The Best Beauty Inspiration at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival

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Sienna Miller, Lupita Nyong'o and more.

Now that the fun's over in Cannes, it's time to catch up on the many show-stopping celebrity beauty looks from all the festival red carpets. (I'll do a separate report on Thursday night's amfAR Gala pics, to avoid making this post any longer and any more potentially computer-crashing than it already is!)

Here are the top beauty looks from the Cannes parties and premieres, plus makeup deets where available:

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller, jury photocall, Cannes 2015

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes jury photocall.

Sienna Miller, jury photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes jury photocall.

Sienna gets top spot, and it's all because of her hair! Initally, I wasn't sure about her new bob, but it's absolutely glorious in these voluminous waves. Sort of a fresher, modern Marilyn Monroe look, yes? Then just matte berry lips, because the dark brows add enough definition against her blonde hair. Actually, I shouldn't say that, because check out the looong list of prods Charlotte Tilbury used (all her own):

Sienna Miller, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

Sienna Miller, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

This look featured rosy, coppery tones on the lids, definition in the waterlines, natural lashes—and again a matte lip. I can't abide by the visible bottom lip liner, but otherwise, quite nice!

Sienna Miller, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

Sienna Miller, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

And now for a beachy vibe, with tousled waves through her bob and pulled back. You can really appreciate her eye makeup here—I just love these warm tones with her blue eyes. Again with the bottom lip liner, though... why?

Sienna Miller, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Sienna Miller, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sienna Miller at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Finally, some colour! To go with her textured, slightly bouffant updo, Sienna wore a bright red lipstick with brushed-up brows, black liner and what appear to be false lashes. I like it, but her face seems a tad darker than her chest. Read this, Sienna?

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Lupita Nyong'o, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

We already talked about Lupita's "lotus lips," a.k.a. this vibrant, glossy purple-pink hue. So amazing! Her skin is super-flawless and hair is regal as well. Alas, I don't love how the false lashes are so long and appearing only on one eye... and whatever's under her brows seems possibly not blended.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, Macbeth photocall, Cannes 2015

Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Macbeth'.

Marion Cotillard, Macbeth photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Macbeth'.

Marion! So great to see one of my top beauty crushes, here looking all fresh and natural. The hair is what makes this polished; it's strictly partly on one side, pinned half-back and then flat-ironed straight through the lengths. I love, love, love seeing such a bare, confident face. Vive la France!

Marion Cotillard, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

Marion Cotillard, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

And here's how that same hairstyle got dialled up for evening. The additions of creamy pink lipstick, matching blush and a subtle shimmery-smoky eye add more drama without feeling heavy. Of course, the diamond earrings are key (and the main difference between us and celebs!).

Marion Cotillard, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

Marion Cotillard, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Marion Cotillard at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

This is great, too! Marion channelled the '60s with side bangs and a high ponytail, which I suspect had the help of a fall to give it so much length. The eyes are a subtle smoky in purple, to pick up on the dress, with peachy-pink cheeks and lips (though that lip liner is borderline problematic). What can I say? Marion's not to everyone's taste, but she's always my personal number one.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt, Sicario premiere, Cannes 2015

Emily Blunt at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Sicario'.

Emily Blunt, Sicario premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Emily Blunt at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Sicario'.

Who else thinks Emily should hire this makeup artist—Florrie White from the UK—and ditch whoever was giving her heavy-handed stuff like this? She looks amazing with a softer palette and more delicate brow (although seems to have lost the tails now?). Notice the angular edge of the shadow, which is a very important micro-trend at the moment.

Emily Blunt, Sicario photocall, Cannes 2015

Emily Blunt at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Sicario'.

Emily Blunt, Sicario photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Emily Blunt at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Sicario'.

This one is even better. I'm going gaga for the lip colour, which is doing incredible things for Emily's skin tone—and is the perfect compliment to her new, blonder hair colour. With little other makeup save for a sweep of blush and some mascara, she looks prettier than ever.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman, A Tale of Love and Darkness premiere, Cannes 2015

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'.

Natalie Portman, A Tale of Love and Darkness premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'.

Natalie's another (former) beauty crush who hasn't been on the red carpet circuit in a few years. So it's great to see her back with an big statement: an unexpected swipe of bright blue along the upper lash lines. I love it! Her brows have become nice and full, and she always did look chic in a sleek updo. Perhaps she could tone down the lashes.

