Actresses Keira Knightley and Emma Watson were recipients of Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year 2016 Awards last week. We take a look at their achievements and their beauty and makeup secrets, both on and off the red carpet.
Harry Potter alum Watson was awarded the Inspiration prize and dedicated her win to women who help and support others around the world. Watson amazed in an appropriate Halloween look, wearing a black sheer Dior gown, which featured embellished bat detailing on a black bustier-like bodice and a flowing layered hem.
Another British star who achieved an award of her own was Pride and Prejudice star Knightley, who won the Theatre Icon award. She wore a jade green gown, which featured a horizontally pleated organza bodice with a high neck line. Only Knightley could rock a dress that has a turtle neck!
Emma Watson’s Skin Secrets
It comes as no surprise that Watson spends more time taking care of her skin than applying makeup, and luckily for you, we have her secrets. In order to achieve Watson’s glowing skin, you will need to use coconut water, which gives her skin energy and the energy boost she needs. You can add this to a variety of French skin care products, which Watson is a fan of.
Watson’s word of caution: Be careful when using bronzer, as it can give you a caked look as opposed to the pink blusher, which gives off a healthy glow for your body and face. Watson also tends to favor pink lip balm for the evenings.
Keira Knightley’s Beauty Secrets
Believe it or not, the British actress isn’t used to getting all red carpet ready on a daily basis, since it’s not customary in England.
“I think we Brits are very low-maintenance,” Knightley told InStyle. “For good or bad, you rarely walk around New York or LA and see women as grungy as you do in London. In the US they always have their hair and nails done, which isn’t big culturally in England. I am not a sleek person in any way.”
Still, the actress says when she’s not filming, she paints her nails a “bold Chanel color.” She goes for the brand’s shade Mythique in particular.
For Knightley, who is now a mother, beauty secrets are better kept minimal and simple for all day purposes.
“My skin has also become significantly drier with age, so I moisturize and I try to drink as much water as possible. Aside from that, my teeth are always brushed, and I use lip balm,” she added.
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