TIFF Beauty Highlights From Years Past

Tinseltown meets TO over the next 10 days as stars fill the red carpets to participate in the Toronto International Film Festival. We take a look back at some of our favourite looks from the past few years.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson at the premiere of The Love Punch
Emma Thompson’s movie, The Love Punch, is a zippy romantic comedy reminiscent of the quirky flicks from the early 1960s, so it makes perfect sense she would channel this era for the movie’s TIFF debut. Her ’60s-inspired outfit wasn’t the only shining moment—that voluminous haircut is the real winner. The colour is fresh and fun (her colourist has expertly weaved together the right combination of highlights and low-lights) and the long swept bangs and slightly tapered layers shape her face beautifully.

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Julia Roberts at the World Premiere gala of August: Osage County
Julia Roberts’ updo is loose, easy and pretty but, most of all, it rescues the often-contrived curly tendril-look from the juvenile prom or overdone bridal hairdo realms. Quite the feat!

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard at the press conference for Blood Ties
Proof positive that the colour wheel theory does indeed hold some truth: Marion Cotillard painted her lips in a slick of orange gloss and left the rest of her makeup subdue. Notice how her gorgeous eyes pop as a result of this? Orange is across from blue on the colour wheel—this is what happens when they decide to meet up.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock at the Gravity premiere
This is a classic match-up—a smokey eye and a neutral lip. Sandra’s take on this go-to evening look is to keep the lipstick in a more creamy finish, in a petal pink tone (this is so much more easier to pull off and more flattering than a beige colour). Her eyes aren’t smoked out too much—her makeup artist kept it close to the lash line and then used what appears to be a combination of dark grey and slate blue up to the crease with a touch of silvery grey in the inner corner. Thick, full flirty lashes and pink shimmery cheeks complete this star-worthy face.

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Glenn Close at the 30th anniversary gala for The Big Chill
Glenn kept her makeup soft and pretty with strong rosy cheeks and a glossy lip. This was the best approach to show off her gorgeously bronzed skin (summer isn’t officially over yet!). Her hair was beautifully blown out and the colour was a great shade of grey, too—not brassy and no yellowing.

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Carice Van Houten at The Fifth Estate Gala
Carice’s matte, raspberry lips and strong brows make a bold statement. She doesn’t need much else to show off that amazing bone structure.

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Alicia Vikander at The Fifth Estate Gala
Alicia kept her hair in a low, centre-parted chignon—a smart move as her dress was the real main attraction last night.

This article was originally published in September 2013.