The decision for actresses and actors to wear all black in protest of the sexual harassment at the Golden Globes 2018 was the big news of the red carpet. And the decision brought with it some challenges for makeup artists — but challenges they were more than happy to accept. “The whole sentiment of the night was about everyone coming together in solidarity, coming out against sexual assault, and it was this important message that we knew would be the sentiment of the night,” says Emma Stone’s makeup artist Rachel Goodwin. “Some people decided to hold back with their makeup, but I asked myself, How can I send a message with beauty that was in solidarity with the effort?”
So Goodwin did some research, looking into the Women’s Suffrage Movement of the late 1800s/early 1900s. “I found these incredible banners, sashes, pins, and jewelry that women of the Suffragist Movement worn, and they all had these three colors — green, purple, white — and those were the Suffragist colors. So I decided to make that my beauty message, and to create and design a makeup that had a message of empowerment, sot hat was where the inspiration came from,” says Goodwin.
“Her eyes are green, her lips and cheeks are purple, and there’s white on the inside of her eyes and along her brows — and those are the only three colors in the makeup,” says Goodwin.
Stone was equally as excited about the idea. “In their literature, purple was a royal color that stood for the royal blood that flowed through the veins of every Suffragist and it also stood for freedom, white stood for purity in their public and private life, and green was the color hope, and that’s why they chose those colors. So when I explained it all to her she was so excited about it.”
On the eyes, Goodwin created a graphic shadow look using an emerald-green shade called Heartbreaker from the Nars x Man Ray Les Larmes Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette. She used a shimmery white shadow on the inner half of the eyes, under the brow bones, and along the cheekbones as a highlighter, and finished with a lavender-purple lipstick — Nars Audacious Lipstick in Dominique — that she spread on Stone’s lips and dabbed on her cheeks. “It’s not exactly the royal purple of the Suffragists, but it is purple.”
“I know that red is the color of feminism and was a rebellious color worn by some Suffragists, but I thought that would maybe be too obvious, so I thought that I wanted to do something that felt unique to me and imbued it with more meaning, than just mascara and lipstick.” And I have to say, mission accomplished.
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