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'.

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'.

Natalie Portman, A Tale of Love and Darkness photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'.

Eeks, bad lighting alert! Cannes must be a nightmare that way for makeup artists, since they need to worry about daytime, nighttime, flash, no flash.... Here, I think Natalie's minimal makeup look just got washed out. More colour on her lips and some earrings would've helped a great deal.

Natalie Portman, Sicario premiere, Cannes 2015

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Sicario'.

Natalie Portman, Sicario premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Sicario'.

That's better! Again we have a side-parted, tight-to-the-head updo, which shows off Natalie's pretty features. I don't mind the dark fringe of lashes here, and love the pairing of a medium pink lipstick with brown eyes and a green dress. (Plus, didja notice? Stars are just like us and need their root touch-ups, too!)

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Joan Smalls at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Joan Smalls, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Joan Smalls at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

When you first look at Joan, you think it's going to be the same glowy, taupey neutral look that we've seen a million times before. But no! Close-up, she's got an awesome eye makeup idea: black waterlines all the way around, defined lashes, shimmering gold lids and a rich plum under the lower lash lines. Don't you want to copy this? Same with her healthy, touchable waves.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone, Irrational Man photocall, Cannes 2015

Emma Stone at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Irrational Man'.

Emma Stone, Irrational Man photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Emma Stone at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Irrational Man'.

Have you ever seen more flawless skin in your life? Not fair, Emma. Heavy makeup would be all wrong, so instead she gets the palest pink eyeshadow in a 360-application, plus even softer cheeks and rosy mouth. I'm not sure what to call the undone hairstyle, but it's my kind of updo! Now, are those clumps of gel through her brows or what?

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, Tale of Tales photocall, Cannes 2015

Salma Hayek at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Tale of Tales'.

Salma Hayek, Tale of Tales photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Tale of Tales'.

Speaking of ridiculously good skin... I present you Salma Hayek. (And did you know? She doesn't even wash her face in the mornings! I've gotta try that.) Her complexion is really the centre of this look, because everything else is just a soft enhancement: groomed brows, sculpted lids, natural lashes, barely detectable blush, brownish-berry lip gloss.

Salma Hayek, Carol screening, Cannes 2015

Salma Hayek at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Carol'.

Salma Hayek, Carol screening, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Salma Hayek at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Carol'.

Okay, let's face it. With a dress like this, nobody's looking above the neck! But I like the idea of putting a bright pop of candy pink lipstick against a purple dress and warm skin (this would be too matchy on cool undertones). Salma is aging very, VERY well.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Diane Kruger at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

Diane Kruger, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Diane Kruger at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

This isn't my favourite in Diane's beauty repertoire. While I appreciate her mixing it up with the wavy, half-up hairstyle, it just seems a bit aging, or not modern... or something? I can't quite put my finger on what's wrong. Maybe it's that it emphasizes the square shape of her face. Meanwhile, brows are looking excellent. And makeup is her usual DIY taupe job.

Diane Kruger, Disorder photocall, Cannes 2015

Diane Kruger at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Disorder'.

Diane Kruger, Disorder photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Diane Kruger at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Disorder'.

Now this looks more like the Diane I know and love. Less is definitely more for her, as in this simple wavy lob, minimal eye makeup and berry lip stain. 

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, Carol photocall, Cannes 2015

Rooney Mara at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Carol'.

Rooney Mara, Carol photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Rooney Mara at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Carol'.

Leave it to Rooney to take a creative, cool-girl approach to red carpet glamour. Here, it's a half-up topknot with a mini middle part at the front, plus peachy-brown makeup and strong, masculine brows. Kate Lee did this makeup, so of course, it's all seamless perfection.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, Mad Max Fury Road photocall, Cannes 2015

Charlize Theron at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Charlize Theron, Mad Max Fury Road photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Charlize Theron at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Charlize's hair colour looks weirdly greenish-yellow, but it's probably the brutal Cannes natural light. Makeup is nothing exciting, as per usual. I think she must be doing Botox, if the area between the eyes/brows is any indication.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Karlie Kloss at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Karlie Kloss, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Karlie Kloss at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Models, huh? They sure know how to pose! Karlie does look beautiful here, although much more generic than in the past with her new blonder and longer hair. It's refreshing to see red lipstick on a thin upper lip for once (see? nothing wrong with it!), but I think she used too much cheek contour.

