It's Here: The Best Beauty Looks at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Updated 05/12/18

The Cannes Film Festival has kicked off, right on the heels of the Met Gala in New York. For over 71 years, Cannes has welcomed strikingly gorgeous beauty looks worn by celebs and models alike who are at the festival to promote their new films. Behind the scenes, the deals are made and the fate of a film's future is sealed. But while that's going on, our attention is drawn to the celebs who sashay and pose on the festival's iconic red carpet, showcasing everything from elegant up 'dos to breathtaking makeup looks.

Even though the festival has just begun, we've already spotted some seriously good hair and makeup looks that will be inspiring our summer party looks this year. Keep your eyes locked on this gallery for all the inspo—major glam is on the way.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Julianne Moore
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Julianne Moore knows the key to a winning red carpet look is all about balance. Here she pairs classic red lip and liner with a soft and low-key topknot. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Kristen Stewart
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Kristen Stewart has just upped the smoky-eye game for everyone. Pure cat-eye perfection.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Penelope Cruz
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Sometimes less really is more—Penelope Cruz knows that. A side-swept parting and a little kohl liner… simple perfection. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Chris Lee
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Chris Lee's super shiny, blue-grey hair looks incredible. We also love how she has chosen a softer dark-brown liner shade rather than a harsh black hue. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Xenia Tchoumitcheva
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At first look, this is all very Princess Leia, but Xenia Tchoumitcheva's black under-eye liner, underscored by a slick of bronze is inspired. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Leomie Anderson
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Model Leomie Anderson serving up a sleek parting and fierce eye look.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Bella Hadid
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How gorgeous does Bella Hadid's look here? We're obsessed with her easy curls and soft brown shadow that brings out the green in her eyes. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Petra Němcová
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Note to self: Experiment with straightened hair again, à la Petra Němcová.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Amber Heard
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Amber Heard got the same memo as Julianne Moore that says a textured topknot softens an ultra classic makeup look. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Thylane Blondeau
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Thylane Blondeau's monochromatic peachy makeup look and textured hair, combined with the kohl smoked liner are giving us serious rock-chic vibes. 

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Lupita Nyong'o
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Lupita Nyong'o's glam here manages to be both classic and modern at the same time. Now that's smart beauty.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Stella Maxwell
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How much do you love Stella Maxwell's double looped up 'do? We're definitely trying it.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Araya Hargate
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We can't draw our eyes away from Araya Hargate's incredible bushy brows. It is worth looking a little south, though, because her eyes, dappled with gold and those feathery false lashes are pretty amazing as well.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 Best Beauty Looks: Josephine Skriver
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Not a fan of a full-on smoky eye? Switch from charcoal to a softer lilac smoke like Josephine Skriver instead. 

Keep checking back here for more Cannes beauty looks as the festival unfolds. 

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