At the best of times, the French Rivera is a conduit of excess. When the Cannes Film Festival is on, such excess is amplified to a near-deafening crescendo; so much so, the opulence almost blurs the line of aspirational to infuriating. 

From the Carine Roitfeld spruiked parties (the only place where Jordan Barrett wants to party, see here), to the mid-morning tipples on yachts that make the super variety look ‘cute’, to the diamonds – so infinite in carats no one bothers to count (nor cares for that matter), it truly is a playground of inflated hedonism.

But, in this celebrity melting pot, we accrue an abundance of new beauty trends. And whilst they fly around faster than the hot French wind under Kendall’s Giambattista gown (seriously, major), it was Hadid Junior who left us standing in ovation. Yes, Cannes dished up something aside from Caviar – Bella’s winged eye, in all its glorious manifestations. With that classic model gusto, Bella’s three takes on the feline flick kept up with (flashy) appearances.

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Care of beauty couturier Dior, three variations played out. Peter Philips opted for a deconstructed line, graphic in nature, with an artful focus on the inner corner.

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Take two at the Chopard party called for drama, with a theatrical, bold line. Its trajectory was far-reaching – from inner corner to the edge of the brow bone.


Whilst Sabrina Bedrani clung to a classic shape, flicking Dior Art Pen across the top lid and outwards with gentle precision, almost fluffy at its tip.

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Model see, model do. The winged eye revolution is upon us again. Vive la Cannes (and Bella).


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