Emma Stone’s Golden Globes make-up inspired by feminist symbolism

Emma Stone’s make-up for the 2018 Golden Globes was inspired by feminist symbolism.

The actress walked the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday night (07Jan18) in a one-shoulder black lace gown from Louis Vuitton, and posed alongside Billie Jean King, who she portrays in new movie Battle of the Sexes.

Emma opted to wear black to show her support for the Time’s Up campaign, the Hollywood-backed initiative which provides subsidised legal support to those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault in the workplace, and also took inspiration from the movement when it came to her beauty look.


“Once I heard about the idea of women coming together and wearing black to the ceremony, and the message behind it, (as well as) my friend Arianne (Phillips) designing the Time’s Up pin and what the message is, I wanted the make-up to have a message as well,” Emma’s make-up artist, Nars’ director of pro artistry, Rachel Goodwin, told People.com.

Accordingly, Rachel investigated symbolic colours worn by 19th-century feminists, including U.K. suffragettes, and chose to give Emma a swipe of emerald green eyeliner and white eyeshadow on her eyelids. The make-up expert also painted the 29-year-old’s lips with a mauve gloss for a specific reason.

“I thought, red lipstick was a colour suffragettes wore, so I did more research and found that they also wore very specific, symbolic sashes, pins, petticoats and all these things in purple, emerald green and white when they were fighting for the right to vote,” she added.

Other celebrities who made a major statement with their cosmetics at the event included The Crown actress Claire Foy, who sported crimson lipstick, and Game of Thrones star Lena Headey, who wore bold purple eyeshadow.

While make-up artist Fara Homidi gave Tracee Ellis Ross heavy black eyeliner and a slick of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet lipstick.