Léa Seydoux 

Lea Seydoux, The Lobster photocall, Cannes 2015

Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Lobster'.

Lea Seydoux, The Lobster photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Lobster'.

So jealous of these French girls with their perfect skin and low-key makeup looks! Léa went equally bare as Marion, with natural lashes, pinky gloss, soft shadow and that's pretty much it.

Lea Seydoux, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

Lea Seydoux, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

Here's the evening version. Not all that different, except for the jewels and a smokier eye, with a hint of shimmer at the inner corners. Léa is just so beautiful, gah!

Lea Seydoux, The Lobster premiere, Cannes 2015

Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Lobster'.

Lea Seydoux, The Lobster premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Lobster'.

Another shot, different lighting but again, almost the same makeup. This time, there's more shimmer happening at the inner corners of her eyes, but the rest is all very natural and restrained. Don't you wish the French aesthetic would catch on in America?

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz, The Lobster photocall, Cannes 2015

Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Lobster'.

Rachel Weisz, The Lobster photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Lobster'.

Rachel is another one where I just gawk at her beauty. I mean, look at this—she's barely wearing much, except soft definition around the eyes, strong brows and a creamy berry mouth. Her hair is gelled a bit at the part and roots, but fluffy everywhere else. The only thing I'd change is blending that lip liner.

Rachel Weisz, The Lobster premiere, Cannes 2015

Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Lobster'.

Rachel Weisz, The Lobster premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Lobster'.

And it gets even better! With her hair set in waves and then brushed, Rachel has a glam, old Hollywood vibe. The makeup keeps things super-fresh, centring around that covetable coral pink lipstick, plus bold brows and lush lashes.

Rachel Weisz, Youth photocall, Cannes 2015

Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Youth'.

Rachel Weisz, Youth photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Youth'.

For this daytime event, Rachel wore her hair up, throwing the focus on her stained lips, flushed cheeks, defined lashes and strong, dark brows. English rose beauty at its finest.

Rachel Weisz, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Rachel Weisz, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

This one's a variation on the previous evening look, with similar hair (just a deeper side part) and the eyes emphasized instead of the lips. I love a good cat eye, just wouldn't have done the false lashes, and the blush seems patchy.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, Carol photocall, Cannes 2015

Cate Blanchett at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Carol'.

Cate Blanchett, Carol photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Cate Blanchett at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'Carol'.

Another natural look—I guess that was the safest way to play it in this unforgiving sunshine? Cate could use a bit more brow definition, but otherwise this bare-faced makeup and textured hair are all good.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Barbara Palvin at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Barbara Palvin, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Barbara Palvin at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Don't try this at home, kids! Barbara pulls off the cray-cray liner, but only because she's a) 21 years old, 2) a model, and c) in Cannes of all places–where else to wear something extreme like this? 

Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Nikki Reed at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Nikki Reed, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Nikki Reed at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Whoa, where did these brows come from? Did Nikki always have them? Because they are great—and would've been greater without the distraction of the false lashes. I'd love to see her with more clean makeup, hair scraped back and letting the brows do the work of framing her face (as they should).

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Doutzen Kroes at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Doutzen Kroes, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Doutzen Kroes at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

And this is why Doutzen is one of the world's highest-paid supermodels. She is drop-dead gorgeous in these graphic cat eyes (which bring out her striking baby blues), plus rosy-nude lips and cheeks and half-up hair. Notice how natural her brows are. Put away your tweezers, folks!

Doutzen Kroes, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Doutzen Kroes at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Doutzen Kroes, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Doutzen Kroes at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Yep, it's the same person. Clearly, lighting can be your best friend or worst enemy. Ah well, it makes her more human to have a few crow's feet!

Adèle Exarchopoulos

Adele Exarchopoulos, Irrational Man premiere, Cannes 2015

Adèle Exarchopoulos at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Irrational Man'.

Adele Exarchopoulos, Irrational Man premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Adèle Exarchopoulos at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Irrational Man'.

Adèle was born for eye makeup. Seriously, I've seen few celebs whose eyes are this almond-shaped, and take makeup so perfectly, whether it be smokies or these baby cat eyes. The golden shimmer at the inner corners is a nice touch, and I like that the rest of the face is matte and nearly bare. Not loving her new haircut, though.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

Naomi Watts, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

Pretty, even if Naomi once again crossed the fine line between dewy and shiny. She still looks amazing in an unforgiving tight updo, silver shimmer shadow and peachy-pink lips and cheeks. I even don't mind the false lashes this time.

