Emma Watson is my Beauty Icon

When House of Fraser posted a competition asking who my beauty icon is I didn’t want to go for anyone clichéd but then again, I didn’t want to lie to my readers either, so I simply had to go with my gut instinct.

Emma Watson



Emma Watson is definitely someone that grew on me in the last few years. Not only had her He for She campaign speech inspired me but I also noticed her personal growth and maturity year after year, especially since she finished the Harry Potter films. She’s naturally talented and she’s naturally beautiful too.

Emma Watson Without Makeup

emma watson no makeup


The thing is, it’s not all about the makeup and rather about keeping your skin in a good condition. I find that eating healthy food, drinking lots of water and using cleansers helps my skin stay smooth. I never forget to let my skin breathe, so I don’t go applying layers of makeup daily and then expect my skin to stay spotless!

Anyway… enough of my lecturing. Here are my top three skincare tips to the perfect makeup-less look:

  • Use a face cleanser: There are many to choose from and, in my opinion, the one you need to use very much depends on your skin. Mine is usually normal but can be combinational so I’ve tried Simple before as well as Elemis and Liz Earle (one of my favourites) and currently trying out new cleansers which I’ll be blogging about soon!
  • Apply moisturiser: Once your face is nice and clean, I think it’s super important to use the right moisturiser. Everyone has their favourites but I like to try out new ones once in a while to either a) make sure that the one I’m using is actually benefiting my skin and continue using my favourite one or b) find a new moisturiser that’s actually even better than the one I usually use. I like the No7 face cream and am about to try out a Benefit moisturiser, but I’m keen on looking into what Lancome provide to see if there’s actually a reason to pay the high price for quality.
  • Get eye cream: I use Clinique Moisture Surge eye hydration because, as you can imagine, with a full time job, cheerleading and blogging I sometimes don’t get much sleep. That’s not good and it shows on my face immediately, especially my eyes. That’s the first eye cream that I’ve actually seen a difference as it softens my eye socket and under my eyes too. It also lightens and plumps the area as well to make me look more awake and refreshed (which often isn’t the case!)

Emma Watson Beauty Tips

My Instagram via alinaisaev00

My Instagram via alinaisaev00

Four makeup tips I figured out by using Emma Watson as inspiration are:

  1. Bold pink or red lips: I’ve been trying out my beauty icon’s vibrant lipstick choices. She seems to enjoy wearing bright red or luscious pink when she’s going to an event. The picture above is from my Instagram and as you can see I’ve used a dark coloured lipstick liner and filled the rest of my lips using a shimmery, light pink lipstick. Bright lips are definitely a trend this season so many brands have it on sale at the moment, from Mac and Makeup Forever to YSL and Dior.
  2. Subtle blush: In a country that’s always cold (aka England) you can’t get a tan… so the next best thing to adding colour to your face is a blush. I like the apple cheeks with a soft shade that compliments your face. I use BareMinerals and Benefit at the moment, the former for going out and the latter for an instant ‘radiant’ makeup look.
  3. Eye Liner: I wear bottom eye liner pretty much daily, it’s simply been a habit from college! However, when it comes to liquid liners and flicks I definitely need to step my game up. I simply need practice and that’s what I’m planning to get. I want to try out the Benefit or BareMinerals eye liners to try out a few different things, so I’ll be sure to blog about them soon. Let me know if you have any beauty top tips or a guide on eye liners in the comments below!
  4. The Naked truth: the no-makeup makeup look is really popular these days and so the ‘go to’ is always the Urban Decay Naked pallet’s. It really does help accentuate natural beauty and that’s why I love it – and no doubt why so many beauty lovers love it too!

FYI: Many of the above mentioned beauty products can be found at House of Fraser’s makeup department online. Happy shopping 😉

Do you like Emma Watson’s makeup?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • June 23, 2015


    I love Emma Watson, I think she is doing great things for women and ‘the cause’. She is just beautiful, loved when she cut her hair into THAT crop!


    • June 23, 2015


      Completely agree Cheryl! Loved her crop yet the long hair suits her too 🙂

  • July 1, 2015


    absolutely love her, good tips!

  • July 7, 2015

    Em Charlie

    Great choice, Emma Watson is an amazing beauty icon, actually she’s an icon full stop x