As the festive season looms, there really is nothing better than a fresh crop of red carpet beauty to inspire us. The 2021 British Fashion Awards, held at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, not only presented some of this year’s most impressive and daring fashion from the likes of favourites like Gabrielle Union-Wade and Lucy Boynton, but equally as spectacular beauty to lust over.
Thankfully, what used to be industry secrets are now shared for the public, with makeup artists regularly posting the cult products behind each and every glam look. Below, a breakdown of our favourite looks from this year’s British Fashion Awards, and the makeup products that’ll help you emulate them for yourself.
Gab Union’s neon Valentino gown was perfectly matched with her glittering pink shadow, completed by makeup artist Painted By Esther—who, lucky for us, shared all the secrets behind the incredible glam. 111SKIN’s Orem Serum and Black Diamond Cream were behind her impeccable glow, while Pat McGrath’s Mothership IX Palette was responsible for the bold pop of eye colour.
It was all about drama for Elsa Hosk’s Fashion Awards look, from her Richard Quinn floral gown to the daring winged liner by makeup artist Sofia Tilbury. To complete the look, Tilbury looked to Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Exagger-Eyes Duo Liner, Instant Eye Palette in Smokey Eyes Are Forever, and the brand’s iconic K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in shade Runway Royalty.
Makeup artist Daniel Kolaric opted for a sultry smokey eye for Stella Maxwell’s Fashion Awards look, completed by Pat McGrath’s iconic Celestial Odyssey palette and nude 1995 lipstick.
Jourdan Dunn’s show-stopping Andrea Brocca gown was effortlessly complemented with a deep purple and bronzed eye look, courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury. To emulate the look for your own festive season glam, look to the brand’s Magic Cream for the base, paired with the new limited-edition luxury Palette of Pearls in Cosmic Pearl and Smokey Eyes to Hypnotise liner duo.
As far as experimental red carpet beauty moments go, Lucy Boynton never fails. The actress, once again, dared to go bold with her glam for the Fashion Awards, with makeup artist Valeria Ferreira pairing Boynton’s Chanel gown with Chanel Beauty. Turn to the luxury brand’s LES 4 OMBRES palette in shade ‘Warm Memories’ if you’re wanting to recreate it, adding in a Volume Mascara and ROUGE COCO GLOSS in shade ‘SIBYLLA’ to finish it off.