Celeb makeup Artist Holly Silius created this iconic makeup look for the 2023 Golden Globes on actor Emma D’Arcy, who was nominated for her role as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in ‘House of The Dragon’ (which won for Best Drama Series.)



Silius broke down her inspiration for Emma’s look:

“After working with Emma and their stylist, Rose Forde, I knew the inspiration was going to be thoughtful and expressive with a confident but chic nature to it. The makeup had to be strong and neoteric, in line with Emma.

I knew Emma would own this look, effortlessly collaborating on the details with them. Looking at New Romantics and Punk references to meander through the look with the pearlescent skin and softness to counter effect the punk, worn-in eye makeup and having accents of the blues for the literal sense of the tears and the gloss effect.

I love worn-in makeup, so I let it naturally work its way into the creases and keeping the skin flawless. Shiseido has such a fun array of glosses for this, so it was my go-to for this thrilling design.”




I used SYNCHRO SKIN-Soft Blurring Primer to blur the cheeks and nose area.  A primer is important for me especially for red carpet, so the makeup has more staying power and the added benefit of blurring, the perfect primer base for the foundation.


SYNCHRO SKIN SELF-REFRESHING Foundation (120 Ivory, 220 Linen)

I mixed the two colors for different slight contouring of the face and really blended the silky product out, it blends so well with shiseido blender brushes, a must have in my kit, I added just a touch of SYNCHRO SKIN SELF-REFRESHING Concealer (102 Fair) Under the eyes, we don’t need to totally remove the eye darkness as this looks lends itself well to added realness of the eye socket and this formula is so light it’s easy to build up or keep light. I don’t ever bring the concealer up to the lash root as I feel that the real natural shade of the lash root is so important for any makeup look.


Onto the color buildup of the look, I sweep the InnerGlow CheekPowder (Ambient White 09) over the cheekbones and ears and around the edge of the eyebrows. To highlight all those accents on the facial bone structure.


For the eyes I started with Kajal InkArtist (08 Gunjo Blue, 09 Nippon Noir) all around the eyes and over the eyelid and then adding in 09 Nippon Noir in an imperfect smudged way around the eye, lining the top and bottom of the eye. Letting it settle with the natural oils of the skin and eyes creating that punk/goth worn-in aspect of the look.




It’s important to create layers to looks and all the layers started to assemble together with the softness of the skin and the dynamic eyes. To add depth to the eyes I added the watery silver above the eye crease in POP PowderGel Eye Shadow  01 Shin-Shin Crystal) and then to accentuate the blue I used (17 Zaa-Zaa Navy, these eyeshadows are super creamy and pigmented. I then pulled down the tear with the Kajal InkArtist (08 Gunjo Blue), adding tiny details of the shadow and then finally applying my favorite product of the look the playful Shimmer GelGloss (10) for the tear drop and all over the lid and around the root of the lower lash.

It’s intimidating to add gloss over an eyeshadow as it will disintegrate it but that is the fun part for this deconstructed look, the organic nature of this process then will reveal the creases and the ambiguity.


Emma’s brows already have a unique shape at the moment so I felt the tear had to be on the side of the split brow keeping it inline with the thoughtful look.


Then time for a little more neutral gloss for the lips, they have delicate flecks of glitter and unexpected colors which I am always attracted to.

Shimmer GelGloss (02, lips)


A winning look we thought!