The Best Beauty at TIFF 2015

Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and more.
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Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning and more.

We've already talked about the Emmy Awards, but there's one more celeb-filled event from the last few days for your beauty inspiration: the Toronto International Film Festival!

Here are all the hair and makeup highlights:

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Elizabeth Olsen, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Elizabeth looks beautiful, sophisticated and oh so effortless. I talked to her makeup artist, Gita Bass, about this look (full interview coming up!) and Elizabeth had taken a nap before the party, giving her makeup the perfect "lived-in" quality. From the defined lashes to the creamy berry lipstick to the slightly tousled hair, I like everything about this!

Elizabeth is wearing: Moisturizer // Foundation // Face oil (mixed with foundation) // Bronzer and contour // Blush in Natural // Eyeliners in Pewter and Black // Bronzer (as eyeshadow) // Mascara in Ultra Black // Lipstick in Pirate

Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw the Light premiere, TIFF 2015

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'I Saw the Light'.

Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw the Light premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'I Saw the Light'.

Sparkling eyes were the focus of this makeup (also by Gita Bass), with Elizabeth sporting shimmering brownish-lavender tones in a 360-degree application. There is black in the waterlines, too, but it's not harsh—again, it's that lived-in feel. The bare, matte lips work well here.

Elizabeth is wearing: Moisturizer // Foundation // Face oil (mixed with foundation) // Bronzer and contour // Blush in Natural // Eyeliners in Pewter and Black // Bronzer (as eyeshadow) // Mascara in Ultra Black // Lip pencil in Spice // Lip balm

Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw the Light press conference, TIFF 2015

Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'I Saw the Light'.

Elizabeth Olsen, I Saw the Light press conference, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Elizabeth Olsen at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'I Saw the Light'.

This pic is just to show you how crazy-gorgeous this woman is, and how versatile her beauty can be. Here, the lighting is more blown-out, making Elizabeth's skin look even more flawless!

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning, About Ray premiere, TIFF 2015

Elle Fanning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'About Ray'.

Elle Fanning, About Ray premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Elle Fanning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'About Ray'.

I'm a sucker for this kind of creative makeup, so this is probably my favourite festival beauty look! Elle is the queen of cool eyeliner, and the dramatic purple in a graphic shape is no exception. She paired it with sleek hair, fresh skin and muted lips and lashes.

Elle Fanning, Trumbo premiere, TIFF 2015

Elle Fanning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Trumbo'.

Elle Fanning, Trumbo premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Elle Fanning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Trumbo'.

And now for a totally different vibe... Elle went sweet instead of edgy here, pinning her hair to one side with a sparkly barrette. The deep wine lipstick balances out her dark brows, but her eye makeup is still natural and her skin is still fresh.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight premiere, TIFF 2015

Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Spotlight'.

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Spotlight'.

Even though I don't like the false lashes, Rachel still looks amazing here. That strawberry lip colour is awesome, and it's great to see her with her hair up, for once. I feel like you notice her cute features more without the distraction of the shaggy bob.

Rachel McAdams, The Princess Bride Live Read, TIFF 2015

Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto live read of 'The Princess Bride'.

Rachel McAdams, The Princess Bride Live Read, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto live read of 'The Princess Bride'.

Oh, this is cute, too. I really like Rachel's bob styled this way, more smooth and bouncy. She looks like an absolute doll in the rosy cheeks, soft lips and slightly smudgy eyes. Gita Bass did this look as well, and is not one to use false lashes, thank goodness!

Rachel is wearing: Lip crayon in Enchanted

Rachel McAdams, Every Thing Will Be Fine Toronto premiere, 2015

Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'.

Rachel McAdams, Every Thing Will Be Fine Toronto premiere, 2015

Close-up of Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'.

We've already talked about this one. Not a fan of the lashes at all. The lip colour is okay, maybe a bit harsh? I feel like Rachel looks better when the styling is much softer, not so edgy/sexy.

Rachel is wearing: Foundation // Blush in Dolline // Lip pencil in Matte Raspberry 10C // Lipstick in 34 // Lip stain in 503

Kate Mara

Kate Mara, Man Down premiere, TIFF 2015

Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Man Down'.

