Our Beauty Directors edit of the best hair and makeup from the Cannes Film Festival 2014
While they're at Cannes watching the films (for 'watching' read 'sneaking out immediately to attend a yacht party'), we're watching their Cannes beauty choices make their way down the red carpet. This is our Beauty Directors edit of the best. Julianne Moore makes it to the hit list three times, she looked that good.
Sofia keeps her hair and make-up effortlessly simple so as not to detract from her printed gown. Wise woman.
Natasha shows exactly how to wear a full-on liner flick - with minimal make-up elsewhere.
Another example of colour blocking put to best use. Red hair, red lips, red carpet, sold.
Classic red lip, check; perfect highlighting, check; retro waves, check. Beachy braid... Amber Heard turns red carpet hair styling on its head and we like it.
Red carpet pro Uma Thurman shows how it is done with an undone up 'do and a soft smoky eye.
Star of The Artist Berenice Bejo has gone appropriately colour-free to the red carpet, but she doesn't need it. The smile is key, but that aside, those power brows! Look at them!
SO red carpet worthy we've focused on Julianne repeatedly, but this is the perfect example of wedding makeup (which is always translatable to red carpet). Natural but beyond beautiful and ramped up for the photographs. Too natural and it doesn't show up at all.
Another double hit, Blake can basically do anything with her hair and makeup and totally transform herself. Super sleek with an oversized chignon bun and sophisticated red lip. She just looks so effortlessly reflective of her bank balance. Expensive red carpet look perfected
So Bright! So perky! A nice newish look for Lara, the fluro pink needs little more than a gentle hair tousle and a nonchalant peachy pink lip with liner. Which she knows of course, being Lara Stone
She's back. We always say you need shiny hair to properly do red hair justice. Shining example. Grey smoky eyes and real colour pop blusher are suitably dramatic but daytime appropriate too. This year is Julianne's.
Hair or immaculate curtain of silk-like material? A near impossible feat on a windy coastline, but this takes some serous genetics and we're guessing a fat lot of hairspray. The equally perfect lined eyes and contoured complexion is de rigueur for Aishwarya.
Who knew this woman was suffering from a horrendous hangover when this picture was taken? Well, we did since we heard it from a reliable source so we paid particular attention to the miracle role of her make up. Score. Fresh faced, perfectly contoured to add to said freshness. We can only guess at the industrial level of under eye concealing going on, but all in all, when we're mesmerised by how fabulous she looks, then the hangover-hiding makeup has done its job.
The first rule of red hair: If you have it, please take note and flaunt it. The perfect example of a proper showcase for such a stunning colour. Centre parting, simple loose waves, natural approachable makeup.
Sophisticated, our exact favourite shade of red (matte, deep velvet), and the side sweep that won't go away. This is serious movie star Cara.
Trust us, the front was lovely, but its the unusual details we're interested in. An irregular crown plait that segues into a tidy sleek bun will do the trick. Top marks for making full styling use of the new shorter bob Cate.
Another day, another amazing Blake hair statement. This time a fat rope plait for the Grace of Monaco premiere. Playful, Lively (sorry) interesting, nicely teamed with our kind of going out makeup - a tonne of lashes and baby pink lips.
What is this lip? It's colour sourcery - matte but 3D and so glowing you almost don't notice that exceptional blowdry. Fine work Freida.
The Hunger Games premiere called for a style refresher (aside from that emerald green dress. A proper redhead can never beat an emerald green dress), with an ELLE favourite topknot. It's almost as if she did it herself. Almost. Aside from the immaculate execution and very very glamourous classic makeup.
We are so not used to seeing Lea so scrubbed up that we almost didn't recognise her. She does it well though, a tricky combo of full on lip, eye and cheeks, PLUS maximalist earrings and that bright hair, bright dress combo, but somehow it works.
A fine example of the banana socket. The what, you ask? See that line of brown shadow between brow and lash line - right in the middle of the socket. It's slightly reminiscent of the pattern on a banana skin, it's pretty much banana shaped. Possibly not showcased on a red carpet since the 60's. Which is exactly why we love it on Suki.
We have a winner. Trust a supermodel to go alternative with her eye makeup. Over-dramatic winged smoke has the potential to look a little frightening on the genetically-normal, but Natasha can do anything, lets face it. Good choice to team with simple but super-sleek up do.
This look just makes us happy. As happy as Marion looks. The mad colourful dress did not deter her from still more colour on the lips, but it's light and fresh and offset by the boyish version of a 40's fingerwave that we haven't seen much of lately. So cute, so happy.
Perfect red carpet clash. Bold yes, but and so covetable that 3 members of staff have pledged to wear a Rosario fuchsia gloss to the ELLE drinks this friday.
Classic red carpet look, but just a little bit worn in and more realistic which is why we like it. Because really this is how most of us look at any 'normal' event. A little bit shiny, hair not quite as immaculate as we'd like, a nice attempt at a full on beauty look but natural enough that you still look like you. Graceful, elegant, poised. OK, maybe those last three just apply to Naomi...
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. It's so obviously beautiful there is nothing to add. Hair, yes. Makeup yes. That is all.
ELLE covergirl Suki is pulling out all the stops with her red carpet looks at the moment. Cannes 2014 is no exception with the best representation of Hollywood we've seen so far. Only she's a Londoner. Sleek side-waves and film-noir immaculate makeup as if she'd been dragged through the movie business backwards, and not a film to her name. Yet.