It's the beginning of the Cannes Film Festival 2014, and we're getting ready for some full-on celebrity spotting. It's time to put on our beauty binoculars!
One of the questions we often ask ourselves during Cannes is "How does she have such a perfect complexion, especially in the glare of all those flashbulbs?!" The key is in the makeup. Not all celebrities have perfect skin, but makeup artists have a few tricks up their sleeves for creating a flawless complexion, even under the spotlight.
Last year at the festival, Barbara Palvin stood out as one of the celebrities with the most perfect skin. Here's how to get the look:
Before the Big Day
A good time to exfoliate is a week before the event, but make sure to use a tried-and-tested one, so as to avoid any allergic reactions! The same goes for a hydrating face mask, which should be applied 2-3 days before. If you have a problem with visible pores, you should try a pore vanishing cream or serum, applied over several weeks, to reduce the appearance of pores.
It goes without saying that red carpet makeup needs to be long-lasting. For makeup that won't melt under the lights, use a primer (different ones for your face and eyelids) before starting your makeup.
Apply a liquid foundation, suited to your skin type, using a sponge or flat brush, making sure to blend extra-well on the hair and jawlines. Concealer is useful for covering any remaining blemishes, or correcting under-eye circles, and loose powder is ideal for removing shine on your forehead and down the bridge of your nose.
Love the Light
Use highlighter or bronzer depending on your complexion and your overall desired look. Applying a light-colored eyeshadow in the inner corners of the eyes will make them appear larger, and reflect the flash from the cameras.
The countdown has started, who will look the best on the Croisette this year?!