By the age of 30, make-up artist Gucci Westman had already had a hugely successful career, working on films like John Malkovich and with a client list which included Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.
Ever after a new challenge, Gucci decided to leave the film industry to try her hand at editorial work. She initially hit a bump in the road with Creative Director Grace Coddington, but once given the opportunity to show what she could do, Grace declared Gucci to be one of the greatest talents she’d discovered.
From there, Gucci worked solidly, making up huge celebrities for campaigns and covers of magazines.
Gucci’s make-up trademark: beautiful, luminous skin. It therefore came as no surprise to anyone who’s followed her work that her make-up line, Westman Atelier, homes in on creating juicy, luscious skin. (Side note: I use the Vital Skin Foundation Stick regularly and recommend it heartily.)
In this episode, Gucci talks about how she achieved all that while managing to remain balanced and healthy, and also delves into her childhood memories, painting a picture of a girl who grew up with spiritual parents who lived slightly unconventional lives – and for whom make-up was a mere glimmer of excitement on the horizon.