May 13 is fast approaching, and for those of you who don't know what that means, think film, red carpet glamour, the hottest stars all walking down the famed Croisette... yes, the Cannes Film Festival is almost here! As part of our Cannes countdown, we are trawling through the glittering history of this annual event to bring you all of the hottest past and present trends to show you what to expect as this year's festival gets under way.
Next stop? A red carpet star's best friend is a perfect pout. For everything you need to achieve Cannes-ready lip perfection, read on for our rouge-rundown from previous Cannes Croisette appearances...
L'Oréal Paris ambassador Aishwarya Rai always knows how to stun a crowd with her gorgeous red carpet beauty looks! Last year, the Bollywood star attended the premiere of Deux Jours, Une Nuit in a glittering gold bead-embellished dress and this stellar beauty look: her dark hair in loose, luxurious curls, thick voluminous lashes and a fire-engine red lip shade to finish. Fabulous!
Lara Del Ray smouldered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival with this classic beauty look! With her long bob styled into romantic Hollywood curls, the singer shimmered on the red carpet with this gold and black cat eye effect. We absolutely LOVE this cashmere-smooth matte lipstick in dark nude - simple red carpet glamour in one sensual lip shade!
Lea Seydoux walked out onto the red carpet of the Cannes Saint Laurent premiere in 2014 in an emerald green silk gown to complement her fiery-red hair color- she really knows how to wow a crowd! Keeping the rest of her makeup look soft and natural, Lea put all of the focus on her dark, oxblood red lips for this dramatic, eye-catching beauty look.
As another of the gorgeous L'Oréal Paris ambassadors, model Barbara Palvin is always a fun and flirty injection onto any red carpet! When she isn't trying out bright new makeup shades like her previous Cannes orange eyeshadow, her nude beauty palette is the perfect way of showing off a flawless complexion. In 2014, Barbara hit the red carpet with a sexy red undertone to her smooth locks, a bold smoky eye and a perfectly balancing pale pink-nude shade for the lip. Bring it on, Barbara!
Doutzen Kroes is always a star to remember on the red carpet, and we could talk forever about her previous stellar red carpet looks. However, we wanted to mention her 2011 Cannes appearance in particular for her doll-like makeup finish: shimmering gold eyes, a light blush and a vivid red-orange lip - the perfect shade for the Summer!