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The Best Beauty Looks from the 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Marion Cotillard. Image: Getty

As the first week of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival wraps, it’s clear that breezy beauty looks were preferred over heavy glamor. Stars opted for fresher makeup looks and swept-back hair to counter the French summer humidity, to easily take them from press photocall to red carpet.

Iris Law

Iris Law. Image: courtesy of Dior

With her bold blonde buzzcut, the acting newcomer stood out with a full Dior beauty look, with an eye-enhancing warm neutral eye, and on-trend stained lip.

Jessica Chastain


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Marking the 10 year anniversary of her first Cannes red carpet appearance, the Molly’s Game actress wore her red tresses back in a chic low pony, paired with a deep red lipstick.

Bella Hadid


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The Palestinian-Dutch model has consistently stunned at this year’s festival, turning out elevated beauty to match a couture wardrobe. The dramatic Dior beauty contour with a twisted chignon and icy cut-crease eye was the perfect foil to her monochrome Jean Paul Gaultier dress.

Diane Kruger


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Accessorizing her half-up coiff with a black velvet bow, Kruger stunned in a Charlotte Tilbury rose gold eye look, with face-sculpting hints of bronze layered over cheekbones.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard. Image: Getty

With her brunette locks swept off her face in a vintage-inspired twist, the French actor and Cannes favorite paired her Chanel denim gown with an intense copper eye – this summer’s new metallic – and a sweet sweep of petal pink blush.

Tina Kunakey


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Securing her signature curls under a bold purple hood, the French model chose a sharp centre part for her smoothed out look, along with a subtly illuminated natural skin finish.

Luma Grothe

The L’Oreal spokesmodel went for full evening glam mixed with on-trend Tiktoker, with a chic side fringe and tightlined eyes, plus brushed up brows and a rose-nude lip.

Andie Macdowell


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Wowing with her mane of lush grey curls, the American made a major beauty statement and opted for a silvery smoky eye to off-set her natural hair color.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel. Image: Instagram

The Victoria’s Secret angel dared the humidity with her poker-straight hair and chic centre part, with glowing skin and a shimmering wash of rose quartz across eyes.

Nidhi Sunil


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Wearing a modern take on the classic winger liner, the Indian actress and L’Oreal ambassador choose a toffee brown lip to accent her hair’s summery highlights.

Lou Doillon


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The French actress and singer wore her hair tousled and loose, with her fringe just gazing her eyes, for a breezy red carpet look.

Dame Helen Mirrin

A bright spot on the festival’s red carpet, the celebrated icon’s yellow dress was flattered by glowing skin and a hint of rose across eyes and lips.

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