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The Best BAFTAs Beauty 2015

Best BAFTAs Beauty Looks 2015

2015 awards season has thus far, been a little underwhelming but at last night BAFTAs ceremony, the few who nailed it, totally nailed it (we’re looking at you, Lea Seydoux with your totally SWOONSOME canary and cut-away).

Beauty-wise, metallic eyes were very definitely ‘a thing’ – Ms Seydoux complemented yellow crepe with gilded lids, vintage lips and an enviably glossy, golden bob. NudStix {Magnetic Eye Colour} in ‘Gilt’ is the perfect, glimmering shade – especially when off-set with Julie Hewett’s {Lipstick Noir} in ‘Coco’ – a vampy 1930’s red.

Hayley Atwell favoured tonal shades of bronze and copper shadow with dark chocolate liner, to match her hyper-shiny chestnut mane. Lips were nude – try Kevyn Aucoin’s {The Expert Lip Colour} in ‘Sireedan’ – a stunning, pink-toned neutral, and cheeks were contoured to perfection. Use cream contour, such as Kevyn Aucoin’s {Creamy Glow Duo} to mimic Hayley’s dewy, youthful finish.

And I think we need to give an honourable mention to Kristen S-T’s eyebrows – the ultimate face framers, you too can achieve immaculate arches with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ {Brow Wiz} – available in all the shades, to flatter all faces (we reckon Kristen’s a ‘Medium Brown’).

The Best BAFTAs Beauty Looks 2015

We collectively gasped when we witnessed Gugu Mbatha-Raw, realising her character ‘Belle’ in lavender silk with pink lips and cheeks. Stila Cosmetics’ {Convertible Color} in ‘Petunia’ has juuuust the right balance of peach and peony, to lend skin a beautiful, natural flush.

Reese Witherspoon’s honeyed hair and skin were at odds with the miserable winter weather, and she looked like a goddess in form-fitting amethyst. Her tousled mane was full and beautifully bed-heady (easily faked with a quick spritz of Living Proof’s {Texture Mist}) and her low-key look was finished with a hint of silver sparkle on each eyelid. Jouer’s {Creme Eye Shadow Crayon} in ‘Renaissance’ is a glimmering, cool-toned purple.

And Felicity Jones was proof that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ with her 60s take on a classic up-do. A chic, feline flick and glossy lip were the ideal, understated accompaniments to those bobby-dazzling earrings and vintage Dior.

What do you think? Which gowns made you giddy and which beauty looks will you be pilfering? Let us know in the comments below…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…