Allure: Emma Stone’s Amazing Month of Beauty Looks
As far as we’re concerned, the highlight of a movie’s press tour is the parade of hair and makeup looks from its female lead—especially when said actress is Emma Stone. Reprising her role as a very blonde Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone is game to try something new on virtually every red carpet. Glossy lips? Check. Blunt bangs? Check. Of course, it’s easier to take risks when you have worked with the same hair and makeup artists for years. Stone’s Spider-Man tour wrapped up in New York City last night, so we asked the actress’s glam squad (makeup artist Rachel Goodwin and hairstylist Mara Roszak) to spill the beans on Stone’s stellar month of beauty.
The one thing that never changes? Stone’s peaches-and-cream complexion. “I love her skin,” says Goodwin. And while we can’t imagine a situation where Stone would ever look bad, there’s no denying that a month-long press tour can leave you feeling sluggish. “When you’re tired, peach blush can be your best friend,” says Goodwin.
PINK IS THE WORD
We’re used to seeing Stone in bright lipstick and rich jewel tones. But a soft pale pink? That might be a first. “It’s a taupe shade with pink undertones that adds a little hint of color without looking overdone,” says Goodwin. “It’s an extremely easy shade to wear and works on almost every skin tone.”
REINVENTING VERONICA LAKE
“This is one of my top three favorite looks of the tour,” says Goodwin, who chose Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick in Rayonnante to contrast with Stone’s yellow Versace gown and Veronica Lake waves. “The juxtaposition of the fuchsia lip, the yellow dress, and her red hair just felt incredibly fun and fresh.”
LADY IN RED
Stone stepped out in the City of Light with a sharp look to match her sexy Lanvin dress. “Whenever we’re in Paris, something great happens,” says Goodwin. This time, that something great was an asymmetrical updo and a fiery red lip. “In general, pared-down skin, superdefined brows, and a bold lip is one of my all-time favorite makeup looks,” says Goodwin.
Inspired by the metallic details of Stone’s Valentino dress, Goodwin choose a shimmery silver shadow that she applied from the lash line all the way up to the brow. “The dress was on the darker side, so I wanted the makeup to feel light,” she says. “It’s also an elegant look. There’s something about being in Rome that brings out a more womanly side of us,” which also explains the gorgeous textured chignon Roszak created for the night.
Matching your makeup to your outfit has the potential to go terribly wrong, but in Goodwin’s hands it’s pure sophistication. “It worked because the blue on the dress was mostly at the bottom, it wasn’t near her face,” explains Goodwin. “If you have a dress that’s all blue, you might not want to use blue eye shadow, but if there’s a touch, it actually looks fresh and modern on your eyes.”