Eva Green in Elie Saab Couture at “The Salvation” Cannes Premiere

Posted on May 19, 2014

This is probably the perfect Eva Green dress.

Eva-Green-The-Salvation-Premiere-Elie-Saab-Couture-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Eva Green attends the premiere of “The Salvation” during the 67th Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France in an Elie Saab couture gown from the Fall 2013 couture collection.

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It’s perfectly Hollywood glam, but it’s got a slightly witchy/goth/Satanic vibe that suits the image she’s trying to sell.  Our kittens so rarely agree with us on our lip color opinions, but is that not the perfect deployment of the matchy strong lip? It completes the look to perfection. And that shade of red looks amazing on her. Not entirely sold on her eye makeup, but then again, we never are with her. And that hair looks greasy. But we can’t find fault with the high-impact qualities here. Best of all, you can tell her internal monologue right now is something along the lines of “Fierce as shit fierce as shit fierce as shit FIERCE AS SHIT.”

We watched the second episode of Penny Dreadful and we’re prepared to admit we were too hasty in panning it. However, we can’t quite understand why so many TV critics are singing its praises. It’s enjoyable enough, but it’s incredibly derivative. And that reveal at the end of episode 2 had us laughing out loud at its absurdity. Watchable, and possibly improving by the episode, but we’re confused as to why so many seem to have loved it right out of the gate. This bears further scrutiny. Maybe we’ll write a review next week and see what y’all think of it so far. Warmed over “League of Extraordinary Gentleman” is all we can see. Alan Moore should sue.

Now we ask you, where else on the internet are you getting nerdy refs like that while discussing fierce Hollywood glam style and questionable makeup? Tom & Lorenzo. We are large. We contain multitudes.




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  • Sarah

    Ohh, if she would only quit doing that with her lower liner, I would be totally enamored with this. It also looks FloWelchian, but that’s not a bad thing.

    • gabbilevy

      Just say no to lower-lid spider lashes.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Hmm I just was trying to sort that out. Her eyes are peculiar. I’ve seen many men who look like they are wearing eyeliner but they are not. I don’t know how to describe it. Shirley Manson has the same eyes. It’s like, don’t wear mascara at all. Hell, I don’t even have the vocabulary. It is probably good I worked on computers and not faces.

      • Sarah

        It’s not just liner – it’s SMUDGED liner, and extra mascara. Entirely too much muchness. I mean, a little might be okay, but it is impossible to tell with all that schmatta mucking things up.

      • Isana Leshchinskaya

        it’s all very simple. she has a hooded lid, and it’s become a little more hooded over the last five years, so makeup that worked 5 years ago no longer cuts it. she needs to start looking at some of the less lower-lid based looks that her fellow hooded ladies wear, such as jennifer lawrence, camilla belle, gisele bundchen, malin akerman, etc etc (never blake lively; her eye makeup is usually a disaster).

        • Bridget Smith

          She should hire Cate Blanchett’s make-up artist: her eyes are similarly hooded, and she also goes for the vaguely not-quite-human look that Eva Green favors, but her eye make-up actually enhances all that rather than just looking messy. (See the post from earlier today for proof!)

          • KateM

            It’s not just that they are hooded, she also has very little room between her brow and eye, and they also turn downward. Very hard eyes to make up, however, she looked amazing in Dark Shadows, so it’s not impossible.

        • Esz

          I have similar turned down eyes and would NEVER dream of putting anything on the lower lid. All eye makeup goes on to bring everything up. Fan of the winged eyeliner of course. That helps. She needs to try it

        • holla

          maybe if she put some neutral but luminous shadow on the lower lid to brighten

      • Magatha

        Yeah, my first impression was “jeez, she’s wearing her eyes upside down”. But it’s dramatic, I’ll admit.

    • Jennifer Bober

      Thank you! The lower liner is driving me bats!!! I do love the lip color and the dress is stunning on her.

  • sienna elm

    Maybe she has allergies and she keeps wiping her eyes before the red carpet. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

  • @Biting Panda

    When I have no emotional attachment to a celebrity, it cuts my opinions sharply. I don’t know her, and frankly, I think she looks like warmed over death. Nearly at Death Becomes Her levels of stark.

    • Danielle

      She was a Bond Girl and she was in Dark Shadows with the Gay Windchime.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I like the dress, but the makeup is scaring me. That third picture down, where she’s looking to the side is freaking me out. I don’t know who she is, but I won’t ever cross her.

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s not really working on her, i get the goal but i don’t think it flatters.

    • 3boysful

      If the makeup is any indication, I think she is gunning to replace Elvira.

      • AnaRoW

        Or Tammy Faye.

        • 3boysful

          Ah, she actually lived here. I had the face tshirt.

