She’s Hollywood’s beloved redhead who always dresses to impress and somehow always manages to get all eyes on her when she’s on screen. Besides being a phenomenal actress, Emma Stone has also been known to rock some gorgeous makeup looks on the red carpet. Just take a look at that photo of her at the Oscars. Wow is probably the right word. I think this look works especially well for her because of the lip colour; it’s slightly vampy in a way that flatters her skin tone and her features perfectly. Let’s get recreating!
Emma has a very pale complexion naturally – when combined with red hair, it can often be seen as a skin tone that’s difficult to work with. Here’s a tip – embrace that fair complexion. There are people who spend a fortune on skin whitening creams to have what you have.
Get the look
Start with your regular foundation, applied with your favourite foundation brush, beauty blender or good old fingers. If you have a pale complexion like Emma and the lightest foundations won’t do the trick, mix your usual foundation with a white foundation until you achieve your desired shade. If you are really struggling to find a shade of foundation that is right for you, I would highly recommend The Body Shop’s Shade Adjusting Drops. This gives you complete control and makes it so easy to create your perfect shade. Mix on the back of your hand before applying to your face.
Shade adjusting drops 15ml, £10.00 The Body Shop thebodyshop.com
Skin base foundation – 01, £33.00 Illamasqua illamasqua.com
Apply concealer to your under-eye area in an inverted triangle shape and on the front of your forehead, as well as over any blemishes or spots. Blend well with a concealer brush, foundation brush or beauty blender.
Studio under eye concealer & highlighter, £4.50 e.l.f. studio eyeslipsface.co.uk
Set with a translucent setting powder, or any pressed powder of your choice. A smooth, flawless complexion is key to this look.
Invisible touch face fixing powder, £10.30 Kiko Milano kikicosmetics.com
Perfect light pressed powder, £11.50 NO7 at boots.com
Get Emma’s rosy glow by warming the face up with a bronzer. Sweep across the temples, down the cheekbones and along the jawline in a “3” shape. Use a very light hand when you do this – the goal is to keep everything sheer and natural looking. Apply a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks and finish with highlighter or a strobing product on the tops of your cheekbones, applied lightly with your fingers. Using a kabuki brush, blend thoroughly for a naturally dewy effect.
Naked flushed, £25.00 Urban Decay urbandecay.co.uk
Illuminating strobing cream – iced bronze, £4.49 BARRY M at superdrug.com
Kabuki face brush, £7.50 e.l.f. studio eyeslipsface.co.uk
Emma opts for a gentle brown smoky eye here, which happens to be one of my favourite eye makeup looks. Start by applying concealer or primer all over your lid, extending up to the brow bone. Blend well with your fingers.
24 hour eye primer, £6.99 BOURJOIS at superdrug.com
Using an eyeshadow brush, apply an eyeshadow that is similar to to your natural skin tone (or one shade darker) all over your mobile lid. Don’t worry too much about precision here, this step just evens out your lid and allows the other colours to really pop.
Matte eye colour – café au lait 2.6g, £19.50 LAURA MERCIER at feelunique.com
Use a shimmery gold eyeshadow on the inner half of your lid, smudging it upwards towards your brow bone. Cream eyeshadows are great for this.
EyeStudio color tattoo 24hr cream gel eyeshadow – eternal gold, £5.99 MAYBELLINE at boots.com
Contour the outer “v” of your eye with a dark brown eyeshadow – crayons are great for the precision you need in your crease and on your top lash line. Apply lightly to the lower lash line. Blend well.
Forever eye shadow brown 4, £6.29 GOSH at superdrug.com
Finish with some black pencil eyeliner on your top lash line and a slick of mascara.
Emma’s gone for the classic red lip here, and rightly so. It balances out the dewy cheeks and keeps the whole look sleek and stylish. Moisturise thoroughly with a hydrating lip balm beforehand – dark lip colours can really amplify any cracks in the lips you may have been able to get away with previously. Apply the lip balm all over your lips and outside the edges too, particularly at the corners.
Line the lips with a lip liner that is close to the colour of your lipstick, preferably the same shade or slightly darker.
Exaggerate lip liner – red diva, £3.99 RIMMEL at boots.com
Next, apply your lipstick with a lip brush, or straight from the wand/bullet. Emma’s lip colour leans towards the brown end of the spectrum – the terracotta colour works beautifully with her warm eye makeup and the red tones in her hair.
Lipstick 4g – howl, £20.00 ILLAMASQUA at feelunique.com
Stay all day liquid lipstick 3ml – rubino, £16.00 STILA at feelunique.com
Polish the look with some concealer around the edges of the lips – clean edges are key to rocking a lip colour that is very different to your skin tone. Apply with a brush to the edges of the lips, and blend outwards in short, fast strokes.
And that is it, my beauties. Go forth and channel those La La Land vibes whilst you’re at it. If you can find yourself a Ryan Gosling lookalike, of course.