Celebrity Makeup Tutorial: Emma Watson

how to look like Emma watson

Back in the year 2000, the staff at Warner Bross were tasked with casting a teenage girl to play the mousy, academic companion to Harry Potter for the upcoming film franchise. Life is full of surprises, and who was to know that the plain little ten-year-old they selected at the start of the millennium was to grow up to be one of the most glamorous women on the planet? Today, Emma Watson is a global superstar and one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood.

Her perfect oval face and flawless complexion are the envy of many, but with our celebrity makeup tutorial you’ll be able to emulate Emma and achieve stunning red-carpet results – no magic wand required!


Emma Watson has the distinct advantage of being young (she’s only 22!) and naturally beautiful, so she can pull off any hairstyle from ’50s style ringlets to more contemporary wavy and straight cuts. We can’t all be so lucky, so if you’re looking to copy Emma Watson’s cosmetic style, we think it’s best to frame it with the choppy pixie cut she’s been sporting of late. Short hairstyles can suit older women as well as young, so be brave and shear your long locks, remembering to give your new pixie do a bit of texture with a dollop of texturising wax to perk it up.


J.K Rowling never taught us the spell Hermione uses to keep her skin so perfect, but we suspect it has more to do with celebrity cosmetics than the spells taught in Professor McGonagall’s Transfiguration class. You’ll want to start with a good quality concealer, blending it subtly into your skin to cover up any blemishes like spots, redness or dark under eye circles. The trick to Emma’s look is to obtain a truly even skin tone, so you might need to rely on a good liquid foundation to give yourself the complexion you desire. Remember to match the tone closely to the natural shade of your skin and blend the product very carefully, particularly under the hairline and chin.

Lips and Eyes

The appeal of Emma Watson’s makeup look is its purity and simplicity. Emma and her makeup artists make the most of the youthful vibrancy of her face, steering clear of excessive eye makeup or loud lip shades. That isn’t to say you should steer clear of lip and eye makeup completely, though! Use eyelash curlers and a dark mascara to give your lashes a bit of extra flutter before adding dark eyeliner to the top lid alone. For the lips, try a feminine shade just past nude and add a layer of clear lip gloss to seal the deal.

Finishing Touches

Emma Watson’s makeup look is very liberating to replicate, as it isn’t over-reliant on cosmetics and won’t make you feel out of place on a night out, a casual trip into town or even a day at the office. To finish off your look, add some shimmery blush to the apple of your cheeks, below the cheekbones and above the jaw line. You should be looking for a colour a shade or two darker than your natural skin colour – try to reproduce the shade your cheeks take on when flushed. Finally, use a highlighter to add a little radiance to your forehead, the ridge of your nose and the tops of your cheekbones.

There you have it! Follow our Emma Watson makeup tutorial and you can create a glamorous A-list look at home and on a budget without uttering a single magic word! Take a look at our Beauty Talk makeup blog for more celebrity cosmetic tips and share our cosmetic advice with your friends using the buttons below!


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