While Cannes might be full of its usual surprises – Ryan Gosling’s debut Lost River is being panned with one critic saying, “If a $200 haircut and $900 shades were given lots of money to defecate on Detroit, the result would be Ryan Gosling’s directing debut.” 

Ouch. Soz Ryan. Come to us for hugs and solace if you like?

What’s more reliable year-on-year is the red carpet. With L’Oreal Paris as a key sponsor, you can be guaranteed an ambassador or 34 will be rolled out to walk the bank of photographers, looking preened ‘n’ perf. The festival itself continues until the 24th, but we’ve picked out some looks we’ve liked a lot already.

What do you think? Have we missed one? Drop us a comment and let us know.

Proving that it doesn't have to be eyes or lips or hair, Aishwarya Rai does the lot. Bravo, lady.

Not sure if this pic was taken pre- or post- upskirt incident, but judging on America Ferrera's expression, it was after.

Blake Lively's bag looks like a limited edition.

See? Look at that. I want the shit that did that to her locks. STAT.

Luv U Cate. You rock, always.

A little less made-up than she often is, I'd still love to see Cheryl in less beauty queen mode. Tone down the hair, tone down the makeup ... we live in hope.

It's the golden sparkle on the lids that really brings Frida Pinto's beauty look to life.

Proving something that women (and people who are not male editors of tabloids) have always known, you can be beautiful at any age. Julianne Moore is awesome.

Must source model Natasha Poly's personal Photoshop app, the one she clearly has in her handbag as a force field for actioning on red carpets. I could do with some of that.

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor works a strong brow and bold lip excellently.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi looks absolutely flawless.

Is it the flush of colour in Zoe Saldana's cheeks that distracts from the fact her lips are verging into zombie territory? Amazing eye makeup, however.

I'm so fond of Milla Jovovich; she's awesome. this navy smokey eye, peachy lip and heavy fringe thing is working for me. Nice one, Milla.