I’m looking forward to the Cannes Film Festival beauty looks every year since we get a good glimpse into summer trends and there is an abundance of fun looks on the red carpets. Cannes is an indulgent 14-day loop of watching movies, twirling on red carpets, going to parties and sunbathing with some healthy amount of networking thrown in. The beauty looks perfectly reflect that with lush, bright colours, seductive smoky eyes, glowing skin and sun-kissed bodies. This year, however, wasn’t the best for makeup for some reason, only a few beauty looks I’ve found to be adventurous or fun. Too many celebrities have chosen to comfortably sit in their comfort zones with red lips or bronzed up neutral looks.
The winner for making an effort and a playful approach is definitely Priyanka Chopra.
For the opening event, which was her debut at Cannes, her make-up artist Morgane Martini designed a dramatic yet soft black eyeliner look with a deep pink lipstick shade complementing Priyanka’s complexion perfectly. Martini used Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Dew You? and O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan in Tan-Tastic to create Priyanka’s flawless, glowing base. following it with O!Mega Gel Powder Eyeshadows in Prim-O and The Big-O (a pink-nude shimmer and a matte brown shade) and the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Blacquer. She followed the actor’s eye line with the crayon hooking the flick back on itself without filling the space between so it wasn’t overpowering Priyanka’s soft features. She finished the look with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara and Marc Jacobs’ Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Pati Dubroff, Priyanka’s go-to makeup artist has created her makeup for the Chopard event with a fun bright blue eyeliner and a sophisticated mauve lip shade that complimented her lavender Fendi Couture dress splendidly. Unfortunately for us, there are no deets of the products used online or on Instagram so all we can do is try to find good dupes. I would probably use and NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner in Vivid Sapphire or MUFE Aqua XL pencil in Iridescent Blue for the eyes and for the lips I would probably mix Urban Decay’s Big Spender and Stepping Out following it with a touch of gloss.
For The Best Years of a Life premiere Priyanka was wearing a bridal-inspired gown by Georges Hobeika and Pati Dubroff has created a neutral monochromatic smoky eye look with rich brown and copper shades. Again, we haven’t got the details of the products used but I would probably use Charlotte Tilbury’s new Icon Palette for the eyes and her Super Nineties Matter Revolution Lipstick to recreate this look.
Elle Fanning definitely deserves a mention covering a whole spectrum of makeup from natural to classic red lips and late 1940s glamour.
There were a few exciting liner looks from Coco Rocha,
and Charli XCX.
A few experimented with a pop of colour well, like Winnie Harlow,
or Shailene Woodley.
However, the most popular go-to makeup on the red carpet was the satin-finish red lip worn by Adriana Lima,
Bryce Dallas Howard,
Dita von Teese,
and Guan Xiaotong.
Here’s my version of the red lip trend created with Redd lip liner from Mac and Brave Red lipstick also from Mac.
Which look was your favourite this year?