Oh Look! It's Emma Stone, Wearing a Mix of Drugstore and High-End Makeup

How to copy her exact look—berry lips, soft eyes and luminous skin—from the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere.

You can tell I'm excited by Emma Stone's red carpet return, because you're getting not one but two posts about her within less than a week. We already talked about her beauty excellence on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tour so far, but a couple things have happened since then.

One: she got bangs! Amazing. (And damn, I'm back to wanting to cut mine again. Always happens when I see a good fringe on a celebrity.)

Two: I JUST got a long, juicy list of the products she wore last night at the Los Angeles Spider-Man 2 premiere, courtesy of her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin. It's a believable list, too, because it's not allRevlon (Emma's still one of their spokespeople). There's some Chanel in here for good measure, so keep reading and I'll tell you what's what.

"Overall, we wanted to create a look that was very glamorous and modern but with a 1970s twist," says Rachel. "I definitely focused on luminous, glowy skin and bold, berry lips. The overall inspiration was heightened glamour but still very classic."

The bird's-eye view:

Ahh... you so flawless, Em.

The Skin

To prepare her skin for the makeup, Rachel first applied the new, so-chic-it-hurts day cream from Chanel, Le Jour de Chanel. (Meant to work with your skin's natural rhythms, there is also a "night" and "weekend" in this range.)

Next, she used the latest Chanel foundation, Perfection Lumière Velvet:

This foundation is for combo and oily skin and transforms into a powdery matte finish. I suspect Rachel mixed it with the Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Bare Light, to create a more sheer, illuminated effect.

No powder needed, because that Chanel foundation is already creating a matte finish.

The Cheeks

So glad I reviewed this blush last month! Emma is wearing the Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed, which was my favourite shade:

You can read more about them here. They're a really great cheapie cream blush option at the drugstore.

The Eyes

Rachel used a couple different shadows on Emma's lids. Over the entire lids, the neutral Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus:

And then this shade, Taupe Grisé, closer to the lash line for soft, shimmery definition:

To emphasize the lash line, she used Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Black Brown, which is waterproof:

And thank you, Rachel, for skipping the false lashes. It's just the new Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara in Black, which should be trickling into stores this month. (I can't even find an image of it, but Muse has a review up already here.)

The Brows

We can't really see them, but they're defined nonetheless—with Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel (second lightest shade):

The Lips

Lots of things going on here. (Although if you scroll back up to the close-up, you'll see that not even 25-year-old Emma is immune to lip gloss-bleeding. I would've also preferred if the lip colour stayed within the boundaries of her lips, or at least only drawn outside on the corners, like my technique here.)

The lip liner Rachel used, although this isn't exactly a ringing endorsement of it, is Chanel Aqua Crayon Lip Colour Stick in Rosewood:

Next, the base for the lip look was the Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain in Adore. (See my review of the Lacquers and Mattes in that collection here.)

Finally, for the glossy finish came Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Raisin Rage (what a name!).

So there you have it—all of the products used to create this gorgeousness:

Note the bangs, and the colour job! I don't think I've ever seen a subtle Ombré red... Emma's colourist is a superstar. (Pretty sure it's Tracey Cunningham.)

Final thought: I think the mix of high and low products that Rachel used on Emma is quite instructive, indicating where we should splurge (skin, eyeshadow, brows) and where we can save (liner, lips, blush, mascara). I pretty much follow that rule myself. Your thoughts?

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