Emma Watson reveals red carpet secrets
The 'Noah' actress posted a Twitter photo to show just how much work it takes to look good on the red carpet
When Emma Watson attended the New York premiere of Noah, she looked the epitome of effortless beauty.
But the actress has revealed just how much effort a red carpet appearance actually requires, by posting a photograph of the lotions, potions and products involved.
Watson, 23, shared the picture on Twitter after the New York premiere of Noah, under the heading: “Couldn’t have survived today without…”
Her flawless complexion was aided by applications of a “radiance booster” by Dior, a “skin illuminator” by Giorgio Armani and an application of “pure jojoba” by Australian brand MV.
Hair straighteners, false eyelashes and “make-up mist” also featured in the picture, alongside various cosmetics from upmarket beauty brands.
Evidently, Watson likes to be prepared for disaster. Emergency items to deal with last-minute mishaps included safety pins and instant stain remover, plus a guardian angel trinket.
Double-sided toupee tape ensured her Oscar de la Renta gown fit like a glove. And a pair of “invisible” knickers proved useful later in the evening when Watson changed into a sheer Erdem dress for the after-show party.
She carried a Roger Vivier clutch which may well have hidden some of the Haribo sweets in the corner of the picture.
Once the hair and make-up artists had done their work, the Harry Potter actresses shared another picture with her 12.5 million Twitter followers. It was captioned: “I did NOT wake up like this!”
Watson’s willingness to disclose her red carpet regime is evidence that she is that rare thing in Hollywood: an actress who does not take herself too seriously.
The former child star also has a healthy approach to body image.
“It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and our bodies have a function,” she has said.
“We say that the pressure is coming from men but actually it’s from each other. I think women feel so much pressure these days and it can turn us against each other.
“But we really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to.”
She has also admitted that film premieres make her nervous. “Every now and again, I feel a bit wobbly before hitting a red carpet,” she said last year.
“It’s always nice to bring friends, especially because I love to see their reactions. It’s not normal to get out of a car and have, like, 80 people screaming at you. And so when they say, ‘This is crazy,’ it makes me feel slightly more sane.”
Watson is currently promoting Noah, which opens in the UK on April 4. She plays Ila, Noah’s adopted daughter, in the Biblical epic.