Kristen Bell’s Makeup Artist Reveals Every Product She Used to Create Her Emmys Look

Kristen Bell knows how to crush a red carpet. But at this year’s Emmy Awards, The Good Place star looked especially ravishing.

When we caught up with her makeup artist Simone Siegl for a special post-Emmys Celebeauty Sit-Down, she spilled the tea on exactly how she created the 39-year-old actress’s look. 

1. Prep the Skin

To begin, Siegl prepped Bell’s skin, which she says is the single most critical step. “The most important thing for me is getting the skin prepped to perfection. Flawless skin means flawless makeup and a healthy glow,” she told PureWow.

Using all Dior skin-care products, Siegl cleansed and exfoliated the skin and applied the Dior Dream Skin one-minute mask ($75), followed by the Capture Youth glow boosting age-delay illuminating serum ($95), advanced eye treatment ($75), Hydra Life fresh hydration sorbet crème ($69) around the mouth and Dream Skin care and perfect skin creator ($115) all over, which works as a primer.

2. Get to work on the eyes

Once Bell’s skin was prepped to perfection, Siegl says she, “let the skin care sit” and started on the eyes so the products could have time to “penetrate into the skin.”

To prime Bell’s eyes, Siegl looked to the Dior Backstage face and body primer ($36) and applied it all over her lids. She mixed the Power ($30) and Backstage ($30) eye shadows from the Diorshow Mono collection and blended them softly.

“Next, I lined her eyes with the Diorshow on stage liner in matte rusty ($31). I only gave her a line extension on the outside to create a bigger, sexier eye,” Siegl shared.

Moving on to her brows, Siegl reached for the Diorshow brow styler ($29) and Diorshow pump ’n’ brow ($27) “to add volume color and definition.” She curled her lashes and applied a couple of coats of Diorshow pump ’n’ volume HD mascara in black ($30) “to keep it on the softer side.”

3. Build a Glowy Foundation

With the eyes done, Siegl returned to Bell’s visage, brushing on Dior Forever skin glow ($52) all over. The makeup artist says she loves this specific foundation because it “gives me the perfect coverage and healthy sheen.” She went on to use Dior Forever undercover concealer ($34) under her eyes and set everything with the Dior Forever and Ever control loose powder ($52) topped with Diorskin mineral nude bronze ($48) on her forehead, nose and chin for depth. She also did some light contouring with the Dior Backstage contour palette ($45) and dusted on the Dior blush in rose ($44), as well as the Dior Backstage glow face palette ($45) above her cheeks for a healthy glow.

4. Time for Lip Service

Siegl wanted to keep Bell’s lips looking natural, so she lined them with Dior universal contour in transparent ($31) to create shape and make the liner last longer. She added color with the Dior contour pencil in brown fig ($31), Rouge Dior ultra-rouge in ultra-tender ($37) and Rouge Dior ultra-care liquid lipstick in wonder ($38).

5. Finishing Touches

Once Bell’s face was finished and she was dressed for her night out, Siegl used Dior Backstage face and body foundation ($40) on the parts of her skin that were exposed (neck, arms, back, etc.). “For the final touch, I used a hint of the new [and not yet available] Dior backstage face and body glow all over to complete her look,” she explained.

Looks like we have some makeup to do. 

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