The BAFTAs are like the British version of the Academy Awards, which is to say, they’re the more refined and with better accents. Here’s what they wore to the festivities. Tell us what you like — and loathe — in the comments!
Matte red lipstick and a cat-eye flick of liner is hands down the most classic look out there if you’re seeking to channel an Old Hollywood starlet — and really, who isn’t? — but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. There are very, very few people who can work a face that’s so “done” in that both the eyes and lips are heavily accentuated, but British singer Paloma Faith pulled it off perfectly. Note how fine the line is extending past the eye, the slight sheerness (and perfect application — use a lip brush!) of the tomato-y red, and how the rest of her face is fresh and dewy. It’s absolutely key to skip powder and let the skin’s natural radiance shine through to keep the look young and avoid “retro” trappings. Keep blotting papers on hand to address oil in the T-zone, but believe it or not, this look actually benefits from a little bit of shine provided it’s under control.
If you want to give it a try, the brand new Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven, $28, is the perfect velvety crimson that won’t fade, budge, or sap the moisture out of lips as matte formulas are wont to do. Use tinted moisturizer in place of foundation over an instant-radiance serum like Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer, $45.
Why hello there, it’s just a little ol’ picture of Paloma Faith rocking out on stage with my faux British boyfriend Mark Ronson, wearing a gorge feather headdress at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in London. I’m still hoping to one day live a lifestyle befitting of daily headdress adornment. Until then, no feathers for me. Keep reading »