Get The Make Up Look: Emma Watson English Rose

Emma Watson is the quintessentially English actress who played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter; as if you didn’t already know!  At the Elle Style Awards earlier this year, Emma Watson looked absolutely flawless with her make up in a classic English Rose style and today, I’m going to show you how to achieve the look.

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Some photos of her look, like the above, make her lips look more red and in others, like this shot here, they look more pink, so I have opted to go for a pink lip seen as though spring is here!


Emma’s skin looked matte and flawless but light and bright.  She didn’t look tanned, instead she appeared to be relatively pale which demonstrates the signature English Rose look.  I have used Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (review here, buy here) in Intensity 0.2 as my foundation base because it creates a gorgeous matte look to the skin without being heavy or cakey.  It evens out the skin tone and conceals imperfections really well.

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in 2 Medium and Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation in Intensity 2.0

I then set my foundation with the Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder (buy here) which takes away any shine from the skin, helps with oil control and when used with a heavier hand, it can cast a slight whiteness across the skin to lighten it slightly, giving that English rose effect. I applied a layer of foundation, a light dusting of the Urban Decay powder and then a light dusting of the Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in 2 Medium (buy here) before adding final dusting of the Urban Decay powder.


To achieve Emma’s rosy glow on her cheekbones, I used the Collection Blush in Trouble.

Collection Blush in 04 Trouble*

This is a gorgeous light pink with a shimmery finish that adds both colour and highlight to the cheeks.  I applied the blush a little higher than I usually would because of the shimmer in it and I think that this created a lovely highlight.

For my eyes, I used the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Uzi on the inner corners and out across my eyelids to create that wide awake, wide eye look and I lined my eyes and gave them a slight wing effect using the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in black (buy here).  This is an amazing eyeliner that enables you to work precisely and to create a subtle winged eyeliner look with ease.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Uzi, Clinique Lash Power Mascara, Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner, MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette

Emma’s lashes looked incredibly natural so I applied a coating of the Clinique Lash Power Mascara (buy here).  Her brows look immaculately groomed and lightly filled in to create a very natural look.  There isn’t much of an arch to her brows and they aren’t very dramatic so I simply filled mine in lightly using the MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Brunette (buy here).


To complete Emma Watson’s English Rose make up look, I applied some of the Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in Pink Shock (buy here).

Collection Lasting Colour Lipstick in 2 Pink Shock*

Pink Shock is a super bold, bright pink shade with a very, very long lasting formula, I love it.  It is a creamy feeling lipstick that has a slightly dry feel to it too that gives it its longevity which is perfect because it lasts for hours, is super bright but doesn’t bleed and doesn’t settle into the lines on your lips.  To apply it, I dabbed it on then blotted it and repeated to give my lips a slightly more muted look to the intense colour of the lipstick in the bullet.

I’ve been wearing this lipstick a lot over the last couple of weeks as the days are starting to get warmer and brighter outside.  A pop of colour on the lips really lights up the face and I think that’s exactly what it does in this Emma Watson inspired make up look.

I wasn’t sure what Emma Watson’s hair looked like from the back so I recreated the look from how it is viewed at the front.  I spritzed the roots of my hair with some Batiste Dry Shampoo (buy here) to give it some texture and then I lightly pulled my hair back off my face, held it in back, pushed it forward slightly and sprayed it with some Macadamia Control Hair spray (review here, buy here) before winding my hair around into a bun at the back of my head.  I then pulled out some strands from the front of my hair to frame my face, like Emma’s.

I hope you like my make up look inspired by Emma Watson, do let me know what you think of it!

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1 Comment

  1. Lisa S
    March 4, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I love the English rose look, very pretty! 🙂 x

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