Emma Stone's 2018 Golden Globes Makeup Was A Subtle Feminist Tribute To The Suffragettes
At the 2018 Golden Globes, actors stood in solidarity, supporting sexual abuse survivors and protesting the sexual harassment problem plaguing Hollywood and beyond by wearing all black to the show. Others sported the Time's Up pin, signaling the end of tolerance and silence regarding this issue. Emma Stone, however, rocked secretly feminist eye makeup at the ceremony, taking her message-driven look a step further in a subtle yet powerful way.
No, Stone didn't have tiny words spelled out on her upper lids or on her waterline. Instead, her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin opted to use colors that were emblematic of (white) women's sufferage.
Stone's entire makeup look featured just three colors. The stunning, smoky makeup paid homage to the colors of the sashes and pins of the Suffragettes. Stone paired her feminist makeup with an elegant, one-shoulder black lace dress by Louis Vuitton to the ceremony.
"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," Goodwin said, according to Allure. "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?'"
Goodwin confirmed that she researched the Suffrage Movement of the late 1800s and early 1900s, locating banners from the period and the jewelry that the women behind the movement wore. She told PEOPLE that Suffragists 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."
Goodwin also stated that while that red is often a color that represents feminism and the Suffragists, she opted not to incorporate it into this look because it might have been too obvious.
The purple, green, and white color palette dictated the look Goodwin created for her super famous client. It was a subtle way to deliver a message of empowerment and Stone immediately co-signed the plan.
Stone looked breathtaking as she walked the carpet with tennis ace and women's rights activist Billie Jean King. Stone portrayed King in Battle of the Sexes, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work.
Stone's expressive green eyes and peaches-and-cream skin popped against her violet lipstick. The newly-minted Oscar winner has returned to her signature red hair, as well, which further upped the head-turning nature of her entire presentation.
Goodwin used the Heartbreaker green eyeshadow shade from NARS x Man Ray Les Larmes Glass Tears Palette and a white shadow to highlight Stone's inner corners, brow bones, and cheeks.
The limited edition palette is still available if you want to replicate this look and show support for the Suffragettes of yore.
Goodwin swiped NARS Audacious Lipstick in Dominique on Stone's lips and cheeks. It was dialed down on the cheeks, giving a soft focus, flushed and diffused look. Goodwin did mention to Allure that the purple hue that Stone wore on her lips and cheeks is not the exact same royal purple of the Suffragists, but it's in the same family and of the same spirit.
It's not a super literal translation, and that's beyond fine. It's Goodwin's and Stone's modern interpretation of the colors of the initiative and points to a future of further gender equality.
"I wanted to do something that felt unique to me and imbued it with more meaning, than just mascara and lipstick," Goodwin said, per Allure.
She was incredibly successful in doing so. Stone's look is current and lovely, all the while nodding to an important movement of the past.