Kate Mara, Man Down premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Man Down'.

This is great! The gelled-down effect is so glamorous with this dramatic eye makeup. Kate is really impressing me with how she's playing with her short haircut. Again, so nice to see normal lashes!

Kate is wearing: Foundation in 11 Beige Absolu and 12 Beige Sable // Powder // Bronzer // Blush in Copper // Brow pencil in Universal Brown // Mascara in Black // Lip balm // Lip pencil in Descanso

Kate Mara, The Martian premiere, TIFF 2015

Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

Kate Mara, The Martian premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

Speaking of lashes, I really like the way Kate's look here. See, it's a myth that you have to have falsies for your lashes to stand out. They are really the focus of this otherwise pinky-nudey minimal makeup look.

Kate Mara, The Martian Toronto premiere, 2015

Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

Kate Mara, The Martian Toronto premiere, 2015

Close-up of Kate Mara at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

Another Kate fave, which we've talked about. I just love this wine lipstick colour with the shimmery gold rimming her eyes—great combination. And her hair looks super-healthy.

Kate is wearing: Foundation in 11 Beige Absolu // Blush in Copper // Brow pencil in Universal Brown // Mascara in Black // Lipstick in Sin

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt, Sicario premiere, TIFF 2015

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

Emily Blunt, Sicario premiere, TIFF 2015

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

I'm really into Emily's slate blue eyeshadow colour, and the way it's applied very precisely up to the crease, but not smoked out. Her stained pink lips and cheeks are gorge as well. But I would lose the lashes and part her hair deep on one side for more of a bombshell look. And I feel like her ends could be more blunt... hehe.

Emily is wearing: Eyeliner in Marine // Mascara in Black // Lipstick in Loulou

Emily Blunt, Sicario press conference, TIFF 2015

Emily Blunt at the 2015 Toronto press conference for 'Sicario'.

Emily Blunt, Sicario press conference, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Emily Blunt at the 2015 Toronto press conference for 'Sicario'.

Like I keep saying, people don't appreciate how truly beautiful Emily is. I think you see it more when she is off the red carpet, like in this photo. With more natural makeup, toned-down lashes and casual hair, she looks way more comfortable. I love the combo of warm peach blush with a cool pink lip stain!

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson, Black Mass premiere, TIFF 2015

Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Black Mass'.

Dakota Johnson, Black Mass premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Black Mass'.

This is what I expect from Dakota—pretty, low-key red carpet style that is slightly imperfect. Like her hair, for instance. It's the one casual element to offset the unusual peach eyeshadow paired with pink lipstick and blush. (I love this idea of mixing warm and cool!) Her lash job here is also impressive.

Dakota is wearing: Eyeshadow in 254 Tisse d'Automne // Eyeshadow in Rouge Gorge // Mascara in Noir // Blush in No. 22 // Lip colour in Pink Melody

Dakota Johnson, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Dakota Johnson at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Dakota Johnson, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Dakota Johnson at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

I'm not sure about Dakota's bob, you guys. On the one hand, I do love when celebs aren't styled to death, so the casualness appeals to me. But I feel like I want just a bit more glam from her, you know? Maybe it's that I prefer her brunette. I will say that I love the lashes and the stained lip texture.

Dakota Johnson, Black Mass photocall, TIFF 2015

Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Toronto photocall for 'Black Mass'.

Dakota Johnson, Black Mass photocall, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Toronto photocall for 'Black Mass'.

This one's even more blah. I love her stylist Mark Townsend, and he is the king of cool girl hair, but I'm not getting the star power vibes. Makeup is fine, but even a bright lip or something would make this more exciting.

Natalie Portman

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

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

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

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

We've talked about Natalie's raspberry lipstick and chunky lashes with soft pink cheeks. From way back, she always has looked great in these bold pink lip colours with her hair in an updo.

Natalie is wearing: Lipstick in 983 Insoumise

Natalie Portman, TIFF fundraising event, 2015

Natalie Portman at the 2015 TIFF Fundraising Soirée.

