Name: Emma Stone
|Famous For: Superbad, Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man|
Famous For Superbad, Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man
“I think my ultimate goal at the end of the day is to make my parents laugh. Maybe that is what this is all about: a roundabout way of trying to entertain my parents, just like I did in the living room when I was a kid.” Emma Stone made her debut in Hollywood in the new millennium after getting her start as a child actress in the theatrical production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. Shortly after, she made her television debut in In The Search of the New Partridge Family and finally snagged her first film role in Superbad in 2007. Two years later, she earned praise for her performance in Zombieland and wowed critics with her first starring role in Easy A, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. Today, the 29-year-old actress is still incredibly busy with credits in The Amazing Spider-Man, Birdman, Cabaret, La La Land, and Battle of the Sexes, all of which have made her the highest paid actress in the world! But, not even that has gone to her head as Stone remains committed to honesty and humility saying, “I always thought it was more important to be funny or honest than to look a certain way.” That certainly explains her bold look at the 2018 Oscars, doesn’t it?
|Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator ($38)||Diptyque’s New Facial Water ($55)|
|Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask ($110)||NARS Pore and Shine Control Primer ($36)|
|NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($45)||Burt’s Bees Cleanser ($8)|
|Jose Maran Argan Oil ($48)|
Because of her fair and freckled complexion, Stone has a hard time finding skincare products that she can use consistently without breaking out or causing an allergic reaction. “I’m really allergic to a lot of stuff, so I can only use products with a single ingredient in it,” she admits. “I use a Burt’s Bees Cleanser ($8) and sometimes I exfoliate with baking soda or brown sugar. I like experimenting. I love coconut oil, Josie Maran Argan Oil ($48), and olive oil—I have a big bottle of it on my sink and I put it all over my face and smell like focaccia… and it’s really sexy!”
Apart from using more natural ingredients, Stone relies on makeup artist Rachel Goodwin to make her look flawless before she walks the red carpet. For the 2018 Oscars, Goodwin showcased her talents and started Stone’s look by treating her skin to the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask ($110), which has anti-aging ingredients that instantly create a youthful, revitalized and energized glow. After leaving the mask on for 15 minutes, Goodwin gently wiped off the mask and applied Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator ($38) for added moisture followed by the NARS Pore and Shine Control Primer ($36) and the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($45) to give a subtle sheen to Stone’s milky complexion before applying any foundation.
FOUNDATION, BRONZER & BLUSH
|NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation ($49)||Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation ($50)|
|Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator ($12)||NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($30)|
|NARS Wanted 1 Cheek Palette ($59)||NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Jubilation ($37)|
|NARS Liquid Blush ($30)|
After Stone selected a pantsuit rather than a dress to wear to the 2018 Oscars, Goodwin was inspired by women like Lauren Hutton and Gia Carangi from the late 1970s and early 1980s era of glamor and power. She set out to give Stone a similar look and started by blending a small amount of the Kiehls Glow Formula Skin Hydrator ($38) with the NARS Natural Loungeware Foundation ($49). Using the Beauty Blender sponge ($20), Goodwin dipped the sponge in Diptyque’s New Facial Water ($55) and blotted until the foundation reached a sheer finish. For added coverage, she used NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and, for highlights, she used Revlon’s Photo Ready Skinlights Face Illuminator ($12).
The focal point of Stone’s makeup was her blush and its placement, both of which reflected the power suits, power makeup, and power blush of the 1980s. Goodwin brushed the NARS Wanted 1 Cheek Palette ($59) high on Stone’s cheekbones followed by the NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Jubilation ($37) and the NARS Liquid Blush ($30) to create a soft sheen that blended outward and toward the eyes and hairline. “This was a blush we used to see that faded into the beauty archives,” Goodwin said of the look, “and it was a fun time to bring it back as unabashed glamour—it’s not natural at all; it’s meant to look very high fashion and intentionally glamorous.”
|Revlon Color Stay Brow Kit ($13)||NARS Brow Defining Cream ($24)|
|NARS Brow Perfector ($24)||NARS Velvet Shadow Stick ($29)|
|NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29)||NARS Matte Eyeshadow ($36)|
|Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner ($8)||Revlon’s Lash Potion by Grow Luscious ($10)|
Goodwin kept Stone’s eye makeup classic and started by shaping and defining her brows using the Revlon Color Stay Brow Kit ($13), the NARS Brow Defining Cream ($24), and the NARS Brow Perfector ($24). She then focused on the actress’s eyes and used soft shades of peach, burgundy and plum from the NARS Velvet Shadow Stick ($29), the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ($29), and the NARS Matte Eyeshadow ($36) to compliment Stone’s jacket.
With Stone’s strawberry blonde hair, Goodwin perfectly anchored the plum hues around the actress’s eyes using Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner ($8) to create a separation and contrast between the shades and the lash line. “A little bit of navy liner on the lash line to anchor the colors, since sometimes reds and pinks can make you look slightly tired is critical,” Goodwin added. To complete the eyes and plump the eyelashes, Goodwin brushed on a few coats of Revlon’s Lash Potion by Grow Luscious ($10).
|NARS Lip Gloss ($26)||Revlon Color Burst Balm Stain ($7)|
|Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick ($37)||Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ($7)|
|NARS Audacious Lipstick ($34)||Revlon Lip Butter ($8)|
Stone’s stained pout completed her red carpet look at the 2018 Oscars and was also a nod to the 1970s. To find the perfect shade, Goodwin tested a handful of Stone’s favorite lip products like the Revlon Color Burst Balm Stain ($7), Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss ($7), Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Color Stick ($37), and the Revlon Lip Butter ($8). She then added a layer of NARS Lip Gloss ($26) to create the sheer, glossy finish.
|Beauty Blender Sponge ($20)||Revlon Extra Curl Lash Curler ($9)|
|Revlon Blending Brush ($10)||Revlon Essentials Brush Kit ($30)|
|Revlon Beauty Tools Blush Brush ($9)||Revlon Kabuki Brush ($8)|
“I think this is a wonderful time for women. I think the tide is turning and there are so many brave, authentic, strong, and funny and vulnerable and exciting women in every industry right now.” As one of the most beautiful leading ladies in Hollywood, Stone doesn’t give much thought to what others think and, instead, believes that makeup should be fun. Of course, that doesn’t mean she hasn’t picked up a few makeup tricks along the way from the dozens of makeup artists who have helped on projects like The Amazing Spider-Man, La La Land, and Battle of the Sexes.
“I have learned the importance of moisturizing because I have the driest skin on the planet,” the 29-year-old says. “I also break out, so I have learned to use concealer. I just dot it on, but I’m not as great at applying it as the makeup artists. And I’ve learned to fill in my eyebrows—I use an eyeshadow and a little brush to do them, which I enjoy.” However, even then she doesn’t usually wear a full face of makeup every day and relies on essentials like mascara and foundation to boost her confidence when she’s lounging around at home.
Naturally blonde but admitting she identifies better as a redhead, Stone is no stranger to criticism with Hollywood tabloids critiquing everything from her outfits and hair color to her makeup. However, she refuses to let any of that bother her especially since she feels incredibly lucky to follow her dreams as an actress. “My mom always told me to do what makes me happy and dress for me,” she says. “I was lucky when I was young to have a female role model in my life that was very much about me being myself. And with beauty and fashion, it’s supposed to be fun and experimental. I like the individuality of it all.” As a woman who likes to change her hair color and was bold enough to wear a pantsuit to the Oscars in 2018, we can’t help but agree that Stone does a beautiful job of walking to her own beat from glamorous makeup trends to risqué outfits and more!