Maisie Williams’ Makeup Artist Reveals How to Get Her Emmys Look
There's always a red carpet somewhere in LA, but none are as highly anticipated as the Emmys. Just like TV's biggest stars, we look forward to the first award show of the season, but for obviously different reasons: the hair, makeup, and nails.
Rather than simply rounding up our favorite looks, this year we spoke with a few of the A-list makeup artists behind a few of this year's talented nominees. First up is Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who we've watched blossom on the TV screen as the sword-weilding pre-teen heroine Arya Stark.
We sat down with makeup artist Kindra Mann, who tells us how she kept Arya's modern alter-ego looking age-appropriate by keeping "the rest of the makeup really fresh and natural, focusing on skin prep for that red carpet glow." She adds that "a subtle lip really made the bold color on the eyes pop."
As far as the inspiration, Mann says she took a cue from the colorful florals of Williams' Markus Lupfer gown. "We knew we wanted to do a fun pop of color on the eyes, so we played around with blue and green and settled in the green because we felt it was more fun and less expected."
Starting with skincare, Mann says she began using Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Wipes "to remove any excess oils or makeup leftover on the skin. The wipes really help tone the skin before moisturizer is applied. Next, I applied sensitive daily moisturizing cream on the face and down the neck, before hydrating the eye area using the Brighting Eye treatment."
For Williams' makeup, Mann used Burt's Bees and MAC Cosmetics products, noting that the 19-year-old Emmy nominee's look is "easy to copy."
Read on to find out how to recreate it at home, then shop the products that Mann used on the star herself below.
1. PREP + SET: After cleaning and moisturizing your face, use Burt's Bees BB Cream to even out your skin tone. On Williams, Mann used Light/Medium, then set the foundation with translucent powder. "Keep the base and lip color more subtle by using Burt's Bees BB cream and a easy lip crayon."
2. CHEEKS & BRONZER: To contour Williams' face, "I used M.A.C. Cosmetics Mineralized Blush in Just a Wisp on the apples of her cheeks — a nice soft [pink] shimmer to complement the lip — and Tom Ford bronzer in Terra to contour and warm the skin."
"Wrap the color around the eye. We used more matte shades and made sure to prime the lid so that the shadow would stay put and not move," Mann notes. "Focus the color on the lid and into the crease and use any left over shadow to lightly dust under the eye. On Williams, she "added a few coats of mascara and some fun individual lashes to make the eyes really pop."