  • sugarkane105

    Based on this look, I don’t think we’ll ever see a “lower lid smokey eye” trend.

    • demidaemon

      THANK GOD. It’s really, really bad.

    • GeoDiva

      I have a strong urge to hand her a tissue or q-tip so she can run it under her eyes.

  • Glam Dixie

    The eyes just look bizarre and the hair is just awful but the dress is high impact and gorgeous. The red lip is ok, at least it doesn’t clash with the red of the dress.

  • imspinningaround

    The baddest bitch in the coven. LOVE IT.

  • kimmeister

    The demonic glaring from the Elizabeth McGovern school of posing isn’t helping the bad eye makeup one bit.

    The dress is very pretty, but the fact that I can see red bra cups is offputting to me.

  • Your last lines made my day, thank you.

    Oof, this is a textbook example why you shouldn’t do strong lip + bold eye, right? Or maybe the eye makeup would look that bad even if she had chosen a more subtle lip. I don’t think the blush is good, either.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Her eyes are GORGEOUS and finally somebody got her eye makeup *perfect*. In my opinion, evidently! Her eye makeup has been too dark IMO. Lightening things up around them sets off her eyes. She has beautiful but peculiar eyes and it’s easy to get them wrong.

    I love this whole look unreservedly.

  • PrettyBlueFox

    Words cannot explain my joy at seeing both Alan Moore and Walt Whitman referenced seamlessly in what is nominally a post about fashion!

    • Sarah

      Walt Whitman always = Joy.

  • Shelby

    I kind of dig this (but maybe more for Elie Saab than anything. If I could own any dress, it would be an Elie Saab dress). I just wish she had worn her hair up — in a sleek ponytail maybe? But then, that might cut away from the goth impact she was going for.

  • kmk05

    Not sold on anything above the nose, but the rest is perfection.

  • Shawn EH

    You are Legion! But so is she, at least this week a slightly more healthy vampire. All I can see are sideboob and the need for green eye shadow.

  • Jessica Freeman

    With eyes as gorgeous as hers, I don’t think you need all THAT on them. Let them do the work. The red lip is working for me. Not sold on the sheer sleeve cape situation.

  • imspinningaround

    Oh! I just noticed! Tell the child in the last photo to get to steppin’ because I spy Mads Mikkelsen! Casino Royale reunion!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Great spotting!..out of the frame child!

  • numenah

    Too much makeup overall. The blush needs blending and the lipstick blotting. But that dress is hers.

  • Tanya Wade

    Hate the eye makeup, but yes, love the lip. If anyone has seen her in “Cracks,” that costume design suited her to a T. Bohemian slightly butch glam. I fell a little in love….

  • BobStPaul

    I’m really not sure what it is but I really don’t like this – at all. I’m not at all familiar with her but when I looked her up discovered she is only 33. Something – whether it’s the makeup or the dress – is making her look older than she is. I think I would like the dress more if it didn’t have the sheer sleeves/cape whatever it is, even though it would make the side boob more visible. It would probably give her an edgier, younger look.

  • Valdri8

    It looks very Morticia Makeover to me.

  • juniper

    I just got my tattoo of that walt whitman quote “i am large i contain multitudes” in morse code, one word per line so it looks like a triangle of dots and dashes.

    you just warmed my heart for referencing the quote.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Uncle Walt is my favorite. Nice tat idea!

      • juniper

        thank you! i am very proud of it. I’m still in gushing mode after getting it.

  • I agree that it is the perfect colour lipstick, but the application of her makeup seems off. Like it melted off her a bit. I also think that if it were me I’d have had my roots touched up before Cannes. It really is the perfect dress for her though!

  • Synnae

    I have to admit, she is selling that dress one hell of a lot better than the model. Even with mild side boob. Eye make-up and hair need some help but hey, she still looks might fierce.

  • KinoEye

    “Now we ask you, where else on the internet are you getting nerdy refs like that while discussing fierce Hollywood glam style and questionable makeup? Tom & Lorenzo. We are large. We contain multitudes.”

    I’m not getting it anywhere else, which is why I visit your blog multiple times a day. Love.

  • livesarah

    The upside-down eye makeup doesn’t seem as heavy-handed this time. But that style of dress is becoming a bit of an ‘of course’ for her. Sure, her typical look is uncommon enough for it to be niche in Hollywood, but I’m sure she could branch out a bit.

  • lundibleu

    I think she looks, again, so close to fantastic. It’s the eye makeup I can’t work out – why the urge for so much liner? Same as SJP and others, it just doesn’t work.

    • FibonacciSequins

      She needs to do something with her makeup to combat the “been crying” look. I wish she’d have put her hair up. It might have looked okay normally, but it was very windy in Cannes today. Keep that loose long hair neat was not a possibility.

