TIFF ’11: The fest may be over, but we’re still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

Megan Fox - Friends With Kids premiere - TIFF 2011

Remember the Toronto International Film Festival? Yeah, you know, the HUGE star-studded event that everyone seems to have forgotten about since we’ve been immersed in Fashion Week. Well, the streets of Yorkville are no longer a site to spot the rich and famous (well, the rich are still lingering around), but I think we’re still due to pay reverence to the fest.

Of course the movies played are all getting rave reviews, but that’s not what I’m interested in. I don’t want to critique these female A-listers on their acting chops; no, I want to review their hair and makeup choices on the red carpet. You might be surprised by some of my picks (um, Megan Fox, anyone?), but here are my top five looks from the various premieres.

#5: Megan Fox at the Friends with Kids premiere

Megan Fox Friends With Kids premiere TIFF 2011 TIFF 11: The fest may be over, but were still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

No, that’s not a typo you’re reading. Yes, I’ve included Megan in this top five countdown because I was pleasantly surprised by her. I’m not saying that this is a flawless look, but I am loving that she’s decided to cool it on her over-the-top sexy/vampy vibe (Michelle didn’t call her the poor man’s Angelina Jolie for nothin’). Ditching the excessive faux lashes for a bolder cheek was a new move for Megan and for that, I applaud her.

#4: Ashley Greene at the Butter premiere

Ashley Greene Butter premiere TIFF 2011 TIFF 11: The fest may be over, but were still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

Do you see that shine? Do you see those perfect curls? Seriously, this woman must be using an amazing serum, because I cannot see a single flyaway. These are some hair commercial-worthy locks. Also, I’m digging that Ashley opted for a deeper side part—it just makes the look so much more sophisticated and less pageant-like.

#3: Elizabeth Olsen at the Thompson Hotel

Elizabeth Olsen TIFF 2011 TIFF 11: The fest may be over, but were still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

As a ’90s child, the Olsen twins were my life (confession: they still kind of are). But wait just one second, because this kid sister may just steal the twins’ thunder. I can’t stop ranting about how much I LOVE everything that’s going on here. Honestly, I will be spending a good amount of time attempting to replicate this. Elizabeth looks fresh, young and incredibly chic. Full brows, thick eyeliner, and cherry-red lip stain? You really can’t go wrong.

#2: Olivia Wilde at the Butter premiere

Olivia Wilde Butter premiere TIFF 2011 TIFF 11: The fest may be over, but were still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Olivia looks stunning with her dramatic eyes paired with a pulled-back ‘do. This is the epitome of restrained sexy (i.e. the OLD Megan Fox). Okay, so her killer cheekbones do give her a leg up on the competition, but it’s that hint of gold rimming her lower lash line, making her baby blues pop, that’s just captivating. (Note to self: I must try this trick.)

#1: Madonna at the W.E. premiere

Madonna W.E. premiere TIFF 2011 TIFF 11: The fest may be over, but were still swooning over the top 5 beauty looks from the red carpet (yes, Megan Fox made the cut!)

They don’t call her the Madge for nothing. Madonna is just exuding old Hollywood glamour. (And just a reminder, folks: she’s 53!) The finger-waved hair, black winged liner and scarlet lips are simply beautiful. Usually a strong eye and lip combo can read overpowering, but a fine balance between the two makes for some amazing results. But then again, it’s Madonna and she can’t really do any wrong.

Nicole Pajak is a Toronto-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @nicolepajak.

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11 Comments

Thomas
Friday, September 30/2011 at 2:36 pm

Wow, for 53, Madonna is really looking pretty great! Also, I just love Olivia’s facial structure, don’t you? Simply amazing. As Michelle said, those cheekbones could cut glass! What is up with Ashley Greene’s nose. I mean really. Kinda makes the statement ‘if its not broke, don’t fix it’ very prominent!

Huge fan, hyper-hair-colour-aware Thomas xx

http://changingcoloursofahairdyeaddict.tumblr.com/

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, October 3/2011 at 4:36 pm

I KNOW! (About AG’s nose.) I recall there was another thread where someone pointed out that it is not, in fact, a nose job…

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Sophia
Friday, September 30/2011 at 2:43 pm

Megan Fox looks like she went to her plastic surgeon with a photo of Emily Blunt. I stared at her picture for a solid minute trying to figure out if there had been some kind of mistake.

Elizabeth Olsen looks beautifully understated…very much achievable and wearable by normal peeps.

Also, I never noticed how common false lashes are.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, October 3/2011 at 4:37 pm

OMG! I totally see the Emily Blunt in her – hilarious. Well at least we can give her props for toning down the makeup.

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Maria
Friday, September 30/2011 at 3:02 pm

I like the understated Megan Fox look. Elizabeth Olsen always looks effortlessly chic.

The gold around Olivia Wilde’s eyes look great but over all she looks a little washed out to me. I wish her lips looked natural and hydrated instead of dried pastel.

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Samantha
Friday, September 30/2011 at 3:07 pm

Yeah, I definately think Megan Fox has had some work done to her face, especially her lips. She looked so much better before, like in Transformers.

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k33
Friday, September 30/2011 at 3:25 pm

thats not a very good picture of megan she looks amazing in this interview with scott feinberg at tiff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cWY5jrhnrc

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Melissa
Monday, October 3/2011 at 2:41 pm

Bravo to Olivia Wilde! The gold eyeliner isn’t obvious right away but it sets off the flecks in her eyes just so, as well as the dress.

Megan looks much improved, but I’m surprised that her skin is not as flawless as it usually is! I used to envy that feature of hers more than anything.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, October 3/2011 at 4:38 pm

Yes there’s something going on with the texture isn’t there? Or maybe it’s just the lighting…

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Rebekah
Tuesday, October 4/2011 at 2:03 pm

I totally did not even recognize Megan Fox. She looks stunning! So glad she toned down the “cheap” look. She just looks gorgeous and I hope she keeps this up.

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verbatim
Sunday, June 23/2013 at 6:33 pm

Madonna now looks like Jocelyn Wildenstein

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