Behind the Scenes with Gucci Westman
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Behind the Scenes with Gucci Westman

12.21.2015    |    
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Gucci Westman is the coolest. There is just no other way to put it. I had the pleasure of meeting the ultra-famous makeup artist for coffee earlier this week to discuss everything from her love of Japanese brand SK-II to her passion for wallpaper and redecorating her London pad. The incredibly talented beauty expert is a fixture backstage at Fashion Week and has left her mark on many a high-end editorial. She also rolls with an insane A-list crew—we’re talking Jennifer Aniston, Elle MacPherson and Drew Barrymore—and is a mom to two children.

Yep, she has it all, which is why I couldn’t wait to pick her brain. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the beauty industry, has killer skin, is totally fit and rocks the most amazing jet-black optical frames. Ok so take notes, girls.  This is what I learned from Gucci Westman.

Her secret to perfect skin:

Gucci is a huge advocate of the SK-II Essence. She likes to spray it morning and night, with a spray or two of the Mid Day Essence in the afternoon for a little boost. Need a refresher about the value of an essence in a skincare routine? It’s essentially a hydrating liquid that stimulates the natural renewal process of the skin’s outer layer.

What she carries inside her bag on a daily basis:

Gucci’s bag is full of essentials all of us should have. Juice Press Black Juice, Tom Ford reading glasses, Dior Lip PlumperTata Harper Irritability Treatment, small individual sizes of almond butter and the SK-II Mid-Day Essence keep her going even on her busiest days.

How she preps models and actresses before a show or big event:

Because the girls are often a little nervous or overwhelmed, she likes to help them cool down with an SK-II Facial Treatment Mask: “[This gives] them some time to recompress and relax.” The sheet mask offers a boost of hydration and allows them to take a moment to breathe.

How to fix problematic skin on the spot:

She likes to use a dynamic duo solution: “[I] Use the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask for 20 minutes and, pat off the excess with a tissue. Then Liberally spray the SK-II Mid-day Essence. Lastly, sit for another 20-40 minutes under her at-home LED Light Illumask.” She uses this routine to prep her own skin before big events like, ahem, the Met Ball.

On how to brighten dark and dull dark circles under the eyes:

Gucci explained that simple is better when fixing dark spots on the skin: “Mix a little highlighter into your eye cream to create a potion.” This blend will give you coverage, as well as hydration.

Beauty trend she’s loving at the moment:

“I am really into clumpy lashes at the moment.” Um, YES. Let’s bring this back, girls. The 60’s mod look is just oh-so-chic.

After getting these unbelievable tips for getting dewy skin, I had to ask her more about the products – both makeup and skincare – that she swears by.

Favorite highlighter: Benefit Ooh La Lift Undereye Brightener and Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid

Favorite concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Favorite facemask: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

Favorite mascara: Gucci Opulent Volume Mascara

Best skincare life-changer: Her LED light at-home mask 

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Benefit Ooh La Lift Highlighter

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Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid

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Dior Lip Plumper

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Tata Harper Irritability Serum

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SK-II Mid-day Essence

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

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Gucci Opulent Volume Mascara

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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  • therealblonde

    Does anyone know which Tom Ford glasses she is wearing?

  • Whitney

    Hi Annie- I am really interested in buying an at-home LED mask. What is the difference between Georgia Louise’s $3k mask on her website, and the one on Amazon for $1k? Is it that Georgia’s has a stand? http://www.amazon.com/DEESSE-FACIAL-Aesthetic-Self-Care-SBT-MLLT/dp/B00W3R9WWK

    • Annie Atkinson

      Hey there Whitney! GREAT question. I have the Dessee mask…and I love it. Mine changes colors between red to pink to blue. I bought it at the International Beauty Show in NYC. SO no. I think that one on Amazon, as long as it’s Dessee will be AWESOME!!!