British Fashion Awards 2014: The Must-See Beauty Looks

Which celeb had the best hair and makeup on this red carpet? Discuss!
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Which celeb had the best hair and makeup on this red carpet? Discuss!

Across the pond, the British Fashion Awards took place on Monday night, bringing out all the beautiful people—like Emma Watson, Alexa Chung, Rihanna, Cara Delevingne and so many more.

Who had the best hair and makeup look? Let's see:

Emma Watson

Emma Watson, British Fashion Awards 2014

Emma Watson at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Emma Watson, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Emma Watson at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

My girl Emma has the BEST skin, no? I dream of achieving this perfected texture that's neither matte nor dewy nor (most importantly) caked with foundation. The statements here are the side-swept waves in a sleek, deep side part, and the creamy-matte red lips. Flawless and effortless, as per usual.

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung, British Fashion Awards 2014

Alexa Chung at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Alexa Chung, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Alexa Chung at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Alexa Chung ditched her signature cat eyes and instead went for a cheery red lip to dress up her face, pairing it with barely any blush or mascara. And a rumpled hair texture, too. Part of me feels like she could've tried harder, but I also love how understated this is.

Rihanna

Rihanna, British Fashion Awards 2014

Rihanna at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Rihanna, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Rihanna at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Sometimes I wish Rihanna would just let us enjoy her beauty—like this pretty ballerina updo and the nude makeup–without distractions like the under-boob tattoo and the cut-to-the-waist jacket. But I guess that wouldn't be too pop star-ish. For once, I'd just love to see her with a more pared-down, model-esque style.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne, British Fashion Awards 2014

Cara Delevingne at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Cara Delevingne, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Cara Delevingne at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Speaking of models, Cara Delevingne is still rocking her new brown hair colour. But instead of a messy braid, she went all straight, sleek and tucked behind one ear. No lipstick (or even balm, it looks like), but tons of brown eyeshadow up to the brows and under the lower lash line. Few people can carry that off and not look like they just got punched... so careful trying this at home, kids!

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, British Fashion Awards 2014

Karlie Kloss at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Karlie Kloss, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Oh, wow. Now that her famous bob is growing out, and she's gone blonder, I think Karlie Kloss is looking the best she ever has. You can totally see the Victoria's Secret influence—more bombshell, less runway. I suppose that explains the eyelashes at the outer corners. (Why, Karlie?) Meanwhile, I'm extremely envious of her hair texture. Also notice how un-groomed her brows are at the outer edges... interesting.

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo, British Fashion Awards 2014

Olivia Palermo at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Olivia Palermo, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Olivia Palermo at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Olivia Palermo has excellent, excellent hair. Love how she didn't do anything special with it here, just kept it straight and shiny with a strong middle part. Her skin looks incredibly glowy, though maybe a touch too makeuppy. Great job on the smudgy, shimmery smoky eyes.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora, British Fashion Awards 2014

Rita Ora at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Rita Ora, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Rita Ora at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Is there a lighting issue? Why does Rita Ora's skin look so yellow? More so than her chest does, at least. I also much prefer her in lighter makeup, like we just saw at the American Music Awards. With the platinum hair, darkened brows and black smoky eyes, this look is heavy and harsh. Not a fan.

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, British Fashion Awards 2014

Kylie Minogue at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Kylie Minogue, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Kylie Minogue at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Love Kylie Minogue, but why does everyone talk about Nicole Kidman and her Botox? Kylie's face is basically as frozen—and she always has this eyebrow Spocking issue on the one side. (See it?) Even still, she looks good here, especially with that pretty flip in her hair. The woman also has a fantastic hair colour, i.e. not too blonde. The coral pink lipstick is très flattering.

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick, British Fashion Awards 2014

Anna Kendrick at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Anna Kendrick, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Anna Kendrick at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Well, this is pretty... but boring. I feel like Anna Kendrick could've, should've done something to spice things up, especially since she's got so much room to play with above the strapless neckline. Between the sleek updo, stud earrings and super-subtle makeup, it's just sooo conservative. A red lipstick might've been an interesting contrast with the pink dress. Thoughts?

Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse, British Fashion Awards 2014

Suki Waterhouse at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Suki Waterhouse, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Suki Waterhouse at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

I'm not feeling it for Suki Waterhouse today, and usually I do actually like her style. But her skin seems blotchy and red (a problem I share, so I sympathize). And I don't like all that brown eyeshadow. I'm not saying we have to be matchy-matchy, but her warm makeup doesn't harmonize well with the cool blue dress.

