The Hidden Feminist Message Behind Emma Stone’s Golden Globes Makeup Look
The decision for actresses and actors to wear all black in protest of the sexual harassment at the Golden Globes 2018 was the big news of the red carpet. And the decision brought with it some challenges for makeup artists — but challenges they were more than happy to accept. According to Allure.com interview Emma Stone’s makeup artist Rachel Goodwin says,”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,” says . “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?”
So Goodwin did some research, looking into the Women’s Suffrage Movement of the late 1800s/early 1900s. “I found these incredible banners, sashes, pins, and jewelry that women of the Suffragist Movement worn, and they all had these three colors — green, purple, white — and those were the Suffragist colors. So I decided to make that my beauty message, and to create and design a makeup that had a message of empowerment, so that was where the inspiration came from,” says Goodwin.
Her eyes are green, her lips and cheeks are purple, and there’s white on the inside of her eyes and along her brows — and those are the only three colors in the makeup,” says Goodwin.
Stone was equally as excited about the idea. “In their literature, purple was a royal color that stood for the royal blood that flowed through the veins of every Suffragist and it also stood for freedom, white stood for purity in their public and private life, and green was the color hope, and that’s why they chose those colors. So when I explained it all to her she was so excited about it.”