Samantha Barks looked beautiful in her strapless Calvin Klein

Samantha Barks looked beautiful in her strapless Calvin Klein

The Bafta red carpet was awash with Hollywood’s finest, positively glowing from head-to-toe in striking strapless gowns and on-trend thigh-high split dresses, revealing perfectly prepped pins.

Venus’ A-list Beauty Therapist, Nathalie Eleni shares her insider tips with us on recreating the hottest red carpet beauty trends.

Nathalie Eleni, Venus Beauty Therapist says …

Despite the winter chill, there was still plenty of skin on show with strapless dresses and leg-revealing gowns, adding a touch of elegance and glamour to the red carpet. When opting for this look, I make sure my clients avoid any mishaps on the night by achieving flawless and hair-free skin. For this I would recommend the Venus & Olay razor which has 5-blades positioned closely together to give you touchable, smooth skin plus the Olay Moisture-Boost shave gel bars which help replenish your skin’s moisture. TOP TIP: Pop the Venus & Olay razor in your kit bag for any last minute touch ups, as the shave gel bars mean there is no need for a separate shave gel!

Pops of vibrant, jewel colours were seen everywhere last night, with Naomi Harris and Lily Allen opting for hot-pink and orange, standing out on the red carpet. When recreating the look at home, avoid looking washed out by giving your skin a soft, natural glow ahead of the big event. Firstly, it's important to work on removing any dry skin by exfoliating the body. Next, the BAFTA-tan acted more as a skin enhancer than a deep tan, so warm up your skin tone by mixing one part fake tan to two parts oil-free moisturiser to create a gentle glow. Apply in the morning for hydrated and 'enhanced' skin by night. On the evening itself, use a skin illuminator on all of your exposed areas, paying particular attention to collar bones and shoulders. Finish by sweeping a shimmering powder over skin for a glamourous finish.

The red carpet was also quite literally ‘star-studded’ as our favourite leading ladies joined the glitterati with embellishments and textures galore. Team with barely-there makeup to get the look just right and not overdone! Using a cream blush in a soft peach tone is perfect for the subtle make-up look as seen on starlet Amy Adams; apply to the apples of your cheeks for a lovely faint, peaches and cream complexion, then dust on a very light layer of illuminating powder for a radiant shimmer. Lips were also elegantly muted; ensure you opt for a colour that matches your skin tone to balance your look. TOP TIP: Brows play an important part when opting for nude lips as they give structure to the face. Define yours with a creamy brow shadow to avoid looking harsh and comb through with a brow gel for a glossy, immaculate finish.

Finally, for those brave enough to bare legs with thigh-high splits, always ensure you prep pins in advance. Start by creating a hair-free base! Next, to help create the illusion of beautifully long, celeb-worthy legs, use a gold-based illuminating cream. Massage from the top of your legs, down to the shins to lengthen the appearance and enhance their shape. TOP TIP: Blending in a radiance mousse is fantastic for adding extra colour to legs during the evening. Always blend gently and work around the contours of the legs.

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