We're Loving Gwyneth Paltrow's Bare-Faced Post-Split Beauty

24 April 2014 by

GALLERY>> The Top 10 Bare-Faced Beauty Products

RMK Powder Soap, £25

Part cleanser, part exfoliator, this clever product leaves your skin squeaky clean. As facialist Nichola Joss explains, “To achieve the no-make-up aesthetic, skin needs to be clear, glowing and flawless, as you won’t be masking it with lots of coloured pigment.” This Grazia-fave cleanser is a good place to start.

© David Marquez

Aerin Rose Balm, £40

This will bring a dewy glow to your complexion and can be used anywhere- from your cheeks to your lids.

Olay Regenerist Luminous Dark Circle Correcting Hydraswirl Eye, £29.99

Perfect for tackling tired eyes.

Avon Corrector Palette, £10.50

Perfect for popping in your handbag, this cute, colour-correcting palette will tackle any redness, sallow skin and will brighten dullness.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme CC Crème, £44

This clever formula will naturally adapt with your skin tone to provide the perfect match. Bare-faced essential? You bet!

Givenchy Prisme Libre, £35

Ideal for pale or Asian skins, this delivers an undetectable, enhancing veil.

Max Factor CC Colour Corrector Stick, £8.99

This product caused quite the stir when it landed on the Grazia beauty desk and it’s not hard to see why- a total steal at under a tenner, this clever stick will instantly camouflage skin concerns.

NARS Contour Blush, £30

This mean sculpt-and-highlight duo comes in a choice of three shades.

Susanne Kaufmann Skin Smoothing, £138

Facialist Nichola Joss says, “Swap your day and night cream for a facial oil. This hydrates and adds radiance, while massaging it on boost circulation and blood flow.” We love this Susanne Kaufmann oil which leaves a velvety canvas, even on the driest skin.

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush, £27

Available in 12 shades for the fresh rosiness of a morning run.

When us beauty girls caught sight of Gwyneth Paltrow’s pared-back beauty yesterday in Hong Kong (Gwynnie’s first ever post-split public event FYI), we awarded our full beauty marks to Paltrow. Why? Well, put it this way- this is some seriously bare-faced chic which is pretty brave considering the majority of Gwynnie’s A-list entourage mark their new-found singledom with a pixie cut, wacky hair colour, etc. Trust all-natural, organic-loving, Goop founder Gwyneth to rock a glowing, flawless face of no make-up, make-up. Way to go, Gwynnie!

(Jason Lloyd Evans)

Paltrow recently opened up about her beauty routine in an interview with E!News, revealing that it’s “very minimal,” and only a couple of weeks ago posted her very own no make-up selfie to Instagram. Whether the 41-year-old’s radiant glow is down to her gluten-free diet, good genes or a stellar BB cream, we still think she looks ah-maz-ing. She said, “After I drop my kids, I always exercise and then I take a shower and I basically just put on moisturizer -- and that's kind of it," she explained. "If I have a meeting or something I'll put on some mascara, but that's as far as I go."

(Jason Lloyd Evans)

Gwyneth’s bare-faced beauty is actually bang on-trend, too, according to last week’s issue of Grazia. As contributing beauty editor Poppy Lara explains, “We’re in the throes of a bright make-up backlash this season, where barely-there formulas and ‘superskin’ are the look du jour. The best thing is that thanks to a whole host of new products, normal types (i.e., not models, not 19 years old) can successfully navigate the no make-up make-up look to great effect.”

Want in? Click through our gallery and get ready to go back to bases for the ultimate bare-faced chic…


All posts must obey the house rules, if you object to any comments please let us know and we'll take the appropriate action.