It’s been a long time since I last shared a post here on my blog, and so I thought it would be nice to start-up again with the BAFTAs.
I love the BAFTAs and have been a couple of times, but this year I am really looking forward to it!
While I’ve always been into my style and make-up, I have recently discovered lots of new amazing tips which I can’t wait to try out.
Binky’s BAFTA Beauty Tips: The reality star says that the three important things to consider when I think about getting ready for a red carpet are your hair, make-up and skin
It’s so important to know how to get red carpet ready. I actually completely crumble at the thought of walking down a red carpet – I’d much rather just sneak around the back sometimes!
But at least if you feel as good as you possibly can – it’s a glorious start.
The three important things to consider when I think about getting ready for a red carpet, are your hair, make-up and skin.
This is how my overall look was completed…
Of course, I rely on my Easilocks extensions to give me fuller hair. But you can easily use clip ins to recreate this if you have thinner hair.
I had hairdresser Mark Hill help me tame my mane! Here’s how he did it:
- On clean dry hair, take large sections of hair and spray with Work it Girl Shine Protect and Control Spray.
- Wrap spirally around the barrel of a Rock Chick Wave Wand, hold for a few seconds and then remove the Wand.
- Immediately coil the wave towards the roots and hold in place with a couple of pin curl clips.
- Do this through the rest of your hair and then leave to cool completely. Clipping each wave and then allowing to cool will make the waves last longer with added body and bounce.
- When the hair is cool, remove the clips and shake through using your fingers. I have such thick hair, if your hair is finer, rather than shake through just comb through gently with your fingers.
- Finish with Fabulous Finish Hairspray to hold in style, and a generous spritz of Bedazzled to keep flyaways at bay and add a gorgeous shine.
Big BAFTA Hair: Of course, I rely on my Easilocks extensions to give me fuller hair. But you can easily use clip ins to recreate this if you have thinner hair
My make-up was completed by Rebecca Butterworth, who is a brilliant MAC Senior Artist.
To start with we used a new MAC Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation.
Followed by Mineralise Concealer in a lighter colour under the eyes and on cheekbones, to act as a highlighter.
The Mineralise range at MAC is unbelievable and I use it a lot on shoots and during filming. It’s dreamy, especially after a late night!
Rebecca then swept MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Deep Dark under the cheekbones to contour.
On the eyes she used MAC Bronze Eyeshadow with plenty of Feline Eye Kohl to create an almond shaped eye, with MAC Blacktrack Fluidline along the top lashes and #36 lashes to finish.
Lips were sculpted with MAC Boldly Bare Lipliner and filled with Blankety Lipstick.
Flawless Face: My make-up was completed by Rebecca Butterworth, who is a brilliant MAC Senior Artist, using MAC make-up products
SKIN FINISHING BY ST TROPEZ
I love my fake tan and its important to have a nice glow to ensure you’re looking radiant for the red carpet.
I’m useless at doing my tan myself, and so I do think it’s well worth investing in someone to do a professional spray tan.
Most importantly though, make sure you exfoliate beforehand.
St.Tropez Tanning Expert Jules Heptonstall used St.Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil all over me, paying particular attention to my collar bones, shoulders and shins, as this is what tends to be highlighted by the flash in photos.
Before having my spray tan I made sure I had prepared my skin, by using St.Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse the evening before for a classic golden colour.
Jules recommends starting at the ankles and working your way up, he always tells me to apply two coats of mousse to the body, and not to worry about overlapping each layer, as this will just minimise the chance of streaking. Leave your face, hands and feet until last.
My tip is to make sure you wipe hands and nails with a makeup wipe to remove excess tan, then leave for eight hours and rinse away the guide colour to reveal your golden tan.
BAFTA Bronze: Expert Jules Heptonstall used the St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil all over me, paying particular attention to collar bones, shoulders and shins
And it’s as simple as that… Haha!
I know it sounds like a lot of work and seriously high maintenance, but trust me I am a low-maintenance girl at heart.
For a red carpet event as high profile as the BAFTAs however, I know how important it is to look your best, especially when you’re on TV.
BAFTA Beautiful: I’ve been really working hard on my fitness lately too so I’m hoping it will pay off on the red carpet!
I’ve been really working hard on my fitness lately too so I’m hoping it will pay off.
In reality, this was a test run – and I am now off to find my real outfit… eek!
Wish me luck,