Cannes 2019: The Best Skin, Hair and Makeup on the Red Carpet

Selena Gomez, Amber Heard and more.
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The annual Cannes Film Festival just wrapped—and after the craziness of the Met Gala, it was a welcome change of pace!

On this red carpet, you won't find any spiky lashes, colourful eyebrows or beehive hairdos. Instead, the crowd of models and movie stars served up fresh skin, elegant updos and an array of sophisticated eye and lip looks.

Keep scrolling for all the hair and makeup you need to see. We've got a lot to cover!

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner 2019

Selena Gomez at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner.

Selena Gomez Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner 2019

Close-up of Selena Gomez at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner.

Selena, it's been a while! She looks adorable in graphic cat eyes with a bold red lip and a sleek updo. Note the natural brows and the soft texture of the lashes.

Selena is wearing: MoisturizerFoundation in Y270Concealer in Light 23 • Powder in Siren 52 • Bronzer in Tan-Tastic 104 • Blush in Flesh & Fantasy 506 • Eyeshadow in Flashlight • Liquid liner in Blacquer • Mascara in Noir • Lipstick in Oh Miley 200

Amber Heard

Amber Heard Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Amber Heard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

Amber Heard Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Amber Heard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

Amber matched her lipstick and eyeshadow to her dress, and I love this burgundy colour on her. She also pulls off the slicked-back hair. I just don't like the obvious faux freckles or heavy lashes.

Amber is wearing: Lipstick in Cacao Crush and Tasty Ruby

Amber Heard Les Miserables Cannes premiere 2019

Amber Heard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Les Misérables.'

Amber Heard Les Miserables Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Amber Heard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Les Misérables.'

Here, Amber wears a tight, sculptural updo with peachy lips and cheeks and brown smoky eyes. There's quite a bit of contouring, but it's well diffused.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner 2019

Shailene Woodley at the 2019 Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner.

Shailene Woodley Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner 2019

Close-up of Shailene Woodley at the 2019 Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner.

I'm so glad Shailene ditched the bangs and brown-black hair! This shade, in a simple centre part, is so flattering on her, and I love the matte orange lipstick.

Shailene Woodley Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Shailene Woodley at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Shailene Woodley Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Shailene Woodley at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Shailene's smoky eyes are mesmerizing—and because there's no liner, they don't seem heavy. I just would have blended the contour and lip liner some more.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning The Dead Don't Die Cannes premiere 2019

Elle Fanning at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Elle Fanning The Dead Don't Die Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Elle Fanning at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Elle looks like an absolute doll in this side-parted big bun with classic red lipstick and black liner. Her skin is so flawless!

Elle Fanning Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Elle Fanning at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Elle Fanning Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Close-up of Elle Fanning at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Even though this was just before she fainted (!!), Elle is gorgeous in these kitten eyes and peachy lipstick. I'm not so crazy about the half-up hair, though.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Chopard Love Party 2019

Priyanka Chopra at the 2019 Chopard Love Party.

Priyanka Chopra Chopard Love Party 2019

Close-up of Priyanka Chopra at the 2019 Chopard Love Party.

I love how Priyanka is always experimenting with different makeup looks, like this bright baby blue liner. With subdued rose lips and cheeks, it really pops! (I just want to get the clump out of that one eyelash!)

Priyanka Chopra Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Priyanka Chopra at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Priyanka Chopra Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Priyanka Chopra at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

For this look, Priyanka went a little vampier, wearing long waves with a rich raspberry lipstick and an open-space cat eye. 

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes photocall 2019

Margot Robbie at the 2019 Cannes photocall for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Margot Robbie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes photocall 2019

Close-up of Margot Robbie at the 2019 Cannes photocall for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Margot skipped eye makeup (except for mascara) in favour of a rosy blush and a contoured lip, which has almost become her signature. But the limp hair and undone braids aren't doing her any favours!

Léa Seydoux

Lea Seydoux Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Léa Seydoux at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Lea Seydoux Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Close-up of Léa Seydoux at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Léa is always my favourite at Cannes, what with looks like this one. The curled-under bob, cool-toned red lipstick and orangey shadow (no liner!) are so chic.

