ELLE Beauty meets Emma Stone

By Suzanne Scott



If you haven’t yet read ‘The Help’, we urge you to. It’s such a brilliant read that will see you cancelling appointments and rearranging social outings just so you can stay in and get to the end. And then, you really must go see the film.


With The Hollywood Reporter predicting it to be the highest grossing female driven movie of all time it’s already got a lot to live up to. The cast is headed up by Emma Stone who plays Skeeter, an actress who is not only is she also starting filming on the next Spiderman movie, but has just recently been announced as a new ambassador for Revlon.

We enjoyed a chat over afternoon tea with Emma about what it means to be beautiful, her red hair and her new position with Revlon:

Someone once called me an ‘unconventional beauty’. I wasn’t offended, in fact I am proud to be an ‘unconventional beauty’. It’s good for me as an actor to be able to play different characters, to be malleable. If I wasn’t unconventional looking I wouldn’t have been able to play the role of Skeeter.

Fake tan was my friend. I was brought up in Arizona where it is hot all year round. I’m not actually natural redhead but you wouldn’t know it from my skin tone which is porcelain. Because I could never tan naturally I’d spend lots of time at the salon getting a spray tan, I just thought that to feel good you had to have a tan. Now I might add some colour every now and then but on the whole I just work with what I’ve got.

My beauty inspiration whilst growing up was Baby Spice. I went to all the Spice Girls concerts, I dressed up like Baby, I copied her hair and we even have the same name - I was obsessed. Now my beauty icon has to be Diane Keaton. She is so completely comfortable and therefore the ultimate example of beauty.

I love make-up. Make-up makes me feel good, I don’t wear it to please someone else. It makes me feel beautiful and of course I want to feel beautiful, I’m a woman.

It’s nice to just be myself for a change. My role for Revlon is liberating. When I am acting I am always pretending to be someone else, but when I’m shooting the campaign for Revlon, no one is asking me to be anyone but myself. That feels good.

Emma will front two new make-up launches for Revlon from early 2012

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