The Beauty Breakdown: How to Get Emily Blunt’s Old-Hollywood Look for Less

The Beauty Breakdown: How to Get Emily Blunt’s Old-Hollywood Look for Less

Actress Emily Blunt recently wowed fans and fashion police alike at the 18th annual Critic’s Choice Awards. With a nod to old-Hollywood glamour, she complemented an elegant Miu Miu gown with simple—yet screen-siren worthy—makeup.

According to InStyle.com and BellaSugar.com, Blunt’s makeup artist used Armani and YSL products to create the stunning look.

Want to steal this starlet’s red carpet style for less? Check out our budget Beauty Breakdown.

Face: Beauty Breakdown

How To Get Emily Blunt’s Old Hollywood Look For Less FACE

Start with a lightweight, easy-to-blend foundation like Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation in Classic Ivory ($11).

Next, use an illuminating concealer, such as Boots No. 7 Radiant Glow Concealer ($13), to cover under eye circles, blemishes and any other pesky imperfections.

Using a fluffy kabuki blush brush, apply a sheer, light-rose colored blush to the apples of the cheeks. We recommend Boots No. 7 Natural Blush Cheek Colour in Soft Damson ($9).

Set the look by applying an even dusting of powder—try Almay Nearly Naked Loose Powder in Light ($9)—all over the face with a kabuki makeup brush.

Eyes: Beauty BreakdownHow To Get Emily Blunt’s Old Hollywood Look For Less EYES

Shape, fill and set your brows with Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel in Light Brown ($7). Prime your lids with Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tatto 24 Hour Eyeshadow in Bold Gold ($7).

Using CoverGirl’s Queen Collection Eyeshadow Quad in Desert Bronze ($5), apply a layer of the Copper Penny color followed by a light dusting (pat on lightly with your fingertip) of the Sun City shade.

When it comes to eyelash curlers, I never skimp, and I swear by this one from Tarte ($16). If you’re using it daily, it’s a worthwhile investment. After curling your lashes, apply two coats of L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara ($9).

Lips: Beauty Breakdown

How To Get Emily Blunt’s Old Hollywood Look For Less LIPS

Emily’s perfect red pout is key to this look, so you want to make sure your lips are smooth and flake-free.

Dab on a light layer of balm, and when they’ve dried, apply NYX Cosmetics Xtreme Lip Cream in Spicy ($6). Blot lightly, then apply one more coat.

And there you have it—a Hollywood glam makeup look that can be created from the aisles of your local drugstore.

Susan Linney

Susan is a freelance writer, born and raised in NYC and currently based in Brooklyn. She’s the senior beauty editor for Meets Obsession, and also writes for online publications such as Mamasarollingstone.com and TueNight.com. Susan had a serious candle hoarding issue that she has no plans to address. She’s currently obsessed with Marc Jacobs’ new beauty line, her black Zara moto jacket, and Aaron Paul.