Film festivals tend to inspire even the most pared-back It-girls to seriously up their beauty game—and this week’s Venice Film Festival was no exception. A lineup of models and actresses from around the world gathered in the Northern Italian city, bringing with them a bevy of show-stopping beauty moments.
There were artful updos: Lily-Rose Depp sculpted a foolproof knot complete with twisted tendrils, while Elsa Hosk slicked her blonde lengths back into a ballerina bun, and Tessa Thompson wore a crown of quadruple braids. Amped-up waves also got their time in the spotlight—Penélope Cruz and Barbara Palvin brought the silver screen romance, the latter adding a peony-colored bow on top for a sweet touch.
In the makeup department, lit-from-within skin reigned supreme while a set of stay-put power brows carried this year’s attendees through a week of non-stop appearances. But with many a premiere to attend, staying true to your beauty roots can win out over risky new maneuvers. Case in point: perennially chic actress Kristen Stewart arrived fresh faced to the Seberg photocall, with her signature shaggy highlighted pixie and a fire engine-red pout to match that menswear-inspired ensemble. The season’s takeaway beauty mantra might well be: stick to what you love.
Here, the best beauty looks from the Venice Film Festival.
Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson, and More of the Best Beauty Looks From the Venice Film Festival
Originally Appeared on Vogue