Taking Bridal Makeup Inspiration from the BAFTAs 2019

The stars were out in force at London’s Royal Albert Hall last night for the 72nd annual EE British Academy Film Awards.

In a night full of glamour and glitz, the makeup trends were unusually understated (I’m not sure that I can say the same about some of the dresses…and let’s not get started on Katy Perry’s GRAMMYs frock!!).  With a number of celebrities embracing a natural makeup look, that wouldn’t look out of place making it’s way down the aisle, I’ve selected some of my favourites to give a bit of inspiration to any bride to be’s out there.

Eleanor Tomlinson (below) looked effortlessly chic with her rose lips and subtle highlight along her cheekbones…



…whilst, Rachel Weisz and Claire Foy (above) selected a satin finish lipstick with berry tones, to match a matte brown smokey eye – resulting in a strikingly simple look, but complimenting their porcelain skin and dark hair perfectly,

I’m all about the dewy skin look, but for those brides who like a bit more coverage, perhaps you could take some inspo from the gorgeous Laura Whitmore or Salma Hayek (below).  With a more obvious contour, this is great for brides who want to create, or accentuate, strong bone structure.


Lily Collins (below) bold/dark lips might be a big ‘no way’ for some brides, but this is very similar to the makeup from my own wedding day!  A dark lip can look great with  vintage inspired or winter weddings (I was a December bride) and contrasts with the white dress beautifully.  It does require a bit of maintenance during the day, but just make sure to pack some liner, the lippy and remember to blot after the champers/before reapplying.


At 71, Glenn Close (above) wasn’t to be outdone – she looked absolutely radiant on the red carpet!  Often mother’s of the bride/groom can feel nervous about wearing make up on the day, but this is a great example of showing that mature skin can look fabulous too!

What were your favourite makeup looks from the BAFTAs 2019?





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