The Cannes Film Festival is the ultimate glamorous event on the movie calendar, set in the luxurious French Riviera. It’s not just a celebration of filmmaking, but also a platform to showcase the best films and preview upcoming releases. The festival has a reputation for launching the careers of top actors, directors, and producers, making it a highly anticipated and prestigious affair. Surrounded by the stunning Cote D’Azur with its extravagant yachts, lavish hotels, and exquisite cuisine, the festival spans two weeks in May and sets the stage for the dreamiest beauty trends leading into summer. While Cannes often features timeless classic looks, we’ve also witnessed some beautifully daring and experimental beauty moments.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourite beauty moments from the 2023 Cannes Film Festival:

1. Mermaid waves

Continuing the mermaid-core trend, Naomi Campbell showed us how to rock mermaid waves with confidence. Her butt-grazing crimped waves would make Ariel proud. It’s a bold and enchanting hairstyle that embodies the essence of summer.

2. Super glossy lips

If you’re not a fan of matte lips, don’t worry! This year, we saw plenty of ultra-glossy, jelly lip looks in vibrant shades like coral, tangerine, berry, and peach. It’s a fun and fresh trend for summer, and Jennifer Lawrence effortlessly showcased its delicate and elegant appeal on the red carpet.

3. Bold lips

Beauty rules are meant to be broken, and Iris Law took it to the extreme. She opted for completely bare eyelids with a subtle coat of mascara, allowing her statement berry lips to steal the scene.

4. Lazy hair

Lily-Rose Depp embraced elegance in her little black Chanel tweed mini dress, but she kept things cool and relaxed with her lazy hair look

5. Soft smokey eyes

Smoky eyes can feel heavy during summer, but Blackpink’s Rosé showed us a lighter approach. Her sheer, gauzy smoky eye focused on the top lash line, diffusing into wispy, barely-there perfection. It’s an ethereal look that adds just the right amount of drama.

6. Whimsical hair

Fancy occasions shouldn’t always be serious, and Helen Mirren’s blue updo is a testament to that. This modern rebel Marie Antoinette-inspired hairstyle embraces the mermaid-core trend with its blue shade. It’s a playful and whimsical choice that adds a touch of magic to any look.

7. Max-liner

If you love winged liner, why not take it up a notch? Ashlee Simpson did just that by opting for a chunky black cat-eye liner to complement her all-black gown. It’s a striking choice that adds a touch of drama and edge to any red-carpet look.


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