Naomi Watts, The Sea of Trees photocall, Cannes 2015

Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Sea of Trees'.

Naomi Watts, The Sea of Trees photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'The Sea of Trees'.

For daytime, Naomi followed the cue of her fellow celebs with natural makeup. She kinda reminds me of Nicole Kidman in this pic—must be the thicker, wavier hair. 

Naomi Watts, Bulgari party, Cannes 2015

Naomi Watts at the 2015 Bulgari party in Cannes.

Naomi Watts, Bulgari party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Naomi Watts at the 2015 Bulgari party in Cannes.

Not good, sorry Naomi. I think it's a matter of lighting more than makeup, although one might argue that her foundation is too orange compared to her chest. Still, it's quite refreshing to see an un-Botoxed face, which is a true rarity in Hollywood.

Naomi Watts, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Naomi Watts, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Much better! I don't find this as youthful as Naomi's first look, but she's still radiant and didn't overdo her makeup. She must be a smoker, huh? I've always wondered why she doesn't bleach her teeth.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne, Grisogono party, Cannes 2015

Cara Delevingne at the 2015 Grisogono party in Cannes.

Cara Delevingne, Grisogono party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Cara Delevingne at the 2015 Grisogono party in Cannes.

It's all about the mass of wavy hair for me. Cara wouldn't look out of place as an extra in 'The Princess Bride'! Nevermind the probably too-heavy eye makeup and thick brows. So over those brows right now... you, too?

Alexandra Daddario

Alexandra Daddario, San Andreas press conference, Cannes 2015

Alexandra Daddario at the 2015 Cannes press conference for 'San Andreas'.

Alexandra Daddario, San Andreas press conference, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Alexandra Daddario at the 2015 Cannes press conference for 'San Andreas'.

I'll give you a moment. Just take in Alexandra's out-of-this-world luminous skin—it's unbelievable, huh? As if that weren't already unfair, she's also got crystal-clear blue eyes that pop like crazy against the red lipstick. People like this don't really need makeup because they already have so much contrast naturally.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez, La Glace et le Ciel premiere, Cannes 2015

Michelle Rodriguez at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Glace et le Ciel'.

Michelle Rodriguez, La Glace et le Ciel premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Michelle Rodriguez at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Glace et le Ciel'.

You know what? I actually like this for Michelle. She's no girly-girl, so the sleek ponytail against the high black neckline really works. Then, just black tightlined eyes, a bit of shimmer and nude lips. It's a great fit for her style. 

Toni Garrn

Toni Garrn, The Little Prince premiere, Cannes 2015

Toni Garrn at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Little Prince'.

Toni Garrn, The Little Prince premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Toni Garrn at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Little Prince'.

Yes, Toni has severe genetic advantages. But we can still learn something here: the shimmering silver eyeshadow all the way around her eyes with chunky mascara looks amazing. Especially for blondes.

Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis, Amy premiere, Cannes 2015

Leona Lewis at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Amy'.

Leona Lewis, Amy premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Leona Lewis at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Amy'.

Haven't seen Leona in forever, and she looks great here. There's no one thing that stands out, it all just enhances her tan skin and blue-green eyes (an incredible combination). Side note: how are the whites of her eyes sooo white?!

Nina Agdal

Nina Agdal, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Nina Agdal at the 2015 premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Nina Agdal, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Nina Agdal at the 2015 premiere of 'Inside Out'.

I shudder to imagine what I'd look like if I rocked up to Cannes in just a ponytail and as much makeup as Nina's wearing (meaning not much!). But she pulls this off beautifully. I'm enjoying the tone-on-tone effect of her hair, eye colour, brows and skin.

Nina Agdal, Chopard Gold party, Cannes 2015

Nina Agdal at the 2015 Chopard Gold party in Cannes.

Nina Agdal, Chopard Gold party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Nina Agdal at the 2015 Chopard Gold party in Cannes.

Bit more Boho here, wearing loose hair with an air-dried texture. The makeup is elevated by a peach lipstick and matching blush, but still natural on the lashes and brows. Models get it about false lashes! 

Lily Donaldson

Lily Donaldson, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Lily Donaldson at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Lily Donaldson, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Lily Donaldson at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Another model... there are so many at Cannes! Lily did the classic cat eye, adding liner all the way around in the waterlines and a glossy pink mouth. All set off by—to quote a former commenter—my #dreamskin!

