"The first time I met Gwyneth, I remember thinking she was so gorgeous, she really didn't even need makeup," says Gucci, recalling her first encounter with the Oscar-winning actress turned Goop empire behemoth some 20 years ago. Fast forward through two decades of photo shoots and friendship, and Paltrow's radiant sun-kissed skin is still a source of inspiration—providing the creative spark behind Le Box, a first-of-its-kind clean beauty edit that launches today on Westman-Atelier.com.
"Gwyneth and I were working in the Hamptons together this summer and I thought, 'wouldn't it be amazing to put something together that captures her natural beauty and her ease?'" recalls Gucci, who conjured a similarly unstudied vibe when doing Paltrow's makeup for her wedding to Brad Falchuk last year. Conceived as a curated beauty wardrobe that distills Paltrow's signature look into three simple steps, the GP Edition includes the trio of products that Gucci uses most often to amp up her lit-from-within glow: Baby Cheeks blush in Petal for the subtlest authentic rosy lip and cheek color; Lit Up Highlight stick to infuse skin with a glassy post-facial sheen, and the new Super Loaded in Peau de Soleil to effortlessly warm up skin, because "Gwyneth isn't shy about the fact that she loves to be tan," she says with a laugh.
Tucked into a beautifully constructed box that can be repurposed to hold cotton squares, compacts or even jewelry, it also simplifies one more major pressing objective: Checking the perfect gift off your holiday list early this year.
Here, watch Gucci talking Gwyneth and golden skin while unboxing Le Box!