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris, British Fashion Awards 2014

Naomie Harris at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Naomie Harris, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Naomie Harris at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Now, here's someone who can do the no-makeup look and still seem totally polished. Naomie Harris made her flawless, poreless, insanely good skin into the beauty statement, just adding a slick of clear gloss and some natural lashes. With the soft blowout and dangly earrings, this was a great choice for her busy dress.

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery, British Fashion Awards 2014

Michelle Dockery at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Michelle Dockery, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Michelle Dockery at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

It's so great to see Michelle Dockery in an unexpected lip colour—pink and matte! (Though yes... she could use some lip balm on top for the dryness.) I also like her natural skin finish, and defined lashes. Hair seems a bit unkempt, but it could just be the shadows here. Overall, I really like this compared to many of her past looks.

Lily Allen

Lily Allen, British Fashion Awards 2014

Lily Allen at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Lily Allen, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Lily Allen at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

What made Lily Allen think that pink devil horns would be a good accessory choice for a fashion event? But that's not the only questionable thing going on here. There's the faded red hair colour (nowhere near as good as dark brunette was on her), the orangey-red lipstick and the wrinkled baby blue dress. It's as if she deliberately chose the least flattering things possible.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner, British Fashion Awards 2014

Kendall Jenner at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Kendall Jenner, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Kendall Jenner at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

I feel like every time we see a Kardashian without heavy contouring, it's an achievement. And so Kendall looks good here. Nice to see her in a bright red lip, strong brows and somewhat toned-down lashes. She seems to always do this same thing with her hair, parting it down the middle and wearing it behind both shoulders.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding, British Fashion Awards 2014

Ellie Goulding at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Ellie Goulding, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Ellie Goulding at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Ellie Goulding's hair looks so fluffy, I wanna touch it. I think she knows what suits her, sticking to a nude makeup look and long lashes. It's too bad about the over-drawn brows.

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger, British Fashion Awards 2014

Nicole Scherzinger at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Nicole Scherzinger, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Nicole Scherzinger at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

I'm not sure about this berry lipstick for Nicole Scherzinger. It sort of overpowers her, and with the big hair and tightlined eyes, feels a tiny bit dated. Know what I mean? I think if she'd kept it to just mascara, no blush and with her hair all scraped back, it would've worked better. Shay Mitchell, who has similar colouring, did vampy lipstick better at the Teen Choice Awards

Tamsin Egerton

Tamsin Egerton, British Fashion Awards 2014

Tamsin Egerton at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Tamsin Egerton, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Tamsin Egerton at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

I have no idea who Tamsin Egerton is (and only English people would have cool names like Tamsin), but I kinda love this. She reminds me a little bit of Emma Watson, with the fresh skin, defined lashes and the hit of soft but bright colour on the lips. And the blonde hair actually works quite well with dark roots to match her brows. I might've brushed out those waves a little more, however.

Mollie King

Mollie King, British Fashion Awards 2014

Mollie King at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Mollie King, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Mollie King at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

This is so cool, right? Mollie King (a singer, but again, no idea who she is) looks like a supermodel in these slicked-back waves with drier lengths. I was JUST interviewing celeb stylist Mark Townsend the other day and he was saying it's all about this hairstyle right now. Love it even more with the strong brows and red lips. Perfection!

Laura Haddock

Laura Haddock, British Fashion Awards 2014

Laura Haddock at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Laura Haddock, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Laura Haddock at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Laura Haddock (a British actress, and the third person I don't know on this red carpet) went for a classic English rose look here. Vintagey waves, rosy skin, black liquid liner with NO flick and a pretty berry lip stain. You can see the difference in how the Brits do it versus the Americans—I prefer this! Really sweet and pretty.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg, British Fashion Awards 2014

Charlotte Gainsbourg at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Charlotte Gainsbourg, British Fashion Awards 2014 (close-up)

Close-up of Charlotte Gainsbourg at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.

Last up, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and now we get to see the French way. Maybe a little too unkempt, though I like her lashes. I think if her hair was styled more sleekly, this would be a lot better. And something more on the lips, please. They look like they might crack in this weather.

Have Your Say

Who had the best look on this red carpet? The worst? Would you copy any of these looks?