It's official—it might only be February, but I've already marked Lucy Boynton as my beauty inspiration for 2019. While she looked suitably stylish in her role as Mary Austin in last year's Bohemian Rhapsody, it's her real-life hair and makeup looks that really steal the show for me. From her trademark choppy blonde bob to her more adventurous red carpet looks, Boynton isn't afraid to experiment—and, in turn, she's inspiring me to be a little braver with how I use the contents of my makeup bag.
Jo Baker, Boynton's makeup artist, coined her BAFTAs red smokey eye a "snapper tail flare-shaped shadow." The clumpy, '70s-inspired lashes and red snapper hues prove that there are more ways to do special-occasion eye makeup than the classic feline flick.
When she isn't pushing the beauty boundaries, there's nobody that does that that flushed English rose skin like Boynton. A bold, groomed brow keeps the pink lips and cheeks feeling modern—and the gently tousled hair is beautifully relaxed.
Makeup artist Jo Baker took inspiration from Japanese cherry blossoms for this colourful makeup look. Pink and red are definitely having a beauty moment this year, and, when it looks this incredible on Boynton, it's easy to see why.
Before I get to Boynton's Oscars look, I think her '50s makeup look from the pre-Oscars party deserves a shoutout. I didn't think I'd be rushing to buy a frosty blue eye shadow anytime soon, but I'm sold on this retro look.