Monday 18 December 2017

Make-up Muse: Emma Stone

Emma Stone. Photo: Getty Images
Emma Stone. Photo: Getty Images

Sinead Van Kampen

Blessed with a natural alabaster complexion and perfect rosebud lips, American actress Emma Stone has been turning heads on the red carpet recently.

The 22-year-old star of Superbad is famed for her eclectic sense of style, mixing relaxed designer pieces with more unusual boho finds.

Recently spotted at the Crazy, Stupid, Love premiere, her signature retro hair and berry lips gave her look a hint of 50's glamour and that understated petal shadow was defined with lashings of liner.

Emma is blessed with soft fair features and flawless skin. For a similar base, begin with a primer like Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer to even out texture before gently buffing on a mineral foundation like BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation. Having worked the base to a light finish, dark circles and imperfections can then be erased with a concealer like Guerlain Duo Concealer Pen.

Although Emma's cheeks are always perfectly flushed, a cream or a gel blush will work best for that light, sheer finish. Try Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush applied directly to the apples of cheeks and work lightly.

Emma prefers to keep eye make-up low key using a colour palette of creams, champagnes and light pinks. With lips so bold, Emma's soft pink shadow is the perfect foil to the splash of colour. Begin by washing an eyeshadow primer across lids to even out skin tone before applying a soft shadow like MAC Paradise Island onto the socket and into the crease. Some depth can then be added to upper and lower lids with a kohl pencil before applying a thick slick of liquid liner like Essence's Gel Liner along the upper lids and flicking at the edge. Strong lashes are key for the eyes, so finish with a lengthening mascara.

Bold, bright and beautifully berry, Emma's slicked red lips bring her look together. Start by lining lips with a nude pencil like Rimmel's Lasting Finish 1000 kisses lip liner in Tiramisu before working a bright red lipstick like Mac's Ruby woo onto lips with a brush.

Emma's hair is anything but predictable and has hopped from red to blonde to brown at a whim. Whatever the colour, Emma keeps things retro with a soft sweeping fringe and soft curled ends. For a similar finish, try blow drying with a large barrel brush and finishing with an extra holding mist like TIGI's Bed Head Maxxed Out Hair Spray. Bright, bold, glamorous.

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