43 of the Best Beauty Looks at the Cannes Film Festival

Amber Heard, Kristen Stewart and more.
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Amber Heard, Kristen Stewart and more.
43 Cannes beauty looks

Now that the annual Cannes Film Festival has come to a close, it's time to review the very best part: the red carpet beauty. Oui, oui! 

I thought the stars did very well this time around, providing tons of glammy hair and makeup inspiration, with only a handful of missteps. (Because it wouldn't be a French film festival without a few WTFs....)

Amber Heard

Amber Heard, Two Days, One Night screening, Cannes 2014

Amber Heard at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Two Days, One Night.'

I cannot resist Amber Heard in a bold red lip—we've seen it before here and here, but I don't get tired of this look at all. It's absolutely stunning with her flawless complexion, just enhanced with some pinkish blush, upper lashes and strong brows. I like the loose and undone hair to keep it youthful and uncontrived.

Amber is wearing: Lip pencil in Mysterious Red.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Clouds of Sils Maria screening, Cannes 2014

Kristen Stewart at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Clouds of Sils Maria.'

I wasn't into the red hair when I saw it at the Met Gala, but here, I actually think it looks great on Kristen. Even the darkish roots. I love the delicate waves and of course, her signature smoky eyes. Notice how they're pulled out horizontally instead of going up; I think this is a great way to make them modern and interesting. (Plus that really helps to widen out a long face shape.)

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, Foxcatcher screening, Cannes 2014

Jessica Chastain at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Foxcatcher.'

Red-haired people, have you considered wearing more lavender? Because it's a freakin' fantastic colour on Jessica Chastain here. She echoed the hue of her dress on her eyelids with a very soft lilac shimmer, but otherwise kept things super-light and neutral, with sheer gloss and a neutral blush. If I could change one thing here, it'd be the blush placement—I feel like it's dragging down her face a bit. Love the loose, textured hair.

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson, The Captive screening, Cannes 2014

Rosario Dawson at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Captive.'

Applause for this bright pink lipstick colour on Rosario. Isn't it amazing? She makes a great beauty point here—that a bold lipstick choice becomes the entire outfit's statement. Her skin looks great, too, although there's perhaps something strange going on with the lashes from this side view.

Rosario Dawson, The Captive photocall, Cannes 2014

Rosario Dawson at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'The Captive.'

Rosario again because did you know she has an undercut now?! I had no idea. I guess she wears it well... if that's your thing. Her skin really does look fantastic.

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks, Lost River photocall, Cannes 2014

Christina Hendricks at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Lost River.'

Yay, Christina! Hopefully we're all still fans despite the revelations here. The wig is looking good here in a half-up style with side-swept bangs, and God, I love her skin. So peaches and creamy with that blush and lip colour. She also makes me want to do a winged eye, stat.

Christina Hendricks, Lost River screening, Cannes 2014

Christina Hendricks at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Lost River.'

More Christina to crush on. Here, the wig is styled loose and parted in the centre, and again her skin is looking gorge. The differences are smudgier liner and stronger lips and cheeks. Love!

Christina is wearing: Lipstick in Imperial Red // Blush in Sheer Berry

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o, Calvin Klein party, Cannes 2014

Lupita Nyong'o at a 2014 Calvin Klein party.

Her skin! It's insanity. I feel like this look is all about that, instead of anything specific with the makeup. Brows look a bit stronger than usual and I'm digging this soft pouf shape to her hair.

Lupita is wearing: Foundation // Lipstick in Very Cherry

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 party, Cannes 2014

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2014 Cannes party for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.'

Here's how JLaw's hair looks now that she's growing it out. (A decision I'm really happy about; I feel like there was some kind of inverse relationship between the shortness of her hair and the amount I liked her. Hopefully things change now.) I think this tousled hairstyle is very cute, and I like how she dressed it up with her signature smoky eyes contrasted against fresh, natural skin.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, How to Train Your Dragon 2 screening, Cannes 2014

Cate Blanchett at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2.'

