Get Emma Watson’s Look from the Golden Globes

Get Emma Watson’s Look from the Golden Globes

Emma Watson’s Christian Dior dress was business in the front and party in the back with an open back and leggings. Here's how her makeup artist Chanel Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee and Hairstylist Shelley Brien complemented the playful look.

Emma's dress was such an incredible color. That was one of the first conversations that we had. Emma's very involved in her hair and makeup and styling—a lot of it comes from her—and she had this idea that she wanted to wear a strong lip. I actually discouraged the matching of the lip to the dress because I feel like that never really works, and is very predictable. But we looked at makeup references on Pinterest for ideas and inspiration and mixed up a lip color that looked modern and fresh, but was also classically beautiful.

Emma Watson Golden Globes 2014

I'm not a lip liner person at all, and if I do use a liner, I will generally use one that matches the lip, not the lipstick. There's nothing more aging and less cool than a very hard lip line – no mater what the color. If you do choose to over draw your lip a little bit it needs to be in a soft way.

  • With Emma, I mixed Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Exaltée and Coromandel and went straight from the lipstick to the lip with my brush, blending the color out and blotted.
  • I use oil blotting sheets when I blot because it lifts up the oils and the waxes, but it leaves behind the pigment so when you go back and add another coat it makes the color that much more intense.
  • Then I put a layer of translucent powder on top and repeated the process; It's a long day for these guys. Sometimes, if it's a bright lip and I want to shape the color a bit, I'll also trace around the outside of the lip line with a concealer.

I don't like the idea of using a highlighter and then using a shading color on eyes, so there's actually nothing on Emma's eyelids. A lot of times when you see a highlight in my work it's just concealer!

  • I put a little bit of Chanel Éclat Lumière Highlighter Face Pen on Emma's lids and under her brow bone to black out that space and make it a clear negative.
  • Then I used Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir on her lashes. I'm a big fan of thick and full lashes at awards ceremonies. The wand on this mascara is fantastic as you can really get down to the base.
  • Emma's eyebrows are on the next level of perfection, so I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel to hold them in shape and bring in a sense of uniformity.


Emma has the most amazing skin and I really wanted to keep the integrity and quality visible so I used Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Sunscreen Makeup SPF 15—just a tiny amount where I needed it—leaving the skin as clean as I could.

  • On the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and along the jawline I applied Illamasqua Gleam Cream in Aurora to bring a tiny bit of light and luminosity to the high points of her face.
  • Then I used two shades of Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No. 60 around the hairline, on the cheekbones, on the clavicles, and on the neck in place of a bronzer, and No. 30, which is lighter, just to take the shine off the forehead, and the tip of her nose.


Since it was Emma Watson first time at the Golden Globes, Emma and her hairstylist Shelley Brien wanted to create a classic Hollywood look but give it a modern twist.

Here’s how Shelley created Emma’s look using Vidal Sassoon Pro Series:

  • First Shelly sprayed Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to Emma's damp hair. Then blew it out smooth and straight with a medium-sized boar bristle round brush.
  • Once her hair was dry, she created a side part and sprayed Vidal Sassoon Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Rich Darks to the roots to create extra volume.
  • She then backcombed the hair near the front of her face to create texture and brushed all her hair back until it’s smooth. Maintaining the side part, she pulled her hair back into a low ponytail and then wrapped it loosely into a chignon. Wrap hair similar to a bun and then pin in place.
  • She pulled a few pieces of hair in the front and tucked it behind the ears to create a more modern, tousled look.
  • She finished with a spritz of Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray for a sleek, finished look.

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