Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

Diane Kruger - Feature Film Jury photocall - Cannes 2012

Wouldn’t it be great to be in Cannes right now? I could totes squeeze in some yacht time in between red carpet galas and photo shoots. This is what celebs like Diane Kruger, Naomi Watts and Salma Hayek are doing this week. (Well, arguably Salma does this kind of thing every week. You know she’s married to a bajillionaire, right?)

Anyway, it’s film fest time, obvi. And I would be amiss if I didn’t bring Diane, along with eight other celebs, to your attention. So let’s get all judgey over the pics (’cause we’re not there) and decide who deserves a Palme d’Or for beauty… and who doesn’t.

Diane Kruger

Not sure if it’s real or extensions, but ever since the Met Ball I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Diane’s new longer hair. Here she is looking very model-esque at the photocall for the jury (which she’s part of this year).

Diane Kruger Feature Film Jury photocall Cannes 2012 2 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

I want MY hair to do that.

The next pic is more classic Diane, with her hair scraped back and with a touch of that cute fuzzy halo trick to soften it. But… OMG…

Diane Kruger Calvin Klein event Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

What is happening in the chest area?! I had no idea. (That looks almost painful.)

This look from the Amour premiere is a little more elegant… and as a big half-up, half-down person I LOVE the hair:

Diane Kruger Amour premiere Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

And then maybe my favourite look of all is this one from the Haiti carnival in Cannes. And not just because we needed a gratuitous Pacey shot. Diane is, like, unfairly pretty.

Diane Kruger Haiti carnival Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

I say unfair because behind the scenes, she does this…

Diane Kruger smoking at Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

Is Pacey okay with dating a smoker? I wouldn’t have thought so. Hey Pacey, I don’t smoke! I’m available! Call me!

Freida Pinto

Another unfairly gorgeous celeb that we don’t see a lot of is Miss Freida (whose name I can never get right, since it defies that whole “i before e” rule). Here she is at the Cannes opening night dinner:

Freida Pinto Cannes 2012 opening night dinner Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

How amazing is that fuchsia lipstick? I was in New York last week with a bunch of beauty eds, and I was seriously the only one out of our group who WASN’T wearing this colour. So I think this is a sign—the universe is telling me to embrace hot pink this month.

Freida went for a nude lip with the same hairstyle at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere:

Freida Pinto Moonrise Kingdom premiere Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

She’s so cute; I would love to see more of her.

Eva Longoria

I was kinda surprised that Eva was in Cannes, but maybe now that Desperate Housewives is over she’s got a lot more free time. Here she is on some yacht:

Eva Longoria Cannes 2012 Lady Joy yacht Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

Gurl!! You need to re-think that eyeshadow at the inner corners. And, maybe ease up on the makeup in general.

This peachy look, from the opening night dinner, is much better (although still heavy-handed):

Eva Longoria Cannes 2012 opening night dinner Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

One thing I do admire here is how much her eyes pop. I really wish I could get away with that much eye makeup… but on me it just turns into Toddlers & Tiaras.

Jessica Chastain

Remember Jessica from the Oscars? Because I’ve developed a serious red hair fixation I’m happy to see more of her, and I think she looks fan-freakin’-tastic here, at the premiere of Lawless:

Jessica Chastain Lawless photocall Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

Love, love, love that pink lip with the contrast of her orangey hair. And the light makeup in general.

Did you hear me Jessica? LIGHT makeup. This next pic illustrates why some looks are not for you.

Jessica Chastain Haiti carnival Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

It’s too much, right? Some women can handle the whole retro shebang… but some (like Jessica, and me!) require a lighter touch.

My final shot of Jess is from Calvin Klein’s Cannes event:

Jessica Chastain Calvin Klein event Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

Now, it might just be the lighting, but… help! Too much orange! At least she could have chosen a different colour dress.

Marion Cotillard

I loooove Marion’s face. It’s so Gallic! A bit like the model Laetitia Casta, who I once met in person when she did press for Ralph Lauren’s Notorious fragrance. Anyway, her and Marion kind of have a similar look…

Marion Cotillard De Rouille et Dos photocall Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

And I’m a big, big fan of how Marion styled herself here. Adorable side pony? Check. Well-groomed brows? Check. Barely-detectable makeup? Check. It’s all perfect.

Naomi Watts

Speaking of low-key beauty looks, Naomi also got the memo. Here she is at the Calvin Klein party:

Naomi Watts Calvin Klein event Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

She’s looking good, right? I really appreciate how she hasn’t Botoxed the shiz out of her crow’s feet.

Salma Hayek

Salma, on the other hand, is of the “go big or go home” school. I don’t know about this…

Salma Hayek Madagascar 3 Europes Most Wanted screening Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

There’s just something not very modern about that dark grey-brown eye with the glossy orange-red lip. Even though the idea of emphasizing eyes AND lips is totally okay now. (In New York last week, I got to see the new Estée Lauder makeup collection for fall, and it’s all about this eye plus lip thing. But unlike how Salma did it, the EL look is about gorgeous, vibrant purples and magentas. In those colours it just feels a lot more current.)

Lara Stone

Is it just me or is Lara looking a little less than fresh-faced here?

