To refresh your memory: the last in-person BAFTA Film Awards took place in 2020, where darkly-compelling thriller Joker garnered a staggering eleven nominations in various categories. Hosted by Graham Norton, the ceremony harboured the fanfare and grandeur fitting of all prior BAFTA proceedings, with industry heavyweights such as Laura Dern and Renée Zellweger in attendance. Fast forward to the present at the BAFTA Film Awards 2022, and it’s clear to see that not much has changed—a relief in itself, considering the marked difference felt with 2021’s mostly digital presentation.
The BAFTA Film Awards 2022 took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London; a two-hour long commemoration of the most impressive films and documentaries aired on British screens. As expected, sci-fi epic, Dune, swept the most awards, while Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog was named best film. What we didn’t see coming, however, was the series of impressive hair and make-up looks accompanying nominees and guests, with sculptural ‘do’s and dimensional eyeshadow looks stealing the focus.
Emma Watson showed up with slicked-back waves anchored by an array of chic yet functional bobby pins; Caitriona Balfe rocked a vampy berry-coloured lip and matching eyeshadow; while Florence Pugh turned heads thanks to her gelled down strands incorporating striking hair jewellery. And that’s from all. Below, a curation of the most breathtaking beauty looks from the the BAFTA Film Awards 2022.
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The actress, singer and all-around icon pays homage to the ‘20s with finger-combed waves and a subtle smokey eye.
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A gravity-defying bun ensures that peepers stay the main attraction. As they should, seeing the masterful blend on Salma Hayek’s lids.
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A mauve lip is just as impactful as a red one. Florence Pugh is living proof.
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It seems the Star Wars actress got the memo that shower-damp strands are all the rage on the runway.
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Who would have thought that the humble bobby pin could double as a red-carpet hair accessory? Emma Watson elevates the look by ensuing symmetrical and even placement amidst her strands.
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Monochromatic make-up never goes out of style. For an extra modern touch, take a leaf from Caitriona Balfe’s book and tint your arches.
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It’s old-school Hollywood glamour at its finest. Then again, we didn’t expect any less from Lucy Boynton.
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It’s not an awards ceremony if someone doesn’t rock up with seriously impressive graphic eyeliner. In the case of this year’s BAFTAs, the honour goes to Sián Lilly.
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Millie Bobby Brown
The Stranger Things actress is well-aware that full, glossy bangs are the perfect complement to stunning eye make-up.
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Dark, berry-coloured lipstick is made a lot more wearable once the edges have been diffused. Simone Ashley pairs hers with soft kohl-rimmed eyeliner that matches its intensity with ease.
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Talk about an intriguing colour palette. Emilia Jones eyeshadow looks successfully amalgamates hues of bronze, charteruse and shimmer.
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We’re not sure what’s more impressive—the holding power of Ella Hunt’s lifted lashes, or her curls.