Sara Forestier

Sara Forestier, La Tete Haute photocall, Cannes 2015

Sara Forestier at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'La Tête Haute'.

Sara Forestier, La Tete Haute photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sara Forestier at the 2015 Cannes photocall for 'La Tête Haute'.

You can tell Sara is French, right? Just from looking at her. It's the way she wears her red lipstick—a North American would at least have mascara, but here, there's none that I can detect. And for that I applaud her! It takes confidence for sure, but the effect is so youthful, especially with mussed-up, bedhead hair.

Marie Gillain

Marie Gillain, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Marie Gillain at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

Marie Gillain, La Tete Haute premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Marie Gillain at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Tête Haute'.

It's Marie's Beauty Editor debut and my gosh, she's stunning! Easily a favourite out of Cannes. I love the combo of the big necklace, (cleavage!) and straight hair with minimal makeup. She seems sexy, confident and most of all, like she's having a blast out there.

Emma Miller

Emma Miller, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Emma Miller at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

Emma Miller, Macbeth screening, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Emma Miller at the 2015 Cannes screening of 'Macbeth'.

Another newbie, and she couldn't be more opposite to Belgian Marie. English Emma went bold everywhere, from the bright red lips to the black liner to what looks like dyed-darker hair. There's an aspect of this that's appealing, probably because she's so beautiful to start, but I think having slightly lighter hair and subtler eye makeup would be even more flattering. Plus, the overdrawing of the upper lips seems suspect.

Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Sara Sampaio at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Sara Sampaio, Youth premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sara Sampaio at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Youth'.

Sara is one of the new crop of Victoria's Secret Angels, and with such gorgeous eyes, you can see why. No complaints about the styling at all. Just can't help but notice how the camera highlights every little grooming prob, i.e. lip fuzz. Well, even Angels are human!

Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Andie MacDowell at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Andie MacDowell, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Andie MacDowell at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Andie made a rare red carpet appearance and I think she could've done a better job on her makeup. The blush seems too strong, brows too heavy and there's so much darkness under her eyes. At least her hair is as gorge as ever.

Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau, La Glace et le Ciel premiere, Cannes 2015

Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Glace et le Ciel'.

Sophie Marceau, La Glace et le Ciel premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'La Glace et le Ciel'.

Sophie is a bit of a legend in France, so I hear. Obviously, her hair and makeup were the French way—bit of hair volume, slightly smoky eyes, but that's pretty much it.

Sophie Marceau, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

Sophie Marceau, The Sea of Trees premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'The Sea of Trees'.

The Carine Roitfeld look also gets a lot of play with French women. Sophie did the same heavy black liner, but her bangs half-concealing her eyes. Only in France do you see things like this...

Sophie Marceau, Mad Max Fury Road premiere, Cannes 2015

Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Sophie Marceau, Mad Max Fury Road premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

This one's the effortless-beauty-to-go-with-a-white-shirt look. I can't say I'm a fan, but you know, I'm not French. I do appreciate the individuality, however.

Sophie Marceau, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

Sophie Marceau, Chopard Trophy Party, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Chopard Trophy Party in Cannes.

Another one with hair hiding her eyes. This would drive me crazy! But it is perhaps my favourite of Sophie's Cannes looks, as it's the most conventionally glamorous.

Sophie Marceau, jury photocall, Cannes 2015

Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes jury photocall.

Sophie Marceau, jury photocall, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Sophie Marceau at the 2015 Cannes jury photocall.

This one just plain isn't fair. The lighting is a b*tch, for sure. Look how how it brings out every single pore on Sophie's face—and she has good skin! Mind you, her green eyeliner has smeared under her eyes, and she could use some lip colour or earrings to brighten this up. And I really don't like her haircut. Bangs yes, layers no.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Paris Hilton at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Paris Hilton, Inside Out premiere, Cannes 2015

Close-up of Paris Hilton at the 2015 Cannes premiere of 'Inside Out'.

Paris Hilton is back! And it looks like she hasn't updated her style since the early '00s. Same obviously fake coloured contacts, same extra-long, streaky hair extensions and same makeup that appears stolen from Barbie's bedroom in the Dream House. I dunno... I could be into her comeback if only she'd update her style a bit. C'mon, Paris, it's 2015 now!

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