Natalie Portman, TIFF fundraising event, 2015

Close-up of Natalie Portman at the 2015 TIFF Fundraising Soirée.

This one I'm not a fan of, and it's the skin texture. Too shiny for me (and you know I love a dewy look). With the texture in her updo, it comes across a bit unkempt. That said, I do love the eye makeup—chunky lashes and purple tones—and the sheer lip gloss.

Natalie is wearing: Concealer // Blush in Cosmopolite Coral // Eyeshadow in Cosmic // Eyeshadow in Eclectic // Mascara in Black 

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, The Martian premiere, TIFF 2015

Jessica Chastain at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

Jessica Chastain, The Martian premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Jessica Chastain at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Martian'.

I feel like Jessica works really hard to maintain her image of movie star glamour. This is basically her go-to eye makeup and brow look that we saw all awards season. I really don't love the drawn-in brows, and the lashes seem unnecessary. But, her red hair looks beautiful paired with the classic red lipstick.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Equals premiere, TIFF 2015

Kristen Stewart at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Equals'.

Kristen Stewart, Equals premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Kristen Stewart at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Equals'.

Nooo... who put false lashes on Kristen Stewart?! She is not a false lash kind of girl. The multi-tonal smoky eye would've been enough here—Kristen can always pull off tons of eye makeup that would look heavy on anyone else. The hair is interesting, but I probably would've preferred a sleek updo with this makeup.

Emily Browning

Emily Browning, Legend premiere, TIFF 2015

Emily Browning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Legend'.

Emily Browning, Legend premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Emily Browning at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Legend'.

My first thought was that I love what Emily is wearing! So quirky-cute for the red carpet. I also love her mega-stained red lips, and her beautifully fresh skin texture with the faintest freckles. I think she could improve her brow game by making the shape more straight instead of rounded, and perhaps dyeing them instead of filling would help. 

Emily is wearing: Lip stain 

Emily Browning, Legend press conference, TIFF 2015

Emily Browning at the 2015 Toronto press conference for 'Legend'.

Emily Browning, Legend press conference, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Emily Browning at the 2015 Toronto press conference for 'Legend'.

How adorable is she?! I like Emily already, just seeing her without fake lashes, lipstick or gobs of foundation. Her hair colour is gorgeous with her skin tone, but again, the brows are off. They look too light and reddish, and are distracting.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Emmanuelle Chriqui at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Emmanuelle Chriqui, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Emmanuelle Chriqui at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Emmanuelle has been on top of her beauty game this year. She always looks great with her hair up and off her face, and the makeup is very nice—creamy light red lipstick with subtle eyeshadow tones, defined lashes and natural-looking skin.

Imogen Poots

Imogen Poots, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Imogen Poots at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Imogen Poots, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Imogen Poots at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

What I love about Imogen is that she looks real, like she could just be a super-pretty woman you might see on the street and not an over-styled celebrity. The best parts of this look are her fresh skin and the hit of black liner in her lower waterlines. That's all she needs, along with her bold brows (which, yes, could be brushed into place a bit better). Great bronde hair colour as well.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger, Sky premiere, TIFF 2015

Diane Kruger at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Sky'.

Diane Kruger, Sky premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Diane Kruger at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Sky'.

Hmm, Diane's foundation is looking a bit heavy. But that's the only thing I can fault with this—the tightlined eyes, defined lashes and pink gloss are so pretty. Her brows are bigger and better than ever these days.

Amber Heard

Amber Heard, The Danish Girl premiere, TIFF 2015

Amber Heard at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Danish Girl'.

Amber Heard, The Danish Girl premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Amber Heard at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Danish Girl'.

Amber looks good. I mostly like her shimmery smoky eyes, which are fantastic! Too bad we can see her lip liner. And you know, I have to say... I wish she would go back to brunette

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl premiere, TIFF 2015

Alicia Vikander at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Danish Girl'.

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Alicia Vikander at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Danish Girl'.

