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House Bunny Premiere, August 2008
"We’d only been working together a couple of years and everything was so new,” recalls makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, who convinced Stone to pair a red lip with a cat eye. "There’s always that question of, 'This is so glamorous, can I do it?' But I think there’s a time and a place for everything.” And even though the actress was just a 19-year-old ingenue, “It's probably one of the most classic looks we’ve done,” says Goodwin.
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Critic’s Choice Awards, January 2012
While the pair loves a winged look, it’s not a pre-determined pick. “Our choices are always guided by what we’re doing at that very second," Goodwin says. Inspired by Stone’s dress, the pro created this rock n' roll flick using a metallic navy eyeliner. The makeup artist chose to emphasize the bottom lash line versus the top for a little more edge, she explains. “Focusing on the upper lash line has a more elegant feel, while focusing on the lower one creates a little more toughness."
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Academy Awards, February 2012
Goodwin selected an exaggerated cat eye to encapsulate all the energy surrounding Hollywood’s biggest night. The elongated shape also gave the makeup look a focal point, she says. “I used pink eyeshadow as well as gave her baby pink lips and soft pink cheeks. Because everything was so feminine I wanted to balance it with one strong element."
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The Amazing Spiderman Premiere, June 2012
“A cat eye, when it’s a delicately painted line, can make an impact without being overbearing,” says Goodwin, who gave Stone a “clean, simple, '60s” wing so as not to compete with the vibrant pops of color on her dress. “Then I left the rest of the makeup light and very fresh and young. Especially since she was blonde at the time I felt like color for this makeup look was too much."
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The Amazing Spiderman 2 Premiere, April 2014
When in Rome, as Goodwin and Stone were, wear Valentino — and accessorize the dress with an equally high-fashion eye. “For this runway-inspired look, I did silver eyeshadow all the way from her lid to her brow bone. Because it was super dramatic, I added a cat eye to keep it classic and still appropriate for a red carpet."
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Golden Globe Awards, January 2015
While not technically winged liner, this feline shape will forever rank among Goodwin’s favorites. “It was a riff on a cat eye and a smoky eye, combined. It had a little bit more power than a smoky eye because it’s not as soft and blended, but it’s not as retro as traditional cat eyeliner,” says Goodwin, who used navy blue shadow instead of black “because it’s a beautiful way to have a classic look that also feels relevant and different."
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Irrational Man Premiere, July 2015
"I played off the feeling of the dress which was cool and modern and didn’t have an attachment to the past. I was like, 'You know what? We’re going to do something absolutely brand new.'” And Stone “loved the idea” of this futuristic turquoise flick. "She likes to play. She’s like, 'If it’s not fun, why do it?' And I couldn’t agree more."
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La La Land Hollywood Premiere, November 2016
Playing off Stone’s “space-age”-like gown, Goodwin combined bronze and teal for an otherworldly effect. "You can create that elongated shape by using a navy liner pencil and then going on top of it with teal shadow to created a softened version, which is what I did,” advises Goodwin, adding that the blended look “is much less stressful than getting your liner perfect on both sides!"
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La La Land Westwood, Calif., Premiere, December 2016
While the star's embellished dress was a deciding factor in the makeup look, Goodwin was also influenced by the movie’s poster, which features "a purple-y, twilight sky in L.A. that happens every once in a while.” Mixing textures (in this instance a silver shadow and a periwinkle liquid liner) ensured this whimsical look felt of the moment. “All frost feels very '80s and dated, and all matte feels a little '90s and harsh. I think mixing textures was the key to keeping it current.”
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Hollywood Reporter Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, December 2016
“Emma and I have worked together for about 10 years, so I am always looking for ways to create a slight excitement around looks, even if it’s not immediately noticeable,” says Goodwin, who accented Stone’s winged liner with a deep blue mascara. “A cat eye can be the LBD of your makeup repertoire,” she says, but you can always make small tweaks “to create a little bit of interest.”
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Critics' Choice Awards, December 2016
To officially kick off the 2016-2017 awards season, Stone and Goodwin channeled Hollywood glam, pairing a silver-accented cat eye with a merlot lip. “An eye and lip can be tricky, but in this case, I thought it really worked with the dress," says Goodwin, adding, “After a decade of collaborating, I know her face, I know her taste level. So there is that beautiful exchange, and I think that’s where great things can happen.”