Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Gwyneth Paltrow's beauty manifesto

gwyn.jpg

Oscar-winning actress, rock star wife and celebrity blogger, Gwyneth Paltrow is now the new creative inspiration for Max Factor’s beauty campaigns. She’s been working with make-up maestro Pat McGrath to create her new businesswoman look, and in our exclusive interview, she shares her essential beauty lessons with Stylist

DARE TO BE GLAMOROUS AND COOL

“I love that cool, slightly undone look you get with a dark, smudgy eye. You see that a lot in London, there’s a really cool vibe here at the moment where the look is glam, but a little edgier.”

FOCUS ON A FEW SIGNATURE LOOKS

“I’m a big fan of a simple red lip teamed with fresh skin, like the businesswoman look in the campaign. I think it’s a strong statement and a really good look for me personally. I change things up on a night out by wearing a smoky eye.”

GIVE YOUR SKIN SOME TLC

“I’ve always been told I have good skin, so I try to look after it as much as possible. I usually deep cleanse and exfoliate my skin four times a week. I get a gentle peel from my facialist that takes away all the dead cells on the surface, and then I focus on moisturisation. When I’m flying a lot, I have to make extra effort with my skin, even if it’s just using a quick hot cloth wash and applying organic oils. Anything will do – one time, I even applied olive oil.”

BEAUTY DOES COME FROM WITHIN

“I work out a lot and that’s helped me to maintain a more youthful face because when you do a lot of cardiovascular exercise, it boosts your blood flow. I believe exercise is an essential part of your beauty regime and it’s also a great stress reliever. It’s very important to battle stress as, in the end, it really shows on your face. A hot bath with Epsom salts at the end of the day helps you to unwind.”

BLONDES DON’T ALWAYS HAVE MORE FUN

“I don’t understand the whole idea of blondes having more fun. I’d say brunettes have more fun as they can go under the radar a little bit more. People are just waiting for blondes to get drunk and fall down, because we’re so visible.”

Related

dec-13-tali-lennox-hero.png

Daily beauty bulletin

Gwyneth-paltrow-1.jpg

"Empowerment is knowing your own voice"

hero.jpg

10 bright and cheerful beauty buys

Comments

More

Through the keyhole: step inside Fleur De Force's bathroom

From interiors inspiration to her favourite beauty products by Sarah Biddlecombe

12 Feb 2016

The bedtime routines successful people follow before they go to sleep

From an evening walk to writing a to-do list by Sarah Biddlecombe

12 Feb 2016

The A-list stars who experimented with dramatic hair makeovers

If you're considering a hair transformation, let the stars will convince you...

11 Feb 2016

The most popular beauty products of the year so far

From lipsticks to facial oil, these products have been flying off the shelves by Sarah Biddlecombe

08 Feb 2016

This genius new tool will change the way you paint your nails forever

We all want a Tweexy by Sarah Biddlecombe

05 Feb 2016

Finally, science discovers why we get Resting Bitch Face

And it's not just a female phenomenon by Sarah Biddlecombe

03 Feb 2016

Behold the most dramatic A-List hair makeovers of all-time

From Emma Watson's pixie crop to a bleach blonde Kim Kardashian by Charlotte Duck

02 Feb 2016

Ariel Winter reveals her breast reduction scars at the SAG Awards

“I’m not ashamed.” by Harriet Hall

02 Feb 2016

Rainbow freckles: the latest beauty trend taking Instagram by storm

Yes, dotting your face with multicoloured flecks is now a thing by Shannon Peter

29 Jan 2016

Hormone horoscope: groundbreaking new app can predict your moods

Enter the Hormone Horoscope app by Sarah Biddlecombe

28 Jan 2016