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January 25th, 2011

Emma Stone’s Make-Up.

Emma Stone’s Make-Up.

One of my best friends Christian McCulloch also happens to be Emma Stone’s make-up artist.

I absolutely loved her look at last weeks Critics Choice Awards – the loose, textured, up-do, the metallic Balenciaga gown – she was my favourite starlet on the carpet – so I rang Christian and asked him to share what he did/what he used.


“Emma is young with good healthy skin. It literally glows. On the red carpet it’s about looking good in photographs which means you need coverage that lasts under award show lights and then through to the after parties. I like to use foundation with a bit of grunt – one that mops up shine but still allows the skin breathe. Make-Up Forever is the perfect all rounder. Use your fingers or a sponge to blend from the nose outward. You don’t need to take foundation to the hairline you just need to blend really well – no tide marks!”

“Next, I used Chanel Soleil Tan. It’s a liquid which means you can control the amount of colour and put the bronzer exactly where you want it to go. It doesn’t get stuck like a powder and keeps everything looking dewy and fresh”.


“My favourite liner for blondes is a chocolate brown by M.A.C called Teddy. It’s the perfect shade – not too harsh. Black can overwhelm a lot of faces and close down the shape of your eyes. I used it on the inner rim and then blended colour onto the lids using the Christian Dior Eyeshadow Palette in Crush Glow. No eye make-up is complete without mascara. My favourite is Lancome Definicils Mascara – the blacker the better and the more coats the merrier”.

NOTE: I have been addicted to MAC Teddy Liner for years – since Christian first used it one me. Below I am straight off a plane and out to a Broadway show. No base, no bronzer, no lipstick – just Teddy. It’s a winner.


“Most woman look best with a peachy, slightly orange flush on their cheeks. It makes you look healthy and more awake. I blended M.A.C Cream Blush in Lilicent into the apples of her cheeks and then contoured up toward the temples with M.A.C Powder Blush in Dainty. The big rule with blush is to not over-do it. Far better to start with less and build up slowly.


“She only needed a slick of lip balm. The eyes, her skin, that hair, the dress – there was enough in the total package. She has a great shape to her mouth, so we just made sure they looked well moisturised – not glossy – just slick.”

CLICK TO BUYBlush Creme in Dainty, $43 from M.A.CEye Kohl in Teddy, $32 by M.A.CHD Invisible Cover Foundation, $75 from MakeUp Forever.

  • Anonymous

    For my brunette sisters – Christian says the best brown for you is MAC Liner in Costa Riche. You can buy at

  • Tammi

    Love the Teddy tip for blondes. Is there a specific colour brunettes should use (for day)?

  • Nikki Parkinson

    Oh, I love Teddy too. Very forgiving on this *ahhem* 40-something face.

  • msmunypeny

    Hi Paula,
    I am a reader from the US and I just tried to buy the Mascara mentioned and it comes in 2 shades of black- black and deep black, which one would Christian recommend. Thanks I just love your tips.

  • Ten

    I love Teddy, such a great colour. I have brown hair but I still love it. Makes blue eyes look fabulous.

    Will have to give Costa Riche thought now :)

  • koukla

    I baked The fabulous cake recipe mentioned “Oh My God” delicious..

  • Siobhannrt

    Just wanted to let you know, that I can’t purchase the Christian Dior eye palette in Crush Glow anywhere. I’ve tried the DJ’s counter in Bondi Junction and a upmarket pharmacy on the Northshore and neither have heard are have it. I’ve ended up ordering it online from OS

  • Anonymous

    Looked into this for you. It was supposed to be here this month – but coming end of March. Love your persistence though! PJx

  • Tammi

    Hi P,
    The MAC counters say Costa Riche was a limited-edition and/or now discontinued colour. Any rec’s for a close second from Christia?
    T x

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