Oh look—it’s a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

Gwyneth Paltrow

One thing you have to appreciate about Gwyneth Paltrow is that she doesn’t apologize for her rather enviable lot in life. She’s successful, beautiful, connected AND rich—so what of it, bidges?

This is especially apparent when you think about what most celebs will tell you when asked about their favourite beauty products. Don’t they always try to be “of the people” and talk about drugstore stuff? This is how Maybelline New York’s Great Lash mascara—a truly unremarkable mascara if there ever was one—became one of those cult products that everyone talks about.

But it turns out that Gwynnie, God love her, is a dedicated high-end beauty product aficionado. In case you didn’t catch her GOOP newsletter last week, she published a long list of the products she REALLY uses. And damn! Her picks are so stellar I just had to share them with you here:

Dr. Brandt Laser A-Peel System

Dr. Brandt Laser A Peel System Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

This is supposed to mimic the effect of an in-office dermatological peel, but in a milder strength for home. Gwyneth says “it really works.”

Care by Stella McCartney Purifying Foaming Cleanser

Care by Stella McCartney Purifying Foaming Cleanser Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

Of course she uses this—Stella is one of her besties! I love a good foaming cleanser myself, and the fact that it’s organic is a bonus.

Rodin Olio Lusso

Rodin Olio Lusso Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)Rodin is a cult beauty range created by ex-magazine editor and stylist Linda Rodin. When she couldn’t find a product good enough to use on the models and celebs she worked with, she created her own. Gwyneth says this chemical-free face oil—a blend of 11 essential oils and the star product in the line—will make your skin look “radiant.”

Intelligent Nutrients Anti-Aging Serum

Intelligent Nutrients Anti Aging Serum 300x300 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

and Anti-Aging Mist

Intelligent Nutrients Anti Aging Mist 159x300 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

I’m not sure if this line is still sold in Canada, but if you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend snapping it up. I’ve loved it ever since I attended a launch presentation by the founder, Horst Rechelbacher, who also founded Aveda. Everything is so pure that you can actually drink the products (and Horst does, to demonstrate). Gwyneth says these two products will make your skin look “luminous.”

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

and A.G.E. Interrupter

Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter 300x278 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

and C E Ferulic

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)Another great choice by Ms. Paltrow. I’ve loved everything from SkinCeuticals that I’ve ever tried. The C E Ferulic is perhaps their most-loved product; it’s an antioxidant serum that you put on clean skin to protect against free radicals and build up your collagen (kind of like a skin insurance policy, if you will). Gwyneth says she uses this line mostly in the winter, when her skin is dry (but you could use the C E Ferulic year-round as it’s a serum).

Sonya Dakar NutraSphere

Sonya Dakar NutraSphere 300x205 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

Sonya is a facialist to the stars and Gwyneth says her new eco-friendly line, NutraSphere, “really works.” I can’t find any info on her site so not sure if it’s available just yet… but I’d be inclined to believe our Gwynnie. When I was in Cincinnati a few weeks ago with some U.S. beauty editors, I overheard one of them mention she was seeing Sonya. Her skin was INCREDIBLE. And she wasn’t wearing a stitch of makeup. So I’m a believer.

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color

Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color 225x300 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)Didn’t I tell you this line was amazing? It sounds like Gwyneth has the full 12 shades, although she says “I like to use bright lipstick when all the rest of my makeup is minimal.”

Chanel Écriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner

Chanel Ecriture Automatic Liquid Eyeliner Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

and Soleil Tan Sheer Illuminating Fluid

Chanel Soleil Tan Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

Of course we can expect to see some Chanel on this list! I have both of these products. The liner is pretty great, as far as liquid liners go, and the illuminator has a nice, subtle glow. (Gwyneth uses it as a bronzer, but you could also mix it with your regular liquid foundation for an all-over glow.)

