“Natural makeup”, “barefaced makeup”, “barely-there makeup”, and the “no-makeup makeup look” are all extremely popular nowadays, and they all have one thing in common: they often require lots of products to make someone look like they’re particularly gorgeous without showing any effort. Emily Blunt demonstrates just such a look in Disney’s new Jungle Cruise movie with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and although it was hard to find, we have actually found the exact products that renowned makeup artist Evelyne Noraz (seen below, on the “Jungle Cruise” set with Emily) used on her! Read on for the secrets to naturally-flawless-looking skin and emphasizing someone’s natural beauty, and take note that these products or techniques could work for anybody, male or female.
Throughout “The Jungle Cruise”, Emily Blunt maintains a ‘flawless’ face. Her clear skin has a radiance to it, and her look gets even more of a sunkissed “African Queen” tone throughout the film as she and the Rock proceed on their exciting adventure. To achieve that consistent natural beauty, Evelyne Noraz (an award-winning makeup artist who also works with Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Dakota Johnson) used the Cle de Peau Beaute Foundation and Concealer in several different shades, as well as the Chanel Beauty Concealers. Applying foundation and concealer in slightly different shades serves as a subtle contour for the face, and it is often a very nuanced process, but typically makeup artists apply the slightly-too-dark shades to the hollows of the face and the lighter shades everywhere else for a ‘highlighted’ effect. This technique also involves a lot of blending!
To get Emily Blunt’s bronzed summer look, Noraz also used a lot of bronzers, and she acknowledged on her Instagram that it’s “a lot of products for a “no makeup” look”! First up was the award-winning Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream in Soleil Tan Bronze, which is a very creamy bronzer that gives a unique warmth when swirled onto cheeks. Next was the Hourglass Illume Sheer Color Trio, which provides a perfect amount of shading and luminosity. Noraz finished with powder bronzers that could easily meld with the cream bronzer underneath: she used the high-end Guerlain powder bronzer and the ever-popular Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer in the shade ‘Light’, which is slightly less expensive than the Guerlain.
At one point in the movie, Emily Blunt also wears a more colorful berry lip balm, and looks a bit more refined (we’re guessing that Noraz used a lot less bronzer on her for this look, and focused on shading with the different foundations and concealers). To get this look, try toning down the bronzing products and adding the lip color; the exact ones that Evelyne Noraz used were the Kiehls Butterstick Lip Treatment in Simply Rose and Naturally Nude! She mixed them together, with more focus being on the Simply Rose shade.
As for eye products, Emily isn’t wearing any; the natural shadows and the high-definition that comes from a film camera and movie filters means that her eyes and her eyelashes are already well-defined sans makeup. This is popular in movie-making, and there was no mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow used on Lily James in “Cinderella” or Keira Knightley in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” either!
Noraz has been Emily Blunt’s personal makeup artist for years, starting way back with her in The Devil Wears Prada, when Blunt’s character was known for her dramatic editorial-style makeup looks and fiery personality. She also does Blunt’s makeup for the Quiet Place and the Quiet Place 2, and since those movies feature a similar natural makeup to “The Jungle Cruise”, we’re guessing that she used some of the same skin products on Emily for those films.
To achieve as seamless a look as Dr. Lily Houghton, we suggest using a very small amount of foundation and concealer and really massaging the products into your skin (the facial massage will also promote lymphatic drainage and give your face some lift–plus it’s relaxing!). When in doubt, always blend more, and use your fingers instead of brushes: the heat from your fingers helps makeup melt in. A primer like Tatcha’s Silk Canvas Primer would also help smooth your skin’s ‘canvas’ (the renowned beauty Michelle Yeoh is also a fan of this brand) before applying the skin products, although this step is optional.
For the cream bronzers that were used, apply them along the bridge of your nose and onto the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, temples, and the perimeter of your forehead. Again, blend well, and keep in mind that bronzer is not the same as contouring: contouring is meant to look matte and gray, to simulate actual shadows under your cheekbones or along your jawline, whereas bronzer adds light and warmth, making it best along your nose and cheeks (because that’s where you’d naturally get some sun). Once you’ve moved on to powder bronzers, use a brush and apply them in either a light patting motion or a light circular motion. Always use small amounts of products for a natural makeup look, and blend constantly!
To apply blush like the Hourglass Sheer Color Trio that Noraz used on Blunt, apply the rosy or taupe shades onto your cheeks with your fingers and blend manually or with a beauty blender. For a more round-faced youthful look, focus it in a well-blended circle on the apple of your cheeks; for a lifted look, apply it diagonally from your cheekbone up to the outer corner of your eyes. Tap a bit of the lightest shade on your cheek if you wish; that will give you an extra glow! Lastly, apply either a more nude tone like the Kiehls Butterstick Lip Treatment in Naturally Nude, or go for the berry tone with Simply Rose. A fuschia color will also work, if you use a very small amount, because a fuschia tint on the lips and cheeks is brightening for anyone at any age. It will also feel more fun! (Psst: if you need a product suggestion, check out the incredible cream blush below by Lisa Eldridge! “Mountain Walk” is a gorgeous fuschia shade that goes on brilliantly–and you use so little at a time, it’ll last for years.)
If you prefer to avoid makeup altogether, you do always have one more option: become Dr Lily Houghton, embark on an expedition, and get a real flush and color to your cheeks as you go through the exhilaration of a tropical Disney adventure with the Rock’s Skipper Frank Wolff. Which would you prefer? Did you notice Emily Blunt’s makeup in the movie, and wonder how it was done? Had you been eagerly searching “emily blunt makeup jungle cruise” to find out?