All the cinematic hair and makeup moments from The Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Epic movie glamour assured
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 27 2022
As far as red carpets go, there are none as impressive as the events that honour the A-list in the world of film.
The Oscars, SAG Awards and Golden Globes all provide ample beauty fodder, but the Cannes Film Festival is without a doubt the unsung hero of epic red carpet hair and makeup moments.
The historical event is a homing beacon to some of the globe's most prominent acting talent.
From their arrival at the airport to the glamorous looks on the red carpet, celebrities really bring their A-game to Cannes, and we love them for it.
As the epic 12-day affair comes to a close for 2022, we’ve rounded up the best looks of the festival to save for inspiration…
Winnie Harlow was channeling Donna Summer with a head full of voluminous plus-size ringlets cascading down her back.
Vanessa Hudgens brought a touch of L.A. with her to France, with a crystal-embellished gown that tied into her silver-hued eye makeup.
Shanina Shaik looked like a holy depiction of motherhood as she sashayed down the runway at the Cannes x AMFAR Gala. Her form was shrouded in a soft curtain of white lace, her cheeks and pout looked rouged and plump, and her skin was glowing.
Elsa Hosk looked like a modern day Brigitte Bardot with her ‘60s slick of cat eye eyeliner and thick black headband.
Nina Dobrev went for a monochromatic red moment at the AMFAR Gala; brights for the outfit and muted tones for the makeup. Iconic.
We think we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see what Bella Hadid would do to top her previous Cannes red carpet appearances. This year the model continued her edgy and chic style with a look that we’re donning ‘the formal biker chick’. A few strands of hair were let loose from her slicked back bun. As for her eye makeup? Hadid opted for an impactful swoop of black winged eyeliner.
Cara Delevingne walked the Cannes red carpet arm in arm with friend and Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing. The model styled her hair into a slicked back, sculptural updo that wrapped itself around her ear. Her signature arches were bold and manicured to balance the slick of black eyeliner rimming her icy blue eyes.
We’re going to need K-Stew to drop her skin care routine because the glow coming off of her on the Cannes red carpet was almost criminal. What are you using Stewart? Retinol? Vitamin C? We have to know.
The bombshell delivered dolce vita vibes on the red carpet with a head full of tousled curls, a lash-grazing fringe and nude-hued pout.
Seydoux went for a fresh and updated take on red carpet glamour, merging classic touchpoints of old Hollywood with the iconic lowkey makeup synonymous with French beauty.
Trust Elle Fanning to bring a sense of feminine whimsy to the Cannes red carpet. The L’Oréal ambassador accesorised her adorable curls with an equally winsome diamond bow barrette.
First things first, we’re going to need to know the foundation Katherine Langford’s wearing on the red carpet stat. After that, we’re coming for the actress’ blush recommendations because this hot pink hue is everything.
Kat Graham looked like a raging fire on the Cannes red carpet with her voluminous scarlet tulle dress anchoring her bronze eye makeup.
The model nailed the glossy look top-to-toe with her brunette locks slicked into a wet-look updo, a glaze of lip gloss accentuating her pout, and a dewy complexion.
Skriver channeled her inner rock ‘n roll goddess on the red carpet with edgy negative space eyeliner and a polished, sleekly-styled bob.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and Beauty Heaven.