beautygeeks: Emma Stone on the Best Thing She Gets from Her Makeup Artist
Watch out, magazine editors â€” Emma Stone (#girlcrush) kinda wants your job. The actress, who charmed grammar geeks around the world when she confessed her love of copyediting and grammar to an Aussie newspaper, told Beautygeeks that sheâ€™d jump at the chance to edit. She also chatted about her red-carpet routine and the best thing she gets from her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin.
Is it strange to you that weâ€™re so interested in what makeup and clothing you wear on the red carpet â€” and that you have this Revlon makeup contract?
I think that itâ€™s a lot of hype
Itâ€™s fun to play around with hair and makeup and clothes and all that, but the person remains the same. Itâ€™s me wearing all that â€” my insides donâ€™t transform and thatâ€™s where I feel the best.
Whatâ€™s the red-carpet-day prep process like for you?
Itâ€™s pretty fun because Iâ€™ve been working with the same hairstylist [Mara Roszak, above], makeup artist [Rachel Goodwin, above] and stylist [Petra Flannery] the entire time Iâ€™ve had to go to something with a red carpet. I email [Mara and Rachel] what Iâ€™m wearing, and we try to figure out [hair and makeup] together on the day. I tell them what Iâ€™d like and they just do what they want.
Do you do anything special yourself to prep?
I just wash my hair and show up with it wet. Itâ€™s pretty much like any other day.
How long does the process take?
It takes about two hours â€” well, it would really take an hour and half, but weâ€™re catching up and laughing.
How did you first connect with makeup artist Rachel Goodwin? Whatâ€™s the best beauty tip youâ€™ve picked up from her so far?
When I was 17 and doing the Superbad junket â€” which was my first-ever press junket â€” my publicist, Holly, suggested Rachel. And weâ€™ve been together every since.
Sheâ€™s very into eyebrows, skincare â€” and confidence. The best thing that Rachel does is give me pep talks when Iâ€™m feeling less than my full-flowering self. She knows me so wellâ€¦ her idea of beauty is so in line with mine. She encourages me to believe in myself and my uniqueness, uniqueness being the greatest part of everybodyâ€™s thing. She makes me feel beautiful.
Letâ€™s talk about Revlonâ€™s Nearly Naked foundation ($12.95 at drugstores). You wear it?
Yes, I have now that theyâ€™ve sent it to me â€” thatâ€™s one of the perks of this gig, itâ€™s kinda like beauty editors, you get free stuff, which Iâ€™m super into â€” and itâ€™s very cool. It has SPF* built in and itâ€™s pretty sheer, which IÃ‚ like, to even out the olâ€™ complexion.
Makeup is a pick-me up for many women â€” is it for you?
I really enjoy makeup, I always have, it makes me feel good. Iâ€™m not saying that I always need to wear it, but itâ€™s fun to play around with, to try new things.
Grammar-geeks everywhere fell in love with you when you told an Australian journalist you loved grammar and editing. If someone asked you to guest-edit something, would you?
Oh God, that would be incredible. No oneâ€™s ever offered it, but if they did I would be terrified enough to say yes!