Yesterday, Emma Stone was on hand to help launch Revlon’s New Nearly Naked Makeup in New York City. I have just added 78 HQ and MQ images from the event into our photo gallery!
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Revlon’s New Nearly Naked Makeup Launch
Hanging out in extremely fancy hotel suites with celebrities is by no means the worst part of my job, but an afternoon spent with Emma Stone—who was just named the new face of Revlon’s Nearly Naked makeup line coming out in January—at The London Hotel was especially fun. Probably because Stone herself is a plain old good time. When I walked in she was curled up next to a window with an insane view of New York’s skyline, but what caught my attention was her pale pink Daniel Vosovic dress and to-die-for Chloe trench, which she quickly explained was “borrowed.” Then we got to talking and it turns out that we have more in common than our love of khaki jackets—we’re both into french fries, Les Mis, Joan Didion, and we have what most would call an unusual interest in the psychology of serial killers. Of course this sort of talk made her publicist’s ears perk, but we both put on big smiles and a thumbs up and Emma said, “We love Revlon!” so she wouldn’t think we were veering too far off topic. Sadly, our shared interests most likely won’t be the start of a blossoming friendship, but if I had to pick one celeb to add to my pack of girlfriends it would be Stone.
Here’s what gets her going these days:
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
The lip butter is the first thing that my face was ever “attached” to and I really love it. I wear it pretty often. It’s kind of like a chapstick, but it has some color in it, so it’s easy to wear all the time.
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
If you’re a Joan Didion fan and have read The Year of Magical Thinking then you need to read her new book because its about Quintana dying. It’s pretty awful, but it’s so beautiful.
The Banjo Ukulele
Somebody got me a banjo-ukulele and I just started fooling around on it. It’s been pretty great. I’ve never played an instrument before in my life, except for the flute in fourth grade, but it’s small enough for my hands so I’ve been screwing around with it and I learned “What a Wonderful World” which is really fun on a ukulele. You can get the tabs online—it’s pretty easy.
Yah! I just saw a screening of Les Mis—oh my god—it is mind-blowing. It’s so good that it’s kind of stupid. It was the first musical that I ever saw when I was eight or nine, so I always had a connection to it. The movie holds up like you can’t believe. It’s amazing.
I love his stuff. I’ve worn his clothing three or four times in a row. It’s so comfortable, cute, simple, and clean, but always with something fun. Like this dress I’m wearing right now is open in the back, which is so cool. My stylist, Petra Flannery, is behind anything that I wear—it’s a collaboration, but she’s the brains behind the operation. I have gotten more into fashion now that I’ve been more exposed to it throughout the years.
I’m a sucker for Johnny Rockets. I could go to Johnny Rockets and get grilled cheese with cheddar on white bread and french fries and vanilla-peanut butter malt. I love cheddar cheese—not American cheese, which tastes like a credit card. I use extra-sharp cheddar and then my secret is to put put some garlic salt on one side when you’re making it and then I butter on both sides to really do it up.
Madewell and Lanvin Flats
Flat shoes. Of course. I find it so crazy that so many women wear heels all day. I wear these Madewell flats all the time. I’m trying to wear other shoes more often, but they’re my favorite. And I have a pair of those Lanvin ballet shoes—the ones that curl up—I’ve had them for five years and I still wear them all the time.
I can tell you pretty much anything about Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer. I’m fascinated to see how [someone becomes a serial killer] that happens and whether or not you can trace it back to a moment in their childhood. I find the psychology behind it interesting. Something can be so traumatizing to one child, but the same thing could happen to another child and he’ll turn out completely fine. What causes someone to want to do that? It’s so scary for parents because every moment is a chance that they need to be like, “I better handle this one well.”
On that note…we’re excited to see Emma Stone’s Revlon ads all over the city. And seriously Emma, if you get bored or whatever, I’m game to eat grilled cheese and profile serial killers with you.
Everyone, prepare to fall in love with Emma Stone. I snagged a few minutes with the star (and Revlon spokesperson) yesterday and got to pick her brain about her hair, makeup and nails–all things beauty. And since we covered a LOT of ground, I bolded some of the highlights for you antsy-types.
TGIBD: I know that you put together a PowerPoint presentation for your parents to get them to let you start acting. I’m wondering if it was as hard to get them to let you wear makeup for the first time?
Emma: It wasn’t as hard—although that wasn’t that hard either because they were pretty great about it. I did a lot of youth theater so I had to do my own makeup before the show so I was like “Aw, hell yeah!” I was just all about makeup, makeup, makeup for the shows. So I would wear that home and out stuff so I was really into makeup and then they were kind of like, Oh OK. I mean, it wasn’t as heavy as my Eeyor makeup.
