It’s hard to believe, but this year marks a decade since Emma Stone attended her very first Met Gala. While she didn’t attend every year, she more than made up for her occasional absence with her incredible makeup tonight, which reached much farther back than 10 years for its inspiration. Stone’s go-to makeup artist for most of her major red carpet events, Rachel Goodwin, was behind the brushes, and she spoke exclusively to Allure about the gorgeous ’80s-esque look.
To complement her shimmering Louis Vuitton jumpsuit’s “’80s glamour with a space-age twist,” Goodwin relied on some of Sisley’s most vibrant products. “I went high-cheekbone with the blush, and then we did a vibrant fuschia mouth,” — namely Le Phyto-Rouge lipstick in Rouge Capri with a glossy layer of Phyto-Lip Twist in Love, says Goodwin, who was inspired by the beauty lines of the glamorous women portrayed in Patrick Nagel’s iconic art.
But the true star — or stars, really — of the look are Stone’s eyes, on which Goodwin didn’t shy away from color, texture, and sparkle. “I applied the Phyto-Eye Twist in Lagoon on the waterline only and SoVolume Mascara in Deep Blue on only her lower lashes,” Goodwin explains. “And then on the top of the eye, I did a full rhinestone liner that comes out an elongates the eye, so it’s very high-glamour. I really love working with embellishments.”
There’s no better place for embellishments than the often over-the-top Met Gala, especially when the theme is camp. “It’s the only event of the year where you have permission to really take it to the extreme. It’s like an editorial moment on the red carpet,” Goodwin tells Allure. And as someone who feels her makeup style has always been a push and pull between the fashion world and the red carpet, she was so ready to take on this year’s subject. “I’ve always loved camp — it has informed my sensibilities since I was a little girl. You kind of just find that inspiration and you elevate it to a place where it has an element of surprise and fun and levity, but I also keep it as chic as possible.”
And with Stone’s look tonight, that mission was 100-percent accomplished.
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