43 of the most memorable TIFF beauty looks

Aug 20 2018 by
Categories : Makeup & nails

The Toronto International Film Festival has seen many a beauty look since it was founded in 1976.

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    Tilda Swinton

    When: 2001 premiere of 'Teknolust' Why we love it: Tilda Swinton was onto slicked-back hair way before the Kardashians.
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    Alexis Bledel

    When: Premiere of 'Tuck Everlasting' in 2002 Why we love it: Alexis Bledel’s minimal makeup brings out her blue eyes even more.
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    Meg Ryan

    When: 'In the Cut' press conference in 2003 Why we love it: These super long Q&As call for more casual makeup like Meg Ryan's piecey bob and dewy skin.
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    Cameron Diaz

    When: The 2005 premiere of 'In Her Shoes' Why we love it: For this red carpet, Cameron Diaz opted for a classic red lip.
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    Eva Mendes

    When: 'Trust the Man' premiere in 2005 Why we love it: We would totally wear Eva Mendes’ bright eyeshadow today.
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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    When: 'Proof' premiere in 2005 Why we love it: Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek bun is a less fussy version of the classic red-carpet updo.
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    Keira Knightley

    When: The premiere of 'Pride & Prejudice' in 2005 Why we love it: Keira Knightley’s hair is ponytail goals.
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    Keira Knightley

    When: 'Atonement' screening in 2007 Why we love it: Knightley returned to TIFF with rich brown ringlets.
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    Jennifer Hudson

    When: 'The Secret Life of Bees' premiere in 2008 Why we love it: Gold eye shadow is an easy way to dress up your look, just ask Jennifer Hudson.
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    Drew Barrymore

    When: 2009 premiere of 'Whip It' Why we love it: This two-toned look was the must-have hair colour in 2009. Happily, it was followed by the less drastic (and difficult to maintain) ombre.
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    Freida Pinto

    When: Premiere of 'Miral' in 2010 Why we love it: A few loose tendrils transforms Freida Pinto’s updo from formal to fun.
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    Keira Knightley

    When: 2011 premiere of' A Dangerous Method' Why we love it: Keira Knightley never looks the same twice. See her smoky eye and bob.
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    Tom Hiddleston

    When: 2011’s 'The Deep Blue Sea' premiere Why we love it: Tom Hiddleston dyed his light brown hair black for his role in 'The Avengers.
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    Emily Blunt

    When: The 'Looper' premiere in 2012 Why we love it: As adorable as Emily Blunt walking the red carpet with beau John Kasinski was, we love her nude lip and smoky eye even more.
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    Emily Hampshire

    When: 'InStyle' TIFF party in 2012 Why we love it: Canada’s Emily Hampshire loves playing up her eyes with dramatic liner...
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    Emma Watson

    When: 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' 2012 premiere Why we love it: …Almost as much as Emma Watson loves a bold lip.
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    Eva Mendes

    When: 2012 premiere of 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Why we love it: Headband!
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    Jada Pinkett Smith

    When: Premiere of 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' in 2012 Why we love it: Jada Pinkett Smith never overdoes it on the makeup, preferring to showcase her natural glow.
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    Jennifer Lawrence

    When: 'Silver Linings Playbook' opening in 2012 Why we love it: Jennifer Lawrence is one of the lucky few who can pull off both blonde and brown hair. We like this hue because it brings out her blue eyes.
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    Lea Seydoux

    When: The 2013 premiere of 'Blue is the Warmest Color' Why we love it: Lea Seydoux is manifique with a retro curls and a red lip.
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    Lupita Nyong’o

    When: The premiere of '12 Years a Slave' in 2013 Why we love it: Then-Hollywood newcomer Lupita Nyong’o’s beauty game was already on point.
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    Madalina Ghenea

    When: 'Dom Hemingway' red carpet in 2013 Why we love it: Even Kate Middleton would be jealous of Madalina Ghenea's curls.
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    Olivia Wilde

