Not all red-carpet beauty decisions are made weeks in advance. For example, Emma Stone’s makeup look for last night’s MTV Movie Awards was a game-time one. “I knew she liked two dresses but I didn’t find out which one she was actually wearing—the black and cream dress—until the last minute,” says Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin. “I was going for a just-came-back-from-the-beach look, like she had already been on summer vacation.” Stone has worked with Goodwin for six years, and this was their fifth MTV Movie Award show together. “We got her ready in the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood—it was friends, family, music, and champagne; it was so much fun,” says Goodwin. Here’s how she gave Stone her summer-ready look.
Skin. “[Stone] didn’t get a facial beforehand—she was too busy! But she’s lucky—she has gorgeous skin. She looks beautiful with her fair skin but she also looks really good with color, so I took her skin up a couple of shades with a foundation that was two or three shades darker than her skin tone. I mixed it with moisturizer then used a big, fluffy synthetic brush in circular motions to swirl the color over her cheekbones, nose, and forehead, blending it out to the rest of the face—this gives the most even application. I then used the same brush to sweep a mixture of the same foundation and body lotion onto her collarbones and shoulders. Then I dabbed Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed (Stone is a spokeswoman for the company) on two fingers and pressed it into the cheekbones. I love her freckles; she has such young skin, so I never want to cover it too much. “
Eyes. “I wanted the lips to be the focal point so I kept the eyes simple—I just wanted to add some definition. I swiped an ivory cream shadow over the lids and dusted a gray-brown shadow in the crease for dimension. I used Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir on the upper lash lines, making the line broader toward the inside—this brings her wide-set eyes together. I curled her eyelashes, then cut a strip of fake lashes and glued them on the outside—it was a fun, flirty, last-minute thing but it completed the look. I even skipped mascara on the bottom lashes. And because Emma’s so blonde right now, I added color to her brows to define her arches.”
Lips. “I always put lip balm on first so that it soaks in and hydrates while I do the rest of the face. Then I used Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous—a bright, coral-y pink. It has a really nice texture. I’m obsessed with coral—I think it screams summer. Emma loved it and so did her mom.”
In her clutch. “I gave Emma the lipstick for touch-ups. And I always put cotton swabs with makeup remover in them in her bag—it’s always better to clean up makeup by taking some off rather than adding more, so she uses these to fix the corners of her lips and underneath her eyes.”
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