Gwyneth Paltrow's Makeup Routine Can Be Shockingly Easy

gwyneth paltrowGwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraising event for a certain incumbent president on Tuesday, and beforehand, the actress was apparently reborn, because she has never looked this good in her life! To hell with Romney and Obama, I say we vote for Gwyneth Paltrow for President. President of all things aesthetically pleasing.

Paltrow, who amazingly managed to make Cameron Diaz look bad, dazzled in a tight-fitting white dress that approximately 1 percent of the population would look good in. But it wasn't the dress that made Paltrow glow on Tuesday, it was her flawless makeup -- that now you can have too!*

*Gwyneth's head sold separately.


Okay, first of all, to reach Paltrow-esque beauty, you need to start with a good moisturizer. A thick lotion that may even leave you looking a bit shiny (combat with mattifying gel). A few worth looking into are: EmbroyLisse, Weleda Skin Food, or Miracle Skin Transformer, which Gwyneth is rumored to use.

Next, you need some bronzer. Unless Gwyneth just returned from Capri -- which is totally plausible -- she has on a good bronzer to contrast her bright, white dress. My personal favorite? Bare Escentuals Tinted Mineral Veil. But other people swear by Benefit's Hoola. Chef's choice.

Now on to the eyes. You want to do a soft smokey here. You want your eyes to pop -- especially if you have fair skin like Gwynnie's -- but you don't want, like, a Kim Kardashian eye. Your overall glow is the focus, not your eye. Try rimming the corners and top lash line with a easy-gliding eyeliner (obsessed with Avon Glimmersticks!). Finish up with a few, or maybe more than a few, slicks of mascara -- nothing will give you lashes as big as Benefit's Yes, They're Real. Seriously? Lashes fo' dayz.

Lastly, your lips and your cheeks. For cheeks, try finding a stain or something in gel-form, as opposed to an actual blush. Hourglass cheek stains, which reportedly "give cheeks a subtle lit-from-within glow", have been getting rave reviews. As for lips, choose whatever you like -- everyone has their favorite lip gloss/lipstick -- but just pick something with a little sheen.

And there you have it. Gwyneth Paltrow doppelganger. You may have to dip your head in a vat of formaldehyde to remove all this war paint, but it'll be totally worth it.

What's your makeup routine?


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