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The Best Beauty Moments From the 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Fresh off the French red carpet.

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After being canceled last year for the first time since WWII, the Cannes film festival has just wrapped up. The annual film festival is always guaranteed to bring glamour and compelling cinema and, from the looks of the red carpet appearances this year, celebrities were eager to make an impression after a year of wearing sweatpants.

The elegant occasion calls for fittingly fabulous hair and makeup looks, which 2021 more than delivered. Whether you’re a film or fashion lover (or both), these are the moments to take note of from your favorite actors and their similarly famous friends.

Andie MacDowell

Andie MacDowell’s grey hair at Cannes was the hair color transformation moment many of us were waiting for.

Jodie Turner-Smith


Jodie Turner-Smith’s dramatic up-do and smokey eye was a winning combo.

Helen Mirren

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Helen Mirren wore a playful bright red lip and a checkered headband to The Velvet Underground screening.

Bella Hadid

The avant-garde lung necklace might get all the attention in this look, but we also can’t stop thinking about this architectural high bun and immaculate glam.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain celebrated 10 years since her first Cannes appearance with a low pony and matching garnet lips and nails.

Nicolas Maury

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Nicolas Maury attended the Benedetta screening with an iconic wet-hair look and a dragon-esque ear cuff.

Iris Law

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Gen Z icon Iris Law showed off her new platinum blonde buzz.

Didi-Stone Olomidé

Didi-Stone’s hair and blush contour hit all the right notes for this perfect 1970s cosplay.

Soo Joo Park

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Soo Joo Park’s smokey winged eyeshadow contrasted beautifully with her bright and breezy platinum blonde hair.

Haley Lu Richardson

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Haley Lu looked beautiful and beaming in a berry pink lip and coordinating floral headpiece.

Paola Locatelli

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Model and YouTuber Paola Locatelli nailed this curly up-do.

Marion Cotillard

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Cannes mainstay Marion Cotillard made the case for a sweeping side part to show off strategically placed ear cuffs.

Gemma Chan

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Chan’s Euphoria-esque eye gems elevated an otherwise classic makeup look.

Cindy Bruna

French model Cindy Bruna’s glossy blunt fringe showed us how to do bangs to the nth degree.

Coco Rocha

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Coco Rocha gave us drama at Cannes by matching the energy of her burgundy Dior gown with a dramatic cat-eye look and sculptural braided updo.

Kat Graham

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This year at Cannes, Graham proved herself the queen of matching her dress color to her eye makeup with this crisp white eyeliner look.

Luma Grothe

Luma Grothe gave us ’60s glam with this updo and baby bangs hairstyle by L’Oréal Paris hair artist Stephane Lancien.

Timothee Chalamet and Tilda Swilton

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We can’t talk about the hair at Cannes without mentioning Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swilton’s equally voluminous cropped cuts.

Chiara Ferragni

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We loved Ferragni’s face-framing baby braids, the ultimate hot girl summer trend.

Regina King

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Regina King’s Rope Braided Bun was styled by Unilever global haircare brand ambassador Lacy Redway using Nexxus and TRESemmé. You know what they say about the higher the hair.

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