Emilia Clarke Makeup Look from the Golden Globes 2016

Hi all!

Today I wanted to show you my take on the Emilia Clarke makeup look from the Golden Globes (More on my favorite looks from the 2016 Golden Globes here).

It’s more of an “inspired by” as opposed to a direct replica – I wanted to create a soft look that would be appropriate for work. Since her look was so soft and simple to begin with, this wasn’t a challenge, and I really like the way it came out. Read on to see how I got this Emilia Clarke makeup look!


My base was very simple – I used Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Nude, did a little spot concealing (I use my CoverFX Cream Foundation for this), and undereye correcting (Tarte Undereye CC Cream). Even though this meant my skin wasn’t photo-perfect, in real life it looked fresh and natural. I topped that off with the Hourglass powder in Dim Light, which was enough to gently mattify and blur my skin (I have quite dry skin).


Next, I did a fairly subtle blush/bronzer/contour combo. I started with the contour, using the Kevin Aucoin Sculpting Powder in medium, a truly beautiful contour powder that I picked up during Sephora’s November sale. It’s just the nicest cool brown shade, great for my skin tone. As with the base, I used a light hand, making sure my skin looked natural in real life.

I lightly swept some bronzer over the high points of my face (Too Faced Primed and Poreless) – cheeks, bridge of the nose, a little on the forehead – to bring some life to my skin, and applied NARS Angelika on my cheeks, a shimmery cotton candy pink colour.


Next up is the eyes. First up, I desperately needed a base to cover my purple and veiny lids. I used the Smashbox Photo Finish Shadow Primer (I really love this stuff), and then the shade White Chocolate from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette all over the lid.

Next, I needed to add some light shimmer to the inner part of my eyelid, so I used Champagne Truffle from the same palette. This added a white-ish sparkle with just a tiny hint of pink.

However, seeing as there’s no silvery shade in the Chocolate Bar Palette, I needed to switch things up. I reached for my Naked3 and used the shade Mugshot (any medium-toned silver will do), and deepened the outer V with Darkside. I kept the eyes very simple, creating a gentle gradient between the white shimmer, silver, and darker gray shades. I didn’t even bother with the crease.

For definition I used my Tarte Gel Liner (and the double-ended Tarte gel liner brush which I quite like) in black, only on the upper lid and adding more toward the outer half of the lid, but keeping it fairly tight to the eye. I didn’t want a stripe – just some gentle definition. Not pictured in this step, but I also added a silvery eyeliner (Annabelle) to the lower waterline, as well as bringing a little of Mugshot on the outer half of the lower lashline.


Finally, lashes! Since Emilia’s eyelashes were natural and voluminous-looking, I opted for Too Faced Better than Sex macara, since it really gives lashes that thick, va-va-voom look to them.

At some point I also did my brows – used a brush to add some Anastasia Brow Powder (again, going for a soft look), and Anastasia Clear Brow Gel to ruffle ’em up and get that organized chaos look she had with her brows.


To finish off the look, I didn’t use quite as peachy of a color of lipstick as Emilia did – I just got a brand new NARS Lipstick in the shade Anita that I was dying to try out. It’s a beautiful shade, described as “Antique rose”, which I felt really complemented and completed this Emilia Clarke makeup look.


And another angle so you can see the light contour/blush/bronzer in natural light.

Thanks for getting ready with me today, and hope you’re having a great week!


  • http://thenerdymelife.blogspot.com/ The Nerdy Me

    This is such a beautiful makeup look! I love it and it really suitable for work days 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • http://www.ohwaffle.com Allysia K

      Yes! The kind of work day where you want to look like you put in some effort, without being wildly full-faced. 🙂

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Nice interpretation! Even with the purple hair I can see the Emilia Clarke influence 🙂

    • http://www.ohwaffle.com Allysia K

      Yeah the purple hair throws it off a little, lol!

  • http://www.mintnotion.com/ Eden Mint

    I really love your take on her makeup, in fact it may even look better than her actual makeup. I would definitely wear this myself. Have a great weekend 🙂


    • http://www.ohwaffle.com Allysia K

      Thanks for the kind words! 🙂