25 May 2012 by

Beauty At Cannes 2012: Jessie J Works Red Lips and Retro Waves at the amfAR Gala

Sometimes Jessie J’s beauty looks can verge on the slightly too outlandish side, but there’s no denying that we were all agog at her general fabulous-ness when she hit the red carpet during the Cannes Film Festival last night for the 2012 amfAR Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.

While the majority of the Graziettes have been swooning over the singer's amazing animal print Louis Heal double-slit dress (giving Angie’s right leg a run for its money), it's her gorgeous beauty look that's got Grazia Team Beauty over-excited.

We knew that we were in for a treat when Jessie tweeted “Red carpet trrraannnssformation time” before leaving her hotel and hitting the star-studded red carpet. And what a transformation it was! With retro set waves, perfectly defined arched eyebrows, a ladylike red lip and porcelain skin, J-J not only looked a visual delight, but also set an exemplary example of how to work this season’s uber chic retro beauty look.   

Christian Dior and Jason Wu

Amber Heard, Keira Knightley and Gwen Stefani are all among the inhabitants of celebsville who have worked the old Hollywood trend this season, but it’s not just these famous types who have been testing the trend - the look was all over the spring summer catwalks 2012 too. At Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Jason Wu and YSL, we saw sculpted, pale, flawless skin with deep red glossy lips, set waves and retro rolls.

So do you want to work the look? Then all you need is a rich red lippie, a good brow pencil, heated rollers and oodles of hair spray are a must. Going to give it a go? We dare you!


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Cyrus Bulsara (Fri May 25 16:48:18 BST 2012): Forget the Red lips - but are WAVES AND GENTLE CURLS COMING BACK on even short hair?