Get the Look: Gwyneth Paltrow on Elle Magazine





Gwyneth Paltrow is sleek and shiny with her platinum hair and long legs. This leading lady has held down roles from Viola in Shakespeare in Love to Rosemary in Shallow Hal to her endlessly popular role on the TV series Glee, where Paltrow plays fun loving substitute Holly Holiday. Roles aside, Paltrow’s look is always seamless and long, so it was no surprise when she graced the cover of Elle this month in an all black ensemble complimenting her smooth complexion and glowing. She is simply beautiful. Let’s check out how to get this glow with clean makeup and pieces for under $50 each.

Eyes: Gives your eyes some subtle drama by using a bronze shadow over your full lower eyelid and under your bottom lashes. Then take a dark charcoal shadow and sweep it very close to your upper and lower lash line to add definition. Last give them a burst of sultry by doing a technique called tight lining (lining your upper and lower water line) with M.A.C’s Charcoal liner. It might feel a little awkward at first, put the pay off will be huge.
Lips: Since your eyes are the focus, keep your lips simple. Start by lining your lips with M.A.C’s lip liner in “Naked Liner” (this will not only help create a great lip line, but it will also help keep your lipstick on longer) and then top with Revlon’s Matte Nude Attitude. Careful with this stuff, it can be sort of clumpy, mix with a small amount of lip balm to keep away the peeled look.



Top: We always here that black is slimming, so try it out to look sexy and sleek like Gwyneth does in this cover. She has a long sleeve, military style top on with a high crewcut neckline that creates a clean focus on her face. Choose a top that is form-fitting but not overly tight and one that has interesting detailing because the color is solid. Look for accents like the buttons on this top or use an interesting material like lace. We chose one here that has sheer sleeves and a keyhole cutout on the back to give the simple color some texture.


Shorts: The length of the top paired with the tiny shorts accentuates the lines of her waist and length of her legs. Choose a pair of shorts that bring some life to outfit maybe with a scalloped edge or satin material. Paltrow is wear silk with fringed appliqued edges. We chose a sequined pair to draw the eye to the contrasting textures of the top and shorts.




By: Kendra Stanton and Becca Alexander Pickrel

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Are you on The List? Join the Citizens of Beauty newsletter and get the FREE Makeup Basics E-Book! You can also anticipate insider exclusives on skincare, makeup and style tips as well that come straight to your inbox!
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.