10 Best BAFTA 2015 Beauty Looks, Decoded

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  • The beauty team's top 10 looks from the biggest night in British cinema.

    The BAFTA awards are not just about the award winners you know. Sadly, we’re more interested in who wore the best red lip than we are who took home the gong for ‘Best Editing’ (sorry, film buffs). So here’s our round up of the best coiffed and maquillaged of the red carpet.
    Julianne Moore

    Julianne took home our gong for best look of the night – the bold red of her Tom Ford dress worked perfectly with her flaming hair. Manicurist Glenis Baptiste took the red theme a step further by applying a blackened crimson to Julianne’s nail. She told us, ‘I applied Dior base coat with two coats of Chanel Rouge Noir nail polish and Seche Vite topcoat to finish.’

    Reese Witherspoon

    Reese brought some southern sunshine to the chilly evening in the form of her breezy blonde locks. The stylist behind her shiny tresses was of course Mr George Northwood, who stuck to Reese’s signature look. If it ain’t broke…

    Felicity Jones

    Felicity’s glowing, pared back take on smoky eyes was of course the work of the queen of insouciant make-up, Mary Greenwell. We loved that she played matchy-matchy and kept her lips nude to match the pale bottom half of her dress.

    (image credit: Kay Montano)

    Noomi Rapace

    Noomi doesn’t often work such a classic look but it suited her down to a tee. Her red lips and bold liner was courtesy of Kay Montano, who used lashings of Lancôme’s Hypnose mascara to make Noomi’s eyes pop. 

    Lea Sedoux

    Make-up artist Mary Wiles applied a soft, hazy version of traditional Hollywood glamour to Lea. Her lips, which were coated in Lancôme’s Rouge in Love lipstick 110, were rightly the focal point of her face.

    Amy Adams

    In place of her usual tumbling waves, hair stylist Ken O’Rourke dried Amy’s hair straight. This was a savvy move – the sleek red hair was an ideal backdrop for a smoky eye and looked great with her minimalist white dress.

    Keira Knightley

    We loved Keira’s smoky make-up and were particularly taken by the classic brown lip that harks back to the 90s. With those cheekbones, Keira doesn’t need any further embellishment…

    Rosamund Pike

    The ever-stunning Rosamund added a wave to her blunt bob and complemented the beachy look with healthy, glowing skin and a black, diffused eye.  

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Make-up artist Maya Rikner made-up the perennially chic Kristin with Lancôme’s Le Contour Pro 111 and Blush Subtil 03. Together they brought her face to life. Those of you who feel pale, follow suit – this is a master class in warming up a face. 

    Laura Haddock

    Red carpet newcomer (and wife to The Hunger Game’s Sam Claflin) Laura put together one of our favourite looks of the night. A chic up-do? Check. Smoky eye? Check. Lightly-bronzed skin? Check again. We look forward to seeing her next red carpet outing.  

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