Ah, Cannes: The sunlit city in the South of France, set before a backdrop of swaying palm trees and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. This effortlessly glamorous locale calls to mind thoughts of Champagne, Brigitte Bardot, and Breton stripes. In other words, it perfectly encapsulates that sense of classic French je ne sais quoi, no?
All of that goes without mentioning the famous Palme d'Or—the coveted gold leaf awarded to the best film at the annual Cannes Film Festival. Of course, the artistic red carpet beauty looks at Cannes deserve their own set of accolades. That's why we've assembled a list of celebs who, in our humble opinion, deserve recognition for redefining 2017's red carpet beauty trends as we know them. Let's call this one Byrdie's Best in Beauty: Cannes Edition. That has a nice ring to it, right? Keep reading to see our favorite looks from celebrity film festival attendees!
We love the way Hailey Baldwin's soft, piecey braid is edged out by her smoky plum eye. Although it's Cannes approved, we're totally stealing this look for a night out.
Model Barbara Palvin turned up at the Cannes amfAR Gala looking every bit fresh and feminine. Her ballerina pink gown was complemented by fresh skin, rosy lips, and fluttery lashes.
We're so used to seeing Winnie Harlow with her sleek black hair that we did a double take upon seeing her with a pixie. And her pretty pink lip is almost too pretty.
No one does classic French-girl beauty like Jeanne Damas. That dreamy matte-red lip almost distracted us from her perfectly undone bangs.
Jasmine Tookes arrived on the red carpet with radiant skin and an allover bronzy-taupe makeup look. We love the way she matched her smoky eye to her shiny lip.
Camila Morrone's makeup may be stunning, but we can't get past her painfully cool haircut. We're taking this picture to the salon so we too can have an effortless, textured shag.
Diane Kruger's icy-blond hair kind of complements those diamonds in her ears, no? A soft, textured hairstyle and a charcoal smoky eye made for a stunning juxtaposition.
We're seriously feeling Sofia Richie's pared-down, glowy look.
Okay, this is getting ridiculous: Can anyone explain how these celebs are so seamlessly pulling off no-makeup makeup on the red carpet? (Aside from, well, genetics?)
Don't ask us how, but the dichotomy between an ultra-glam pink sequined dress and minimal makeup somehow works. Just leave it to Irina Shayk.
Victoria's Secret model Nadine Leopold looks every bit the part with this all-red ensemble.
How gorgeous is Jourdan Dunn's golden glow? Get the look with Charlotte Tilbury's Beach Stick ($45) in Ibiza.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: That platinum buzz was made for Kristen Stewart. (And we're loving how it contrasts her sultry eye makeup here.)
We're seriously coveting Arizona Muse's ultra-dewy skin.
Consider this your perfect summer beauty look. As Elle Fanning demonstrates, it doesn't have to be all about the bronze.
A topknot on the red carpet? Kendall Jenner figured out how to dress up our favorite don't-care hairstyle.
Lily Collins's mountain of curls almost makes you want to try a perm, doesn't it?
We're loving the way Sara Sampaio's deep-red pout contrasts the white lace of her gown.
Liu Wen kept it simple with lightly lined eyes and luminescent skin.
Lottie Moss demonstrates the epitome of French-girl chic: a classic cat eye paired with a sleek chignon.
At her Fashion for Relief Gala, Naomi Campbell looked every bit the goddess with glowing skin and a sleek half-up 'do.
Nicole Kidman played up her creamy complexion with a gorgeous red lip and slightly shimmery eyes.
Allow Bella Hadid to offer a subtle yet thoroughly modern spin on the classic cat eye: By defining the inner waterline with the same black liner, the look takes on a particularly feline-esque aesthetic.
Rihanna's '90s-inspired sunnies might be the main event here, but the rose gold–tinged eyes and lips definitely bring the whole ensemble together.
Lily Collins proves time and again that "classic" never has to be synonymous with "boring." We're loving her lavender eye shadow and slightly rumpled locks.
We're noting this for our next night out: Thylane Blondeau's winged smoky shadow and slicked-back locks pair together perfectly.
We will never be over Michelle Williams's platinum pixie, but it's especially striking when paired with heavily lined eyes and rust-colored lips.
Bella Hadid never fails to give us cat-eye envy. Just look at that inky, mile-long swoop. Celebrity makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani used the Dior Diorshow Art Pen 095 ($33) and finished off with two coats of the new Pump 'n' Volume Mascara ($30). (PS: We can't help but call out that gigantic jewel around her neck. Is anyone else reminded of the "Heart of the Ocean" from Titanic?)
Naomie Harris went for soft and smoky with blended brown shadow and loose, effortless waves. It's a red carpet look after our own hearts.
Lily-Rose Depp looked every bit the Grecian goddess at the Cannes opening ceremony, donning a white and gold gown paired with a striking cat eye and breezy, wavy hair.
Amber Valletta styled her deep side part and slick hair with a peachy monochrome makeup look. She was polished and poised down to the last detail.
Elle Fanning does ballerina couture better than anyone, and the Cannes red carpet was no exception. Sure, her high bun, heavy winged liner, and pink lipstick were amazing, but we honestly can't get past her flawless skin.
It looks like Emily Ratajkowski took major inspiration from Bella Hadid's 2016 look. Are baby bangs the new Cannes red carpet mainstay? Either way, she looked like a modern-day, bronzed Audrey Hepburn.
French actress Marion Cotillard did the impossible. Somehow, she perfected the art of no-makeup red carpet makeup. We know that sounds like an oxymoron, but the evidence is clear. Bright, glowy skin with a hint of eyeliner and gloss shadow were all it took.
Deepika Padukone's emerald eyes are everything. If you're dying to try this for yourself (like we are), we like Giorgio Armani's Eye Tint in Emeraude ($39). It's a smooth, lightweight formula with just a hint of shimmer.
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