Emma Stone as Eugenia in The Help
Make-up by Brad Wilder
Emma Stone
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Updated:Monday, January 16th, 2012

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M.A.C. Zoom Lash
Senna Form-A-Brow Kit
M.A.C. Fluidline
M.A.C. Eye Shadow
T. LeClerc Pressed Powder
M.A.C. Powder Blush
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Kryolan Dermacolor Mini 16-Shade Concealer Palette
NARS Cosmetics Sheer Glow Foundation
L'Oréal Magic Perfecting Base
Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30
La Mer The Cleansing Lotion
tarte LipSurgence lip tint
In The Help, a drama set in the 1960s, Emma Stone plays Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a young journalist examining the complicated relationships between white Southern families and their black household staff. Make-up Department Head Brad Wilder created a natural look for Stone, whose character he describes as a woman who “would just get up and go in the morning.

“Skeeter has just graduated from Ole Miss and is a progressive young woman for that time,” he said. “She's not that interested in wearing a lot of make-up, unlike most of her friends in Jackson. She doesn't pay particular attention to her hair and hairstyle and because of this I wanted a ‘no make-up’ look.”  

Keeping the simple look polished was no easy feat, considering the sweltering humidity of the Mississippi summer. Wilder depended on primers to keep Stone’s make-up manageable during the day, but iced towels wrapped around the actress’s wrists were the most effective tool to keep her comfortable between takes when the temperature crept above 115 degrees.

“Powder really didn’t help that much and I didn’t want to start building a cakey mess,” he said. “There were days when all you could do was blot and reapply.”

This breakdown was originally published in  Issue 92  of Make-Up Artist magazine.
Skincare
Creme de la Mer The Cleansing Lotion and Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 when shooting outside.
Foundation
L'Oréal Paris Magic Perfecting Base under Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville and Santa Fe
Concealer
Kryolan Dermacolor Mini 16-Shade Concealer Palette in D2 for the under-eye area, used very sparingly and mixed to match. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion was used overnight between shoots to control any blemishes.
Powder
The artist used very little powder on Stone, but when it was necessary, he used T. LeClerc Pressed Powder in No. 05 Ivorie, dusted on with a powder brush.
Blush
M.A.C. Powder Blush in Fleur Power and Pink Swoon
Eye Shadow
M.A.C. Eye Shadow in Satin Taupe was used “very, very lightly,” blended from the lash line up through the crease.
Eye Liner
M.A.C. Fluidline in Blacktrack smudged along the lash line
Brows
Senna Form-A-Brow in Ash Blonde to make brows appear thicker and fuller, as if they had never been tweezed
Mascara
M.A.C. Zoom Lash in Zoomblack
Lips
Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Charmed, very sparingly


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Member Comments for Emma Stone as Eugenia in The Help
Comment By BNico2890 on 2011-09-02 17:14:04
Thank you so much for sharing this breakdown with us! Ever since seeing the movie I was dying to know what makeup was used on Emma. Her makeup is flawless, not to mention simple and natural, which is a perfect everyday look for a girl on the go like Skeeter.
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Comment By Sienna on 2011-09-24 13:55:06
REQUEST: Please could you list makeup used on Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote? thank you!
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