British actress Gemma Chan at the 79 Venice International Film Festival 2022. Don’t Worry Darling Red Carpet. Venice (Italy), September 5th, 2022 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, social media has no doubt informed you that the Venice Film Festival 2022 is under way — and there’s a lot going on, to say the least. But Don’t Worry Darling drama aside, there was plenty of beauty inspiration on offer on the red carpet, as stars flooded into the Italian city wearing their most dazzling attire for the world’s oldest film fête.

From kaleidoscope eyeshadow to neon-tipped crops, here are all the best beauty looks from this year’s Venice Film Festival.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 05: Tessa Thompson attends the “Don’t Worry Darling” red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 05, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

The ever-talented Tessa Thompson gave us major drama, opting for a deep burgundy lip with a soft bronze smoky eye and a sculptural top knot.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 06: Leonie Hanne attends the “Il Signore Delle Formiche” red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 06, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage)

Influencer Leonie Hanne’s technicolor eye makeup featured bold, shimmering shades of lilac, emerald, gold and hot pink that fanned across her lids.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 06: Tilda Swinton attends “The Eternal Daughter” red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 06, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Maria Moratti/Getty Images)

Beauty icon Tilda Swinton tinted the tips of her signature platinum locks neon yellow (in honor of Ukraine), styling her choppy crop with lots of piece-y texture for a lived-in finish.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 06: : Julianne Moore attends the “On The Fringe” (En Los Margenes) red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 06, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

A radiant Julianne Moore opted for a more natural, subdued makeup look, with neutral eyeshadow, defined lashes, groomed arches and a soft pink lip.

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British actress Gemma Chan at the 79 Venice International Film Festival 2022. Don’t Worry Darling Red Carpet. Venice (Italy), September 5th, 2022 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Gemma Chan’s polished (yet entirely uncontrived) up-do, paired with a bronze-toned winged eye and mocha lip, is a masterclass in undone red carpet beauty.

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American actress and filmmaker Olivia Wilde at the 79 Venice International Film Festival 2022. Don’t Worry Darling Red Carpet. Venice (Italy), September 5th, 2022 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Olivia Wilde gave her high-glamour bedazzled gown a relaxed twist by opting for long, loose waves and glistening silver eye makeup.

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The world would be talking no matter what Florence Pugh wore to the Venice Film Festival this year, but her fresh, old Hollywood-inspired hair and makeup was arguably worthy of equal attention.

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