BAFTA Awards 2014: Léa Seydoux's Pink Lips and Navy Smoky Eyes

The exact products she was wearing at the 2014 BAFTA Awards.
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The exact products she was wearing at the 2014 BAFTA Awards.
Lea Seydoux, BAFTA Awards 2014

So we pored over the close-ups from the 2014 BAFTA Awards, and it was unanimous: we all want to know how to look like Léa Seydoux. The 28-year-old star of Blue is the Warmest Color wore the most incredible navy blue smoky eyes with a strong sweep of pink on her cheeks and soft, matte pink lips.

As soon as I saw it, I immediately began stalking makeup artists on Instagram, where I learned that UK- and NYC-based Mary Wiles was the one behind the look. She told us to check the Telegraph for the breakdown, and so I'm re-listing the steps here, in usual Beauty Editor fashion.

But first—the extreme close-up:

Lea Seydoux, BAFTA Awards 2014 (3)

Mary actually started on the eyes first, which is a little trick you may want to copy whenever you're doing a smoky eye. That way, any excess shadow that falls on your cheeks or under-eye area can easily be cleaned up, without ruining your foundation application.

Speaking of foundation, Mary says that prepping the lids is the secret to a precise smoky eye. "I applied a little base and powder to create a good surface to the eyelids, evening out the tone and getting rid of any grease." You could also use an eyeshadow primer.

The eyeshadow palette Mary used was the Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Palette in DO4 Lumière d'Azur:

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Palette in DO4 Lumiere d'Azur

This palette appears to only be available in the UK; a similar one is the Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Navy Design:

Dior 5-Colour Designer All-In-One Artistry Palette in Navy Design

The silver shade went on Léa's inner eyelids; then, Mary layered the two deepest blues along the top and bottom lashes and through the outer socket. ("Always add a dark shade in layers," she says; "It's easier to add than take away.") Also important is blending—the shadow was taken up and out at the edges for that fierce, feline look.

Next, Mary drew eyeliner along the upper lash line and the inner lower waterline. The mascara is Lancôme Hypnose Doll Lashes, and she also applied a few individual false eyelashes at the outer corners.

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara

Brows were kept soft, as a strong brow would've distracted from the statement eyes. Mary enhanced them with a light-coloured eyebrow pencil. A good choice would be Sisley Phyto-Sourcils Perfect Brow Pencil in Cappuccino:

Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Perfect Brow Pencil

Finally, it was time for the base. Mary mixed Lancôme Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup:

Lancome Teint Miracle Lit-From-Within Makeup

With a little Lancôme Eclat Miracle Serum of Light Complexion Illuminator:

Lancome Eclat Miracle Serum of Light Complexion Illuminator

This illuminator doesn't seem to be widely available anymore; maybe it's being discontinued—so you could try Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base (my very favourite, and a top makeup artist product) instead.

Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base

After Mary blended the foundation and illuminator together, she concentrated her application in the T-zone, blending it out from there with a brush. (The EXACT technique I recommended way back when.)

To hide dark circles, she patted on Lancôme Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen (probably with her fingers, as it's a pen format).

Lancome Teint Miracle Instant Retouch Pen

That fabulous, almost '80s-looking cheek was sculpted using Lancôme Blush Subtil in Rose Sable. (This may be a UK-only shade; try Cedar Rose for the next closest match.) Mary blended it from the apples outward, using a circular motion.

Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Sable

Dark circles were diminished by patting Teint Miracle Corrector concealer into the skin, while Mary subtly sculptured Léa's cheekbones using Lancôme Blush Subtil in Rose Sable, "blended from the apple of the cheek outward in a circular motion".

To keep Lea's lips soft—but not fading away—Mary applied lip balm before using Lancôme Contour Pro Lip Liner. Here in North America, I think Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick is the same product; Natural Mauve looks like a match.

Lancome Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Natural Mauve

No word on the lipstick (weirdly, they left that part out!?) but I'm confident it's going to be a Lancôme Rouge in Love shade. My guess is something like Lasting Kiss, a pinky beige:

Lancome Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Lasting Kiss

Here's how it all came together:

Lea Seydoux, BAFTA Awards 2014 (2)

And can we talk about how she tilts her chin down, with that half-smile? So cool. So French.

Will you be trying this look? I love the idea of navy instead of black, brown or grey smoky eyes. Let me know what you think...

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Are you a fan of Léa's BAFTAs beauty look?
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What do you think of the smoky eye in navy? And how about that strong cheek?