BAFTA Red Carpet Masterclass tips and tricks

Red carpet events always have that special feel to them and the BAFTA's are no exception. I was recently lucky enough to pop along to a pre-BAFTA masterclass to find out all about what hair and make up looks we'll be expecting to see on the red carpet their, as well as some top tips to try at home. We were shown a variety of looks by some of the team who'll be on hand to get the celebs ready, and Rebecca Butterworth from MAC, hairdresser Mark Hill, House of Fraser and Carat London shared their thoughts with us.

giant BAFTA award

BAFTA dresses from House of Fraser

BAFTA jewellery from Carat London

BAFTA jewellery from Carat London

Mark Hill BAFTA hair demonstration
Mark Hill demonstrating one of the key hair styles for the red carpet
MAC makeup ready for the BAFTAs
Some of the MAC products that will be used for the BAFTAs
MAC makeup look for the BAFTAs
Rebecca Butterworth talking us through one of the MAC makeup looks
Completed BAFTA look
A finished red carpet look
Completed BAFTA look
A completed red carpet look
Make up:

Trends - eyes are less smokey this year, moving to more of a softer look, and will reference a 50s/60s inspired lined eye. Cherry red is the top pick for lips, using a lipstick with a semi matte finish. For a glowing look, a small amount of MAC's Strobe Liquid will be applied over the top of the finished makeup look, adding radiance without a lot of shimmer.

Top tip - to help foundation last all day and right throughout the ceremony, top MAC makeup artist Rebecca Butterworth applies a very light dusting of loose powder not skin before applying foundation. Not only does this help the foundation to last a lot longer, it also stops any shine breaking through while the stars are on the red carpet.


Trends - Celebrity hairdresser Mark Hill will be preparing a lot of vintage inspired styles, but with a twist. Think soft waves, loose up dos and a look that's been tailored to work not only with the celebrity, but the dress they choose to wear on the night (which apparently can be very last minute!).

Top tip - make sure you prepare hair well before you start styling. Don't just use products at the end of the style to hold it in place, you need to prime hair in the same way you would before applying your makeup.

Clothes and accessories:


A mix of shapes and colours, featuring everything from Grecian folds to straight column styles. Key colours will be bold brights, metallics, inky shades (think dark navy and charcoal rather than black) and creams. Jewellery will be focused on colour - statement pieces with brighter stones than perhaps seen in previous years. Large pieces but with emerald and sapphire coloured stones set in gold. Think large, vintage style bling.

I can't wait to see what the celebs will be wearing at the Awards on Sunday - will you be tuning in?

1 comment

  1. Loved this post, I'm going tomorrow and this got me so excited :)

    Sophie x


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