We’re well into the 80th Venice Film Festival—and a number of potential Oscar runners have since premiered at the Lido. Amidst bigger releases such as Ferrari starring the fearsome force that is Adam Driver, Yorgos Lanthimos’s highly-anticipated Poor Things and that of Sofia Coppola’s dreamy response to the Elvis buzz, Priscilla, the cinephiles in the crowd have no doubt been well-fed. Amidst the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike however, it’s clear that the red carpet has definitely seen a tapered-down crowd, in accordance with the collective stance of the entire industry. Nonetheless, there were still a number of films and stars that were allowed to partake in promotions—and were spotted gracing the promenade’s length. See the likes of Emma Corrin, Adam Driver, Sadie Sink and Jacob Elordi.
Arriving to Venice in exquisite fashion is to be expected, but the lauded film festival is also where each celebrity’s team of hair and make-up teams are known to dial up on the glamour. After all, what would an evening of glitz and glam be without an accompanying array of worthy manes and dressed-up faces to match? Between film premieres and exclusive A-list events such as Giorgio Armani’s ‘One Night Only’ event in Venice, we were only rewarded with copious amounts of make-up looks to adore. Whilst Barbara Palvin Sprouse and Camila Mendes blew us away with spectacular gravity-defying updos, Queen Charlotte breakout star India Amarteifio made a case for the operatic blush. The classic allure for elevated sophistication is lost on no one and to that end, one might look to Sydney Sweeney’s bold red lip moment—courtesy of Armani Beauty.
For more delicious beauty moments from the Venice Film Festival? Scroll on as we round up the most mesmerising visuals of the lot.
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Sadie Sink’s wolf cut earlier in the year was en0ugh of a shock to the system but the look has since received an elevated transformation as her hairstylist gives it a wet, tousled application. Matched only by a clean, minimalist make-up finish, with a dotting of pink on her cheeks and lips.
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Cool-tone girlies are having it with Madisin Rian’s red carpet delivery. On the lids, it’s glitters abound and on the lips, a strobe of light purple gloss is just the finishing touch it needs.
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Making her first public appearance since her nuptials in July, Barbara Palvin looks every part the blushing newlywed she ought to be on the red carpet. As she strolls out in a Giorgio Armani slit gown, it is her voluminous updo and side-swept bangs that gains her all the stares of the crowd.
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There’s no denying that Priscilla Presley plays the part of old Hollywood glam with that deep burgundy lip—and a perfected cupid’s bow.
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Neelam Gill doesn’t forget the power of a high ponytail. As she sweeps the tresses all away from her face, the focus falls onto her shimmering lids and glowing mien.
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India Amarteifio knows a thing or two about blush work. For the Giorgio Armani event in Venice, she puts the joy into her made-up mien with an operatic blush moment, choosing to frame her peepers and cheekbones using the same blush shade.
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A vision of cool girl glamour, Lili Reinhart attends the Armani Beauty event in Venice by sharpening her already striking features; with a dusting of contour on her cheekbones, paired with a soft mauve lip.
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No redhead is more recognisable than that of Jessica Chastain and her pearlescent skin has always been the ideal contrast against her natural hair colour. This time around, it is taken a notch up by way of a scarlet swatch on her pout.
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Yet another carefully manufactured updo has made it to the Venice files and it is sported by none other than Riverdale star Camila Mendes.
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Emilia Schüle has never been one to stray away from a cool girl hairdo and this year’s Venice Film Festival was no different. Giving the wolf shag a sharper edge with styled layers, she accords her lids with lilting strokes of pink as well.
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Nothing quite like a look of classic glamour to amp up a red carpet moment. By way of perfectly crimped curls and a visible dose of blush on her cheeks, Bella Thorne’s look for an evening at the film fest was delivered with finesse.
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Sydney Sweeney takes elegance to a whole new level with a radiant swatch of blush adorning her cheekbones and a luscious crimson shade swiped onto her lips.
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A bronzy dream sets the tone for supermodel Adriana Lima, who walks the red carpet with a full beat. Of softened shadows and lightly-set blush, with a nude mauve lip to match.