Inspired Outfit and Makeup - Emma Watson on the Late Show with David Letterman

I was watching Emma Watson's interview on the Late Show with David Letterman and fell in love with her look. Her monochrome outfit paired with her messy bun and bold lip just captivated me completely and I couldn't resist attempting to recreate it myself.


Bourjois 123 Perfect - Shade 52
- The neutralising properties of this foundation cover up the redness on my face which is essential since Emma's skin looks flawless.

Maybelline Fit Me - Shade 115
- I covered up the bags under my eyes and any blemishes.

Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder - Translucent
- This setting powder is great because it doesn't add any more coverage and prevents that cakey look.

Jane Iredale Bronzer - Colour Bronze 3
- Emma has a much slimmer face than I do, so I contoured the sides of my face using the E3 method.

Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD Blush - Shoot to thrill
- Emma's mentioned in interviews before that she likes pink blush on her skin tone and I couldn't agree more, it's the perfect shade for fair-skinned girls.

Face of Australia mineral therapy illuminator - Angel mist
- I don't think Emma had very shimmery cheeks but she had a light glow to her complexion. Personally I love this illuminator because it's not very noticeable until you're in direct light or under flash like in the photo above.


Chi Chi Eye Shadow Quad - Sophisticated Sassy
- Emma's eyes were simply neutral and shimmery so I used the lightest colour of this quad all over the lid, with the lighter brown shade in the crease.

Essence Stays no matter what waterproof eye pencil - Black
- Her eyeliner was smudged into the lash line to give a more smokey effect so I mimicked this with my pencil, bringing it out only slightly into a tiny wing and cleaning the edge up with makeup remover on a q-tip. I also lined the inner rim of my eyes to make them even darker.

Boujoirs Volume Glamour MAX - 51 Noir max
- I'm fairly certain Emma was wearing false lashes during her interview but we work with what we have. So I used this voluminous mascara, I personally prefer waterproof but this mascara did the job fairly well.

b collection by bloom brow box - Medium dark
- Emma has lovely full brows so I used the powder from this kit through mine to fill in any gaps and attempted to straighten them out slightly.


I didn't have an exact shade of lipstick which matched Emma's so I mixed these two colours to get a similar look.

Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick Matte - 107 (red tube)
- I dabbed this over my lips to darken them slightly.

Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick  - 20 (black tube)
- I lightly applied this colour over the top to add more of the hot pink shade Emma had. Looking back on photo's I would have applied less of this colour to get a more exact colour match.


White button-up from Temt.
I would have preferred a shirt without metal buttons but we work with what we have and it still gives a similar effect to Emma's button-up blouse.

Black Faux Leather Jacket from a Market in Melbourne.
Everyone needs a black leather jacket in their life, it's a staple to any wardrobe. I love how it can toughen up the look whilst still adhering to Emma's initial look. A Black blazer would be more in-line with Emma's outfit but it's a matter of personal preference in my opinion.

Black Straight-leg jeans from Levi's.
I don't own a pair of nice black trousers but I do own jeans so I opted for these beauties. Personally I think jeans are a better option than trousers would be because it keeps the outfit young-looking.

Black satin peep-toe pumps from Payless Shoes.
I don't own many pairs of heels because frankly I prefer flats being as I'm a little on the taller side but I do love these shoes. Emma wore basic pumps but I feel like peep-toe is more comfortable and you can showcase your nail polish as well.

I'd be interested in seeing what other people thought about my re-created look so please comment, feedback is always welcome. I haven't quite figured out how to set out an inspired look post so maybe I'll look into YouTube some more, it would definitely be easier to explain how I recreated a look. 
Till next time.


  1. Love this look. The hair and make up look stunning. You're so lucky to have found a perfect white shirt too, I know these are a wardrobe staple but I have struggled to find a nice one XX