When it comes to beauty looks that break the mold and pave the way for next season’s trends, you can always trust London to deliver – especially when it comes to the BAFTAs. Last night was no exception. As the stars strutted their stuff down the red carpet at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, we couldn’t help but lust after their flawless faces, beautiful hairstyles, and mesmerizing makeup combinations. We even felt inspired to paint our eyes pink and don an orange-red lip – but you’ll see why in a moment. So, without further ado, discover Savoir Flair’s winners for the best BAFTA beauty looks.
Bringing a touch of color to her all-black Givenchy get-up, Rooney Mara added a slick of red stain to her lips for vampire-esque vibes. Teamed with winged liner and a slick twisted bun, she was the epitome of elegant on the red carpet.
Seeking a way to jazz up your usual black-liner look? Then follow makeup artist Pati Dubroff’s advice and “add a sparkle”. That’s exactly what she did on Margot Robbie, whilst warming her skin with peachy blush and subtle highlight.
Of course, makeup artist Lynsey Alexander was armed with Clinique products to make over Emilia Clarke – she was just announced as the new face of the brand, after all. Alexander took to Instagram to reveal some of the key products used, including the ‘Even Better’ foundation, ‘Pretty Easy’ eye lining pen, and ‘All About Shadow Quad in Morning Java’. Her slick side sweep was created by Sam McKnight, who used his own products including “lashings of ‘Modern Hairspray’ and a touch of ‘Easy Updo’ to hold the chignon in the back”.
Not wanting to detract from her stunning never-before-seen Tiffany & Co. choker, which featured a whopping 240 diamonds, Charlize Theron opted for a simple but perfectly pretty beauty look. We’re talking clean skin, eyes washed with pastel pink, and a loose and tousled updo.
In the words of hairstylist Nikki Nelms, Zoë Kravitz looked like a “walkin’ trophy” in her glistening golden YSL gown. But it wasn’t just her dazzling dress that got our attention – we couldn’t stop lusting after her orange-red lips that perfectly matched her bright drop earrings. Cue the frantic Googling while we try to find that exact shade…
Saoirse Ronan also made bright red her lip color of choice, which – combined with just a hint of pink eyeshadow – ensured her blue eyes popped. Plus, she definitely wins our award for the most creative updo with her ponytail-meets-chignon-meets-quiff.
Florence Pugh’s hue of choice? Yep, you guessed it, orange-red. We’re sensing a theme here… Luckily for us, makeup artist Naoko Scintu revealed the exact shade she used: Chantecaille’s ‘Tulipe’ lipstick, which provided an “orange red satin finish to the lips”. Happy shopping.
What better way to accessorize a pink floral dress than with pink peepers? Ella Balinska brought major spring vibes to the red carpet with her pretty pink look, proving that the girly hue can be chic, and not something reminiscent of a Barbie beauty look – especially when teamed with a sleek high pony.
Naturally, Kate Middleton’s classic makeup look was on point, but can we just take a moment to appreciate her hair? If you’re after the ultimate dose of #hairspo for your next swanky soirée, then bookmark this – stat.
In the words of makeup artist Alex Babsky, it was all about “khaki eyes and deepest claret lips” on Zazie Beetz. He then pointed out that they’d “subconsciously channeled The Joker’s colors” with the use of green and purple, but seeing as Beetz starred in the BAFTA-nominated Joker movie, it couldn’t have been a more perfect combination.
Matching her makeup to her custom Atelier Versace gown, Scarlett Johansson made pink her pick at this year’s BAFTAs, too. But, in true ScarJo style, she added some cool-girl edge with wet-look locks twisted up into a chic quiff.
It’s safe to say Irish actress Jessie Buckley was definitely not part of the red-lip club, instead opting for a shade of metallic bronze that makeup artist Jo Baker described as “elevated vamp”. To ensure ultimate impact, her skin was kept simple and her eyes were enhanced with only a slick of mascara.
When you brave a bare-all Chanel lace jumpsuit, you need to keep your makeup as soft and feminine as possible – which is exactly what Lily-Rose Depp did. Sticking to a palette of bronze, browns, and mauves, her smudged eyes, bronzed cheeks, and deep-nude lips were framed by her signature beachy locks.
Jodie Tuner-Smith was far from mellow in her show-stopping yellow dress by Gucci, especially with her cat-eye makeup with purple shimmer. Stunning.