To celebrate the release of Beauty and the Beast this Friday, we’re delving into the beauty routine of the movie’s very own Belle- Emma Watson dishes all from her go-to lipstick to her must have nail colour.
SHE'S ALL ABOUT SHOWING THOSE FRECKLES
Watson spoke to Into the Gloss about keeping things natural when it comes to her face. “The object for me when applying makeup is you should be able to see as much skin as possible. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve embraced my freckles much more and I want to be able to see them.” she said, “ When we were filming Beauty and the Beast, I insisted on keeping my freckles as a part of the movie. There are so many young girls who are going through puberty who really hate having them, so I felt the need to say that I have them and that I think the look of natural skin is beautiful.”
HER GO-TO: A RED LIP
On those times when she’s doing her own make up, Emma has the ultimate go-to look. “If I’m doing my makeup myself, I do quite a clean eye and a matte red lip. The red lip always comes out if something important is happening. I did it on graduation day, and I did it for the Women’s March! ”
SHE LIKES TO ADD COLOUR WITH BLUSH
Although she’s not keen on adding too much foundation to her face ( she instead opts for a light concealer), she loves adding hints of colour with cream blush. “Those are things you can apply with your fingers, but I have brushes, too” she said, “I really use it to work the makeup into my skin, and when I’m done, everything looks airbrushed. And I always clean out my candles and keep my brushes in the empty glass.”
HAIR MASQUES ARE KEY
Colour and care is vital to Emma’s hair. “Hair is the hardest thing! My grandmother was a redhead, so I have quite a lot of warmth in my hair colour. But for whatever reason, when it gets dyed, it tends to go a bit brassy or orange…Then occasionally I use [a] masque in my hair for 20 minutes.”
SKINCARE: CLEANSE, TONE, MOISTURISE
Never one to miss a day treating her skin, Emma revealed her daily routine: “No matter what, I always wash my face at night. I could get back from a shoot at 4am and still cleanse, tone, and moisturise before going to bed. People are amazed by this, but it’s just one of those self-care practices that I really enjoy. I think it’s because, when I was going through puberty—particularly around ages 14 and 15—I had really bad skin. So when you get in a good place with you skin, you really appreciate it and try to take care of it.”
You might see her with immaculate fingers on the red carpet, but normally Emma’s not hot on getting her nails done.
“Weirdly, I often don’t wear nail polish on my hands in my day-to-day life. It doesn’t seem like a useful way to spend my time when it will be destroyed within minutes. But I love, love, love having my toenails crazy colours. [Bright blue] is probably my go-to shade.”
Photo Credit: Emma Watson [Instagram], Getty.
Quotes via Into the Gloss