Cate looks so great here, with high-drama eyes complimented by statement earrings and her hair scraped back (with just a little bit of volume on top). What's most interesting about the makeup is how the shadow is concentrated at the outer corners, all very well blended and like Kristen Stewart's, helping to extend her eyes outward. I think she's wearing a few strategically placed false lashes, too, but they're very tasteful.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively, Grace of Monaco screening, Cannes 2014

Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Grace of Monaco.'

Blake Lively is a gorgeous woman, but I'd love to see her with a lighter touch all around. This eyeliner and shadow feels a bit heavy; I think she could've done the same look with much softer definition. Her hair's tied up into a long ponytail-braid, which is great!

Blake is wearing: Mascara

Blake Lively, The Captives screening, Cannes 2014

Blake Lively at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Captive.'

Much better here, save for the visible bobby pin. This is what I'd love to see more of on Blake—less bronzed/sexy makeup and more elegance. I don't know if I've ever seen her do a red lip, but it's really great on her. She didn't need the lashes.

Blake is wearing: Lipstick in Blaze of Red

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco photocall, Cannes 2014

Nicole Kidman at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Grace of Monaco.'

Everyone is talking about Nicole Kidman's face, so I guess this means I'll have to update this little analysis. She definitely looks more... puffy. And the eyebrows seem like they're Spocking. Cosmetic enhancements aside, I really like her hair here, and it's nice to see her in a rare red lip.

Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco screening, Cannes 2014

Nicole Kidman at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Grace of Monaco.'

Throwing in another shot of Nicole from another angle. She doesn't look as puffy here, but there's some new line above her lip that I don't recall before. Botched filler? I will say that I like this rolled hairstyle.

Léa Seydoux

Lea Seydoux, Saint Laurent screening, Cannes 2014

Léa Seydoux at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Saint Laurent.'

Remember how much we loved Léa Seydoux at the BAFTAs? This look is similarly glam, but with jewel-toned green instead of the navy blue, and the focus is on the lips instead of the eyes. Darkish lips like this are often risky and unflattering, depending on the celeb, but I think they work great on her, and pick up on the reddish colour of her hair. I'm loving the side bun, soft brows and the flirty shimmer around the eyes.

Léa is wearing: Lip liner in Vamp // Foundation in 04 // Concealer in 2 // Contour and illuminator

Lea Seydoux, Saint Laurent photocall, Cannes 2014

Léa Seydoux at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Saint Laurent.'

You're getting another pic of Léa Seydoux because this is just too adorable. Doesn't she look like a French Emma Stone? This is making me want to dye my hair red again and wear it all textured like this. I love how the lashes and soft liner define the face.

Zoë Saldana

Zoe Saldana, Grace of Monaco screening, Cannes 2014

Zoë Saldana at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Grace of Monaco.'

We're seeing a lot of red lips at this film fest, on people who don't normally wear them—including Zoë here. I like them on her, but really wish she didn't pair it them with these eyes. The curvy feline liner is SO cool on its own, and would've stood out best with a matte, pale-ish lip. With the red, the message kind of gets lost.

Zoë is wearing: Lipstick in True Red

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore, Mr. Turner screening, Cannes 2014

Julianne Moore at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Mr. Turner.'

Julianne Moore's hair looks incredible here—it's so shiny! You don't always have to curl your hair for it to look special occasion-worthy; here, the sleekness and the way it's been arranged with a defined part and side-sweep really elevate the look. I'm not crazy about the smoky eyes, but love that she's let her real skin shine through instead of wearing heavy foundation.

Julianne Moore, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 party, Cannes 2014

Julianne Moore at the 2014 Cannes party for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.'

This second Julianne look is better, I think. She looks super-elegant with her hair in a high bun and the dangly earrings, plus a slick of plummy lipstick to compliment the smoky eyes. Well done!

Laetitia Casta

Laetitia Casta, Grace of Monaco screening, Cannes 2014

Laetitia Casta at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Grace of Monaco.'

Huge Laetitia fan here; I had to interview her once for a Ralph Lauren fragrance she was fronting and she is even more drop-dead beautiful in person. Note how she's wearing her hair in the new swoopy style that creates volume near the part; it's very glam and feels more on trend than a side-swept style that's close to the head. I really like her eyeliner, but am undecided on the oxblood lips. I kinda want to see her in a bright, fun pink or orange.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai, The Search screening, Cannes 2014

Aishwarya Rai at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Search.'