Lara Stone Calvin Klein event Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

I mean, she IS a model. Maybe it’s all the late nights at Cannes. Anyway, I do love her eye makeup with the bare lip… it’s that imperfect, not-trying-too-hard brand of beauty that models do so well when they’re off-duty.

Tilda Swinton

And last but not least, here’s Tilda Swinton doing her Tilda Swinton thing:

Tilda Swinton Moonrise Kingdom premiere Cannes 2012 Diane Kruger is KILLING it at Cannes, guys! Check her out, plus 8 more film fest females

She really does have great skin. And knows that a bright lip looks best with not a lot of other makeup. I do wish I could see her with mascara though.

Anyway, let’s chat!

Which of these Cannes looks deserves an award?
Which ones leave room for improvement?
Do you share my not-so-secret crush on Pacey a.k.a Joshua Jackson?

10 Comments

Kharina
Tuesday, May 22/2012 at 4:11 pm

Agree with your list here. Notice it’s the Europeans on the less is more bandwagon – or even really less is more. Lara Stone’s lack of brows really bug me though, unlike Tilda who just looks so frickin’ cool no matter what. But Lara – no brows – just too early noughties. The girl looks knackered too.

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Melissa C
Tuesday, May 22/2012 at 4:17 pm

“Why the ‘OMG’?” I thought scrolling down to the 3rd photo of Diane Kruger. Her hair and make-up are pure perfection and…OMG look at her boobs! lol If you’re going to let the twins out to party, Cannes is the best place to do it :-)

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Thomas
Tuesday, May 22/2012 at 4:21 pm

Ah! Diane Kruger looks soo good with the minimal makeup. To be honest I think it really goes with Cannes and the whole beachy, perfect-but-not-trying-too-hard people that live there. Also, extensions or not, thats some good hair right there. I love the colour, its more of a soft blonde than she usually has I think, but I will never understand why celebs don’t have their roots done for major events. Ever. (Mini rant, WHY do all these beautiful people smoke, basically ruining their looks!! I mean look at Bardot, ARGH!!) Also, I agree the boobs look very unnatural with her rather prominent collarbone. If it wasn’t for the other pics, I’d probs even think she’d had surgery!! I like Eva, but I don’t see why she piles on so much makeup. I know she is older than most of the others here, but she is still one of the best looking naturally, I’d have preferred either a more subtle approach, or more charcoaly eyes for the first pic. I think Naomi needs to step up her SPF a bit, just saying, and I can’t help thinking its all maybe a bit TOO casual?? I understand Tilda’s look is all very dewy and etheral, but girl needs to do some clean up on that neck. She looks like a swan.

Huge fan, fellow blonderexic Thomas xx

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Emily
Tuesday, May 22/2012 at 4:51 pm

Funniest post EVER! I must agree with Melissa C, I was wondering what the OMG was all about, until…. OMG indeed! Haha! Diane Kruger is a clear winner – she wins it every time in my book!

Emily http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

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Angela
Tuesday, May 22/2012 at 7:06 pm

So I met Pacey in Toronto on the street once (ahem, on Valentine’s Day back when he was shooting the Fringe Premiere) and he was smoking a cigarette. But he put it out to speak to my squealing self.

So apparently both smokers.

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Kate
Wednesday, May 23/2012 at 5:34 am

My vote is for Marion!
I’ve got a slight girl crush on Marion, she is naturally beautiful, and always looks so radiant and effortlessly chic….(damn her!)

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Denise
Wednesday, May 23/2012 at 9:23 am

I so agree with wishing Eva would lay off the makeup. I swear I think that in almost every close shot I see of her. Like Thomas said she’s naturally a beautiful lady, and not the youngest of the bunch. I think it’s common beauty knowledge the older you get the less (0bvious)makeup you can pull off. Must be the former beauty pageant in her… Naomi got the memo and is doing it perfect. So is Marion, though I don’t know who she is.
I have a “thing” for gapped teeth, so any picture of Lara is a good one. Seriously, a thing. :)
I think what makes Selma’s makeup so not fresh and contemporary looking is the strong smoky eye with the glossy AND (looks almost frosted could just be lighting) orange red lip. With the low almost contoured looking blush in the mix as well, it brings the 1980′s to mind.

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Laura
Wednesday, May 23/2012 at 11:33 am

Seriously, how can Diane Kruger be a smoker and still have such beautiful skin? It’s not fair! My favorite is Freida Pinto, though. I would love to know which skincare products she uses, since she really does have amazingly perfect skin. Maybe she smokes, too????

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QuiteLight
Wednesday, May 23/2012 at 12:52 pm

Does Marion ever NOT look amazing? I have never seen her in anything, but swoon a bit over her style.

Questions! Why does Eva Pic 2 look just like Posh Spice?! (Please, please, please, don’t let Posh’s look become a “thing”…)

And what is happening to Salma’s lipstick? It looks like when I put a bit of lipstick on over my shiny lip balm. Splotchy & shiny. But then I Blend It In.

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Maggie
Wednesday, May 23/2012 at 2:21 pm

Diane is a beauty. I’ve always liked her looks. The makeup is most of the time flawless and she takes great/brave fashion choices. She’s more french than german. And I agree with Thomas, the roots are bad.
And I too think Naomi needs to step up her SPF or starts wearing one. I already noticed that a few months ago, her skin is showing a lot of sun damage.

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