In the realm of big-name film festivals, Sundance is essentially the polar opposite of Cannes—whereas the latter is an exercise in A-list glamour and couture, Sundance, which takes place in the ski town of Park City, Utah, is decidedly low-key. It's not abnormal to see some of Hollywood's leading players trudging along in parkas and slush-covered snow boots, and that sensibility and emphasis on comfort carries over to the red carpet as well.
For proof, consider some of our favorite beauty looks from this year's fest: There's Kristen Stewart with her typical lived-in eyeliner, and Chloë Sevigny with her rumpled waves. The only contouring we've seen comes courtesy of cold-flushed cheeks. If you need inspiration on how to do truly effortless beauty, you've come to the right place—and you might just get a few tips on how to winter-proof your hair and makeup, to boot.
Keep scrolling to see our favorite looks from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
With her slicked-back locks and kohl-lined eyes, K.Stew is right in her element at the festival. (She could also be seen in slush-soaked Chucks as she joined a makeshift Women's March in the resort town on Saturday.)
We're loving everything about the rising star's ensemble: The tousled wob, brushed-up brows, and flushed cheeks are simple but oh so pretty.
See this? This is the true meaning of no-makeup makeup. It all starts with glowing, even skin: Get subtle, dewy coverage by mixing a couple drops of liquid foundation with an emollient cream like Embryolisse's Lait Crème Concentré ($16).
Consider this proof that you only need a few deft swipes of liquid liner (and some hair smoothing cream) to bring an entire look together.
The actress and comedian made the case for next-day hair on the red carpet.
In one of the more done-up looks we've seen from the fest, Keough chose a lip color that coordinated nicely with her cheeky hat. After exfoliating and prepping her pout, makeup artist Fabiola used Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26) in Beetroot.
This romantic look would be perfect for Valentine's Day, just sayin'. Makeup artist Emily Cheng put an emphasis on rose-quartz tones, using Artistry Blush ($18) to lightly contour the actress's cheekbones, and a combo of Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Shadow ($82) in Honeymoon and Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize ($32) in Jean on her eyes. She finished off the monochromatic look with a touch of Nars Lipgloss ($26) in Giza on Palmer's lips.
As for how she ensured that the look would withstand the wintry elements, Cheng credits Artistry's Exact Fit Beauty Balm Perfecting Primer ($47), which also gave Palmer's skin a beautifully dewy finish.
Jones knows a beauty commandment we can all get behind: When in doubt, swipe on a red lip.
Browning seems to have gotten the memo that when you're in a frosty clime, it's best to skip lip-chapping products altogether. But a few strokes of brow pencil and amethyst-hued eye makeup—not to mention her flawless complexion—add the perfect amount of polish to this no-fuss look.
Which look is your favorite? Any tips on winter-proofing your makeup? Sound off in the comments below.