10 posts tagged "Cannes Film Festival"
The 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival is officially under way, and the first beauty trend to emerge on the red carpet is volume. Jury member Kate Beckinsale took Spring’s bigger-is-better mantra with her to the South of France, calling on Frédéric Fekkai’s Adir Abergel to give her the height and structure necessary to balance the full chiffon skirt from her Marchesa gown at the Robin Hood premiere last night. “It’s a slight homage to the 1950′s pompadour,” said Abergel—so rest assured no Jersey Shore-worthy Bumpits came into play as he coiffed. Instead, the stylist relied on Fekkai’s Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel to give Beckinsale some boost at the root and its Full Blown Volume Styling Whip to coat the length of her hair through the ends. Abergel also used Velcro rollers during the drying process to add extra body and movement to the classic French twist, which was secured with bobby pins. Beckinsale’s highlights make the finger-combed style slightly Elvira-esque, but in a classy Côte d’Azur-appropriate kind of way—don’t you think?
Diane Kruger has become something of a master at changing up her look from photo call to film premiere since the press junket for Inglourious Basterds began way back in May at Cannes. Her appearance yesterday in Germany proved no exception, as the actress took a taupe-y mauve smoky eye from day to night, pinning her soft beach waves into a sleek forties-era style and slapping on a deep berry lip for a complete day-to-night transformation. Which look do you prefer?
Despite her glamorous lineage and a head-to-toe Balenciaga habit, Charlotte Gainsbourg often champions a no-frills makeup look on the red carpet. But she amped up her typically fresh face for the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, where she picked up a Best Actress nod for her work in Antichrist. Her peachy flush and neutral pout are courtesy of Dior’s Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera and Dior Addict Lip Color in Beige Négligée, respectively. We applaud her general “less is more” beauty mantra, but think even the slightest bit of color suits her. You?
When we spotted Eva Green on the red carpet at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit last night in Cannes, it was something of a record screecher. There was the delicate-featured, fair-skinned Bond girl attempting what to us looked like an homage to Marc Jacobs’ eighties club kids—with elongated smoky eyes and high hair to boot. We saw it as a perfect example of runway trends not translating in reality, although perhaps you appreciated her, um, “edginess” in the sea of predictable glitz and glamour?
In the second Cannes “red lipstick-off” of the week, we bring you Asia Argento’s glossy true pigment vs. Angelina Jolie’s matte sheer stain. Feel free to voice your feelings on the merits of one or the other below, and if anyone also wants to take a moment to discuss Argento’s other-worldly skin, we’re game.