If Doja Cat's recent Paris Fashion Week look is anything to go by, crystals are set to be a huge beauty trend this year — and the 2023 BAFTAs took note. Jodie Turner-Smith made a sparkly statement on the red carpet on Sunday, 19 Feb. by dotting iridescent gems across her cheekbones, nose, and undereye area.
Resembling a butterfly with wings from the bridge of her nose, the perfectly placed crystals by makeup artist Joey Choy enhanced the metallic purple swoop of eyeshadow across her lids that perfectly matched the hue of her head-turning Gucci gown. The mauve shadow was further defined with a thick black swipe of liner to create a fierce feline flick. This is the latest iteration of nose bridge makeup and we are here for it. Turner-Smith, who wowed at the 2023 Brits red carpet just last week, added a neutral glossy lip that glistened in the lights. The "Queen & Slim" star opted for her natural short hair to further emphasise the mesmerising detail of her embellishments.
Her beauty look was paired with a crystal-encrusted purple dress with feather trimmings and a mauve mermaid mani as fans took to social media to call out the "stunning" red carpet ensemble.
To further cement the fact that the crystal eye makeup trend is a certified winner, last year's BAFTAs rising star recipient, Lashana Lynch, added a more subtle version to complement her ice-blue floating dress. "The Woman King" actor elevated her makeup by nestling crystal gems along her lash line and on her eye's inner and outer corners. The crystals added a fun touch to an otherwise classic smokey eye. Lynch paired the look with her natural short afro and a silvery short mani — favouring the trend of bringing back short nails over extra long.
Expect to see more crystal makeup pop up during awards season. Read ahead to see the 2023 BAFTAs beauty trend, then take a look at the other red carpet looks at the award show.