OnlyOnAOL: All of Emmy queen Sarah Paulson's beauty secrets

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By: Donna Freydkin

It takes a lot to outshine that stunning, plunging Prada gown.

But Emmy winner Sarah Paulson sure managed it on Sunday night, with a little help from makeup artist Adam Breuchaud.

"We all thought it was such a moment. The dress is such a moment," says Breuchaud. (See our interview with her costar and fellow Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown above).

Breuchaud says he's "honored to call her my friend. I try not to give into that myth of celebrity. With her, it's pretty normal. We hang out and discuss the work and catch up with each other. It's a normal experience. She's funny and intelligent, what you'd expect."

She was the favorite to win, for playing Marcia Clark in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Next up, she plays Oscar-winning actress Geraldine Page in the FX series "Feud," from Ryan Murphy, about the battle between movie stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis; the series costars Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jessica Lange.

Her career is on fire, and she was predicted to go home with an Emmy. "But we didn't talk about it. That's an added pressure. I try to just go and be happy and joke around and talk about what my clients want to talk about," says Breuchaud.

Instead, he focused on making Paulson absolutely glow on the red carpet.

"The dress is the standout stunner. The earrings are crazy expensive. We wanted to do something that was just as luxurious and deserving of a red carpet without taking away the focus from the dress and her night. That's what I hope what we did. We achieved an amazing eye, that was smoky without being overbearing. We did a bare lip," he says.

68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - ArrivalsPaulson brought Clark as her date and apologized to her in a passionate, sweet speech.

But first, they had to weather the red carpet. The temps were overbearingly hot. So, says Breuchaud, "I used a primer on her face first. That's a huge thing. The Giorgio Armani primer is the best. It helps the makeup last and stay all day. What we did was use the fluid sheers. It gave her that glow where you want the glow."

Here are his key products:

FACE:
Giorgio Armani Prima Glow-on Moisturizing Balm
Giorgio Armani Prima Skin Perfector
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #4.5

EYES:
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #9
Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #6
Giorgio Armani Eccentrico Mascara

LIPS:
Giorgio Armani Him/Her Lipcare in #1
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #600
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #15

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Sarah Paulson's red carpet look at the Emmys
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson, winner of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,' poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Actress Sarah Paulson from FX Network's "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story" arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson, winner of the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story,' poses in the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Press Room at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story' during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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