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EXCLUSIVE: All the Details on Rachel McAdams's Cannes Beauty

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Rachel McAdams has been rocking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival with a newly extra-blonde do and some fab frocks, but what’s really sealed the deal on her flawless look is her perfectly done makeup. Her sister and makeup artist, Kayleen McAdams, spilled the secrets on two of looks exclusively to PEOPLE, starting with her photo call for Midnight in Paris (left), where the actress wore a fun Maxime Simoens Couture white dress. Kayleen kept the face neutral, creating a matte complexion with a duo of pink and rose gold shades on the eyes. “We wanted the lip to be the focus of the look, so we chose Stila Convertible Color in Fuchsia — a fun, bright pink fuchsia lip stain,” said Kayleen. For the film’s premiere (right), where McAdams wore a stunning red lace Marchesa gown, Kayleen said it was all about balancing the makeup with the hair. “The hair was ’40s inspired and was an inspiration for the makeup in that I wanted to go the opposite in style from the hair,” she said. “Rachel’s hair is a gorgeous shade of blonde right now so I chose to do a bronzy sun-kissed surfer-girl glow. This look was all about warm, healthy looking skin and a fresh glow to go against the strong hair and the strong structure of the dress.” To achieve this look, Kayleen used Clé de Peau Cream Foundation, Amazing Concealer and MAC Pressed Powder for a flawless complexion, coupled with a more dramatic eye and natural lips. Tell us: Do you like McAdams’s makeup? –Kim Peiffer

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