At the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the attendees have been on their toes since they stepped into the Palais de Festivals last week. Given the sparkling Cote d'Azur backdrop, the breezy photo-calls by the sea and the glamourous red carpet arrival - all in a day’s schedule- actresses have stepped up their usual beauty game. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the most striking hair and makeup looks to inspire you from easy daytime to party-ready evening get ups and notes on how to get the look.
Hollywood glam story
Day: Clean makeup, a slick of mascara and statement lips- spell the fail-free formula for a winning daytime look. Kirsten Dunst sticks to the basics and keeps the focus on her bright red lips while keeping her hair and makeup minimally chic.
Night: Come evening, the actress transformes her look with a romantic and feminine chignon teamed with glittering silver eye makeup and rosey matching hues on her cheeks and lips.
The supermodel siren
Day: The young model kept her day look low-key with natural, makeup free skin and undone hair. Add a touch of concealer on problem skin areas and highlighter for flawless “no-makeup” makeup.
Night: From girl-next-door to femme fatale, Kendall’s day-to-night drastic transformation can be credited to the contoured power brows, and the swap of her usual palette of nudes for a bold, matte red lip. Her sleek ballerina up-do also adds to bold look, keeping the distractions at minimal.
Day: Kristen Stewart’s fresh look for the day is glamourous and rebellious in equal measures. Created by Lucia Pica of Chanel, the look focuses on perfectly groomed brows, lightly-smudged khol-lined eyes and a girlish pink lip. The actress’s choppy peroxide bob and dark roots added to the chic punk look.
Night: The actress is ready to party with a more edgy and gelled-up hair-do teamed with glimmering silver smokey eyes and burnt red lips.
The “undone” beauty
Day: Blake Lively favours a perfectly messy ponytail that sits low, with loose strands pulled out to frame her face and shoulders. To imitate the simple yet stunning makeup look, stick to the basics with a pink lipstick that suits your skintone teamed with false lashes, underlined with a million-dollar smile.
Night: Blake’s fairytale inspired evening look overhaul consists of a glittering ribbon adorned headband and a crystal flower clip in her tousled up-do, evoking old-school romanticism.
Day: The young style icon and model turns heads at the photocall of her upcoming movie, sticking to an overall coral palette for the daytime. The natural hues on the peaks of her genetically blessed cheekbones, eyes and lips keep the look simple yet impactful.
Night: Lily-Rose walks down the Cannes red carpet with her enviably French nonchalant yet striking approach to her makeup, with a tousled centre-parted up-do, a gilded orange eyeshadow and a matte coral lip.