Andie MacDowell's chic occasion-ready look is a lesson in elevating grey hair through makeup

Offering a stylish and glamorous statement, Andie MacDowell's makeup at this year's Cannes Film Festival is a must-try for those with silver locks...

Andie MacDowell wears a gold glittered gown with subtle wavy hair, silver eyeshadow and a pink lip
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Andie MacDowell's elegant occasion-ready look just taught us a lesson in ensuring the choice of colours in our beauty arsenal work to elevate our hair colour - and, naturally, we're taking notes...

Whilst makeup trends have been kept minimal this year, with the likes of pearlescent skin and the ‘sporty blush’ placement trick gaining popularity, if the recent array of red carpets has taught us anything, it’s that the classic Hollywood glam certainly isn’t going anywhere soon. But, for those looking to complement their grey hair, Andie MacDowell's red carpet makeup look just proved the importance in picking the right shades to release your tresses' inner shine.

So, if bold lips and metallic shadows are more up your street but you’re unsure as to which of the best cream eyeshadows and long-lasting lipsticks you need in your makeup kit to achieve the look, we’ve got you covered…

Why we're loving Andie MacDowell's silver eyeshadow and pink lip look

Taking to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet on the 24th May 2024, the actress adorned a head-turning gold embellished gown, but it was her cohesive hair and makeup look that stole the show.

Her blushed complexion was accompanied by a glam-rock inspired metallic silver eyeshadow and paired with a satin-finish soft rosy pink lipstick, complementing her wavy silver locks. The result? An occasion-ready sultry glow from within look that we've been desperate to recreate.

Andie MacDowell wears a gold embellished gown with silver eyeshadow and a pink lipstick

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Whether you’re heading out for dinner or to a dressy event, this look is perfect when stepping out for the evening. Offering effortless elegance, this bold look is easy to achieve at home whilst providing maximum effect - you just need a few simple products in your beauty arsenal…

How to recreate Andie MacDowell's look

To recreate this look, first, prep your skin with a hydrating moisturiser before grabbing your go-to dewy base product - we’d recommend a best lightweight foundation, like the Glossier Stretch Fluid Foundation. Next, apply your bronzer around the perimeter of your face and your cream blush to the apples of your cheeks - tip, use your fingertips to tap the product in for a natural, soft-focus look or use a brush for a more cohesive blend.

Turning your attention to the eyes, the first step is to blend a transitional warm brown shade into the crease of your lid. Then, take your metallic shadow and swipe onto the centre of your eyelid using your fingertip, this will ensure the shadow achieves its maximum pigmented potential. Complete the eye look by adding a kohl eyeliner into your waterline and a volumising mascara to your lashes - such as the Pat McGrath FetishEyes Mascara. Finally, pop your rosy satin lipstick onto your pout - whether you use a lip liner prior is optional.

And voilà, your red-carpet ready glam is complete!

Sennen Prickett
Digital Beauty Writer

Sennen is Digital Beauty Writer at woman&home, where she shares the latest beauty buys and trending products from makeup and hair to skincare and nails. Previously, Sennen worked as a Junior Digital Editor at FROW Magazine, where she wrote about the latest fashion and beauty news, trends and viral must-have products to shop, and reviewing a lineup of beauty products. She has since worked with numerous brands including Who What Wear UK, HuffPost UK and Harvey Nichols. When she’s not writing about all things beauty, Sennen spends her spare time watching the latest Netflix series, doing lots of online shopping and walking her dog.