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Last night, Emily Blunt attended the Golden Heart Awards alongside other A-list celebs like Kate Hudson, Blake Lively and Diane Kruger, but Blunt's understated look made her stand out from the crowd. Perhaps it was the glow that comes with doing some good -- the event, co-hosted by Anna Wintour and Michael Kors, benefits families who are unable to afford food -- or maybe was it something else...

Dying to know what it was that made the Sicario actress look so darn good, we asked her makeup artist, Rebecca Restrepo, to give us the scoop.

"I wanted to keep it soft and simple, but still chic and fun," Restrepo said. "You know, she's young and modern, and always on trend. Her Michael Kors dress had such gorgeous embellishment that I wanted to keep the makeup simple."

Translation: a little bit of concealer and a focus on the brows.

"Not a hard brow," Restrepo was careful to clarify, "just very defined." To do this, she used a brow pencil that she actually designed herself for Elizabeth Arden. She also used "tons of eyelashes -- fluttery with lots of mascara," and applied individual, fine lashes to achieve a natural and chic look.



Perhaps the best tip we could have been given was Restrepo's secret to killer lashes: "The key with mascara is getting to the base of the lash," she said, "saturating the root of the lash to create a rich, full, feathery look that isn't spiky."

No eyeliner was used to create Blunt's breathtaking look, just a little bit of soft white pencil in the corner of the eye and a small amount of brow liner at the base of the bottom lashes to create a 'no-makeup' look.

For Blunt's lips, Restrepo went for a soft, glossy look, using a new matte lip color also from Elizabeth Arden, in 'raspberry,' a color she created.

Other tips from the makeup artist to the stars included these gems: use as little powder as possible, and never put moisturizer on a dry face. "Apply powder only to the T-zone," Restrepo advised, leaving the sides of the face alone. And if you want your powder and concealer to have a natural look, be sure to use a little bit of water in conjunction with your pre-makeup moisturizer, to help prepare your skin to hold makeup nicely, she said.

So is there anything special we can do to look more like Emily Blunt ourselves? Yes, we can do all of the above, but sadly we will never achieve true Emily Blunt beauty, which Restrepo attributes to her personality, which she says "just beams." Are we even surprised?

Shop these beauty products to get Emily Blunt's look below:
White eye pencil, Rimmel
Raspberry lip color, Elizabeth Arden
Natural beige brow pencil, Elizabeth Arden

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13: Actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt attend HFPA Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski pose at The Opening Night of the MTC production of Sam Shepard's 'Fool For Love' on Broadway at The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt attend the 'Sicario' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actors John Krasinski (L) and Emily Blunt attend the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Pol Roger Champagne and 1928 Prosecco)
John Krasinski, left, and Emily Blunt arrive at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Emily Blunt, left, and John Krasinski arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor John Krasinski and wife actress Emily Blunt arrive at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt pose at The Opening Night After Party for ''Elephant Man' on Broadway at Gotham Hall on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actor John Krasinski (L) and actress Emily Blunt attend the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are seen on September 26, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski arrive at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at The Barker Hanger on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actors Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte at Barkar Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Emily Blunt (R) and husband actor John Krasinski attend the 'Looper' opening night gala premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
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