The 2023 Cannes Film Festival: The Top 7 Best Beauty Looks

From feline flicks to statement lips, elegant updos to wet-look waves, keep scrolling to discover our roundup of the best Cannes beauty looks from the 2023 red carpet so far.

Scarlett Johansson at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.

It’s once again that time of year. when the top celebrities from across the world arrive on the French Riviera dressed to the nines for the Cannes Film Festival. And although we’re all about dazzling jewellery and high-end outfits, we’re also looking to the red carpet for beauty inspiration.

The top beauty looks at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival are an enthralling blend of personal flair and current trends. Hair hues of the moment are fashioned in timeless updos, unique haircuts, and new makeup techniques. Above all, it is a celebration of self-expression, exemplified not only by the films themselves but also by how the stars display themselves on the red carpet and during the seemingly unending succession of screenings and parties.

When it comes to makeup, celebrities have been embracing timeless red-carpet classics, opting for classic red tones on their lips, fresh and dewy skin, and softly smoked eyes. These tried-and-true choices add an elegant touch to their overall looks.

The most unforgettable beauty moments? The meticulously beautiful hair and makeup looks of actresses such as Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman to supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Grace Elizabeth, who are simply there to radiate sheer fabulousness.

We are rounding up the most remarkable moments in hair and makeup from the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.


Kate Beckinsale wore a picture-perfect beaded gown from Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2023 couture collection, and Beckinsale completed the ‘fit with a pair of sky-high silver platforms, eye-catching emerald earrings, and a super-high curly ponytail.

Kate Beckinsale at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.


Hosk arrived at the festival wearing a pale blue Viktor & Rolf SS23 couture gown. Makeup artist Hung Vanngo created a ‘60s Cinderella makeup look on the star, which features a soft baby blue shadow on the lid, plus a grey cut crease and doll-like lashes and then tied the look together with a pouty nude lip.

Elsa Hosk at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie commanded attention in a sweeping white gown with a thigh-high split as she crossed the red carpet. The model and actress added to her look with a pair of conventional strappy heels, while generously applied blood red lipstick gave an otherwise understated colour scheme a touch of vibrancy.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.


Naomi Campbell embraced the ‘mermaidcore’ trend, showcasing mesmerising rippling waves and accents of pearlescent makeup that added a touch of enchantment to her overall look.

Naomi Campbell at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.


Scarlet Johansson dazzled on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival wearing her blond hair tucked behind her ears, icy eyeshadow, plenty of pinky blush and red lipstick, ticking off this season’s make-up trends with aplomb.

Scarlett Johansson at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.


Jennifer Lawrence made a striking appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, with her makeup perfectly complementing her overall look. She opted for a classy and radiant style, featuring sleek straight blow-dry and polished makeup. Notably, her choice of lip colour, the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, harmonised beautifully with the shade of her Dior Haute Couture crepe silk red gown.

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.


Actress Natalie Portman attended the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing a flawless bun hairstyle that effortlessly balanced minimalistic sleekness with a voluminous silhouette. Similarly, her makeup echoed this harmonious blend as she paired smoky eyes with softly muted pink-nude lips.

Natalie Portman at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival red-carpet.