Penélope Cruz

Penelope Cruz Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Penélope Cruz at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

Penelope Cruz Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Penélope Cruz at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

Penélope is all bronzy and glowy in this light orange lipstick, matching blush and copper shadow. The false lashes are a little chunky, but not bad.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore The Dead Don't Die Cannes premiere 2019

Julianne Moore at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Julianne Moore The Dead Don't Die Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Julianne Moore at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Dead Don't Die.'

Julianne went with her usual soft plum tones for her smoky eyes, pairing them with a sheer pink blush and lip gloss.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Dua Lipa at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Dua Lipa Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Dua Lipa at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

I love how fresh Dua's skin looks—like she just had a facial! Her brows are incredible, but the lashes I find a bit too over-the-top.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Dakota Fanning at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Dakota Fanning Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Close-up of Dakota Fanning at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Usually, flowers in your hair can look very "bridal," but Dakota makes them fashion. The silver eyeshadow is perfectly ethereal.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner 2019

Rita Ora at the 2019 Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner.

Rita Ora Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner 2019

Close-up of Rita Ora at the 2019 Charles Finch Filmmakers Dinner.

I'm loving Rita's voluminous ponytail with face-framing pieces. Her skin looks amazing, too, but I wish the brows were more feathery.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Bryce Dallas Howard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Bryce Dallas Howard Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Bryce Dallas Howard at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Bryce matched her lipstick to her hair, proving that redheads can wear (orangey) red. The updo with bangs is really cute on her.

Charli XCX

Charli XCX Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Charli XCX at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Charli XCX Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Charli XCX at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

This won't be for everyone, but I actually love it! The thick, graphic eyeliner and straight bangs give Charli such a unique and edgy look. It helps that her skin is peaches and cream perfection.

Chloë Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner 2019

Chloë Sevigny at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner.

Chloe Sevigny Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner 2019

Close-up of Chloë Sevigny at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Gala Dinner.

Chloë did the exact same look last year—bare skin with a tight updo, red lipstick and lashes—but it still works!

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai A Hidden Life Cannes premiere 2019

Aishwarya Rai at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'A Hidden Life.'

Aishwarya Rai A Hidden Life Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Aishwarya Rai at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'A Hidden Life.'

With Aishwarya, it's all about playing up those beautiful eyes. I like that she used the same shimmery warm copper on her lids and lips. 

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Marion Cotillard at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

Marion Cotillard Chopard Trophy Event 2019

Close-up of Marion Cotillard at the 2019 Chopard Trophy Event.

I love Marion, and this rich red lipstick and soft eye makeup. But you now what would make it better? Giving the brows some texture (so they're not so drawn on), and a peach blush (the pink is too cool-toned).  

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Olivia Culpo at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Olivia Culpo Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Olivia Culpo at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Olivia looks a bit out of place with her heavy contouring and lashes... not to mention her hard posing! But I will say that she has nice skin.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima Oh Mercy Cannes premiere 2019

Adriana Lima at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Oh Mercy!'

Adriana Lima Oh Mercy Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Adriana Lima at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Oh Mercy!'

As usual, Adriana looks straight out of a magazine even in real life. The blush is a little bit '80s, but she wears it well.

Adriana Lima Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Adriana Lima at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Adriana Lima Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Adriana Lima at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

I don't know what it is, but this one reminds me of an '00s Megan Fox! I love Adriana's vivid strawberry lip colour here.

Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli Fontana The Best Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Isabeli Fontana at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

Isabeli Fontana The Best Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Isabeli Fontana at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

I think Isabeli has one of the most creative and beautiful makeup looks: a bold reddish copper all the way up to her brows, with a creamy medium cool pink on her lips (and no blush). I'm obsessed!

Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Jasmine Tookes at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Jasmine Tookes Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Jasmine Tookes at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Jasmine couldn't look more elegant in this ladylike updo and tone-on-tone makeup. I love the pop of brighter blush (but perhaps her lips don't need to be overlined).

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio Les Miserables Cannes premiere 2019

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Les Misérables.'

Alessandra Ambrosio Les Miserables Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Les Misérables.'

Hooray, Alessandra did a red lip! She rarely does colour, but it's so pretty on her with this loose updo and her signature cat eyes.

