Cannes Do Glamour with The Beauty Shortlist

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The Cannes Film Festival takes place 15 – 26 May 2013 – It’s the hottest ticket in town, it’s the start of summer celeb-spotting season and it’s all about Great Gatsby glamour this week, as Baz Luhrmann’s 3D remake starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio kicks off this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Fiona Klonarides, editor of The Beauty Shortlist, reveals her rouge carpet lust-haves for the 66th Festival de Cannes.


Cartier Baiser Volé Eau de Parfum Spray

I flirted with Cartier’s sparkling ode to the white lily a few months ago but I think now I’ve fallen in love.  Crisp, light and modern, with pretty white and green flower notes, it’s full of the butterflies-in-your-stomach anticipation of a stolen kiss. And surprisingly seductive.


DiorSkin Sculpt SPF20 Line-Smoothing Lifting Make-Up

Prep skin to perfection for those paparazzi-in-the-spotlight shots with DiorSkin Sculpt’s SPF20 Line-Smoothing Lifting Makeup. Dior’s advanced 3-D, line-smoothing technology helps fake out wrinkles, plus the coverage is flawless and a little goes a long way.


Dior Rouge Diorific Lipstick in 040 Marilyn

Dior Rouge Diorific in Marilyn

Cannes calls for a lipstick with serious superstar staying power to see you through well over a week of partying – and that means a lip colour that stays on your lips, not on the champagne flute that handsome French waiter just offered you.

Dior’s Rouge Diorific in Marilyn is my film festival pick – it’s a gorgeous, A-lister luxe red. Rich, deeply pigmented and – important – long lasting, the Rouge Diorific range boasts what is quite possibly one of the best formulas out there –  and these lipsticks hit the sweet spot when it comes to comfort and hold.

Sexy, timeless and 100% glam, just like Marilyn…


Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Palette in “Les Noirs”

This chic, sleek gold palette is just stunning – and so are the 4 shades inside. Super fine and super soft, each one of the four eyeshadows in these quads comes in a different finish: a delicate satin, a metallic, a soft matte and a micro-pearl irridescent.

If “Les Noirs” is a touch too dark for you, go lighter and smokier with “Les Fumes”, or, add a pop of colour with “Les Acqua” French blues or the sultry summer mauves of “Les Violettes”.


Guerlain La Laque 121 Rouge d'Enfer
Guerlain Vernis Maxi Shine

Q: What will just-stepped-off-the-yacht nails be wearing this week?

A: Guerlain’s just-launched Le Vernis Maxi Shine.

The special acrylic resin helps protect your colour from chipping for a tough, ultra-glossy finish, and did you know these beauties come with an extra-flat, wide brush to dispense just the right amount of colour?

Guerlain’s new showstopping line-up comes in 10 brilliant shades, from palest Lingerie to a hot as hell Rouge d’Enfer, as well as what could turn out to be summer 2013’s most sophisticated taupe, La Petite Robe Noire.

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