Talented makeup artists churn out look after look at the Cannes every year, and 2022 was no different. We got to see celebs carry a range of makeup looks from contemporary classics to vintage modern looks with elan. And aspiring makeup artists from all around the world have been taking notes.
Whether you’re a professional, a freelance makeup artist, a student who just enrolled in a makeup artist course, or someone who’s simply passionate about makeup, you could take a few makeup lessons from the Cannes. Here are a few you cannot miss.
Five Makeup Lessons From the Cannes 2022
Celebrity makeup artist Divya Behl swears by double cleansing before a big event like the Cannes. She suggests using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, followed up by a water-based cleanser to remove any residue. In fact, she says the routine after double cleansing is just as important. Her mantra? First, put on Vitamin C, followed by niacinamide or hyaluronic acid.
So, the next time you want plump, youthful skin before D-day, you know which hack to use.
If you need concealer to smoothen out your blemishes, you probably know how cakey they can get after a while. Why not use this trick from Anne Hathaway’s Cannes makeup artist Florrie White the next time around? Mix your concealer with a lightweight moisturizer so that it can glide over your skin easily. This way, you can mimic Anne Hathaway’s flawless makeup base without the fuss of figuring out just the right formulation.
If you want your eyes to look as big and bright as the iconic Julia Roberts on the Cannes red carpet, this 3-second trick might be just what you’re looking for! Dab the highlighter on your brow bone, inner corner of your eyes, and the center of the lid, and voila!
Tamannah Bhatia’s plum-toned cheekbones have been the talk of the town ever since the actress walked on the red carpet. French makeup artist Florian Hurel reveals that the key to nailing this look is using a blush rather than a contour to add definition.
He stresses adding a gentle swipe of a cool-toned contour and placing the blush liberally right above it. To make the cheekbones pop, he suggests using a highlighting concealer that complements the shade and blends them out. Who thought sculpting cheekbones could be that easy! Not us!
The secret to makeup that lasts long, believe it or not, is mattifying powder. Even Phophie Mathias, Dior’s makeup artist for Cannes 2022, agrees. The makeup artist reveals most high-profile actresses set their makeup with mattifying powder before walking the red carpet.
So, the next time you go out and about, don’t forget to add gentle brushstrokes of mattifying powder over your makeup. Don’t want to add an extra layer of material? Carry a pad of mattifying papers to absorb excess sebum instead!
Now that you know how celebs got their picture-perfect looks this Cannes season, it’s time you finally implemented them.
Passionate about makeup but don’t have the skills to make these hacks work? No problem! You can sign up for the 11- month makeup artist course we offer at PearlXStudio and learn all the skills you need to become a professional artist.
These include the basics of makeup application and hair styling, along with practical skills like building portfolios, communication, hiring, budgeting, etc., needed to survive in the competitive makeup industry. And that’s not all. When you sign up for the course, you get access to guidance from professionals and exposure to global makeup trends.
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