So jealous of Aishwarya Rai's hair and eyebrows. The Indian actress went for traditional glamour with big waves and lots of lashes. No issues here.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, Calvin Klein party, Cannes 2014

Rooney Mara at a 2014 Calvin Klein party.

Rooney Mara flew in for the Calvin Klein party (since she's the face of Downtown), and chose her signature dark lips in a brownish red shade. Her skin is as flawless as ever, and very matte; hair was tied back on one side and loose on the other. It's very Rooney.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night photocall, Cannes 2014

Marion Cotillard at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Two Days, One Night.'

You know I love Marion, but I'm not feeling this look. Maybe it's the angle of the photo. Or the really uncomfortable-looking collar there. I don't think this twisty side-roll thingie is her best hairstyle, although her skin, lipstick and brows and are all great.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera, The American Pavilion opening, Cannes 2014

America Ferrera at the 2014 opening of the American Pavilion in Cannes.

I love this picture of America Ferrera. The sun is shining, her skin has that vacation glow and her hair looks healthy and thick. Out of anyone, she looks like she's enjoying Cannes the most. Sometimes it's nice to see bare-ish skin and a smile set off by a clear glossy lip.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne, The Search screening, Cannes 2014

Cara Delevingne at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Search.'

Cara Delevingne was there, doing her Cara Delevingne thing. I feel like her beauty looks would be so outstanding on anyone else, but when she wears them, it's like, "Oh, just a regular day in the life of Cara." Since, y'know, she's so genetically blessed with those brows and that face and that hair. This is a version of what Laetitia Casta was doing: vampy lips with a side-swept hairstyle, although Cara's is more tousled and voluminous.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, Grace of Monaco screening, Cannes 2014

Karlie Kloss at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Grace of Monaco.'

Karlie Kloss was at Cannes, too, but I've gotta say—she's underwhelming me on the red carpet lately, which is really a shame. You'd think models out of anyone would push the boundaries a bit, since they CAN. This is a bit different to her Met Gala look in that the eyes are smoky, not cat eyes, and the updo is textured instead of smooth. But both were a bit boring and neutral. Yawn.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, De Grisogono Fatale dinner party, Cannes 2014

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at a 2014 De Grisogono party.

This might be the first Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pic I've liked in a very long time. She looks less wooden here than usual, and I feel like those wild earrings help a lot to switch up her usual straight-hair, neutral-makeup look. I think she might be over-accessorizing with the necklace, but I guess that's understandable when you get to wear millions of dollars in jewels.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, The Prophet screening, Cannes 2014

Salma Hayek at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Prophet.'

Salma went very casual on this red carpet, wearing her hair the loosest and most naturally curly I've ever seen it. The woman looks good. She's 47, so whatever she's doing, it works. I like that she had a little fun with her makeup and did an orchid pink lipstick with some thick black liner on the top lids.

Salma is wearing: Lipstick in 15 Rose Vinyl // Blush in 6 Passionnée // Foundation in Beige 70 // Eyeliner in 1 Black

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci, Le meraviglie photocall, Cannes 2014

Monica Bellucci at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Le meraviglie.'

Really gorgeous; even more gorgeous than Monica looked at the Met Gala. She has the coolest heart-shaped widow's peak, no? I love that her hair is dressed up by that and then thrown back over her shoulders. Makeup is very minimal, save for the groomed brows, a bit of eyelid shading and the straight-up lashes.

Chloë Moretz

Chloe Moretz, Clouds of Sils Maria photocall, Cannes 2014

Chloë Moretz at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Clouds of Sils Maria.'

Had to include this adorable shot of Chloë Moretz, who's wearing her hair all beachy underneath a cool brimmed hat. I'm into her brows and lip colour; very nice!

Chloë is wearing: Lipstick in Coy

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts, Calvin Klein party, Cannes 2014

Naomi Watts at a 2014 Calvin Klein party.

