The Knockout Hair & Makeup Looks From The Cannes Film Festival That You Need To Know About

Tue, 29 May 2012 8:31AM

With the celebs already fast-tracking it out of the South of France faster than they can say croissant, we thought it was about time we did a mini wrap up to celebrate those who went above and beyond the call of duty to razzle dazzle us with some of the finest hair and makeup choices known to Cannes.

For anyone who works in the beauty or fashion biz, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest highlights on the social calendar and for good reason. Celebrity stylists spend months working with designers to co-ordinate their client’s outfits and gowns, while only the best hair and makeup artists from the globe are called upon to finish off the looks.

Here are a few treat-sized beauty bites from the festival that I strongly suggest you print out and pin on your beauty board right about now…

1. Best All-Rounder: Diane Kruger. 


From old-Hollywood style waves to a neat top bun, smoky eye and nude lip, there wasn’t a hair or makeup look on this beauty that we didn’t like. Call us biased, but she just seems to keep getting more stylish by the minute, no?

2. Most Outstanding Beauty: Natasha Poly


Technically, she’s not an actress, she’s a model, but what she lacks in method acting skills, she sure made up for in the makeup department sporting the most outstanding smoky eye one day, followed by the glossiest of glossy red lips the next.

4. Best use of a hair accessory: Kirsten Dunst and Marrione Cottilard 


There’s no denying that hair accessories are a tricky trend to pull off, but  pick the right one, like these ladies, and they add just the right amount of sweet and quirky to any ‘do. I suggest you hightail it to Lincraft and get thee a hot glue gun and some tiny fake flowers, like, yesterday.

4. Best Performing Nail Colour: Red. 

Sorry nail art, red lacquer is back. And you want race car red, not jaffa-red like last season. The other major trend we noticed was the return to the matching lip and nail combo, but if duo’s aren’t your thing, just keep piling on the shiny top coat and you can’t go wrong. Speaking of trending, ruby and emerald green jewels were also all the range. Think real ’80s Dynasty and you get the pretty picture.


Who was your favourite celeb from the festival?

Where do you stand on hair accessories?  

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  • Posted by: soMuchPretty Master Fan // Tue, 29 May 2012 12:40pm

    Diane Kruger is so gorgeous. She makes it all look so effortless and easy!

  • Posted by: Heather // Tue, 29 May 2012 01:16pm

    Best in show goes to Ms Kruger. She owned Cannes.

  • Posted by: Coconal Master Fan // Tue, 29 May 2012 02:06pm

    I have to agree that Diana Kruger is doing an amazing job of looking effortless gorgeous! I also like that she’s mixed her look up instead of trying the same boring thing over and over.

    I also agree that Natasha Poly looks outstanding, her looks have definitely stood out in my mind, particularly the green dress ensemble! She’s certainly elevated herself into the spotlight!

  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Tue, 29 May 2012 02:17pm

    I loved Diane’s different looks as well, just gorgeous.

  • Posted by: Andy16 Enthusiast // Tue, 29 May 2012 04:56pm

    Diane Kruger – what an amazingly beautiful lady. I do love Natasha Poly in the emerald green though.

    I have a short pixie cut atm so I don’t really like hair accessories but worn on the side with side swept long hair is elegant.

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Wed, 30 May 2012 03:29pm

    Natasha Poly is without a doubt my favourite, she really knows how to rock a red lip. I am not a huge fan of hair accessories, that is, except for donuts that make you look like you have a mass of hair.

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Sun, 3 June 2012 02:15pm

    Diane Kruger looks amazing.
    I love her dress….so very classy.
    Im not really into these necklines that really arnt necklines but are more huge areas lacking fabric and exposing skin

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Sun, 10 June 2012 02:22am

    love natasa polly’s hair and make up in the second pic!

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Thu, 14 June 2012 01:05pm

    judging from these pictures, definately marion.stunning hair and makeup and good use of the hair accesory.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Thu, 28 August 2014 05:34pm

    I love hair accessories. I like most of the looks here, don’t have a favourite.


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