Opening night at the 71st Cannes Film Festival hosted a number of celebrities, each as stunning as the last. Many sported a classic beauty look: red lips, soft shadow, and heavy black eyeliner on the upper lids were the winning combination. There’s a reason this combo shows up again and again. It’s because it’s a classy, no-fail beauty formula. To recreate this celeb-inspired look at home, you’ll need a few budget makeup products, each found for less than $20.
No-Fail Beauty with These Budget Makeup Products
Classic Red Lip Color
Inspired by Leila Bekhti’s classic festival look, we’ve chosen the Clinique High Impact Lip Colour ($17.50) in Red-y to Wear. The highly moisturizing, full coverage lip color goes on smooth and lasts for 8 full hours. Create an even bolder pout by first filling in the lips with an extended wear lip liner, such as Clinique’s Quickliner For Lips.
Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow Palette
Soft eyeshadow complemented lined lids in many of the looks at the Annual Cannes Film Festival, as seen in Anna Chipovskaya’s intense eye look. For the perfect ‘night on the town’ look, opt for a soft color scheme, layered to create the smoky eye effect. The Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette ($18) in Uptown to Downtown Smoky hits the mark.
Or, try the Nude to Neutral palette for a warmer and more natural look — perfect for daytime wear.
Matte Liquid Liner
With a careful hand, an application of jet black eyeliner is the focal point of these celeb-inspired beauty looks. As worn by Celina Jade at the festival’s opening gala, heavy black eyeliner on the upper lid enhances the eyes and pulls the look together. For a budget-friendly makeup option, try the Matte Liquid Liner ($7) in black by NYX Professional Makeup.
Dewy Finish Foundation
The real secret to celebrity beauty? It’s all in the foundation. And a flawless finish doesn’t have to be caked on either. Try Maybelline’s Fit Me Dewy + Smooth ($8) for a perfect, glowy, porcelain finish that’s also lightweight. This makeup also has SPF 18 to keep you protected from the sun’s harsh rays.
If full foundation isn’t your thing, a nice alternative is Neutrogena Visibly Even BB Cream with SPF 30 for $18. It goes on like a heavy lotion and leaves your skin with an even glow.
So, yeah, maybe celebs have teams of beauty consultants on hand to get them camera-ready. But that all seems a little over the top, doesn’t it? Especially when you can achieve the same look at home with drugstore beauty products priced under $20 a piece.