I’ve actually gotten into arguments with friends over Gwyneth Paltrow and her GOOP newsletters. Some people are not fans, but I just happen to really like her. And yes, I may or may not be known to verbally attack Internet commenters/haters on her behalf. Because of this, I’m pretty sure IRL she would want to be best friends with me. If that ever happened, I would dedicate this song to her:
Today’s “Do” Goop newsletter (if you’re not familiar with them, they’re categorized by Make, Go, Get, Do, Be, See) is a step-by-step guide from her makeup artist Emma Lovell on how to effectively do both daytime and nighttime makeup looks, and tips on how to transition from one to the other with a few simple tricks.
If you’re doing your own makeup for your wedding, a guide like this is essential. First things first is to make sure you have the right products. Essentials listed in this newsletter include:
- setting powder for t-zone
- cream blush
- cream eyeshadow
- liquid and kohl eyeliner
- makeup brushes
- eyelash curler
- lipliner, lipstick, lipgloss
What I learned from having my own makeup done is that hydration is the key. Make sure your skin is THOROUGHLY moisturized for several days leading up to the event (and really, forever after that). It doesn’t matter how good your makeup job is, if your skin is dry and flakey, it is not going to look good.