Bright lips take a break for AMFAR

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 19, 2011 13:27:53 May 19, 2011 13:27:53

The AMFAR gala is happening tonight in Cannes. We usually always cover this event but this year, we were only staying a week at the festival and, fortunately – or unfortunately if my etalk boss is reading, ha! – this time our trip didn’t include this party. I say that selfishly because the guest list for AMFAR is usually really prime and even if the celebrities don’t stop for interviews – most of the good ones don’t – the gala is good for some great b-roll that we can use throughout the year.

Anyway, the reason why Dylan and I can’t bear it there is because it’s usually a long ass f-cking media line and, seriously, they pen you in there like cattle. Pretty uncivilised. Tighter and more aggressive than any other party and really, really jostly, and, last year at least, they didn’t think about putting in toilets for 300 or so media that were gathered there so we had to use staff facilities but getting there involved and an obstacle course – like, I’m not saying I want to be catered to, I get it that the press is on par with scum and sh-t but that doesn’t mean I have to come back on my blog and pretend how lovely the experience is, you know?

Anyway, Gwen Stefani showed up tonight – love the dress on her – and it looks like she gave the dark lips a break. You never know when Gwen will give the dark lips a break. And when she does it comes as such an unexpected surprise, it almost always works.

But again, there is a LOT makeup happening here. I wish they’d let us compare sometimes. Like, reduce this by half and let us see if it’s really necessary to go so heavy. I guess they’d consider it too big of a risk.

Photos from Andreas Rentz/Francois Durand/

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