#1 DISCO PURPLE LIPSTICK: LUPITA NYONG’O

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Mexican-Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o looked stunning  as usual  in a bold mint green pleated Gucci dress with a gorgeous disco purple lipstick for the festival’s official opening ceremony. She polished the look off with a giant chignon accessorized with a jewelled headband for a regal but fun vibe. For more tips on rocking a violet lip, check out this tutorial with vlogger BeautywithEmilyFox

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Another star opting for decadent hair accessories was Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, whose romantic braided floral headband caused a stir on the red carpet at the “Mad Max: Fury Road” premiere Thursday. She paired her liquid cat-eye liner and false lashes with an offbeat coral lip for a slightly retro 1970s aesthetic that prevented the look from becoming too sickly sweet.

#3 SCARLET RED LIPS: KATRINA KAIF

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British-Indian actress Katrina Kaif went matchy-matchy with her scarlet dress, belt and lipstick while attending the “Mad Max: Fury Road” premiere. The hue clashed beautifully with her violet-toned mane, with the contrast accentuated by dark nails and strong brows. 

#4 SUN KISSED SKIN & GLOSSY LIPS: CHARLIZE THERON

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Meanwhile Charlize Theron exuded a summery, polished California vibe at the same premiere with glowing bronzed skin, offset by a pale pink shimmery lip and metallic eyeliner to accentuate her features. 

#5 SMOKY EYES & MATTE LIPS: EVA LONGORIA & SALMA HYEK 

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A timeless technique, the smoky eye is still big on the red carpet at Cannes this year, though beauty-savvy celebrities know not to overdo it. Black and charcoal eyeshadows are still a popular choice, along with grey, olive green and burgundy shades, guaranteeing a dramatic effect and the appearance of larger eyes. Eva Longoria, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller were all spotted wearing smoldering smoky eyes this weekend.

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Salma Hayek opted for classic glamour with a contemporary twist, sporting her charcoal grey smoky eye and 1940s-style waves with a matte coral lipstick for a fashion-forward look at the screening of the film “Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales). For tips on recreating it yourself, check out this tutorial by LustreLux.

#7, 8 VARIATIONS OF THE CLASSIC RED LIP: AISHWARYA RAI & SONAM KAPOOR

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Among those who chose red lipstick for a more sensual smile were Sienna Miller, Aishwarya Rai and Maïwenn, as well as Sonam Kapoor, whose lips popped in a red-orange shade. — AFP Relaxnews

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