VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: : Venezia78 Jury member Cynthia Erivo attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

As Europe lifts almost all pandemic-related restrictions, red carpet events have made a triumphant return, namely the 78th Venice International Film Festival. A celebration of international cinema, the Venice Film Festival always draws big talent, from Penelope Cruz to Benedict Cumberbatch.

One beauty highlight at this year’s proceeding is undoubtedly Cynthia Erivo. The Harriet actress lived up to her iconic status in an Atelier Versace gown paired with metallic silver platforms and drop diamond earrings.

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Venezia78 Jury member Cynthia Erivo attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)

Her brows were bleached to match her signature short crop, while her entire face, décolletage and arms were dusted with a fine silver glitter.

Erivo also wore a smoky eye paired with larger-than-life lashes — and an extra dusting of glitter across the brows and temples.

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Venezia78 Jury member Cynthia Erivo attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

And because not a detail was spared, Erivo also showed off an incredible manicure — a sharp stiletto shape with blue marbled detailing.

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Venezia78 Jury member Cynthia Erivo attends the red carpet of the movie “Madres Paralelas” during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 01, 2021 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

The entire look was all kinds of wonderful: glamorous, daring, and beyond extravagant. in other words, exactly what we want to see on the red carpet right now. This is undoubtedly one to file under, “post pandemic revenge looks”.

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