Beauty

GP’s Backyard Makeup Session with Gucci Westman (with a Step-by-Step
How-To)

GP’s Amagansett backyard made for a decidedly relaxing makeup studio when her friend, makeup artist Gucci Westman, came over to help her get ready for a screening of the new Netflix series The Politician. The late-afternoon, late-summer light was perfect; there were vodka martinis and Aperol spritzes, dirty jokes, and even a wardrobe malfunction (or two). Westman was the woman behind GP’s look at her wedding, and she’s also the woman behind the brilliant line of glow-inducing, skin-coddling makeup essentials Westman Atelier.

  1. Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette
    Westman Atelier
    Baby Cheeks Blush
    Stick in Chouchette

    goop, $50
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  2. Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara
    Westman Atelier
    Eye Love You Mascara
    goop, $62
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  3. Westman Atelier Vital Foundation Stick in IV
    Westman Atelier
    Vital Foundation
    Stick in IV

    goop, $68
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Brushes (made in Japan by the oldest brush-making company in the world) and creamy makeup sticks (blushes! highlighters! foundation/concealers! bronzers!) in hand, Westman got GP’s glow going quickly. “I just want to enhance your skin and then maybe do some mascara and a really pretty, maybe reddish lip to go with that yellow dress,” she said, dabbing furiously.

“Slap it on, girl,” laughed GP. “My husband hates when I have red lipstick. But he’s just going to have to cope.”

Tricks like foundation as concealer and a little contour just beneath the cheeks amped up the glow further. “It’s easy, and I just wanted to help extend this idea of amplified skin,” said Westman. “I like seeing a woman’s skin, not trying to completely transform it.”

What blew GP away the most was the mascara: “Whoa—this is actually clean mascara? It’s so good, Gucci!” GP tucked the mascara into her pocket and is still using it. “I just love it, full stop,” she says.

gucci westman putting mascara on gp

THE EASY STEPS TO
GP’S LOOK:

“Honestly, I love the idea that this is makeup just to enhance, and it’s not this full-on war paint situation.” —GP

1

Moisturize. “Smooth a good cream on before, to really set your makeup for the day,” says Westman.

Moisturize. “Smooth a good cream on before, to really set your makeup for the day,” says Westman.

goop by Juice Beauty
Revitalizing Day Moisturizer

goop, $100/$90 with subscription
goop by Juice Beauty
Revitalizing Day Moisturizer

goop, $100/$90 with subscription

2

Frame the face by sweeping a rosy highlighter upward with the Blender Brush at the cheekbones.

Frame the face by sweeping a rosy highlighter upward with the Blender Brush at the cheekbones.

Westman Atelier Super Loaded
Tinted Highlighter in Peau de Pêche

goop, $75
Westman Atelier Blender Brush
goop, $125
Westman Atelier Super Loaded
Tinted Highlighter in Peau de Pêche

goop, $75
Westman Atelier Blender Brush
goop, $125

3

Work in a little blush in a soft oval shape at the middle of the cheekbones.

Work in a little blush in a soft oval shape at the middle of the cheekbones.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette
goop, $50
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Chouchette
goop, $50

4

Shade the area just under the blush with a little contour.

Shade the area just under the blush with a little contour.

Westman Atelier Face Trace
Contour Stick in Biscuit

goop, $48
Westman Atelier Face Trace
Contour Stick in Biscuit

goop, $48

5

Highlight right where the light would naturally catch your face, at the tops of the cheekbones and at the Cupid’s bow.

Highlight right where the light would naturally catch your face, at the tops of the cheekbones and at the Cupid’s bow.

Westman Atelier Lit Up
Highlight Stick

goop, $48
Westman Atelier Lit Up
Highlight Stick

goop, $48

6

Sweep bronzer over the cheeks for a little more warmth and glow.

Sweep bronzer over the cheeks for a little more warmth and glow.

Westman Atelier Beauty
Butter Powder Bronzer

goop, $75
Westman Atelier Beauty
Butter Powder Bronzer

goop, $75

7

Even out the undereye area with concealer (brush on a lighter shade of Westman’s foundation stick—it is absolutely brilliant as concealer). Then use a deeper shade around the perimeter of the face for definition.

Even out the undereye area with concealer (brush on a lighter shade of Westman’s foundation stick—it is absolutely brilliant as concealer). Then use a deeper shade around the perimeter of the face for definition.

Westman Atelier Vital Skin
Foundation Stick in IV and VI

goop, $68
Westman Atelier
Foundation Brush

goop, $80
Westman Atelier Vital Skin
Foundation Stick in IV and VI

goop, $68
Westman Atelier
Foundation Brush

goop, $80

8

Coat lashes with mascara. “OH. MY. GOD. I love this mascara,” says GP. “I can’t believe it’s clean!”

Coat lashes with mascara. “OH. MY. GOD. I love this mascara,” says GP. “I can’t believe it’s clean!”

Westman Atelier Eye Love
You Mascara

goop, $62
Westman Atelier Eye Love
You Mascara

goop, $62

9

Westman used a lab sample of a gorgeous subtle red lip color she’s working on (watch this space) for this look. A subtle but great red-lip option we love at goop is the new, fire-engine-red tinted balm from Balmyard—it’s sheer, but it’s beautifully red and super sexy.

Westman used a lab sample of a gorgeous subtle red lip color she’s working on (watch this space) for this look. A subtle but great red-lip option we love at goop is the new, fire-engine-red tinted balm from Balmyard—it’s sheer, but it’s beautifully red and super sexy.

Balmyard Beauty Baby Love
Balm Lip + Cheek Tint

goop, $32
Balmyard Beauty Baby Love
Balm Lip + Cheek Tint

goop, $32
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