Bold eyeliner and Euphoria-inspired make-up take over the Brit Awards
The Brit Awards returned on February 8, with a host of stars taking to venue The O2 for the biggest night in British music, and, arguably, one of the biggest nights for beauty and fashion.
The red carpet is one of the best places to pull inspiration for make-up looks to recreate on your clients, so we’ve put together our six favourite looks from the night to give you all the inspo for your next booking.
These are the best celebrity make-up looks at the 2022 Brit Awards:
All in the eye(liner)
Nothing says glamour like a classic winged eyeliner look. This year, make-up artists took the timeless look and elevated it for the red carpet, with the use of negative space, double wings, and smokey liner. Celebrity MUA Olivia Davey said how cat and fox eyeliner looks are "very on thrend and a great way to enhance (your clients') eye shape."
TV personality and beauty lover Maya Jama sported a Cher-inspired double wing with amazing use of negative space. With a bright inner corner to open the eyes, the second wing mimicked a cut crease to create a doe-eyed effect. Davey commented on the look by Letitia Sophia, saying how "graphic liners and soft barely-there make-up is a fun way to get creative with make-up without feeling heavily made-up."
Known for being a lover of winged liner, it comes as no surprise that singer Adele kept her signature look for the Brits. Make-up artist Anthonyh Nguyen elevated the look by doing a double cat-eye, adding a small wing to the singer’s inner corner. Davey said "This look is classic Adele - it never get's old! The look channels glam vintage with 60s inporation in the hair, make-up and outfit."
YouTuber Olivia Neill went all in with eyeliner for the Brits, keeping the rest of her make-up neutral to draw attention to her eyes. The dark smokey black liner look, created by Jacinta Spencer, is great to make light eyes like Neill’s stand out. Spencer collaborated with stylist Kirsty Stewart to create a 90s grunge look, but with a modern twist, saying how she used "Super dark liner to bring out Olivia's beautyful eyes, but I kept it understated so it wouldn't clash with her Miu Miu outfit."
It’s not just TikTok trends that are being taken over by the hit TV show – Euphoria-inspired make-up has made it to the Brits’ red carpet. From statement glitter and pearl details to bold and bright colours, these loud make-up looks are only set to become more popular.
Make-up artist Brooke Simons created this eye-catching glittery look on TV presenter Laura Whitmore. Simons told us when she and Whitmore were creating the look, they “really just wanted to keep it fun, and what better way to do that than with glitter!” It was important for the make-up to flow with the rest of Whitmore’s look for the night, with diamante details on her clothing and crystals added to her hair “to tie the whole look together,” she added.
TikTok star Hanna Martin wore diamantes from her eyebrows to hairline to create an elongated brow-lift effect when they caught the light. Diamantes, gems, and pearls are on the rise thanks to the creator’s taking inspiration from MUA Doniella Davy’s creations on Euphoria.
Singer/songwriter Tallia Storm sported bold blue eyeshadow with a black eyeliner to sharpen the shape of the winged-out eye look. The inspiration behind the look came from her latest single, Broken, with her make-up artist Joseph Robertson telling us: “Tallia has, at times, felt blue throughout the past year and we decided we shouldn’t dwell on any negative vibes, instead we should show everyone what they’re missing.”
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