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Gwyneth Paltrow Threw A Makeup-Free Party And Rachel Zoe Wasn't Happy About It

It's not often you see a celebrity fresh faced unless they're being hounded by paparazzi while they're out running errands.

Yet gradually more and more, celebrities are championing the makeup-free look and most recently, it was Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow.

And honestly we're loving it, because it's rare that you see a bunch of high profile celebrities celebrating their bare faces together.

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Now we won't pretend that the makeup free look isn't without cost. Treatments, creams, serums and the upkeep of that glowing skin doesn't come cheap.

But away from the bright lights of the red carpet and the hours and hours in the makeup chair and preparation that it took to get there, Gwyneth and her high profile mates look like they're having a genuinely great time.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore are the 'poster children' for makeup free according to Rachel Zoe who wasn't a fan. Image: Instagram
Gwyneth Paltrow and her guests. Image: Instagram

Gwyneth hosted the event, a dinner party which saw the likes of Demi Moore and her daughter Rumer Willis, Kate Hudson, Rachel Zoe, Alexandra Grant and more attend the makeup-free evening.

The only one who seemed to bend the rules was designer Rachel Zoe but given her commitment to far-shun, we'll forgive her for the use of mascara and lip gloss.

Gwyneth Paltrow with DJ Samantha Ronson (who used to date Lindsay Lohan) and her girlfriend Cassandra Grey. Image: Instagram

"OK so for those who know me... you know that I NEVER leave the house without at least my five minute makeup face on," Zoe, 48, wrote on her Instagram page.

"Well last night our favorite natural beauty, Gwyneth Paltrow, held an intimate very empowering girls dinner asking us to come totally makeup free. I felt totally naked and insecure and then Gwyneth took this selfie... and here I am fully exposed."

Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe and Crystal Lourd. Image: Instagram

Zoe thanked her friend Gwyneth for "encouraging confidence in being our most natural selves at every age" despite clearly finding the request to go bare-faced a difficult one.

Demi on the other hand, seemed to be a big fan of the decision to go without makeup, writing on Instagram: "What an incredible night makeup-free with these extraordinary women. I feel so nourished and full of joy."

"Thank YOU both for sharing your light, love and wisdom! Beauty is more than what you see, it is what you feel. So grateful to be included in such a powerful, memorable and meaningful evening!"

Alexandra Grant, Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore. Image: Instagram

Gwyneth shared a number of pictures with her friends, writing "about last night" next to a photo of herself with Demi Moore and artist Alexandra Grant, who happens to currently be dating Keanu Reeves.

“Had the immense pleasure of interviewing Alexandra Grant one of THE most brilliant, expansive, talented thinkers I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. A beautiful gathering in celebration of beauty just the way we come.”

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“The one on my left ain’t so bad either," she then joked, referring to Demi.

“No make up, no filter. An amazing gathering of some of the best women on planet earth," Gwyneth captioned a second set of photos.


Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Henrietta Conrad and Daun Dees. Image: Instagram
Gwyneth Paltrow was all smiles at the event. Image: Instagram

The menu for the evening included king salmon steaks, chicken with roast grapes, long-cooked kale and sweet potato frites.

The fancy menu for the evening. Image: Instagram

For dessert they had mini 'naked' citrus cakes and botanical spritz cocktails were also served.

Gwyneth giving a speech to her guests wearing an Oscar De La Renta dress. Image: Instagram

They dined in an outdoor setting along a wooden table filled with floral arrangements and crystal chandeliers with heat lamps nearby to keep warm.

Oh to be a guest at one of Gwyneth's parties.

Featured image: Instagram

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