The Best Beauty at the 2015 BAFTA Awards

Julianne Moore, Felicity Jones and more.
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Julianne Moore, Felicity Jones and more.

Besides the Grammys, there was another important red carpet event on Sunday night—the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, a.k.a. the BAFTAs.

Here are the hair and makeup looks from Britain's biggest event in cinema:

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore, BAFTA Awards 2015

Julianne Moore at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Julianne Moore, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Julianne Moore at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Red on red—how refreshing! Plus, Julianne just looks so happy here, we need to give her extra red carpet points. Her hairstyle is the most gorgeous I've ever seen on her, a fluffy, touchable take on vintage Hollywood waves. I'm not sure about the purple tones on her eyes (and probably the upper inner lids should've been filled in), but I think the berry lipstick choice was perfect. It brightens up her face, but isn't too matchy-matchy with the high collared red dress.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones, BAFTA Awards 2015

Felicity Jones at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Felicity Jones, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Felicity Jones at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Felicity did her signature beauty look of soft curtain bangs with subtle smokies and a pretty pale lip colour. It's not quite as breathtaking as those cat eyes, but still super-gorgeous. One thing I've noticed about her is that she keeps her makeup really, really understated—no harsh or bright colours, nor strong lines—and yet, it still makes a big impact. Wish more celebs would understand this!

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley, BAFTA Awards 2015

Keira Knightley at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Keira Knightley, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Keira Knightley at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Has Keira ever been as beautiful as she is this red carpet season? Those pregnancy hormones are no joke! Here, she is mostly wowing me with her hairstyle—these big, glam S waves are so cool (and so much better than the dated Kardashian-style waves of the '00s). Makeup is just perfect. I love the tawny flush on her cheeks with matching lipstick and smudgy brown waterlines.

Léa Seydoux

Lea Seydoux, BAFTA Awards 2015

Léa Seydoux at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Lea Seydoux, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Léa is such a beauty chameleon, she can do edgy and quirky—and then turn around and blow us away with Hollywood glam. Like this look, featuring a smooth, curled-under lob with a deep side part. Her makeup is bold but fresh: red lips, defined lashes, a bit of subtle bronze shimmer on the lids and natural brows. She always gets it right!

Amy Adams

Amy Adams, BAFTA Awards 2015

Amy Adams at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Amy Adams, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Amy Adams at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Hmm, Amy looks a bit like she's going to a board meeting instead of a red carpet event. I think it's the business-like hair paired with the high neck of the dress. Not that she doesn't look great—she always does. I actually do like the straight hair for a change, and her makeup is flattering peachiness.

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike, BAFTA Awards 2015

Rosamund Pike at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Rosamund Pike, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Rosamund Pike at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Is Rosamund crying or is that just some errant sparkle? Either way, this is fine, although I'm missing her juicy bright lipstick from the SAG Awards. Also take a closer look at the ends of her hair. See the dents in it? I would think they'd be a bit smoother...

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, BAFTA Awards 2015

Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Reese Witherspoon, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Reese Witherspoon at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Either this is not her best lighting or Reese is really jet-lagged and tired. It's also not the best-quality close-up, so I can't really tell what's going on with her makeup, aside from the dark under-eye area. Hair is fine, however, and that dress—va va voom! It looks great on her.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer, BAFTA Awards 2015

Natalie Dormer at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Natalie Dormer, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Natalie Dormer at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Wow, does Natalie ever have great skin! I like that she hasn't covered it up with too much foundation, and kept her makeup quite low-key—just stained lips and lashes, with lots of definition at the outer corners of her eyes. The updo is also pretty on her, with that swoosh of supermodel-esque volume at the top.

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell, BAFTA Awards 2015

Hayley Atwell at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Hayley Atwell, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Hayley Atwell at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

This is Hayley's Beauty Editor debut, and I think she did okay. There's nothing groundbreaking about the hair or the makeup, although the latter is perhaps a bit heavy (especially the blush and the eyeshadow).

Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman, BAFTA Awards 2015

Jenna Coleman at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Jenna Coleman, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Jenna Coleman at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

It's also Jenna's first time on Beauty Editor, and she's reminding me a bit of Lily Collins. Same delicate features and big bold brows. I quite like her chunky lashes and softly flushed cheeks, although the lip liner needs to go.

MyAnna Buring

MyAnna Buring, BAFTA Awards 2015

MyAnna Buring at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

MyAnna Buring, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of MyAnna Buring at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Well, isn't this cool? I love the idea of dove grey smoky eyes—it's not something we see too often on the red carpet, so thank you, MyAnna. She played 'em just right, keeping the lashes, lips and cheeks all soft, and her bobbed hair back off her face. I just love this makeup idea for blondes!

Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace, BAFTA Awards 2015

Noomi Rapace at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Noomi Rapace, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Noomi Rapace at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

It's hard to go wrong with this classic: red lips, lashes, brushed-up brows and hair scraped all the way back in an updo. The lighting isn't the best here, but I think Noomi nailed it. Her skin is loving this orangey-red lipstick. 

Alice Eve

Alice Eve, BAFTA Awards 2015

Alice Eve at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Alice Eve, BAFTA Awards 2015

Close-up of Alice Eve at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.

Alice followed the exact same beauty formula as Noomi, except her lip is cooler-toned. I think it worked equally well here—notice how she isn't wearing any detectable blush, to keep the focus on the mouth. I'm getting Robert Palmer girl vibes, and I love it. But perhaps a bit more powder needed.

Have Your Say

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