Watch out, magazine editors – Emma Stone (#girlcrush) kinda wants your job. The actress, who charmed grammar geeks around the world when she confessed her love of copyediting and grammar to an Aussie newspaper, told Beautygeeks that she'd jump at the chance to edit. She also chatted about her red-carpet routine and the best thing she gets from her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin.
Is it strange to you that we're so interested in what makeup and clothing you wear on the red carpet – and that you have this Revlon makeup contract?
I think that it's a lot of hype <laughs>. For the most part I think my involvement with Revlon is about individuality, and beauty not being necessarily looking like a supermodel. It's more looking like yourself, and enhancing what features you do like on yourself, personality being part of any beauty – the biggest facet of it. That's what I appreciate.
It's fun to play around with hair and makeup and clothes and all that, but the person remains the same. It's me wearing all that – my insides don't transform and that's where I feel the best.
What's the red-carpet-day prep process like for you?
It's pretty fun because I've been working with the same hairstylist [Mara Roszak, above], makeup artist [Rachel Goodwin, above] and stylist [Petra Flannery] the entire time I've had to go to something with a red carpet. I email [Mara and Rachel] what I'm wearing, and we try to figure out [hair and makeup] together on the day. I tell them what I'd like and they just do what they want.<laughs>
Do you do anything special yourself to prep?
I just wash my hair and show up with it wet. It's pretty much like any other day.
How long does the process take?
It takes about two hours – well, it would really take an hour and half, but we're catching up and laughing.
How did you first connect with makeup artist Rachel Goodwin? What's the best beauty tip you've picked up from her so far?
When I was 17 and doing the Superbad junket (which was my first-ever), my publicist, Holly, suggested Rachel. And we've been together every since.
She's very into eyebrows, skincare – and confidence. The best thing that Rachel does is give me pep talks when I'm feeling less than my full-flowering self. She knows me so well... her idea of beauty is so in line with mine. She encourages me to believe in myself and my uniqueness, uniqueness being the greatest part of everybody's thing. She makes me feel beautiful.
Let's talk about Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation ($12.95 at drugstores). You wear it?
Yes, I have now that they've sent it to me – that's one of the perks of this gig, it's kinda like beauty editors, you get free stuff, which I'm super into – and it's very cool. It has SPF* built in and it's pretty sheer, which I like, to even out the ol' complexion.
Makeup is a pick-me up for many women – is it for you?
I really enjoy makeup, I always have, it makes me feel good. I'm not saying that I always need to wear it, but it's fun to play around with, to try new things.
Grammar-geeks everywhere fell in love with you when you told an Australian journalist you loved grammar and editing. If someone asked you to guest-edit something, would you?
Oh God, that would be incredible. No one's ever offered it, but if they did I would be terrified enough to say yes!
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*Note: SPF does not appear on the Canadian packaging nor is it part of the product-benefit claims in Canada.
Red carpet photos from the Berlin premiere of The Croods borrowed from redcarpet-fashionawards.com; Intstagram of Emma Stone, Rachel Goodwin and Mara Roszak, via @rachel_goodwin; behind-the-scenes and product images courtesy of Revlon. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation and Nearly Naked Pressed Powder, $12.95 each at drugstores. Read the related story in the latest print edition of The Kit.