Emma Watson: Makeup Makes Me Less 'Pale and English'

10/24/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Emma Watson Beauty Secrets
Mike Marsland/WireImage; Courtesy YSL; Courtesy Blink; Courtesy Giorgio Armani; Courtesy Lancôme

After countless premieres and red-carpet appearances, Emma Watson has finally found the beauty routine that works for her. Crediting her pixie cut with what she calls a more “experimental” relationship with makeup, the 21-year-old tells Stylelist, “There’s no way to hide when you have short hair. You really have to go for it.”

The secret to her trademark look, which includes flawless skin, bold brows and a pinch of glamour, is an arsenal of reliable beauty tools. “I’m a creature of habit,” she tells Style.com of $45 Giorgio Armani “Beauty Luminous” silk powder (bottom right). “I like to find what works and keep buying it.” She also brightens up with bronzer or blush, like Yves Saint Laurent’s $38 Crème de Blush (top left) because, as Watson puts it, “I am so pale and English.”

But the focal point of Watson’s look is the eye, which she prefers with a bold brow and major lashes. “I get my eyebrows threaded,” she confides. “Blink is really good,” she says of the London-based beauty bar’s line of products, which includes defining pencils (top right).

For that kewpie lash effect, the star looks to $25 “Hypnôse Doll” mascara (bottom left) by Lancôme, for which she is an ambassador. “I’m big into Twiggy so I do bottom lashes and top lashes,” she explains. “This is really cool because it is specifically designed to get that look.”

Justine Harman


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Jon on

I like The PHOTOS, thanks for sharing, Emma Watson, that is interesting to hear!

BBB on

The headline implies that she uses makeup to be less “pale and English”. Which could be insulting to people. All she really stated is that she’s “pale and English” with no connection to trying to cover that up with makeup.

BEN on

Emma is the most adorable girl in the biz. She’s a great role model.SOMEBODY needs to step up for our girls!The are going to s1utty HE11 !

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Amy on

Actually @BBB, she said buys that bronzer to hide being so ‘pale and English’ – so she said exactly what you’re saying she didn’t. Anyone who takes offense to something innocuous like that quote has much bigger problems they should be dealing with. The English tend to have a pretty good sense of self-deprecating humor and I’m sure not many of them would be devestated by reading her little interview.

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tomfool on

I love how she doesn’t have to spend a bomb on her make up like some celebrities do.

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