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The 14 best BAFTA beauty looks of all time

These are the hair and makeup looks that live in our minds rent free...

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Awards season is in full swing, and the hottest night in British film and television, aka the BAFTAs, is here once again. Since 1949, each year the awards ceremony has welcomed a crop of stylish attendees dressed to the nines in the most extravagant gowns but also glammed to the high heavens.

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While some of our favourite A-listers have their very own glam squads ready to create their red-carpet looks, BAFTA also hosts the exclusive Style Suites each and every year. Partnered up with GHD, Lancôme and Bulgari – it's no wonder that the hair, makeup and jewellery are always on point!

Bouffant updos, glittery eyeliner, statement pouts and even Swarovski crystal freckles (obsessed, obvs) were on the cards this year. We've taken it upon ourselves to invoke a trip down memory lane and recall the very best hair and makeup looks ever to grace the legendary ceremony.

Hello! Fashion shares the best BAFTA beauty looks of all time:

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner BAFTAs Makeup Look© Photo: Getty Images

This year Jodie Turner-Smith made a dazzling statement with graphic liner and and Swarovski crystal freckles, courtesy of makeup artist Joey Choy.

Hoyeon Jung 

Hoyeon Jung Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Hoyeon Jung looked picture perfect in a raspberry red lip and super sleek side parting which paired perfectly with her fresh, soft-focus skin.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie 2020 Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Margot Robbie looked every inch the elegant leading lady with charcoal grey liner and subtle flecks of sparkle around her upper lash line at the 2020 ceremony.

Lupita Nyong’o


Bafta Beauty Lupita Nyongo© Photo: Getty Images

Lupita Nyong’o caught our eye in 2018 with her scarlet satin-finish pout and her glittery deep navy liner. 

Cate Blanchett


Bafta Beauty Cate Blanchett© Photo: Getty Images

With an air of Marilyn Monroe about her, Cate Blanchett looked utterly radiant in 2005 with her blonde curls arranged in a tousled bob and a flush of peach across her cheeks.

Princess Kate


Bafta Beauty Princess Kate© Photo: Getty Images

The then-Duchess of Cambridge oozed 1960s sophistication with a classic royal bouffant hairstyle and dramatic black eyeliner.

Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Beauty icon Audrey Hepburn showed off her trademark elaborate updo in 1964 as she shared a joke alongside Rachel Roberts and Dirk Bogarde. 

Jodie Comer


Bafta Jodie Comer© Photo: Getty Images

Jodie Comer stunned in 2017, exuding understated elegance with middle-parted loose curls, a bronze smoky eye and light raspberry lipstick.

Sienna Miller


Bafta Beauty Sienna Miller© Photo: Getty Images

Sienna Miller was serving Roaring 20s decadence with her 2007 BAFTA beauty look in which she wore her hair in a messy-style chignon and a pale pink glossy lip.

Léa Seydoux


Lea Seydoux Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Léa Seydoux turned heads in 2015 with her flicked-under blow dry and crimson red pout.

Naomi Campbell


Naomi Campbell Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Supermodel royalty Naomi Campbell wore her super-straight hair in a sleek middle parting and opted for a bronze smoky eye at the 2014 ceremony.

Joanna Lumley & Jennifer Saunders

Joanna Lumley Jennifer Saunders Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders were very aptly giving off major AbFab vibes in 1993. Patsy’s signature beehive + plenty of pouting = a recipe for success.

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci Bafta Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Monica Bellucci looked exquisite in 2015 with her strong arched brows, a healthy pop of blush and a rose-pink lip.

Emma Watson


Emma Watson BAFTA Beauty© Photo: Getty Images

Emma Watson showed off her stunning features via a gamine cropped pixie in 2011 and the moment will go down in hairstory.

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