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.
As we round out the year with December, standout celebrity beauty moments came largely in the form of a steady stream of holiday-ready miens—as our favourite faces brought their A-game to their festive affairs. Frosted lids were seen on the likes of Dua Lipa, whilst Han So Hee’s glamour came through her holiday campaign with Charlotte Tilbury. Some also chose to ring in 2023 with a bang; see It-girls Zendaya and Bella Hadid both choosing to debut fresh manes in the recent few weeks. See the best of celebrity beauty in the last month of 2022, all below.
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Joy of Red Velvet
Joy dials up on the edge by contrasting her under eye blush and pinked pout with a standout lip ring.
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Taylor Russell’s red carpet appearances have been an absolute vision to behold this year but here, she’s making a case for her minimalist beauty as well. Keeping it simple, she draws a single black liner and teams it with a deep glossy lip for a gothic twist.
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Jennie of Blackpink
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again. Jennie of Blackpink is your ultimate poster girl for the Y2K resurgence and she proves it with her recent concert hairdo—further embellishing the pigtail braids she wears with ribbons in her hair.
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Dua Lipa took the holidays as a cue to lean into a winter-inspired look: dawning a pair of smokey frosted lids reminiscent of the snowy season.
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Jlo went all in for the merry season, greeting us all with a classic rouge lip, bronzed cheeklines and a perfectly slicked back bun.
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For her year-end performance at The Graham Norton Show, Rina Sawayama kept the focus on the eyes—with a pair of lids dusted with cold blue shadow to match her Jean Paul Gaultier bodycon.
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Bella Hadid knows it’s been a stellar year for her and chooses to mark the end of 2022 with a complete hair makeover, showing off a honey blond head at the Guest In Residence event in Aspen.
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Han So Hee
As the beauty muse for Charlotte Tilbury, South Korean actor Han So Hee deals in with her own classic festive glamour—of glass-like skin and a delicious cherry-red pout that stands out against the actor’s snowy white mien.
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Zendaya throws it back to the ’90s as she debuts a fresh, retro-style bob at the ‘Euphoria’ FYC event in Los Angeles.
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Rose of Blackpink
Concert season for the girls of Blackpink only means a slew of beauty captures from behind-the-scenes. Rose’s look for the Copenhagen stage sees softly smoked eyes, mini sequins on her lids and a nude manicure that teams perfectly with her blonde tresses.
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In light of the festive period, Florence Pugh’s Valentino look for the British Fashion Awards was paired with a gorgeous deep berry hue applied to her lips.
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For her appearance at the ‘Euphoria’ FYC event, Maude Apatow joins co-star Zendaya with a look of soft elegance—opting for a glossy pink lip, graduated lids and a blunt cut bob.
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Yuqi of (G)I-DLE
(G)I-DLE proved their on-stage prowess at the MAMA Awards with a fiery performance of their hit song ‘Tomboy’—but not without making sure they looked the part too. Yuqi turned up the heat with a pair of flushed cheeks and cherry red lips that matched her outfit and blonde-orange locks.