Gwyneth Paltrow in David Koma at the Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer Event

Posted on January 29, 2014

Ladystars, we’d like to have a word with you about your makeup.


Gwyneth Paltrow attends Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event in Culver City, California in David Koma.

And that word is “stop.”  Stop letting your makeup artists talk you into sporting a “clean” face for public appearances. Clean faces work for all sorts of times and places, but generally speaking, they’re a terrible idea when you’re facing an almost literal wall of cameras, their flashes going off constantly. A little bit of color and contour is always going to be your friend under those kinds of lighting conditions. We can understand the impulse to not look too frivolous at a cancer charity event, but if you’re making the commitment to show up in a borrowed dress and get your picture taken (which is why celebrities are invited to these events in the first place, because you wouldn’t be reading about this charity on this and many other fashion/celeb sites without Gwyneth Paltrow standing in front of its logo), then you need to follow through on the styling.

Or at the very least, be consistent with it. We don’t think she can overcome the lighting problems here, but Gwynnie is actually someone for whom the clean face is well suited. She’s at least got that going for her. A lot of ladystars who should be nowhere near the clean face have been talked into doing it lately. But if she really wanted to look pale and ghostly, then don’t pair that face with a brilliant blue dress with a plunging neckline and leather detailing. It’s just not a good match. Get yourself a white pantsuit and Tilda that shit out if you feel the need. We’ll still think you’ve got moon face under those camera flashes, but we’ll be able to respect you for being well put together.





[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images]

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