Here we are, after a 1-year stop due to the pandemic, the glittering Cannes Film Festival returns, in its 74th edition, more awaited (and hopefully glamorous) than ever! Green light therefore to the funniest sport practiced in this kind of occasions: comment on the looks of the actors! And we will do it in an Armocromatic key!
The arrival of celebrities on the Cannes red carpet it is a ritual with a dress code typical of high-caliber social events such as a film festival, so for the evening the black tie, which means a tuxedo for men and high heels are highly recommended for women, a beauty look glamor and an evening dress, even if not necessarily long (but the knee length makes you turn up your nose!). Yes but… what color? Actresses, brands and stylists have two goals to achieve through beauty look and the outfit: enchant and obtain approval from the adoring public and be remembered and thus obtain as many publications as possible of the look studied in detail. After all, this red carpet on the Côte d’Azur is one of the most glamorous in Europe, if you don’t make sparks with likes and views here… where?
Perhaps you have never noticed it but in the films you can identify precise color palettes, both on the characters and in the environments, which help to convey a certain message. We have already talked about the history of color change and saw how in the field of cinema, thanks to the study of makeup and outfits of Hollywood stars, the concept of “color harmony“. Right here in Cannes, in the 50s, the splendid and unforgettable Grace Kelly he was the protagonist of a film taken as an example in Armocromia for his “summer” palette, in line with Kelly’s cold, clear and soft chromatic characteristics: “Hunt a Thief” of 1955, as well as the looks of the protagonist, are a compendium of pure color harmony.
The color on the red carpet is essential to create maximum focus on the face of the actresses and is the first element on which a look is judged. Let’s see the chromatically most beautiful examples of this festival!
Marion Cotillard: silver queen
A hyper-sophisticated beauty look that of Cotillard: a taupe shade on the eyes and bare lips, supported by the silvery glow of the splendid single shoulder lace dress. Perfection, considering that she belongs to the “summer” color season, specifically “cold” summer, because of her blue eyes and ash brown hair. She could have dared a more intense lipstick to light up the blue iris, but her lunar look deserves an 8 and a half!
Jessica Chastain: burgundy and rubies
Burgundy lipstick, ruby necklace and black velvet on natural red hair: Jessica’s glamor! She is a (lucky) “spring” woman, specifically “hot”, because of her copper hair. The wine-colored lips and the black bustier in contrast with the white and luminous ivory skin are eye-catching. Even if some brighter and warmer colors would have enhanced its chromatic season more and its natural light for us is a 7 and a half!
Jessica Chastain, spring woman, with burgundy lipstick and ruby collier contrasting with her bright ivory complexion
Ester Esposito: tropical flower
When you belong to the “autumn” season, in this case “soft” you are very versatile in terms of color and Ester hits the beautifully golden skin, the mossy eyes and the honey shades in the hair. The nude beauty look with warm and shaded tones made with the soft and sophisticated shades of Charlotte Tilbury it is finished with emerald earrings and the touch of amethyst purple of the dress: it reminds us of an exotic and colorful tropical flower! A beautiful harmony that deserves an 8 for us.
Ester Exposito, autumn woman, with a warm and soft Charlotte Tilbury beauty look, enhanced by the emerald earrings and the purple amethyst dress
Elisa Sednaoui: mermaid in nude look
Nude makeup and super-natural loose hair, Elisa Sednaoui wants to leave the whole scene to the precious turquoise dress, perfect for her, as a soft summer woman with jade green eyes. We would have preferred a more refined beauty look, but after all, even the color and fabric of a dress can “make up” a face. We tear a 7!
Elisa Sednaoui, a summer woman, with a natural and fresh beauty look, illuminated by a perfectly matching turquoise dress
Leonie Hanne: pastel princess
It happens to those who have the “light” dominant (light skin, hair and eyes), when they adopt a nude make-up and wear a pastel-colored dress: they enchant! Leonie Hanne, who seen in this way could belong to both the summer and spring seasons, enhances herself at the highest levels remaining in her clear and ethereal dominant, so much so that she deserves a nice … 9!
Leonie Hanne, delicate and ethereal, shows all her light thanks to a nude and luminous make-up and a pastel-colored dress
Chiara Ferragni: lime light!
As a natural redhead then converted into a blonde, the national Chiara is a beautiful spring woman! She adopts a fresh make-up with warm tones that respect her complexion and chooses a sparkling shade for the dress, in line with her luminous and brilliant palette. We are not convinced by the hairstyle, because we like the boho style, but maybe it could have been a little more glam. However, it tears a 7!
Chiara Ferragni, spring woman, with warm-based make-up and lime dress, sparkling like her color palette
Soo Joo Park: gothic chic queen
Soo Joo Park is a beautiful winter woman with olive skin and black velvet eyes. She has naturally very dark hair but platinum works well in these cases. The beauty look is contemporary and sophisticated: focus on the look with smoky eyes in dark gray, smooth and silky hairstyling and completing (perfect) a black lace dress. Intriguing. For us it is an 8!
Soo Joo Park, winter woman, with smoky eyes in gray and black lace
Izabel Goulart: sunny beauty
Izabel is a beautiful intense autumn woman, with amber skin. The make-up in shades of bronze, lit by the opaque coral lipstick is perfect for its chromatic type. Only the earrings in white gold and diamonds, which we would have preferred golden, and the black of the jumpsuit which adds nothing to the look, even if worn beautifully, are out of place. Vote 7 and a half!
Izabel Goulart, autumn woman, with a perfect makeup in shades of bronze and coral. Too bad the earrings that detach too much and break the harmony!
Maeva Coucke: warm and soft
Miss France 2018 belongs to the autumn season: naturally dark blonde, golden complexion and green-hazel eyes is greatly enhanced with this plum-colored eye makeup and nude lips. The neutral dress with pink, peach and orange applications helps to create the right focus on the face and respects the soft characteristic of the autumn woman. Vote 7 and a half!
Maeva Coucke is a beautiful soft autumn woman enhanced by a shaded make-up and a delicate dress
Kasia Smutniak: make-up no make-up
Kasia belongs to the cold winter color season, the most delicate version of the 3 winter palettes. Her super natural beauty look (strong point of her ever-recurring style) that highlights fair and cold skin, finished only with a touch of baby pink lipstick is perfect for her season. The low and essential chignon, of her natural ash brown hair color, completes the sophisticated and simple look, which highlights the black sequin dress. Vote 7!
Kasia Smutniak, cold winter woman enhances her very clear and cold complexion with a make-up no make-up and chignon that reveals the face
Natasha Poly: the charm of lilac
Super model Natasha Poly belongs to the soft autumn color season. Her make-up is not exactly autumn-style because her eyes are contrasted and emphasized by crystals, but her nude lips rebalance. Jewelry and dress are also “cool”, although lilac is a wild color that many people can wear well regardless of skin undertone. Overall the effect is pleasant, so for us it is 6 and a half!
Natasha Poly autumn woman with golden skin and honey hair does not adopt a proper autumn make-up