    When: 2013 premiere of 'Third Person' Why we love it: Olivia Wilde wore the perfect shade of pink lipstick for late summer in Toronto.
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    Reese Witherspoon

    When: At the 2013 premiere of 'Devil’s Knot' Why we love it: Coral lipstick doesn’t have to look like you borrowed your grandma’s tube of lipstick, just ask Reese Witherspoon.
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    Thandie Newton

    When: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' premiere in 2013 Why we love it: Thandie Newton demonstrated the power of a simple pony.
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    Amanda Seyfried

    When: The premiere of 'While We’re Young' in 2014 Why we love it: Amanda Seyfried’s braided ponytail would look at home on this season's runways.
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    Cara Delevingne

    When: 2014’s premiere of 'The Face of an Angel' Why we love it: For her TIFF debut, Cara Delevingne went bold with a red lip and a cat eye.
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    Chloë Grace Moretz

    When: 'The Equalizer premiere' in 2014 Why we love it: Chloë Grace Moretz is known for mixing soft makeup with an edgy do.
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    Jessica Chastain

    When: 2014 'InStyle' TIFF party Why we love it: We can't decide what we love more: Jessica Chastain’s fringe or her bold eyeliner.
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    Naomi Watts

    When: The premiere of 'While We’re Young' in 2014 Why we love it: Naomi Watts is always up for a red-carpet risk like this super-side-part updo.
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    Priyanka Chopra

    When: 2014’s premiere of 'Mary Kom' Why we love it: Priyanka Chopra went all out because hey, it’s TIFF!
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    Rose Byrne

    When: 'The Adult Beginners' premiere in 2014 Why we love it: A bold lip doesn’t have to mean you have to resort to red. Rose Byrne shows us how to pull off purple.
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    Salma Hayek

    When: 2014 premiere of Kahil Gibran’s 'The Prophet' Why we love it: Salma Hayek knows when your hair is this gorgeous, you don’t need bold makeup.
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    Sarah Gadon

    When: 'Map to the Stars' premiere in 2014 Why we love it: Armani ambassador Sarah Gadon skin is #flawless.
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    Alicia Vikander

    When: 2015 premiere of 'The Danish Girl' Why we love it: We like our hair off our face sometimes too Alicia Vikander.
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    Carmen Ejogo

    When: 'Born to be Blue' premiere in 2015 Why we love it: Forget the lob; we are coveting Carmen Ejogo’s bob.
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    Helen Mirren

    When: The Eye in the Sky screening in 2015 Why we love it: Helen Mirren may have found the perfect shade of red lipstick.
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    Kate Mara

    When: The 2015 premiere of 'Man Down' Why we love it: Kate Mara’s pixie cut and bold liner emphasizes her high cheekbones.
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    Kate Winslet

    When: 'The Dressmaker' premiere in 2015 Why we love it: Kate Winslet is the definition of a natural beauty.
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    Kristen Stewart

    When: 'Equals' premiere in 2015 Why we love it: Call it power beauty. We love Kristen Stewart’s gelled bob and rock ’n' roll eyeliner.
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    Penélope Cruz

    When: 'Ma Ma' premiere in 2015 Why we love it: Penélope Cruz’s sideswept bangs highlight her gorgeous brown eyes.
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    Rachel McAdams

    When: 'Spotlight' premiere in 2015 Why we love it: Rachel McAdams’ pink lip is the perfect pop of colour.
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    Sandra Bullock

    When: 'Our Brand is Crisis’ 2015 premiere
    Why we love it: We kinda wish Sandra Bullock would bring back her bangs.
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    When: At 'The Colossal' premiere in 2016
    Why we love it: All hail the half bun and that "did she just kiss someone" light red lip. 
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    Adesua Etomi

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    When: At 'The Arbitration' premiere in 2016
    Why we love it: We need the name of that lipstick. Also, Etomi's braids and brows are perfect. 
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