Emma Watson’s Best Hair and Makeup Looks from Harry Potter to Beauty and the Beast

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Actress Emma Watson basically grew up on the red carpet. Since making her debut in the Harry Potter series, with a set of messy bangs, in 2001, Watson has tried a variety of makeup trends and hairstyles, including vibrant lip colors, varying levels of highlights, and a smoky eye. From a sleek pixie cut in The Perks of Being a Wallflower to her current go-to look, a tousled french twist paired with a red lip, the young actress has always looked enviably chic. Here, a look back at the Beauty and The Beast star’s natural beauty on the red carpet over the years.

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A young, fresh-faced Emma Watson walks the red carpet at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer ‘s Stone in London in 2001 with her tousled bangs and soft curls pinned back in a half up do.


At the 2002 premiere of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Los Angeles, the young actress Emma Watson wore her hair in natural waves with a silver frosted eye and a sheer, glossy lip.

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With a floral hair piece and a lavender smoky eye, Emma Watson looked elegant and romantic at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban London premiere.

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Watson wore her bright blonde locks in a simple french twist with a nude pink glossy lip at the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix premiere in Hollywood in 2007. Her makeup was simple: tan skin, bold brows, and a sheer, glossy lip.

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Watson wore her hair in swept over soft curls at The Tale of Despereaux film premiere in Los Angeles in 2008. Her makeup look was simple, but chic: black eyeliner, nude lip, and glowing skin.

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Attending the Burberry show during London Fashion Week’s Spring 2010 season, Emma Watson wore her ombre-colored brown hair in a messy up do, with loose pieces framing her face. She paired the tousled hairstyle with a dark, shimmery smoky eye and a nude lip.

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Debuting a new pixie cut, Watson looked beyond chic at the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 world film premiere in London in 2010.

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Opting for a more daring look at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 New York premiere in 2011, Watson wore her sleek, pixie cut slicked back in a deep side part. Her makeup, too, was daring: a dramatic dark smoky eye with hints of gold glitter.

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Watson radiates at the British Academy Film Awards party in 2012 wearing a sleek up do with luminous skin and a satin red lip.

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At the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2014, Emma Watson wore her hair in a sleek, side-parted up do with a few loose pieces framing her face. Although she was wearing a red dress, the actress wore a bright fuchsia lipstick and hint of rosy blush on her cheeks.

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With her brunette locks perfectly blown out paired with a coral red lip, Watson looked modern and ladylike at the Christian Dior show during Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015.

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With bouncy, soft curls and a bold, coral red lip, Watson wowed at the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum in 2014.

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Keeping her hair in a loose, middle-parted up do with sun-kissed skin and a coral red lip, Watson looked fresh-faced and beachy at the Regression photocall in Madrid in 2015.

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Looking effortlessly chic at the 86th Annual Academy Awards in 2014, Watson wore her wavy hair in a side-parted low ponytail and a crimson red color on her lips.

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Watson brought back the bangs in 2016 at the Colonia Dignidad – Es gibt kein zurueck film premiere in Berlin. The rest of her beauty look included a playful top knot and a berry red lip.

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Wearing her freshly chopped locks in a slicked back do with a light contour and a bold red lip, Watson was chic at the102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. in 2016.

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Radiating elegance at the 2016 Costume Institute Gala, Watson wore her newly chopped locks tucked under in a sleek waves with a nude lip.

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At the London premiere of her newest film, Beauty And The Beast in 2017, Watson arrived fresh faced with luminous skin and her hair in a playful, braided up do.