I'm a bit disappointed with Alicia. Those lashes are absurd on her! Way too big and heavy. And the purple shadow isn't doing her many favours, either, although it might've worked on its own with fresh skin and sleek hair. Oh well, her beautiful face saves this from being too tragic!

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, The Dressmaker premiere, TIFF 2015

Kate Winslet at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Dressmaker'.

Kate Winslet, The Dressmaker premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Kate Winslet at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'The Dressmaker'.

Kate has a bad case of blonderexia! She keeps getting blonder and blonder, and it's so wrong for her skin tone. Something softer, more honey-toned, would be far better. I'd also love to see her loosen up her style a bit... she always does the same thing on the red carpet, and it's a bit matronly now. Plus those false lashes have got to go.

Kate is wearing: Mascara in Noir Mirrifique // Blush in Peach Amour // Brow pen in Taupe // Eyeshadow in Golden Frenzy //Eyeshadow in It List //  Lip liner in Sheer Natural // Lipstick in Fleur de Lis 

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock, Our Brand Is Crisis premiere, TIFF 2015

Sandra Bullock at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Our Brand Is Crisis'.

Sandra Bullock, Our Brand Is Crisis premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Sandra Bullock at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Our Brand Is Crisis'.

This is nice for Sandra. I like her more with bangs and straight hair than the curly look. Although I do think they tend to put a bit too much makeup on her. Lips or eyes—choose one!

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts, Demolition premiere, TIFF 2015

Naomi Watts at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Demolition'.

Naomi Watts, Demolition premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Naomi Watts at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Demolition'.

Really pretty, except for the false lashes. Naomi totally pulls off the messy updo, which works great with her dramatic, dangling earrings. Her berry lipstick is an unusual choice with the outfit colour, but a good one!

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn premiere, TIFF 2015

Saoirse Ronan at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Brooklyn'.

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn premiere, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Saoirse Ronan at the 2015 Toronto premiere of 'Brooklyn'.

Something about this eye makeup doesn't feel quite right for Saoirse, who seems to suit a lighter touch. If you look at her features, she has incredible blue eyes, big full brows and plump lips, so no need to distract with heavy shadow.

Danika Yarosh

Danika Yarosh, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Danika Yarosh at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Danika Yarosh, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Danika Yarosh at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Danika, try not to look so miserable on the red carpet. There are lots of reasons here to smile, including the hairstyle! The fishtail braid looks current because the front is sleek, not messy.

Brie Larson

Brie Larson, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Brie Larson at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Brie Larson, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Brie Larson at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Look closely, and you'll see some purple liner underneath Brie's lower lash lines. Nice touch! I like the way she played this, with fresh skin (and freckles), bare lips and a tight updo. Much better than the heavy looks we've seen on her recently.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Rachel Weisz at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Rachel Weisz, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Rachel Weisz at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Uh-oh, normally Rachel is so flawless! I guess we caught her in a moment of post-summer pigmentation, so she should probably read this. With more skin coverage, this would be great—her eye makeup especially.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev, The Final Girls party, TIFF 2015

Nina Dobrev at the 2015 Toronto party for 'The Final Girls'.

Nina Dobrev, The Final Girls party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Nina Dobrev at the 2015 Toronto party for 'The Final Girls'.

Nina tried out the new trend where you do your cat eyes in eyeshadow, not liner. Well... it's a bit heavy up-close, but it's not bad, and at least the rest of her makeup is subtle. I like the way she wore her hair in sexy waves, pushed off her face.

Katherine McNamara

Katherine McNamara, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Katherine McNamara at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Katherine McNamara, InStyle HFPA party, TIFF 2015

Close-up of Katherine McNamara at the 2015 InStyle and Hollywood Foreign Press Association party in Toronto.

Oh dear, one TIFF look doesn't belong with the others! Katherine recently went from brassy blonde to an even more unnatural-looking red. I sure hope it was for a role, because gosh, I want to dye it and cut off those droopy extensions ASAP. Don't even get me started on the spider lashes and the lipstick. I'll bet there is a very pretty woman underneath this costume... 

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty looks at TIFF?