Emma Stone Believes Beauty Begins in the Mind

By  April 30, 2013

Last week we got to have breakfast with Emma Stone to talk about Revlon’s new Lash Potion Mascara by Grow Luscious. Though this was the second time we got to chat with the star, our fangirl meter was still off the charts! This time around, we touched on her allergy-friendly beauty buys, her biggest beauty regret, her ideas on what is sexy, and what she might give her mom for Mother’s Day.

Q: Is there a specific way you like to apply your mascara?
A: I have no idea. Is that a thing? I’ve just been putting it on the regular. I’m not very good at this stuff. It’s much better when a makeup artist does it for me. But this stuff is just, it just kind of happens. It’s magic! Didn’t you see the commercial? It’s magic. I’ve been putting it on like a swoop.
Q: What’s your favorite Revlon product to play with?
A: The [Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain] crayons, I love those. And I love the [ColorStay] lipliner.
Q: What makeup do you think guys like?
A: I could care less. That has been one of the reasons that I wanted to be a part of Revlon was that I wanted to make sure that women are doing it for themselves.
Q: What is sexy to you, beauty wise?
A: I think it depends on the person because there are a lot of people I know that don’t even wear makeup that are incredibly sexy or wear a ton of makeup and are incredibly sexy or wear a little bit.
Q: What do you think is sexy on you?
A: I think it depends on how my mental state is that day. It depends on if I’m feeling happy and confident or not because I can put on a ton of makeup and not be feeling great that day and I definitely wouldn’t’ feel sexy. I think it just depends on how I’m feeling in here./td>
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done in the name of beauty?
A: You don’t want to know. I’ve not put pee on my face [laughs]. I think emu oil is kind of a weird concept. I’ve tried that and I’m allergic to it. That’s with everything. I’ve tried a lot of stuff, but I’m allergic to it all, so the only thing I can really vouch for that is kind of weird is that I put olive oil all over myself.
Q: Are there any beauty trends you regret?
A: All of them — I had acrylic nails for a long time. I had a lot of spray tans. I wore a lot of black eye shadow, like a lot [from the lash line to the brow and under the eye], for a long time. Which I’m basically doing today with blue, but it is what it is. I pretty much tried it all.
Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: My mom always says cross that bridge, because I was [cautious] all of the time, which is a beautiful symptom of anxiety, constantly 18 steps ahead to worse-case scenario. So, I cross that bridge when I come to it–try to. And then, my best friend and I have a saying that I’ve been saying lately; we just say “bones.” Because I went to the Catacombs and I realized all of these people in the catacombs were all trying to be liked by each other or be successful or climb the ladder, and they were literally stacked on each other in the catacombs, they’re back to bones. And so, whenever you lose perspective, you realize, we’re all just bones trying to get along. We’re all the exact same at our core and we go back to, I don’t know, we’re getting a little, sorry. But, I mean, it helps put things in perspective. We’re all people that will eventually be bones again.

It’s a crazy place to go. It’s amazing. It’s like thousands and thousands and thousands of people just stacked. Just skulls and bones, and you’re just like, “Oh my god, this was like a whole city functioning at one point.” Sorry to get so dark. Also, I love this mascara.

Q: You and your mom seem so close. I’m sure you swap beauty products all there time. Is there anything she usually requests?
A: They’ve been so incredibly kind and they [Revlon] send her packages of makeup too, so she doesn’t have to request it from me.

Whenever I get gift bags with skincare stuff, I usually give most of that to her because she’s not allergic to all that stuff that I’m allergic to. I can’t use it most of the time, so I’m sure she can give you a whole list of stuff that’s working.

Q: Have you started thinking about Mother’s Day?
A: I’m still brainstorming. My mom, I’ve got to give her something good. She’s the best. Something sentimental, I’m sure.