Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Oscar for playing a woman acting as a man in Shakespeare in Love, has continued to amaze us with her range, as a tragic poet in Sylvia and a math genius in Proof. One thing that always stays the same, though, is her incredible beauty and poise. Here she radiates her magic with silvery-blue rimmed eyes and subtly stained lips, a veritable modern-day Hollywood princess. Makeup artist Deborah Grayson tells us how to get the look.
Step 1: Using a sharp angled eyebrow brush, fill in any sparse brow hairs with a golden-blond brow color. For a smooth application, you'll want to stroke along the grain of the hairs in the same direction they grow, using short feathery movements.
Step 2: With fingertips or a sponge-tipped applicator, apply a touch of creamy pearl highlighter just under the arch of brows.
Step 3: Using a flat, rectangular shadow-liner brush, apply a generous band of silver-blue cream shadow to the lower perimeter of the eyes. This is really the trademark of Gwyneth's look, so don't skimp '- this fuller band of color makes it special.
Step 4: Apply two to three coats of glossy-black thickening mascara to the upper lashes. Let the mascara dry between coats to prevent it from smudging or clumping. Brush one coat to lower lashes.
Step 5: Next, clean any debris or smears around the eye area with a cotton ball or tissue and makeup remover.
Step 6: Using fingers, dab a sheer, tinted moisturizer to the forehead, cheeks and chin, blending out in light, even strokes. "You want only a translucent, skin-baring coverage," Grayson says. "As you can see in Gwyneth's picture, her wonderful freckles are still revealed."
Step 7: Place a lightweight eye gel around the peripheries of the under-eyes. Aside from keeping the tender skin around the eyes hydrated, this will give the area a supple glow.
Step 8: Use a sheer-coral cream blush for cheeks. Just pat on apples of cheeks, and blend outward with fingertips.
Step 9: Blot face with a blotting tissue, just placing the tissue to the skin on any extra-shiny areas. Don't wipe as you'll disrupt the makeup '- just press to absorb extra oil.
Step 10: Line the inner perimeter of lips with a matte cinnamon colored pencil, then fill in with sheer coral gloss.
Product name: Estee Lauder Minute Blush in Minute Spice
This creamy formula gives the prettiest sheer color that can be used on cheeks, lips or eyes, and the swivel-up stick container gives it portability props!
Product name: Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo in Soft Blonde
This double-ended pencil with twist-up brow color on one side and a great sharp-angled application brush on the other is excellent.
Product name: Smashbox Shadow Liner Brush 09
This eye-lining brush is perfect for applying a wider band of cream eyeliners or cream shadows.
Product name: Flirt! Big Flirt Thickening Mascara Created with intense color pigments, this new line is both fun and well designed, plus it really builds up scrawny lashes.
Product name: Stila Sheer Tinted Moisturizer in Bare
I love the light, hydrating formula, and the coverage is long lasting, leaving a sheer, see-through finish '- just enough color to even skin tone.
Product name: Two Faced Liquid Light Highlighter
This white-gold shimmering highlighter gives a dewy, radiant glow, and it comes with a handy sponge-tip applicator.
Product name: Fresh Lotus Eye Gel A soothing gel that treats dark circles, puffiness and signs of fatigue with natural botanicals.
Product name: Ramy Lip Pencil in Laugh Line
This cinnamon-nude gives a rich, smooth line, is long lasting and helps prevent gloss or lipstick from "bleeding."