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2012 Academy Awards: Emma Stone

I admit, I waffled on the subject of Emma Stone's Academy Awards makeup. Too restrained? Here's what pro Rachel Goodwin used -- that's not blush, you know -- and hey, what do you think?
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Yup, my girl-crush on Emma Stone continues. Someone on the Twitter suggested she host the next Academy Awards; not a bad idea, I think. But her makeup last night... I admit, I waffled. I love that our Stone fearlessly wore fuchsia, with a honking neck-bow, too. She breaks all the redhead "rules," and so far has always come up Wow. But was her makeup too restrained?

Clearly, this bold Giambattista Valli gown had every intention of competing with its wearer's makeup. So Chanel celeb artist Rachel Goodwin went for simple application and subtle colour -- soft pink shadow, barely-there blush (but not blush), and black winged liner.

On skin, Goodwin prepped with Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer then used Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup in Vanilla, Photoready Concealer in Light, and Photoready Translucent Finisher.

On eyes, she used the pink shade from Revlon Colorstay 16 HR Eyeshadow Quad in Goddess. A flick of Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner added drama and prevented that accidental pink-eye look. Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black defined Stone's lashes.

On cheeks, Goodwin hit up Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Cotton Candy for that hint-of-pink sheen. Not all tinted balms have enough pigment to double as blush (i.e. L'Oréal's new lippie), but Colorburst Lip Butter does.

On lips, Goodwin finished with Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Crystal Lilac.

Emma Stone

Now that I've had more time to consider the look, I can say yes, I like -- I'm pretty sure. It's so simple and definitely fresh and young. And it looked lovely with the Chanel gown (above) Stone wore to the Vanity Fair after-party. In fact, it's a look I hope prom-bound teens try; a similar approach would also work for bridesmaids and Getting-Married ladies of nearly any age.

What do you think?

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