Oscars 2015: Emma Stone Just Gave Us Our Spring Beauty Look
Pink and green are colors that call to mind the first glimmer of spring. One look at Emma Stone and we'd guess (and hope) that spring is just around the corner.
Clad in a beaded, chartreuse Elie Saab gown with ornate cuffs, Emma Stone's beauty team complemented the unique color of the dress with a palette of ethereal pink makeup hues and a 1930s inspired up do.
“The color of the dress was fun and unexpected and called for another unexpected color,” says Stone’s makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who tried several lip and cheek shades on Stone during a fitting, and landed on Chanel Powder Blush ($45) in Angelique for her perfectly pink cheeks and a peachy-coral lip color called Tulip from Revlon Ultra HD lipstick ($10), which was defined with Chanel Precision Lip Definer ($30) in Rouge Candy.
“There was nothing harsh and no black,” says Goodwin, who used Chanel Écriture de Chanel Eyeliner Pen ($35) in Brun on the actress’ eyes. “It was soft, I wanted it to feel like the colors in a garden.”
Stone’s hair also had an ethereal and whimsical feel. Hairstylist Mara Roszak was inspired by the color of the gown, which she describes as looking like a watercolor painting, to create a 1930’s style updo, which she created by first prepping the hair with L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Curve It Elastic Curl Mousse ($5), then curled with a 1’-inch GHD Curve Classic Curl Iron.
“I knew I wanted that S-wave in the front,” says Roszak, who pinned the hair up into a loose chignon and sculpted the whole head to get the right kind of vintage-inspired wave.
A mist of L’Oreal Paris Advance Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray ($4) helped the hairstyle stand up to the drizzle and humidity.
Stone’s nail color kept in line with the springtime beauty palette. Manicurist Ashlie Johnson swept a couple of coats of an opaque, pink-beige polish from Chanel ($27) — color name: Secret — over the actress’ fingernails.
It was a subtle pink to pick up the makeup and not compete with the chartreuse gown or those ornate beaded cuffs, for that matter.