      • lundibleu

        I think the dress looks better with hair down though, but yes. Wind can be an enemy to that.

        I wonder if she’d lost the lower liner and done a bit of a cats eye upsweep off the top liner whether that would’ve made a difference.

  • Imasewsure

    “We are large. We contain multitudes” 🙂 :).

  • Mrs. O

    Sorry, it gets an “Ewwww” from me. Fierce is one thing, scary weird is another.

  • Qitkat

    It has a Maleficent vibe to it.

  • KT

    I’m guessing people are freaking out because J.A. Bayona is the director, and he’s got a lot of heat around Hollywood right now. He directed The Orphanage and most recently The Impossible, both of which were great. I’m totally assuming, but I’m pretty sure his involvement had people prepared to love it before even watching an episode.

  • thesevenendless

    She looks fantastic, but I also want to shake her and tell her to WASH HER HAIR!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m really enjoying Penny Dreadful – yes it is derivative, but who doesn’t like to indulge in high quality gothic horror once in a while? From what I’ve heard, Hollywood absolutely butchered that “League of Extraordinary Gentleman,” so its nice to see something along that vein done right. The seance scene was OFF THE WALL.

  • MilaXX

    I may need to revisit this when I get home, because right now I think thus looks horrible. Dress is ok, but he makeup reads harsh and that hair is just a train wreck. I get that she’s going for gothic, but this reads Halloween to me.

    I still haven’t checked out the show yet. I have seen lots of critics singing its praises, so I’m going to play catch up this week.

  • Lori

    Too much side boob (because any side boob is too much side boob) and the hair is terrible, but otherwise she looks great in that slightly scary, fierce as shit way that she has.

  • jilly_d

    Her eye makeup always looks day-old, but she’s so beautiful in a tragic, melancholy way, that I can’t even be mad.

  • Gatto Nero

    The heavy undereye lashes don’t work for her features.

  • demidaemon

    That eye make-up pretty much ruins everything else about the look for me. It’s fighting with the bold lip with its awfulness.

  • crash1212

    Her eye makeup is always bad. Otherwise beautiful.

  • Love her eyes… shades of Charlotte Rampling!

  • MilaXX

    Nope still don’t like this. I get low rent Elvira from this. I don’t like the light roots & greasy hair. I don’t like the overlined lips, I don’t like the eye makeup. If she wants to go Goth, I would play up her pale skin and go for dark, architectural looks like what Audrey-bot Mara Rooney favors. This frilly, sheer stuff this doesn’t work.

  • Fraggle

    I just love her! Love the dress, love the lip color. Eye make up is a little bit off, but the rest is beautiful.

  • frannyprof

    Agree with all the eyeliner comments. Dreadful.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Is it weird for me to say that I kind of missed Josh Hartnett? He has aged into his sloe eyes and I think he has more depth than he used to. It’s a silly show, but I’ve certainly watched sillier.

  • E. D.

    Hate the hair, love everything else!

  • Jackie4g

    You two are large. You’re largely delightful.

  • mare

    I know eva likes dramatic makeup but I think she needs to soften up her eye make up more often. Black eyeliner and smokey eye shadow just makes her eyes look tired and sad imo. She usually goes for the bold, red lips but I think she should switch up lip color every once in awhile (hot pink and bright coral/ orange lip colors for example seeing how she likes bold lip colors). I mean, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t going for the low rent version of morticia addams so…. that being said, I would LIVE for seeing her full on morticia addams realness

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like an illustration by Alastair. I approve .

  • katiessh

    meh, if we dismissed everything that was derivative we wouldn’t watch anything. My brother is currently trying to come up with a short film idea for his film class and because he has a slight sci-fi slant every idea he pitches I say “I think fringe did that, or supernatural, or charmed’. Originality is difficult these days.

  • Amel

    Whitman props

  • Twix

    She’s not really ‘selling’ goth … don’t know where that’s coming from. If you’ve followed her career her personality has never been anything cookie-cutter.

    • She’s on a red carpet. She’s selling.

      • Twix

        Sure! But this is Eva Green were talking about.

  • andi56

    Yecch. Too much dress, and her hair isn’t doing her any favors.
    interesting points about derivative work: since so many young people weren’t around for the originals, they think that what they’re doing *is* original. it used to annoy me, but now it’s kind of cute. Take the resurgence of punk on the smaller scale than when it happened in the mid-70s, when people in Brian really had a serious bitch with the evil Thatcher. The derivative is more like posing and a fashion statement than a rebellion of anything.

  • quiltrx

    I can’t work up much to say about her except the frequent refrain of ‘too much bottom eyeliner.’
    I love Elie Saab…is it wrong that I’m disappointed in the color of this dress in real life (and the one Jane Fonda wore)? In their show, both looked positively ruby-toned. In real life, there’s more of a slight orange cast to the color. (This is probably just a really personal quibble…I can totally rock a red toward the blue side of the color wheel, like the original pics…but the actual color would make me look like a corpse.)