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

Laura Mercier pretty much owns it when it comes to makeup for your skin (foundations, concealers and powders). This is a three-part product: it contains her famous Secret Camouflage, Secret Concealer and a Translucent Setting Powder (remember when I mentioned how translucent powder is a good idea?). Gwyneth says “I find [this] is the ultimate blemish and under-eye circle cover-up.” WANT.

Estée Lauder TurboLash Mascara

Estée Lauder TurboLash Mascara Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

I haven’t tried this particular mascara, but it’s the vibrating kind and is meant to deliver the trifecta: volume, length AND curl.

Stila Convertible Color

Stila Convertible Color Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)As you may know, I’ve recently become a Stila fan girl. (Check out my posts on their amazing lip stain and two multitasking makeup products for gorgeous, glowy skin.) As for this cream blush, Gwyneth says itblus “gives a nice glow.”

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

Kiehl’s Lip Balm 1 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)Gwyneth says this lip balm is “permanently in my handbag.” So we have something in common, then!

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

and Everything Mascara

Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara 245x300 Oh look—its a list of the beauty products Gwyneth Paltrow really uses (and she has great taste, natch)

I think this rich balm would be ideal for drier skin types. Gwyneth calls it “the perfect foundation.” And last but not least, another mascara. Gwyneth says this is one of her “everyday essentials.”

SO. What do you think of Gwynnie’s beauty picks? She has expensive taste, no? Do you use any of these products—or now want them?

10 Comments

Maria
Monday, August 2/2010 at 7:54 pm

Excellent, excellent choices. Loove Chanel eyeliner and Stila’s cream blush. And this was the final cosmic sign that I need need need to invest in Tom Ford lipstick.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, August 5/2010 at 1:53 pm

Glad you agree! And yes – you really can’t go wrong with the TF. I am convinced that just about every colour could work on any skin tone.

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Em
Tuesday, August 3/2010 at 12:03 am

I really wanted to try the dr brandt laser a peel system, but im getting mixed reviews from people. On the sephora site the reviews arent all that great either. hmm

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, August 5/2010 at 1:54 pm

I haven’t tried it personally but for what it’s worth – my mom has and LOVES Dr. Brandt stuff.

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The long and Short Hair Cuts
Tuesday, August 31/2010 at 1:18 am

Wonderful , best choices. I luv “Estée Lauder TurboLash Mascara” and “Soleil Tan Sheer Illuminating Fluid” I really wanted to try this. wow…….

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, September 1/2010 at 2:09 pm

Yep, leave it to Goopy to know her beauty products!

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Skybluesky
Wednesday, September 15/2010 at 3:08 pm

She does have good taste…love/own Skinceuticals, Bobbi Brown, and Laura Mercier, and I have Tom Ford’s lipstick in cherry lush…superb. Now I really want to go out and try Stila’s convertible color (I’m kind of a makeup junkie but I’ve never tried their convertible color, as I’m partial to Nars’ stuff). I also want to try the Chanel bronzer!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Thursday, September 16/2010 at 7:58 pm

I’ve never tried the convertible colour either… so many people rave about it. Chanel bronzer is good stuff! The ones I have are really buildable—you don’t look like some overly tanned freak. YSL make good ones too.

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Skybluesky
Tuesday, September 21/2010 at 10:28 pm

Thanks, Michelle! I’m gonna have to try/get the Chanel bronzer, as you have excellent taste (obviously). I went out and tried (and then bought) the Stila convertible color in Petunia. I have tan Asian skin with yellow undertones, and it’s a pretty pink on my cheeks–flushed, but not too berry. I don’t know if I’ll use it on my lips, maybe if I’m in a pinch. I really like it! I like to use tinted moisturizers, so I think I’ll pair this with that.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, September 22/2010 at 4:45 pm

Cargo also make really good bronzers just fyi.
Now I REALLY need to try the Stila! thanks for letting me know about it :-) It will be great with a tinted moisturizer… (I like to pair creamy-textured things together… if I’m wearing powder foundation then powder blush. But think creams tend to be prettier.)

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