Well, Naomi is just on the wrong side of dewy here. If it wasn't for all the shine, I'd be into this—I love her side ponytail, the little quiff at the front and her blush and lashes.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman, Clouds of Sils Maria screening, Cannes 2014

Uma Thurman at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Clouds of Sils Maria.'

Uma Thurman did her usual red carpet look of neutral makeup paired with textured hair. And I'm not sure about the hair. It's a bit messy, right? And what is that thing in it—the elastic?

Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars photocall, Cannes 2014

Mia Wasikowska at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Maps to the Stars.'

I have no strong feelings about Mia Wasikowska here; she looks pretty good! The woman has lovely skin.

Eva Green

Eva Green, The Salvation photocall, Cannes 2014

Eva Green at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'The Salvation.'

I completely forgot about Eva Green. Remember her? She was a big deal in 2006-7 after Casino Royale. I feel like her roots need some attention (since she dyes her hair much darker than her natural light brown). I also don't know why she has this thing for smoky eyes all the way around. I know it can look neat on the runway, but more often than not in real life ( as we saw on Elisabeth Moss), it just ends up looking like you didn't sleep.

Coco Rocha 

Coco Rocha, Puerto Azul Experience, Cannes 2014

Coco Rocha at the Puerto Azul Experience in 2014.

I'm not so into this look on Coco Rocha. She pulls off the wet hair, but the cat eyes together with the berry lips and orange blush seem a little overdone.

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk, The Search screening, Cannes 2014

Irina Shayk at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'The Search.'

Of course Irina Shayk can wear a hooded gown—in chartreuse! of all colours—and still look better than you or I. Life is unfair. Weird get-up aside, the interesting thing about her makeup is the gold shimmer at the inner corners of the eyes. A bit matchy, but I'm okay with it.

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly, A Fistful of Dollars screening, Cannes 2014

Natasha Poly at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'A Fistful of Dollars.'

I like this liner on Natasha Poly—it not only flicks up at the outer edges, but it also dips down around the tear ducts in baby Vs. I'm not crazy about her schoolgirl hairstyle, though, or the brownish lips.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria, Foxcatcher screening, Cannes 2014

Eva Longoria at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Foxcatcher.'

You knew Eva Longoria would be here; I feel like Cannes is her favourite event of the year. I had to zoom out so you could appreciate the full length of her fishtail braid, which has to be the most unfortunate one I've ever seen. It's so crazy messy, and why is it curling at the bottom? It always irks me when celebs like Eva—lovers of super-heavy beauty looks—try to pair that with messy braids. They don't go together!

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone, Roberto Cavalli party, Cannes 2014

Sharon Stone at a 2014 Roberto Cavalli party.

I sure hope it was windy on Roberto Cavalli's yacht, otherwise I can't imagine what was going on with Sharon Stone's wacky hairstyle. If Naomi Watts was on the wrong side of dewy, then Sharon Stone is in the next town of tousling!

Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche, Clouds of Sils Maria photocall, Cannes 2014

Juliette Binoche at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'Clouds of Sils Maria.'

We've got a similar situation here with Juliette Binoche! High-speed winds or tousling fail?

Lindsay Lohan 

Lindsay Lohan, VIP Room, Cannes 2014

Lindsay Lohan at the Cannes VIP Room in 2014.

As Lainey says, Lindsay Lohan is sad smut. I hesitate to comment on her hair and makeup because there's obviously a lot more going on than an off day with the styling. I REALLY wish she'd quit with the lip injections!

Ryan Gosling 

Ryan Gosling, Lost River screening, Cannes 2014

Ryan Gosling at the 2014 Cannes premiere of 'Lost River.'

Ahhh... that's better, isn't it? A little bit of Gosling to the rescue, and to leave you with a sweeter taste in your mouth before we wrap up this Cannes coverage. Nose job or not, I think we can all agree, he's looking REAL nice. Do you think he has a skincare regimen?

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson, The Rover photocall, Cannes 2014

Robert Pattinson at the 2014 Cannes photocall for 'The Rover.'

And one more for the road. If we're going to have a Gosling, then we deserve a Pattinson, too. Enjoy!

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?