Emilia Clarke's Makeup Artist Reveals the Secret to a Younger-Looking Smoky Eye
Wow, what a look for an exiled queen! It's so refreshing to see Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones, looking so modern and chic when she traded in her travel-worn Dothraki garb and braided silver wig for a royal blue Victoria Beckham dress and cobalt smoky eye at last night's season three premiere, held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. And we caught up with her makeup artist Dawn Broussard (@Dawn_Broussard) to get the inside scoop! "With the color of the dress and how it was sweet, modern, and streamlined, we went with a smoky eye to make it a point of interest on the face," said the makeup artist, who has worked with Clarke for 18 months. "I wanted it to have drama and also have it be innocent and elegant." To do so, she prepped the face using Biore's Acne Clearing Scrub ($7 at drugstores) to "pull out impurities," she said, then applied a hydrating serum to infuse moisture. Broussard then used a lot of steel grays and silver accents, but blended it for a seamless glow. If you try the look, make sure to listen to Broussard's most important tip: Pair heavy eyes with a peachy-pink toned cheek and lips to keeps the look fresh, modern, and younger-looking. "It’s so intense and dramatic and these tones play off the dark colors for a more innocent look," she told InStyle.com. Noted!
Plus, see the step-by-step instructions for a smoky eye.