The Cannes Film Festival has kicked off, right on the heels of the Met Gala in New York. For over 71 years, Cannes has welcomed strikingly gorgeous beauty looks worn by celebs and models alike who are at the festival to promote their new films. Behind the scenes, the deals are made and the fate of a film's future is sealed. But while that's going on, our attention is drawn to the celebs who sashay and pose on the festival's iconic red carpet, showcasing everything from elegant up 'dos to breathtaking makeup looks. Even though the festival has just begun, we've already spotted some seriously good hair and makeup looks that will be inspiring our summer party looks this year. Keep your eyes locked on this gallery for all the inspo—major glam is on the way.
Julianne Moore knows the key to a winning red carpet look is all about balance. Here she pairs classic red lip and liner with a soft and low-key topknot.
Kristen Stewart has just upped the smoky-eye game for everyone. Pure cat-eye perfection.
Sometimes less really is more—Penelope Cruz knows that. A side-swept parting and a little kohl liner… simple perfection.
Chris Lee's super shiny, blue-grey hair looks incredible. We also love how she has chosen a softer dark-brown liner shade rather than a harsh black hue.
At first look, this is all very Princess Leia, but Xenia Tchoumitcheva's black under-eye liner, underscored by a slick of bronze is inspired.
Model Leomie Anderson serving up a sleek parting and fierce eye look.
How gorgeous does Bella Hadid's look here? We're obsessed with her easy curls and soft brown shadow that brings out the green in her eyes.
Note to self: Experiment with straightened hair again, à la Petra Němcová.
Amber Heard got the same memo as Julianne Moore that says a textured topknot softens an ultra classic makeup look.
Thylane Blondeau's monochromatic peachy makeup look and textured hair, combined with the kohl smoked liner are giving us serious rock-chic vibes.
Lupita Nyong'o's glam here manages to be both classic and modern at the same time. Now that's smart beauty.
How much do you love Stella Maxwell's double looped up 'do? We're definitely trying it.
We can't draw our eyes away from Araya Hargate's incredible bushy brows. It is worth looking a little south, though, because her eyes, dappled with gold and those feathery false lashes are pretty amazing as well.
Not a fan of a full-on smoky eye? Switch from charcoal to a softer lilac smoke like Josephine Skriver instead.
Keep checking back here for more Cannes beauty looks as the festival unfolds.