When Gwyneth Paltrow invites you to a party, you go — even if she stipulates that you can’t wear makeup.
Some of the Goop founder’s celebrity friends, including Demi Moore, Rachel Zoe, and Kate Hudson, were among the women who took her up on the offer for the Wednesday night event. Musician Samantha Ronson, artist Alexandra Grant, who happens to be Keanu Reeves’s girlfriend, designers and other Hollywood types were part of the guest list, too. They gathered to eat and drink wearing fancy clothes, as they usually would be for a dinner with friends, but without the cosmetics, at least for the most part.
All of them looked incredible, and incredibly happy, as evidenced by the many photos they snapped and posted on Instagram.
Moore declared afterward on Instagram that she felt “so nourished and full of joy.”
The Ghost star added, “Beauty is more than what you see, it is what you feel.”
Designer Zoe explained that she typically doesn’t leave the house without quickly applying makeup, so she felt “totally naked and insecure” to be out with a clean face. However, she had obviously gotten past that.
“Thank you my friend for encouraging confidence in being our most natural selves at every age,” Zoe captioned a photo from the evening.
The women’s appearances earned rave reviews.
Actress Rebecca Gayheart commented on Zoe’s post, “I love this so much and you look beautiful.”
“You all look better without makeup!” @stevenhoeppner replied to Paltrow’s snapshot. “Well done!”
“I adore the idea of a makeup free dinner,” added @tamaranycc. “It reminds me of @neneleakes weave free dinner. Sometimes it’s good to remember that we can just show up as ourselves.”
Another commenter, @tinakrohnphoto, summed it up: “Brilliant idea for a gathering.”
While it wasn’t the main attraction, food was part of the evening. According to ET, Paltrow and her friends enjoyed a dinner of King Salmon steaks, chicken with roast grapes, sweet potato fries and long-cooked kale. Ketel One botanical spritz cocktails and mini citrus naked cakes were also on the menu.
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