We've known for a while now that Emma Watson's Belle is the feminist-and-not-afraid Disney princess we can genuinely get on board with.
Classy, intelligent and socially conscious, actually when we think about it, Belle's kind of just a magical extension of Watson herself. You know, just with a few more inanimate objects for friends...
So when we discovered Watson's own personal 'actually does it in the real life' beauty routine via Into The Gloss, it's no surprise that her hair and make-up game is more than princess-worthy.
Let us count the ways we're obsessed...
1. Her go-to lipstick is from the Body Shop
Eco-friendly, yes, but more importantly, the thought that Emma Watson goes to the Body Shop, aka where we bought our first clear mascara at the age of 13, to nab her fave lip stain is just so great.
No super spenny celeb lipsticks here, Emma's go-to Lip And Cheek Stain in Pomegranate is a mere £8. 'It makes me look healthy and less exhausted. And I like that you can kiss someone while you're wearing it and it's not going to come off.' Could she get more down to earth?
2. Even Emma Watson fake tans from time to time
Ever get the impression that contouring shouldn't be done by classy women? Well, Emma Watson is here to say a big old 'pfft' to that. Because we all want a little more cheekbone, including Emma.
'Four or five years ago, my makeup artist Dotti introduced me to the line Vita Liberata—they do a self-tanning bronzing powder that actually tans you slightly while you're wearing it. It sounds like a lot, but it's actually super, super natural.'
3. The woman likes a bath as much as we do
Because even strong women need to unwind. 'I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three—amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I'll take phone conversations in the bath, anything.
Another brand I use a lot of is called Lola's Apothecary. They do this incredible milk bath with rose petals that's inspired by Cleopatra.'
4. Caring for the planet doesn't have to be conceited
'Recently I've become super interested in sustainability and transparency and understanding what I'm putting on my face and on my body. Can I put together a hair and makeup look with completely organic products? I needed to figure out if it was achievable or not. You can't talk the talk if you don't walk the walk.
Most of my routine keeps to an 80/20 philosophy because it's very difficult to be a complete purist, especially when working in the film industry. You can end up driving yourself a bit mad and make it more stressful than it should be. Sometimes you just need a mascara to be waterproof and that's OK.'
5. She refuses to filter out the Instagram-unfriendly
'It's funny—I was just talking to my friend before this about how in the Instagram era it's so easy to edit your life so that it looks perfect. But I bleach my top lip and tweeze my eyebrows and you'd never get to see that, even though it's a part of my routine. There's still so much shame around the things you do to get ready while you've got a towel wrapped around your head. It's important to me not to edit that out.'
6. Her hair literally smells like roses
You know, because Belle and the rose and the magical melancholia and romance of the whole situation. Anyway... Hair stylist to the stars Adir Abergel revealed his tricks to creating Emma's princess-worthy red carpet hair, including using Leonor Greyl's Baume Boise De Rose that not only sculpts hair but also makes it smell of roses.
Now that's what we call going method.