We may be still reeling from Bella Hadid’s scene-stealing Schiaparelli necklace dress and directional up-do to boot, but that doesn’t mean these directional beauty looks sported by actresses on the red carpet at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival haven’t turned heads. If you’re after the best beauty looks spotted at Cannes for 2021: you’ve come to the right place.
While A-List Chanel-clad actresses such as Marion Cotillard and Carla Bruni opted for a classic French ‘less-is-more’ approach to make-up, other players flirted with graphic eye looks—from winged liners to the sensual smokey eye à la Mati Diop.
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Anja Rubik's goth mouth
It’s a glamour redux with Anja Rubik who sauntered down the red carpet for De Son Vivant (Peaceful) at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival, wearing a bold black lip and long bustier dress with ostrich feathers from Saint Laurent.
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Jessica Chastain's graphic eye
An ultra-sophisticated take on the minimalist cut-crease eye that all the e-girls of TikTok know and love, the fiery redhead turned heads in Valentino and an utterly modern, graphic eye. For a softer spin on sculpted lines, opt for a thin eye pencil such as Kate Tokyo’s Fit Rare Gel Pencil.
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Natasha Poly's sculpted cheeks
Oh for Natasha Poly’s cheekbones. If you prefer yours razor sharp and ultra-snatched like hers, contour and highlight strategically placed atop cheekbones in upward strokes will take you there. To steal her look, sculpt cheekbones with Fenty Beauty’s Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer. And for that smouldering afterglow flush on the skin, we love Anatasia Beverly Hills’ collection of Stick Blushes, with its layerable, easy-use formula.
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Mati Diop's smouldering eye shadow
The sophisticated French-Senegalese director, actress, and member of the Jury, Mati Diop, walked the red carpet in a Chanel haute couture lace dress. To achieve her smokey evening eye look, consider Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow. With its refined spheric powders and pure pigment, shading, sculpting, and adding depth and dimension to the eyes is a dream.
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Angèle Van Laeken's cat eye
The cat eye. The half-up do and bangs to boot. Angèle channels her modern day Brigitte Bardot. Le Liner de Chanel is an eyeliner that offers high precision strokes in a long-wearing, waterproof formula.
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Rosamund Pike's smooth and sleek lob
Hitting the right notes, Rosamund Pike’s radiates fresh faced charm. To steal her look, try Dior Forever Skin Glow Cushion for that bathed-in-light complexion. Her chic lob works on many face shapes and is super easy to achieve with the right tools: we’d reach for the Dyson Corrale multi-styler and your favourite hair oil to tame any flyaways in this ultra-sleek look.
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Mariacarla Bosco's bold red pout
The ever-alluring red lip screams sensuality and power, and perfectly accents Mariacarla Bosco’s emerald encrusted necklace by Cartier. Reach for Guerlain’s KissKiss Lips Tender Matte Lipstick in 775 Kiss Rouge.