Jessica Chastain, Cannes


We saw tons of stunning celebrities hit the red carpet during Cannes this week, but Jessica Chastain stood out the most. Instead of opting for heavy makeup like most of the other stars (we're talking to you, Milla Jovovich and Kat Graham), the two-time Oscar nominee accentuated her fair features and green eyes with soft shades of rose. 

A thin black line at Jessica's lash line further defined her eyes and, while she used a touch of sparkle on her lids, it's not stripper sparkle. Instead, she kept it classy with a thin line of pink sparkle shadow above the black eyeliner.

Jessica also didn't get crazy penciling her light eyebrows (thankfully!), but still used enough pencil to ensure her light eyebrows didn't disappear into her face.

We also love her voluminous ponytail, which is teased at the crown for volume and gives the ponytail a more formal styling. Don't be fooled into thinking she just did a little teasing and threw her hair into a ponytail. This bad boy took time: A blowout, large-barrel curling, teasing, spraying and then it's put into a ponytail.

Get This Look:  To achieve Jessica's rose-tinted eye makeup, cover the entire upper eye area with a matte ivory eye shadow and then fill in the lids with a pale pink eye shadow like Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow in Pinky Swear –Soft Matte Pink.

Then use a pinky plum shadow like MAC Eye Shadow in Plum Dressing to contour in a V-shape from the outer half of your creases to the outer corner of your eyes. Don't forget to blend! Also, take a flat eyeliner brush and apply the pale pink shadow along your lower lash line. 

To further define the eyes, use a kohl black eyeliner pencil to draw a thin line along your upper lash line.

To really make this look sparkle (literally), take a flat eyeliner brush and apply vivid pink eye shadow from the Illamasqua Paranormal Palette right above the black line. Since the eye shadows from the Paranormal Palette are waterproof, you won't have to worry about the sparkles traveling from your eyes to your cheeks (that's instant stripper territory). 

To complete this rosy look, outline your lips with a neutral lip pencil like NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil and fill your lips in with pencil (this will make the lipstick last longer and intensify the color). Finally, just apply a creamy light rose lipstick like Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-hour Lipstick in Pure (Light Rose).

We can't all have Jessica's stunning red hair, flawless pale skin and green eyes, but we can mimic her soft, subtle makeup and be a rose among the thorns—by thorns, we mean victims of heavy smoky eyes and frosty eye shadows—the next time we head out for the evening. 

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