The Beauty Closet

The Beauty Closet

When it comes to beauty, there are 70 billion questions. On our newest podcast, goop editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill are going to answer as many of them as they can. They’ll have help from top makeup artists, dermatologists, clean beauty founders, researchers, plastic surgeons, hairstylists, and of course our boss, Gwyneth Paltrow.

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December 23, 2020

A Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Surgeon on What Lasers Can Do and Why Race Plays into Her Work

In partnership with our friends at Hallmark
A Dermatologist and Skin Cancer Surgeon on What Lasers Can Do and Why Race Plays into Her Work
What are the best techniques for smoothing crow’s-feet? Is the phrase “Black don’t crack” true? What really can be done with lasers? How do you freshen someone up without making them look “done”? What does it mean to specialize in skin of color? NYC-based Michelle Henry, MD, a Mount Sinai– and Harvard-trained dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon, has brilliant, super useful answers to questions on everything from how to feel and look our best as we age to whether there’s an “ideal” facial structure—and it’s all on the latest episode of The Beauty Closet. Henry has the kind of reassuring humor you’d expect from a lifelong girlfriend and a perspective on what it means to feel beautiful and confident in a wider sense—beyond in-office treatments and supercreams, race, age, and even her own aesthetic techniques. It’s just an incredible episode.

Previous Episode

December 16, 2020

The Brow Whisperer

In partnership with our friends at Hallmark
The Brow Whisperer
You can shape gorgeous, natural-looking, defined brows at home, and on this week’s episode of The Beauty Closet, the legendary Jimena—pronounced he-méh-nah—Garcia tells us how. Garcia, who’s Chanel’s first-ever brow artist, is about not just creating naturally defined, face-sculpting arches but also how to see the beauty in your own face and develop your own sense of beauty and style. She gives Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill easy-to-follow tips on how to shape and maintain flattering brows at home, no matter how haywire, bushy, or sparse your canvas. (During the pandemic she’s been holding digital brow workshops and master classes, so she’s great at DIY brow advice.) She answers all our questions, from how to make brow plucking hurt less to the easiest way to create an arch.

Season Three Premiere Episode

September 30, 2020

Talking to Your Hair, Black Girl Magic, and Why Beauty Is Charged

In partnership with our friends at Schmidt's
Talking to Your Hair, Black Girl Magic, and Why Beauty Is Charged
Julee Wilson is the beauty director at Cosmpolitan magazine—and an expert on everything from glowy skin and self-tanner to box braids and defining curls so they look as killer as her own signature halo. As our first guest on the third season of The Beauty Closet, Wilson shares life and career advice—somehow dispensed with equal parts soul, conviction, and humor—that’s as mesmerizing as her (amazing) skin and hair tips. We talk about how the Black Lives Matter movement is changing the beauty industry; why being an expert means understanding all skin and hair types; how to fight imposter syndrome by, as Wilson puts it, “leaning into our dopeness”; and why love is the antidote to racism, in and outside of the beauty world.

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