Go Inside The BAFTA TV Awards Style Suites: Find Out How The Stars Get Bafta-fied

12 May 2013 by

Tonight we're getting another dose of red carpet action as Sienna Miller, the Games of Thrones bunch, the Downton Abbey gals, Olivia Colman and more will hit the TV BAFTAS. As we type they will be getting preened, spritzed and squeezed into their floor-sweepers - but how exactly do they get red-carpet ready? Well the BAFTA style suites has camped up at the Corinthia Hotel where they can get their hair done by Mark Hill, their makeup done by MAC, their tans topped up by St. Tropez, pick up some sparkle from CARAT and choose a frock or a shoe from House of Fraser. 

Before the nominees party we got to go inside the Bafta Style Suites at the Corinthia Hotel, to find out how the stars will be BAFTA-fied this afternoon. Here are the things we learnt about getting ready for the red carpet from our day inside the Bafta Style Suites... 

1. The Mark Hill hair team are at the Style Suites today from 10am, but the slot that is most in demand is at 3pm. Each slot is super speedy, as each star only gets half an hour to three quarters of an hour with a hair stylist. 

2. St Tropez will be tanning 10-20 celebrities today and expect the stars to hit it hard with their tans this year. Michaella Bolder, skin finishing and tanning expert, commented that 'the TV Baftas is a bit more fun - we expect there will be short dresses playing with parts of the body. The stars aren't under as much scrutiny as the film Baftas.'

3. MAC predict that this year the red carpet beauty looks will have a 1920s and early 1910s Downton Abbey romantic feel. But point out that even though they may reference the era, they always tone down the look. 

4. In terms of hair trends, Mark Hill also predict Gatsby-tastic up dos and romantic curls. But they also like to make the actresses look a bit different from their characters and not as if they have walked straight off the set of Mr Selfridge or Downton Abbey.

Emilia Fox, Sophie Okonedo and Millie Mackintosh at last year's TV Baftas

5.The MAC make up artists will spend the most time preparing the skin and eyebrows. They point out that creamy textures show up best on camera.

6. To make sure the skin looks picture perfect the MAC team will test foundation on the back and chest first, so that the face isn't a different colour from the rest of the body.

7. In terms of coverage, they apply concealer rather than a lot of foundation. As the aim is to look like you have naturally healthy skin, rather than be able to tell that you are wearing make up. 

8. In terms of tan the stars will be able to choose between The Diamond Tan, The Custom Tan or The Luxe Glow. To prepare for the flashbulbs, Michaella comments that contouring and highlighting certain parts of the body (such as the shoulders) is essential, as the light will flash back off the body making it look healthy.

Get ready for tonight's red-carpet action by looking at the stars at last year's TV BAFTAs in the gallery below...


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