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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Season Four Premiere Episode

April 14, 2021

A Style Guru’s New Obsession: Fantastic Lashes

In partnership with our friends at Plum Beauty
A Style Guru’s New Obsession: Fantastic Lashes
She changed how we dressed and put J.Crew on the map, and now Jenna Lyons has come out with chic, next-level false eyelashes that flatter any face. (Truly, whether you’ve never tried lashes before or you’re a pro, there is nothing like a pair of her LoveSeen lashes.) The style icon’s newest chapter—after a career highlighted by running J.Crew (and Madewell, and J.Crew Factory, all at the same time) and starring as herself on Girls—involves the title role on Stylish with Jenna Lyons on HBO, hotel design, and so much more under her Lyons L.A.D. umbrella (she named her new company Lyons Life After Death) that it’s hard to keep up. Her story—growing up with a genetic disorder that left her without eyelashes, among other issues—is surprising, not to mention as inspiring as it gets. We knew she loved fashion, but as we discover on The Beauty Closet, she’s a full-on beauty maven, with a specialty in exfoliation.

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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.

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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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