BAFTAs 2019: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup on the Red Carpet

Laura Harrier, Lily Collins and more.
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BAFTAs 2019 red carpet beauty

Now that we've covered the Grammys, we return to our regularly scheduled awards season programming with this week's British Academy Film Awards!

Also known as the BAFTAs, you can think of them as the Oscars of Britain—with just as many amazing beauty looks to gawk at.

Keep scrolling for the best hair and makeup of the night, plus product details!

Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Laura Harrier at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Laura Harrier, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Laura Harrier at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Laura is quickly becoming my new beauty crush for looks like this one! Skin is fresh, brows are full but groomed, and the smoky purple eyeshadow is unexpected with the orange dress. The sparkly, colourful barrette in her hair brings it all together.

Laura is wearing: Foundation • Blush in Rose Indien • Eyeshadow in Reflet d'Améthyste • Mascara (top lashes only) • Lipstick in Suspense

Lily Collins

Lily Collins, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Lily Collins at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Lily Collins, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Lily Collins at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Lily went with one of her signature looks: matte blackberry lips, strong brows and a sleek updo. The long lashes and shimmering rose gold eyeshadow, all the way up to her brows, add softness. I always say this, but how flawless is her skin?!

Lily is wearing: Foundation • Blush in Rose SableEyeshadowMascara in Noir Mirifique • Brow pencil in Medium BrownBrow gel in Brun • Lipstick in Berry Noir 

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Margot Robbie at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Margot Robbie, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Margot Robbie at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

It used to be that you'd only see a brightly coloured lip OR an eye—not the two together. So Margot rocking this blue liner and coral lipstick feels very fresh! Black at the outer "Vs" helps define her lashes, while the 1940s-inspired updo gives it an elegant touch.

Margot is wearing: Eyeliner in Fervent Blue

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Thandie Newton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Thandie Newton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Thandie Newton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

After her dramatic disco look at the Globes, Thandie went very simple and natural here—and I love it. Her complexion is absolutely gorgeous; all she added was a bit of liner and mauve lipstick, plus straightened, centre-parted hair.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Amy Adams at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Amy Adams, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Amy Adams at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

This is my favourite Amy look we've seen so far this awards season. The ponytail tied with a bow suits her girly vibe, and I like that she went with a more dramatic eye than usual (albeit with her favourite warm coppery tones to match her hair). This dress is a good colour for her!

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Cate Blanchett at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Cate Blanchett, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Cate Blanchett at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Cate is brunette! The colour seems really healthy, but she looks like an entirely different person, don't you think? Personally, I prefer her as a blonde. She went a little more intense on the blush, to make up for her skin being so pale against the new hair colour. I don't mind the false lashes, since she has hooded eyes.

Cate is wearing: PrimerFoundation in 3.5Concealer in 1 and 2 • Powder in 4.5Illuminator in 2Blush in 50Eyeshadow in PaparazziMascara in Obsidian Black • Brow pencil in 2 • Lipstick in 2

Lucy Boynton

Lucy Boynton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Lucy Boynton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Lucy Boynton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Lucy Boynton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

I was really enjoying all the creativity that Lucy was bringing to the red carpet... but this may be a step too far! Her makeup artist was inspired by the shape of a fish tail—that's why the eyeshadow is trailing downward at the bottom. I think it would be better with just the berry colour on the upper lids (that's risky enough!). I'm also not crazy about the hair.

Lucy is wearing: MoisturizerEyeshadow in Rouge A La FolieMascara in Black

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Danai Gurira at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Danai Gurira, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Danai Gurira at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

This look from Danai is the epitome of radiance and elegance. I love her glowing skin, bright creamy red lipstick and subtly shaded eyes. The hairstyle is perhaps a bit formal, but I do like the retro shape and how it's held by a double headband.

Claire Foy

Claire Foy, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Claire Foy at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Claire Foy, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Claire Foy at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

I've never said this before, but I really like Claire's makeup. Her skin is looking a lot more hydrated than it has been in the past, and the stained lips, soft lashes and seamless blush are all fantastic. I just feel like the wet hair seems a bit messy.

