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Cannes beauty trends

Cannes beauty trends

If the Cannes Film Festival is known for anything, it’s effortless glamour. The annual movie extravaganza attracts all manner of A-list stars to the stunning French Riviera for a week of premieres and posing. As in years gone by, the 2016 event saw stars strive to achieve a certain je ne sais quoi in their beauty game, with the likes of Blake Lively and Julia Roberts appearing chic but never overdone. Which is precisely why the gala produces some of the best beauty inspiration for the months ahead. Here, we dissect some of the top trends to emerge from the festival.

Understated elegance

Blake Lively was one of the most photographed stars on the legendary red carpet for the BFG premiere, with her sky blue Atelier Versace dress grabbing most of the headlines.

But her make-up and polished ponytail were on point too. The pale mauve washed over Blake’s eyelids was achieved using a combination of shades in the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Nude Eyeshadow Palette, while L’Oreal Glam Bronze was applied only to the apples of her cheeks for a little sun-kissed glow. On this occasion Blake wasn’t tempted to play up her lips, instead opting for a natural option by using a touch of L’Oreal Infallible Matte Gloss in Statement Nude.

Blackcurrant-stained lips

Channelling classic Cannes glamour, French screen star Marion Cotillard arrived at the film festival in a head-turning gold Christian Dior column gown with her long bob pulled into a low ponytail. But it was her deep berry-coloured lipstick which had spectators swooning; with the berry hue popping against her otherwise muted make-up. Go for a Marion-esque vibe with a swipe of MUA Matte Lipstick in Wild Berry or splash out on Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution in sheer blackcurrant hue Glastonberry.

Precious metals

Jessica Chastain’s pearlescent dove grey shimmer wash on her eyelids was the perfect complement to her bright green eyes and auburn tresses. If you’re looking to emulate Jessica’s subtle style, Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in Smoky Grey is a good match. Meanwhile, Eva Longoria amped the metallic trend up a notch, with her make-up artist applying a deep bronze to her peepers for a striking effect. Achieve a similar look with Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal Palette with its highly pigmented creams in rich burnished gold and light silver, which can be smoothed onto eyelids and or as a highlight on cheeks.

Rockin’ red pouts

Elsewhere, brunette beauty Kristina Bazan was red carpet ready with a carefully applied layer of L’Oreal’s Color Riche Place Vendome 364, a bright cherry red. While Kristen Stewart chose a classic bombshell red to complement her newly dyed platinum blonde crop at the premiere of new movie Cafe Society. Pay homage to Kristen’s rock chic vibe with Lord & Berry’s Lipstick Crayon in shade Kiss, a true red with blue undertones which suits all complexions.

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