With the biggest names in cinema currently walking the red carpet for the 72nd EE British Academy Film Awards—aka the BAFTAs—there's no doubt that there will be some iconic beauty and fashion looks hitting our feeds this evening. However, rather than focusing on the finished makeup and hair, I've taken to Instagram to see if I can get the lowdown on the products that were used to actually create them. From a £205 moisturiser to a £31 lipstick, these are the best behind-the-scenes insights from the industry's makeup artists and hair stylists. Scroll down for your backstage beauty fix.
Looking lovely in lilac, Cynthia Erivo embraced 2019's love of colour with lavender braids and violet eyes. Her makeup artist Giselle Ali kept the base simple but long-lasting with MAC Pro Longwear foundation and concealer.
The '90s are back in a big way. Lipgloss is a backstage essential in makeup artist Giselle Ali's kit. A slick applied over MAC's Lip Pencil in Chestnut lends a cool-girl edge to an otherwise vibrant beauty look.
This cult cream is a staple in Pati's kit for prepping her client's skin for red carpet events. It's fast-absorbing, boosts luminosity and is the perfect base when you're keeping the rest of your makeup pared-back.
Laura Harrier's Art Deco–esque hair clip cements the fact that hair accessories are here to stay. It's the perfect finishing touch to her beautifully simple hair and makeup look.
Stylist Jennifer Yepez is responsible for Harrier's tumbling waves this evening, but the actress has previously revealed that she relies on Shu Uemura's ultra-nourishing conditioner pots to get her strands red carpet–ready.
I love Lucy Boynton's bold beauty look here. Her makeup artist Jo Baker took to Instagram to playfully state that the inspiration behind the bold eye look was… kittens. Hence the graphic feline flicks created with eye shadow. We're on board.
The understated hero of this look is the dusky pink lipstick. An innovative new formula from Chanel, it provides a natural, long-wearing second-skin finish that lets the rest of your look do the talking.
Our editorial director, Hannah Almassi, declared that Rachel Weisz looked like an angel during her red carpet Twitter takeover this evening, and I'd have to agree.
Maya Jama took to Instagram to share her ultra-glam BAFTAs finished look. But before her tousled strands and smoky eye made it to the grid, she shared her sheet-mask selfie on Instagram Stories—the ultimate backstage skin-prep secret.
To achieve BAFTA host Edith Bowman's pretty, fresh-faced look it's all about the skin prep. Jo Hamilton, her makeup artist, layered a few key products that focus on hydration and brightness to help get that rosy glow.