After last year’s symbolic black taking over the red carpet in solidarity of the Time’s Up movement, the 2019 Baftas were a riot of colour in comparison and the celebs definitely didn’t disappoint when it came to their hair and makeup.
From disco-ready blue-lined eyes (thanks Margot) to bold red lips, elegant updos and cute hair bows.
One of the red carpet winners last night was Lucy Boynton, the star of Bohemian Rhapsody. We caught up with her makeup artist, Jo Baker, to get the low down on that show stopping look, which Jo defined as a “dramatic power mood.”
Lucy has been tearing up the red carpet rule book during an incredible award season and there was no stopping her taste for experimentation last night as Jo revealed. “I created with bold berry and aubergine shading around her eyes with pops of antique gold with a fish tail shadow effect creating a statement shape! Lucy wanted something very different for todays look! Leaning into daring and exciting tones.”
With natural skin seeming to be the red carpet trend of 2019, skin carewas the key foundation to Lucy’s look, as Jo revealed. “I prepped Lucys skin using Weleda skin food. For a super rich and immediate glowing complexion this works great under foundation. I wanted Lucys skin to be beaming with a champagne glow so I mixed Lancome Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter into Lancome Teint Idole Ultra wear nude foundation and added more on her cheek bones for extra shine hi light!”
What’s the trick to those amazing eyes, I hear you cry? “I applied Lancome Le Monochromatique Spring Collection Eyeshadow in Rouge A La Folie throughout the crease and blended Lancome Les Petits Tresors in Hotel Particular for depth and dimension into the socket and blended outwards in a sweeping upwards direction. I applied Lancome Brun Captivant Ombre Hypnoses Stylo along her waterline and smudged it underneath her lash line and outwards creating a fish tail shape edges. I finished the eyes by whacking a load of Lancome Hypnoses Doll Eyes Mascara by Lancome (waterproof – as you can never tell when its going to rain in London) which elongated and fattened Lucy’s lashes with the most gorgeous inky rich finish!”
Lips wise Lucy went for matchy-matchy with her gown. “On Lucys lip we wanted to bring out the colors in the gown,” Jo revealed. “A muted and soft berry tone using Lancome Absolute Gloss Cream in Clair Obscur was applied and worked into a dry lip. No prep first enabled me to embed the hue into Lucys lip to which I then tissued off and repeated for a soft stain finish.”
Strap yourselves in for the ultimate eyebrow advice from Jo, too. “On Lucys brows I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Dip in Taupe to fill in brows at outer corner then I groomed them on top with Lancome Brows Sourcils in Blonde for a lightening finish and to keep her brows looking full but not too heavy! This is a great trick for natural blondes who have dark brows and want to experiment with brow tone without reaching for the bleach!”