You likely don’t need us to tell you, but last night marked the biggest event in British fashion. Yes, the industry’s most talented (and stylish) gathered at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the 2021 Fashion Awards. And sure, while we were totally consumed by the sheer brilliance of the outfits all evening, this morning, we have something else on our minds.
Because yes, the outfits were exceptional (as expected), but after inspecting the red carpet looks with fresh eyes this morning, it turns out The Fashion Awards also delivered some really impressive beauty inspiration. Typical red carpet glamour looks went well and truly out of the window as the stars took the moment to go all out. And with Charlotte Tilbury as the official beauty partner, what did we expect? (By the way, to celebrate the event, Charlotte Tilbury is currently offering 20% off online with the code REDCARPET20—don't mind if we do.)
When it comes to the beauty looks, we want to know everything—from who did their hair and makeup to what products they used. While we’re still anticipating more details, we have spent the morning scouring through Instagram and reaching out to our industry pals to get any information we can on some of last night’s most inspiring beauty looks. So without further ado, keep scrolling for the very best in beauty from this year’s Fashion Awards.
Gabrielle Union-Wade pretty much stole the show last night. Yes, her lime-green gown was exquisite, but this hair-and-makeup look deserves its own airtime. The bubbled updo is everything, and the pink shimmery eye couldn't be more on-trend. The best bit is her makeup artist (@paintedbyesther) has kindly broken down the entire look on her Instagram. Sadly, the Pat McGrath Labs palette used on her eyes is no longer available, but the Mothership VIII Divine Rose II eyeshadow palette gives off some really similar vibes.
Alexa Chung is the undisputed queen of no-makeup makeup, and we are very much here for her bare eye and berry lip. The entire look oozes minimal-effort, fresh-faced glam.
We are desperate for more details on Priyanka Chopra Jonas's makeup look. The brown lip and winged liner are giving off serious '90s vibes, and we want all of the product details. Since she's a Max Factor ambassador, we'd like to think the brown lippie might be an affordable option.
As official beauty partners of the event, Charlotte Tilbury and her makeup artist niece Sofia Schwarzkopf-Tilbury painted the faces of many guests. One of our favourite looks of the night came courtesy of Eiza Gonzalez. The shimmering eye look was created with Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pearls in Celestial Pearl, and the red lip is Limitless Lucky Lips in Cherry Dream.
The Hollywood waves in the hair, the sky-high lashes, the expertly executed smoky eye and the heavily lined brown glossy lip—everything about Jourdan Dunn's beauty look is perfection.
Kylie's shag is already saved to our 2022 hair-inspiration folder, but teamed with this super-glowy makeup look, it proves that the shag really is the most versatile haircut out there. Her makeup was done by Charlotte Tilbury artist SJ Wai, and if you look closely, you can spot Limitless Lucky Lips lipstick being applied.
We're taking notes on this centre-parted hair look on Poppy Delevingne. Loosely tonged and back-combed to create fluffy texture, it's perfectly imperfect. Plus, we're really loving the combination of matte skin and a dark eye to harden up the look.
Old Hollywood seems to really be having a moment on red carpets around the world right now. Celebrity makeup artist Naoko Scintu created this makeup look for Adriana Lima, and the red lip and glittery, gold eye are giving us heaps of inspiration for festive soirées.
We need to know everything about Iris Law's stunning makeup look here. Since she's a Dior Beauty ambassador, we're assuming some Dior products are featured heavily. The balmy lip teamed with a lightly smoked eye and fluttery false lashes is sheer perfection.
One thing is clear from last night's red carpet: supersized lashes and '90s-style lined lips are having a major moment. This makeup look from Winnie Harlow ties the two trends together perfectly. And we can't get enough of her slicked-back curls and styled-out edges.
TikTok might have you thinking that super-skinny brows are back, but Dua's full, fluffy strands prove otherwise. Also, just look at how glossy her hair is.
Lily's cropped fringe has become iconic, but we also think this makeup look will go down as one of her best ever. Created by celebrity makeup artist Andrew Gallimore, her trademark winged liner is perfectly placed, but it's the glossy skin and subtle highlight that have us swooning.
Please, can we take moment for this one? Charli Howard's bejewelled lips were without a doubt the beauty moment of last night. And the good news is we know exactly what product was used. Yes, it's Pat McGrath Labs Crystal Lip Kit that is responsible for this beauty.
Yes, yes, yes to Munroe's jewel-toned makeup look. Emerald-green liner and a deep-red lip make for the ultimate winter glam look.
What can we possibly say about this makeup look when it speaks for itself so eloquently? The dramatic red eye teamed with a bare, glossy lip strikes the perfect balance, and we can't get enough of the coated lashes.
Another beautifully styled shag. We are loving the curated blonde colour that runs throughout Georgia May Jagger's 'do. Plus, can we also please turn your attention to her liner? We're going to get practising that inner point ASAP.
Raye's voluminous, side-swept bob is serving hair goals. Plus, her makeup look, which was created by Flannels Beauty, oozes old-school glamour.
We didn't know just how much we loved face gems until we saw Leomie Anderson's pretty makeup look. We're ordering some in bulk for winter parties.