We’ve seen the beauty realm evolve in a multitude of ways over the past decade. Long gone are the days when celebrity make-up ops would be dedicated solely to the red carpet with techniques used often obscured from the public eye. We’ve fast moved on to an aspirational age of social media: how-to tutorials by the professional artists themselves, established content creators sharing their own cosmetic hacks and even full-face routines by some of the biggest A-listers. And we’ve all emerged the better for it.
It’s undeniable—the likes of Instagram and TikTok have given us all a space for unabashed self-expression. And for some, an artfully made-up mien or a customised change of talons are the perfect canvases to do so. Pop culture has had significant influence in the sphere; with entire visuals modelled after those seen in HBO’s hit drama Euphoria, creatively materialised by make-up artist, Donni Davy. Experimentation is abound, with novice creators and popular personalities alike attempting to ace a make-up look that is all the rage or share a thematic one-off look for others to recreate.
Then begs the question: how do we sieve out the best of all? Make-up trends surely begin somewhere, and learning from our seasoned celebrities is never a bad place to start if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Vogue Singapore might be of help to you on that front—with our monthly curation of captivating beauty moments, courtesy of our favourite faces from Hollywood, the K-pop scene and more, just for that fresh jazz of inspiration.
The month of August brought the focus back to the eyes: where elaborate swathes of shimmers were smeared atop lids, combined with sleek liner flicks and fluttering lashes—see Dua Lipa and Rina Sawayama’s captures as they took to their respective festival stages. The lip department made a bold return as well; in the vein of IU’s deep rouge pout to Lizzo’s stark black swerve. Feast your eyes on the full assortment, below.
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There isn’t a look that Dua Lipa can’t pull off—but it’s ultimately the stage where she shines best. On the make-up front for the Osheaga Festival in Montreal, the pop star opts for sunset-red lids and her classic bold liner look.
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Taeyeon of Girls' Generation
For her long-awaited comeback with Girls’ Generation, the main singer boasted a high-octane look for her ‘Forever 1’ stage: of colourful gems arranged around her eyes matched with an eclectic pairing of a gravity-defying manicure.
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Joey King is truly going full speed ahead at her global press appearances for the promotions of Bullet Train. She takes to the Los Angeles premiere acing an artful white liner look and wet, slicked hair—imbuing a futuristic mood that matches her suit-dress on the red carpet.
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Now that mask-wearing is officially off the table, you might perhaps look to Lizzo’s stark black pout for your next awe-inspiring lip moment.
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On her way to winning the Best New Artist award at MTV’s 2022 VMAs, Dove Cameron serves a foxy-edgy look on the red carpet with her braided pigtails and 3D-embellished talons.
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South Korea’s sweetheart dials up on the sultry: swiping a deep, rouge shade on her lips alongside a soft, smoked-out shadow on her lids.
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The reigning It-girl on the clean beauty front is none other than Hailey Bieber—who demonstrates the wonders of adding a light glaze over her foundation for the ultimate sun-pinched skin.
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Olivia Rodrigo continues her iconic stage performances; this time, performing next to Billy Joel whilst sporting a bright, cherry-red lip and styled mane of cascading beach waves.
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No one better than Sunmi to fully ace the cute-meets-edgy aesthetic, by means of a smoked-out liner, inner corner shimmers and high pigtails adorned with ribbons.
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Stage moments seem to be all the rage on this month’s list, as Rina Sawayama serves us all with her sun-kissed mien and two-tone eyeshadow look.
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The ‘Not Okay’ star is a minimalist vision for the red carpet, stunning the crowd with pastel lids, a blend of rose on the apples of her cheeks and a perfectly slicked-back bun.
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Jihyo of Twice
On set for Twice’s most recent comeback, Jihyo enthrals us all with her magenta pout, lightly-pinked cheeks and a fluttering lash lift.
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Led by an ethereal swatch of blue smeared across her lids and pulled back bun, Kylie Jenner imbues an overarching mood of soft elegance.