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The Best Beauty Looks at the Cannes Film Festival 2022

From Julia Roberts’s take on voluminous beach waves to Adriana Lima’s pregnancy glow, these are our favorite hair and makeup looks from the ultra-chic celebration.

by W Staff

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Margaret Qualley

The Stars at Noon actress showed off her signature eyebrows on the Cannes red carpet, adding a raspberry lip and black bow in her hair for an adorably girly look.

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Kaia Gerber

Gerber pulled her hair into a voluminous updo while supporting her boyfriend, Austin Butler, at the premiere of his new film, Elvis.

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Andie MacDowell

MacDowell took home the award for most creative makeup of the festival with this stoned under-eye look.

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Michelle Williams

The actress let her beautifully embellished Chanel dress do the talking at the premiere of her film, Showing Up, going for a natural makeup look that really let her pregnancy glow shine through.

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Riley Keough

Keough took the Cannes red carpet as an opportunity to show off a brand new hairdo: at the screening of R.M.N. on May 21, she debuted red wavy locks with curtain bangs.

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Julia Roberts

We love Roberts’s take on voluminous beach waves, which pairs nicely with her sun-kissed skin.

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Soo Joo Park

Wet-looking strands complimented the model’s cut-out Nensi Dojaka dress for the screening of Three Thousand Years of Longing.

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Annie Hathaway

Another curtain bang look from Ms. Annie Hathaway, who paired hers with a natural lip and just a dash of sparkle on the eyes.

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Marion Cotillard

Trust the French actresses attending Cannes to give a masterclass in soft, natural glam. Here, Cotillard sports a no-makeup look and undone hairstyle at the Brother and Sister (Frere et Soeur) photo call.

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Alicia Vikander

Vikander certainly took a page out of the French beauty playbook. At the photo call for Irma Vep, the actress combed her middle-parted hair back and went for a super soft smokey eye.

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Emily Ratajkowski

The model took the opportunity to debut bangs on the Cannes red carpet, her girl-next-door ‘do providing a nice contrast to her sultry sheer lace gown.

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Anne Hathaway

Bombshell Bump-It-style hair and makeup in blush tones were the ideal daytime combo for the star whose Cannes red carpet debut has been packed with glamour.

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Liya Kebede

Long, loose locks and a simple red lip lent drama to Kebede’s floor-sweeping ivory cape gown.

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Tilda Swinton

At this point, Cannes just wouldn’t be Cannes without Swinton’s sky-high platinum blonde coif. For the screening of Three Thousand Years of Longing the star added a dose of playful makeup with glittering eyelids.

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Eva Longoria

The actress brought a dramatic smokey eye to attend the screening of Top Gun: Maverick during Palais des Festivals.

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Viola Davis

Davis brought pops of neon to the Cannes red carpet with a Birds of Paradise hair accessory and colorful eyeshadow and highlighter that accentuated her bright yellow gown.

Elle Fanning

Fanning knows how to work her alabaster skin, which has pink undertones. Here, she sports a rose-colored lip, pink blush, and a bit of shimmery pink highlighter around the chin.

Julianne Moore

Moore balanced her own smokey eye with soft peach tones on her eyelids and cheeks at the screening of Final Cut (Coupez!) and the opening ceremony red carpet.

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Eye Haidara

The French actress attended the screening of Final Cut (Coupez!) wearing an elegant hairstyle that called to mind Nina Simone’s 1968 Newport Jazz Festival look.

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Adriana Lima

The model may or may not be giving a nod to Rihanna’s pregnancy style with this look, but she’s made it all her own with straight, dark locks and a middle part, along with mauve lips.

Jennifer Connelly

Connelly needs only a swipe of gunmetal eyeshadow to bring out her striking green eyes. Tom Cruise, for his part, flashed pearly whites and sported a South of France-ready tan at the Top Gun: Maverick screening on May 18, 2022.

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Grace Elizabeth

The model opted for a natural makeup look with slicked-back, wet-look hair.

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Lashana Lynch

The English actress rocked a chic pixie cut and brushed-up “boy” brows to perfection.

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Beatrice Vendramin

The Italian actress channeled her inner French girl when it came to her soft beauty and tousled waves with super-long, sweeping bangs.

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