her own preferred style for around the house:

“Little house clothes, like a little dress-type teddy, a long teddy, then I have a little jacket or shirt to match if I get cold. I call them my baby clothes because they’re soft like a baby.”

I mean, I know she was busy trying to save the world with her contributions to the Moderna vaccine, but damn. How did she survive the past 15 months without wearing sweatpants?

I’m really starting to question if she’s even human at this point.

Bless her for it all, though.

This is why she’s the queen and nobody else will ever compete.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock