MAC Bafta Red Carpet Looks

So, tonight is the BAFTA’s so I thought now would be perfect timing to tell you about the MAC Masterclass I recently went along to. The class was all about red-carpet ready make-up and creating that flawless for the paparazzi look.

Now, I don’t think I’m walking any red carpets any time soon, but knowing how to create a make-up look that looks flawless in any light and lasts all day is pretty high on my list of make-up wishes. So here’s a little run down of the two looks created by Cher Web – Senior Make Up artist for the brand.

The first look is a classic neutral, but glam and fresh look – with a flawless base at the core. Plus key products of Paint Pot in Groundwork on the eyes – for a natural looking bit of definition and lustre drops for a glow that’s totally camera ready, with an added fresh-looking flush thanks to ‘Something Special’ cream blush – which I recently bought too, and love. Plus in the first photo you can catch a glimpse of an amazing concealer palette that’s due out later this year.

Rather than start from scratch, for the second look Cher used the first look as the base for the second, stronger look. With the main feature of the look being a strong orange-based lip using ‘Good to Go’ long wear lip cream. Plus false lashes and a dark-rimmed eye – breaking all the old-school rules of only featuring eyes or lips, not both. I loved how this looked so strong, but modern with the nude, Grecian style dress and the model’s colouring – it made the lips and eyes really stand out against the simplicity of the dress.
Which of the finished looks do you prefer, the neutral glowing look or the stronger orange-based red lips look? Overall I think I’m loving the neutral look the best – it is on the ‘safer’ side, but if it was me walking the red carpet (ha!) I’d want something classic, with a glow in the right places (and matte in others). But the orange lip with dramatic eyes does look stunning – especially with a simple dress!
MAC is the official make-up sponsor of the BAFTA‘s this year. The awards are taking place this evening (Sunday 27/05/12)


  1. liloo
    May 27, 2012 / 7:17 pm

    oh wow, thank you for this post. this is super super inspiring. love both looks and can’t choose between the 2. xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  2. Sian Ryan xo
    May 27, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    both looks are absolutely gorgeous! i think i would choose a look that was really bold!

  3. I like them both. They are so different. For the red carpet, it really depends on what the person is wearing. But my overall impression is that the first one is better because it’s softer and probably won’t take attention away from her dress.

  4. May 28, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    Great post. Cool to get a look forward at what M.A.C. will be up to in the coming months. I love that bright coral-orange lip, too.

    Your graphics are so nice. How did you do them for your blog?

  5. Anonymous
    May 29, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    Very nice. Do you know what the lips in the first look where?

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