From updos to bobs, smokey eyes to minimal looks, the Cannes red carpet blew us all away with the fantabulous range of fashion and beauty on display. Check out StyleSpeak’s favourite looks here.

The illustrious Cannes Film Festival in France has always been known for its auteurs and actors, films and filmgoers. But before the film begins, audiences across the world watch in awe at the artistes’ looks on the red carpet. Novel hair and makeup looks were all the rage at this year’s Cannes. Keep reading to find some of the best looks.   

1.Simone Ashley – Black Swan

This Bridgerton starlet made headlines with her little black ruffled dress, accompanied by a long, flowing train. She pulled off a twist on the classic updo with an artistically styled top section and knot in the back. For her makeup, Simone chose a twist on the classic smokey eye, with crisp eyebrows, burnt sienna eyeshadow, and heavy contour. A matte maroon lip wrapped up the look, complementing her skin tone.


2.Joey King – Bold Buttercup

Joey King shocked all. Her first look, featuring long, flowing blonde hair, was replaced by a dramatically short bob on closing night. Reportedly, hairstylist Dimitri Giannetos used a wig for the actress during the opening ceremony, cutting it into the “Prada Bob” before the closing red carpet. The stylist recommends L’Oreal Paris products, especially the Le Colour One Step Toning Hair Gloss, for the sleek finish. Joey’s sharp winged liner and soft pink lips finished out the old-Hollywood themed look.

3.Anya Taylor-Joy – Dark and Dramatic

Anya Taylor-Joy, playing the titular character in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, impressed all with all her red carpet looks. Notably, her May 16th Photo Call look stood out, not just for the beaded, flapper era-reminiscent headpiece but also the smudged, smokey makeup look to go with it. The actress’ smudged, smokey eyes, rimmed with black shadow, stood out against her pale skin and hair. A matte, pink lip completed the look.

4.Michelle Yeoh – Timeless Elegance

Michelle Yeoh has been making waves in Hollywood for her stellar movie appearances, and her fashion and beauty game has kept up. Michelle’s stunning green ruched dress, wrap, and opera gloves were the height of sophistication. The sleek, slicked-back hair look worked well with the subtle smokey eye and nude lip. Altogether, Michelle single-handedly revived red carpet luxury with this look.

5.Naomi Campbell – Vintage Vibrance

Curly hair is here to stay! Supermodel Naomi Campbell walked the red carpet with loose, voluminous curls, wowing the audience with her vintage look. Her bold, ravishing vintage Chanel dress was patterned with cutouts, a throwback to when she wore the same dress 28 years earlier. A glossy nude lip and shimmery eyeshadow and highlighter truly brought the look together.

6.Sobhita Dhulipala – Pretty in Purple

It would be a crime not to include our favourite Indian supermodel and actress on this list! Sobhita Dhulipala exuded 70s glam with statement earrings paired with a shimmery purple jumpsuit. Her hair was left down in a flowing crown of waves, and her shimmery purple eye makeup tied together the monochromatic look.

7.Diane Kruger – Old Hollywood Glam

This German actress never fails to make heads turn on the red carpet, and this year was no different. Her olive-green gown was stunning, but it was no match for the hair and makeup look. Her mullet-like hair style, paired with stiff waves at the front, channeled old Hollywood at its peak. Complementing the bold look, her makeup was left subtle, with soft pink lips and nude tones on the eyes.

8.Bella Hadid – Back in Black

Picking a favourite Bella Hadid Cannes look might just be impossible, because all of them have been absolute stunners! We picked this black Versace dress especially for the unique hair and makeup look that went along with it. Bella’s hair was tightly pulled back into an ethereal updo, with bouncy curls trailing her. This unconventional hairstyle emphasized her angular face structure and allowed her shimmery, cinched dress to shine. Her makeup was kept subtle and monochromatic, brown shades highlighting her vivid eyes.

9.Winnie Harlow – Cowboy Chic

A glossy nude lip, seamless contour, and sharp winged liner is a timeless, makeup look, but model Winnie Harlow truly elevated the classic on the Cannes red carpet this year. The actress’ long, loosely wavy hair was tied together in a low ponytail, allowing the fashionista-cowboy style hair and outfit to shine.

10.Coco Rocha – Floral Fantasy

Coco Rocha’s sculpture-like floral dress was a gorgeous addition to the Cannes red carpet. Adding to her shrubbery-themed outfit, her eyes were rimmed with metallic green shimmer and sharp winged eyeliner. The peachy lip and blush were an understated, but essential part of the look, allowing the eyes to stand out and shine. Thematic consistency was the name of the game as Coco’s sleek updo ended in a rosette-shaped bun.