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The best BAFTAs beauty looks of all time

These are the red carpet hair and makeup looks that we utterly adore...

Florence Pugh with her hair in a quiff at the BAFTAs
Orin Carlin
Content Writer
Updated: 19 February 2024
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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.

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 to get attendees looking picture-perfect.

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:

Lily Collins wearing a wine-hued lip at the BAFTAs © Getty

Lily Collins

Emily In Paris actress Lily Collins served Old Hollywood sultry with her trademark strong arches, a focus on lash elongation and a wine-hued statement lip. 

Joy Sunday in a red latex-effect dress at the BAFTAs © Getty

Joy Sunday

Wednesday star Joy Sunday went for a statement lash look and a high-shine red lip.

Florence Pugh with her hair in a quiff at the BAFTAs © Getty

Florence Pugh

Oppenheimer star and beauty experimentalist Florence Pugh didn't let fans down. Bringing her signature against-the-grain charm, she wore her hair in gel-slicked waves, alongside a high-octane smokey eye and a rose-pink lip.

Jodie Turner-Smith smiling at the BAFTAs© Getty

Jodie Turner-Smith

In 2023, Jodie Turner-Smith made a dazzling statement with graphic liner and and Swarovski crystal freckles, courtesy of makeup artist Joey Choy.

Hoyeon Jung smiling at the BAFTAs© Getty

Hoyeon Jung

Hoyeon Jung looked picture-perfect in 2023 in a red lip and super sleek side parting which paired perfectly with her fresh, soft-focus skin.

Margot Robbie smiling at the BAFTAs© Getty

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie epitomised elegance with charcoal grey liner and subtle flecks of sparkle around her upper lash line at the 2020 ceremony.

Lupita Nyong'o smiling at the BAFTAs© Getty

Lupita Nyong'o

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

Kate Middleton smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Princess Kate

The then-Duchess of Cambridge oozed 1960s sophistication in 2017 with a classic royal bouffant hairstyle and dramatic black eyeliner.

Jodie Comer smiling at the BAFTAs© Getty

Jodie Comer

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

Lea Seydoux smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Léa Seydoux

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

Monica Bellucci smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Monica Bellucci

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

Emma Watson smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Emma Watson

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

Sienna Miller smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Sienna Miller

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.

Cate Blanchett smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett looked utterly radiant in 2005 with her blonde curls arranged in a tousled bob and a flush of peach across her cheeks.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders smiling at the BAFTAs © Getty

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders

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.

Audrey Hepburn smiling with Rachel Roberts and Dirk Bogarde at the BAFTAs © Getty

Audrey Hepburn

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

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