How to Get Emily Ratajkowski's Golden Tonys Eye Makeup

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Instead of her typical smoky eye, makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato used a warm palette of metallics on the model.

As is often the case, a star’s ensemble informs their hair and makeup. According to makeup artist Gianpaolo Ceciliato, the dress Emily Ratajkowski wore to the Tony Awards presented a classic case of this. It didn’t hurt that his client’s looks — "She’s just like a doll and open to trying things, so she’s really a dream girl" — are inspiring too.

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“When she sent me the dress reference she was just beautiful the way she was, wearing no makeup, and I thought that would be the perfect choice, and it inspired me the most,” says the beauty master to Allison Williams, Emma Roberts and Brooke Shields. “But I wanted her to also look special. We like the smoky eyes and drama, but the dress was so beautiful and gorgeous I said we need to make it light and just make you glow, and she agreed and was so happy.”


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To create the eye look, Ceciliato used the center three shadows in the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 7 The Starlet ($59) palette, applying the gold shade all over her eyelids. “Then I used the bronze to define the crease, and I blended it with the copper shade,” he tells Pret-a-Reporter. He also used a little bit of the Twinkle Pop Eye Stick in Volver 402 ($28) in the inside corner of her eyes, and on the brow bone, then lined them with Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer ($25) before applying mascara.

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And while it perfectly accompanied the model-actress’ navy Marc Jacobs dress, Ceciliato says it’s the type of makeup that can be worn for any occasion and “by any kind of girl, brunette, blonde — gold is a universal color for everybody.”