TGIBD: Do you do your makeup still now? Is that something you enjoy doing?
Emma: I do! I really like to do it. But now, unfortunately, I know I can’t do it as well as the professionals so I’m always a little bit disappointed by my own hand. But I’ve always really enjoyed makeup, yeah.
TGIBD: What are some of your must-haves right now?
Emma: On the Revlon-front, I really love the Lip Butter and the Nearly Naked Foundation [Ed note: It's new—watch for it!]. And then in general, I really like highlighters and anything that looks kind of shimmery because I can’t used powders because I’m so dry. So I like the J Lo Glo. I’m super-into the J Lo Glow.
TGIBD: And how to you apply highlighter?
Emma: I kind of just mix it with my foundation.
TGIBD: You were saying that your skin is dry, what is your skincare regimen?
Emma: It changes all the time. I’m super-promiscuous. It depends. The thing I like the most is just straight oils—olive oil, argon oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil—but unfortunately, a lot of that stuff is too heavy to wear all over your face all the time, which I’m learning slowly but surely. So I’ve been using Cetaphil and a lot of Ulta lotions and a lot of SPF.
TGIBD: How about for your hair?
Emma: I don’t really have a hair “thing.” I try to get trims every once and a while when I remember but I usually don’t remember for, like, 6 months. I’m not great about my hair. And I have, like, feathers where hair should be! It’s really really fine. My hair is a battle. It’s an uphill, fine, baby-haired battle. It’s bone-straight and I have some pieces that my hairstylist stuck in my hair right now because if she didn’t you could see my hair through my ears right now. I mean, not to brag. There’s not much going on there.
TGIBD: If you’re going out for a night and you’re doing your own makeup, what’s your go-to look?
Emma: Eyeliner and a little bit more shadow. I don’t think I’d do something on my lips because I eat lipstick, so I don’t think it would be a good call. That’s pretty much the extent of my expertise.
TGIBD: Do you have an eyeliner you love?
Emma: Whatever’s around. I have a checkered past. I’ll take any eyeliner that comes my way.
TGIBD: If you had to look and think Well, that was a failure, have you tried anything beauty-wise you just think I’m never doing that again?
Emma: [Doesn’t even skip a beat] Yeah, when I was 16 there was this really awesome phase I went through where I wore bedazzled belts and tank tops with bolero jackets, and I was super-spray-tanned. I wore a ton of bronzer and raccoon eyes and [pause for effect] acrylic nails.
TGIBD: Acrylic nails?
Emma: Welcome to my life when I was like 15 and 16. I really kept them up for like a solid 6 months to maybe a year. Then for my new movie Gangster Squad, it’s set in 1949, so I had to get these rounded acrylic red nails that were like talons, and it brought back awful memories. And then my nails were messed up for another 6 months!
TGIBD: And you have dry skin so you probably also get dry nails?
Emma: I have weak nails, weak hair, weak skin and a weak bicep. What can I say?
A new trailer for “The Croods” has just been released! The film will be out in theaters on March 22, 2013.
Watch this exclusive NSFW featurette on the star-studded comedy Movie 43, directed by Peter Farrelly.
I have updated our photo gallery with 296 HQ and MQ images of Emma Stone from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards that were held in New York City earlier this week!
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards – Show
Emma Stone Photo Gallery > Appearances > From 2012 > Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards – Inside
The cover image for the special issue of “Vogue’s Best Dressed 2012″ featuring Emma Stone has been released! Check it out below!
The nominations for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards were announced today and “The Amazing Spider-Man” received a nomination for the “Favorite Movie”, “Favorite Action Movie” and “Favorite Movie Franchise” awards. Emma Stone has also been nominated for the “Favorite Movie Actress” and “Favorite Face of Heroism” awards! Emma and Andrew also received a nomination for the “Favorite On-Screen Chemistry” award!
You can vote at PeoplesChoice.com! Also, you can vote through Twitter by sending a tweet with the following:
I just voted for Spider-Man #movie #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice
I just voted for Emma Stone #movieactress #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice
I just voted for Spider-Man #actionmovie #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice
I just voted for Emma Stone #faceofheroism #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice
I just voted for Spider-Man #franchise #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice
I just voted for Emma/Andrew #chemistry #PeoplesChoice. Retweet to vote http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/votenow.jsp via @peopleschoice