Claire is wearing: Illuminator (underneath foundation) • FoundationConcealerPowder in Fair (on forehead and chin) • Powder in Fair (on blemishes) • Bronzer and highlighterBlush in Pillow TalkHighlighterHighlighter • Eyeshadow in Pillow Talk and The Vintage Vamp • Eyeliner in PantherMascara in Black VinylBrow pencil in Rita • Lipstick in Love Liberty • Lip liner in Hollywood Honey

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Rachel Weisz at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Rachel Weisz, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" seems to be Rachel's motto lately. She went with her go-to berry lips and understated eyes, wearing her hair in a sharp centre part and tucked behind both ears. Is it just me or does her skin have a little powder residue?

Rachel is wearing: Lipstick in Elderberry

Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Eleanor Tomlinson at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Eleanor Tomlinson, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Eleanor Tomlinson at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

You wouldn't think pink eyeshadow and matching lipstick would work on a redhead, but Eleanor proves that it can. The softness and blending are key, as well as the lack of any harsh, dark liner or heavy mascara. 

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Salma Hayek at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Salma Hayek, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

I love that Salma tried something different with her hair—adding miniature braids and a dramatic headpiece to her updo. The bold reddish copper shadow and matching lipstick are flattering with her skin tone... but the stripe down her nose could be more blended!

Salma is wearing: FoundationFoundationConcealerBronzer and highlighterHighlighter • Blush in The Climax • Eyeshadow in The Vintage VampEyeliner in Barbarella Brown • Eyeliner in Audrey • Mascara in Black VinylBrow pencil in Super Model • Brow gel in Super Model • Lipstick in Super ModelLip liner in Supersize Me • Lip gloss in Refresh Rose

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Kate Middleton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Kate Middleton, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Kate Middleton at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Remember when Kate used to wear such heavy eye makeup back in the day? I think she's adopted a lighter touch, because I really like this eyeshadow and the baby cat eyes! However, the wavy, off-the-face updo is very "royal" (I'm not a fan).

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Irina Shayk at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Irina Shayk, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Irina Shayk at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Irina was all about understated neutrals and sculpted skin, to show off her model bone structure. One thing I really like here is the matte, warm, pinky-nude eyeshadow all over her lids. Notice how the highlights at her inner corners bring this to life.

Irina is wearing: FoundationFoundationConcealerPowderBronzer and highlighterContourHighlighterBlush in Moon Beach • Eyeshadow in The SophisticateMascara in Glossy Black • Brow pencil in Super ModelBrow gel in Super ModelLipstick in Super Model • Lip gloss in Refresh Rose

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Rachel Brosnahan at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Rachel Brosnahan, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Rachel Brosnahan at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

While she played it fairly safe, I'm a fan of this look on Rachel. The smoky eyes and blush are so well-blended, and there's some good texture through her brows. The updo is nice and soft as well.

Rachel is wearing: PrimerFoundationHighlighter in Champagne Glow (mixed with foundation) • ConcealerPowder in TranslucentBlush in Rose La-La!Eyeshadow base in Beige PorcelaineEyeshadow in OnyxEyeshadow in Erika FEyeshadow in Strass BlackEyeliner in Noir MirifiqueMascara in BlackBrow pencil in Dark BrownLipstick in Ardent Sand

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Olga Kurylenko at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Olga Kurylenko, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Olga Kurylenko at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Like Irina, fellow model Olga wore her hair sleek and flat to put the focus on her features. What's interesting about this look is the pink lipstick, which deliberately doesn't match the dress or earrings. 

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Linda Cardellini at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

Linda Cardellini, BAFTA Awards, 2019

Close-up of Linda Cardellini at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

While I don't think the style is the most current (nor does it work with this dress), Linda's hair has an amazing new colour. It used to be dark brown, but I really like these lighter golden tones! She also went more experimental with her makeup than we've seen in the past, choosing matching corals for her eyeshadow, blush and lipstick.

Linda is wearing: ConcealerPowder • Highlighter in Golden Glow and Champagne Glow • Blush in Pink FlushBronzer in It's Time to Glow • Eyeshadow in Terre de SienneMascara in Black • Brow pencilLipstick base • Lipstick in Au Naturel

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?

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