  • Margaret Grace

    “Tom & Lorenzo. We are large. We contain multitudes.”

    You’re onions. You’re parfaits. So many tasty layers of wonderful.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    “Fierce as shit fierce as shit fierce as shit FIERCE AS SHIT”. (I’m incorporating that into my list of personal mantras)

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I would place a little gold tiara on her head and she would be ready for the set of Game of Thrones. And yes the hair looks greasy, ewwww.

  • StelledelMare

    I am still very much on board with the show. Dress looks great, her eyes make me sad.

  • marlie

    The dress is amazing on her, and I love the lip color. The rest of the hair and makeup look like it’s left over from yesterday. And she seriously needs to readjust how she does her eyes.

  • Phyllis Craine

    Not hung over this time

  • Yoshio

    Ahem, they are watching to see Timothy Dalton who is still a most handsome man – if you can find a DVD of Wuthering Heights where he portrayed Heathcliff, you will thank me . Back to the topic of Eva, she looks reasonably decent here.

  • GorgeousThings

    All I can see is a Melissandre-from-GoT-wannabe on the red carpet.

  • LadyVimes

    This dress is made for breezy outdoor walks. I’d wear it if I could add a bra.

    The hair is terrible, and I kind of wish she had done something with her nails. I don’t know what though.

  • malarson2

    Oh Uncles, you are and you do.

  • tylka5

    In total agreement with you on the Penny Dreadful front. It’s very League and not enough charm yet to make me care about the characters. Frankly my favorite character already bit the dust in episode 2 but I’m willing to give it a little more time. Hoping that the typical cable “give them time to know the characters” theory is in effect. Looking forward to your future thoughts on the show.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I love her, and I love this dress, but I wish she’d try something lighter with her eye makeup sometime.

  • Super_Red

    I just ‘discovered’ PD last night. I actually immediately thought of you and wondered if you would recap. =) I am not quite sold on it, and watching the episode all I thought was that the critics must hate it. And then I read the reviews and figured I was missing something! While I didn’t hate it, I would get all gushy-gushy about it. You’re right that it’s very League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-esque, which is a concept I love and a movie I hate.

    Some of the scenes were incredibly well done, and going into it not knowing anything about the show, it was a delight to see Dalton and Piper in the credits. Once I realized where they were going with it, I called Dorian Grey before he introduced himself. He immediately reminded me of Vincent whats-his-face who played Angel’s son Connor. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

    All of that to say, I’m interested in seeing more of this show and I hope you recap it, but I’m not singing its praises just yet. They’ve thrown a lot of shit at the wall in the first two episodes so I’m withholding judgement until I see if they handle it deftly or if it becomes another AHS with fewer divas.

    Last thing- I’m a little annoyed with all the reviews saying Eva Green is the shit. I mean, she’s good, and I’ve enjoyed her performance, but after watching the Orphan Black clones, the seance scene just wasn’t as deserving of everyone falling over themselves, imo.

  • Pablo

    Can someone please give this girl some support for her breasts?

  • Andrea Lentz

    LOVE the dress but her make-up and hair look greasssssy

  • Samantha Klein

    This is tremendous. Definitely the “perfect Eva Green” dress.

  • lalahartma

    She is scary.

  • Melanie

    The dress is awesome, but her eye makeup looks like she forgot to wash her face last night.

  • I assume y’all mean the comic, and not the movie which was itself warmed over dreck.
    Mmm Alan Moore.

  • Darlis Wood

    Where else on the Internet are you getting literary refs like that while discussing fierce Hollywood glam style and questionable makeup? (Whitman, no less!) Multitudes ‘r’ us!

  • Terri Terri

    The make-up application is a wreck.

  • Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

    Earrings? Maybe do something with the hair and eyebrows?

    • Yolanda

      Anastasia Beverly Hills to fix her eyebrows STAT!

  • H2olovngrl

    If Rosario Dawson is the comic book heroine, then Eva Green is the Super-Villainess.

  • Thundar99

    In addition to the Witchy/Goth/Satanic thing, she’s also giving off a kind of updated Margo Kidder realness to boot! Or is that just me?

  • sk8tfan

    Looks like she’s auditioning for the lead in Maleficent. I’m afraid she was typecast as Morgan Le Fay in the Camelot tv series. That is her color, though, and I love the lipstick. Rest of the makeup and hair, not so much.

  • JynxTheCat

    ….reaches for garlic and cross…

  • Cassidy Olsen

    She needs to just stop with the “I-was-just-crying” eyeliner, it’s TERRIBLE.