Makeup Artist Mary Wiles On How She Created Lea Seydoux’s Beauty Look For The BAFTAs

How To Get Lea Seydoux's Flawless BAFTA Beauty


by Emma Spedding |
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At the BAFTAs Lancôme's team created the makeup looks for 150 faces. It was a military makeup operation, involving a LOT of lipstick - to be precise 300 Rouge in Love lipsticks and over 150 combinations of foundation.

One of those faces was Lea Seydoux, who dazzled on the red carpet in yellow Prada + a red Lancôme lip. We caught up with makeup artist Mary Wiles to find out how she created Lea's flawless BAFTAs look.

Mary told us: “Camille Seydoux, her stylist and sister, always has a great vision of the look we are trying to achieve with Lea. This time was glamour and femininity with a modern approach to complement her stunning yellow Prada dress." She added: "Lea manages to pull of that old hollywood glamour while still looking 2015.” With a red lip like that, the Bond girl casting makes perfect sense.

Here are Mary's steps to creating the look...

1. Firstly I kept the skin glowing and fresh, with a little contour and a natural flush (rose flush 01). I then only powdered t zone very lightly.

2. I defined the brows and then used Hypnose Palette ST7 on the eyes. I swept sheer gold eyeshadow over the lids and outwards, with a little contour on the outer sockets.

3. I put Khol Hypnose waterproof liner through the lashes and blended. Curled lashes with lots of Hypnose Dolls Eyes mascara on the top and a little in lower lashes. Then I applied a few individual lashes from centre to outer top lashes.

The products Mary used on Lea Seydoux [Instagram: Marywilesmakeup]
The products Mary used on Lea Seydoux [Instagram: Marywilesmakeup]

4. Once Lea was dressed I could see which colour lip would best suit and I lined the lips and filled in to create depth and longevity. Then applied the Rouge in Love 110.

To get Lea's perfect red lip head over to you can buy her lipstick for £22.

See more beauty looks from the BAFTAs in the gallery below...


BAFTAs Beauty

Sarah Jane Crawford1 of 16

Sarah Jane Crawford

Deep, Hollywood style waves are a great compliment to Sarah Jane’s glossy nude lip - it keeps it very British and fresh.

MyAnna Buring2 of 16

MyAnna Buring

A navy eye might seem bold on paper, but just going for lashings of mascara rather than a full-on smokey look stops it being too 80s.

Hayley Atwell3 of 16

Hayley Atwell

Flying the flag for redheads everywhere, Hayley looks resplendent with sharp sculpted cheekbones and a soft glow.

Charlotte Riley4 of 16

Charlotte Riley

We can practically see our reflection in the mirror-like shine of Charlotte’s hair - we’ve heard a rumour she had a glossing treatment at London salon, FOUR, the day before...

Laura Haddock5 of 16

Laura Haddock

Looking princess-like with an elegant, scraped ‘back do and glowing skin.

Holliday Grainger6 of 16

Holliday Grainger

We’re liking this nod to the 40s with her cute hairstyle - and what elegant brows she has!

Alice Eve7 of 16

Alice Eve

An updo and a scarlet lip are a classic combination, but the mussed-up texture gives Alice an edge.

Lea Seydoux8 of 16

Lea Seydoux

Hello, screen siren! That red lip is a bold choice with her canary yellow frock but Lea pulls it off expertly.

Dianna Agron9 of 16

Dianna Agron

We love Dianna’s bumped-up, mini-quiff - it adds a rockabilly vibe to her look.

Amy Adams10 of 16

Amy Adams

Sleeker-than-sleek locks give Amy a polished finish.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw11 of 16

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

The prettiest pink lip makes Gugu the belle of the ball.

Keira Knightley12 of 16

Keira Knightley

Glossy waves and soft contouring gives Keira a totally dreamy look.

Rosamund Pike13 of 16

Rosamund Pike

Our English Rose can do no wrong - look at that artfully tousled bob.

Reese Witherspoon14 of 16

Reese Witherspoon

Woah, mama. Reese’s blonde hair looks voluminous but still soft and understated, and we’re so into her peachy glow. Top marks.

Julianne Moore15 of 16

Julianne Moore

Glossy, glamorous curls and a natural, glowing complexion makes for a show-stopping look.

Felicity Jones16 of 16

Felicity Jones

Felicity’s sticking to her trademark updo - hey, if it ain’t broke. Also into the peachy tone bringing out her striking cheekbones.

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