Alessandra is wearing: FoundationBronzer in HoolaBlush • Eyeshadow in Soft Ochre • Eyeshadow in Friendcation • False lashes • Lipstick in Uncensored

Ming Xi

Ming Xi The Best Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Ming Xi at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

Ming Xi The Best Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Ming Xi at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

Ming looks like she is lit from within! Her luminous skin, bold cat eyes, straight natural brows and peach lips are stunning.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Kendall Jenner Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Kendall chose a rose palette for her blush, lip gloss and eyeshadow, with a swipe of black liner to make her eyes pop. Her skin is looking super flawless these days.

Josephine Skriver

Josephine Skriver Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Josephine Skriver at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Josephine Skriver Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Josephine Skriver at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Oh, how I love Josephine in a vampy lipstick. For added drama, she sculpted her lids with a bold brown shadow, but skipped liner to keep it modern.

Duckie Thot

Duckie Thot Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Duckie Thot at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Duckie Thot Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Duckie Thot at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Duckie wins for the most unexpected and fun makeup look—an all-metallic theme with shades of blue, green, purple, yellow and pink. So great with her blunt bangs!

Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Sara Sampaio at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Sara Sampaio Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Sara Sampaio at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Sara makes a strong case for tightlining with this black liner, worn with a smoky dark brown shadow. Since she kept the rest of her face (and hair) natural, it doesn't look heavy.

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Natasha Poly at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Natasha Poly Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Natasha Poly at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Who knew a glittery veil could look so cool? But Natasha didn't stop at that; she also did a bright purple shadow all the way around her eyes. I think the lashes are unnecesary, though.

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Taylor Hill at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Taylor Hill Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Taylor Hill at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Taylor is channeling the '80s with a big mane of curls, brown-toned makeup and her signature thick brows. If you look closely, you'll notice she has copper in her waterlines.

Izabel Goulart

Izabel Goulart Oh Mercy Cannes premiere 2019

Izabel Goulart at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Oh Mercy!'

Izabel Goulart Oh Mercy Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Izabel Goulart at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Oh Mercy!'

Izabel embraced a matchy-matchy look, and this black cherry lipstick is great on her. I'm glad she kept her eye makeup soft.

Martha Hunt

Martha Hunt The Best Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Martha Hunt at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

Martha Hunt The Bet Years of a Life Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Martha Hunt at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'The Best Years of a Life.'

Martha played up her eyes with a dusting of gold shadow and jet-black lashes. The coral lipstick is a great shade for her, but her skin looks a bit inflamed. Maybe it's just the light.

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Doutzen Kroes at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Doutzen Kroes Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Doutzen Kroes at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Doutzen went super dramatic with her makeup, choosing a smoky black shadow, brushed-up brows and red lipstick. I find this too heavy, especially with her fair colouring. 

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Winnie Harlow at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Winnie Harlow Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Winnie Harlow at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

I can't say I've ever seen neon pink eyeshadow with orange eyeliner in the lower waterlines. But Winnie makes it look pretty good! I just wish her lashes and brows were more natural.

Elsa Hosk

Elsa Hosk Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Elsa Hosk at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

Elsa Hosk Cannes amfAR Gala 2019

Close-up of Elsa Hosk at the 2019 Cannes amfAR Gala.

As usual, Elsa made her eyes the focus with defined lashes, brushed-up brows and shading in the crease and along the lower lashes. I love the casual, beachy hair.

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Coco Rocha at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Coco Rocha Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Coco Rocha at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'

Coco is wearing the most artistic pair of cat eyes I've ever seen! Notice how her brows were bleached, to help show them off, and she skipped obvious blush.

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Bella Hadid at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

Bella Hadid Pain and Glory Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Bella Hadid at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Pain and Glory.'

I'm not sure about the curly updo, but I love seeing Bella in a red lipstick for a change. Also, whatever's on her eyes (it looks like an eye gloss of some kind?) is amazing.

Bella Hadid Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Bella Hadid at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Bella Hadid Rocketman Cannes premiere 2019

Close-up of Bella Hadid at the 2019 Cannes premiere of 'Rocketman.'

Unfortunately, Bella showed up here looking very, very tweaked. Her face literally looks like it's being pulled up at the sides! Why didn't she quit while she was ahead?!

Who had your favourite (and least favourite) beauty look on this red carpet?

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