The Inspiration Behind Emma Stone’s Classic Cannes Makeup, Revealed

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Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin shares her inspiration and a how-to for the simply chic look.

The Cannes red carpet sometimes attracts elaborate or overwrought looks. But Emma Stone — wearing Christian Dior Couture at the Irrational Man premiere on Friday — exuded just the opposite. “Emma’s look was meant to feel classic and effortless,” says her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.

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Stone, a Revlon ambassador, looked statuesque and graceful in her high-neck, low-back lace gown and Repossi choker. Says Goodwin, “I wanted her makeup to have a timeless quality to it so I focused on fresh skin and strong Audrey Hepburn–inspired brows and barely there lips.”

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The makeup artist—who also works with stars like Diane Kruger, January Jones and Hailee Steinfeld—set off her cheekbones with Revlon Cream Blush in Pinched ($13), followed by Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator in Pink Light ($13) to highlight her cheekbones and brow bones.

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As for the radiant redhead’s bold brows, Goodwin defined them using Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blond ($7.50). (She also used Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Green Spark ($8) across Stone’s upper lash line to play off the soft pastel of her gown.) The final touch in the delicate, feminine look was a rosy pout thanks to Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Rose ($9).