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.
October saw more pared-back looks—where fresh-faced beauty took the reign for some of our radiant South Korean stars. As fashion month rounded off in Paris, there were inspiring instances of show-stopping glamour; namely at the Valentino spring/summer 2023 presentation, where we saw the likes of Zendaya and Dove Cameron arrive to the shows boasting nothing less than snatched, immaculate beauty moments for the ‘Gram. But perhaps the best deliveries were spotted on those making their musical returns; from Blackpink’s Lisa and Rina Sawayama showing off their stage make-up to Rihanna’s recent red carpet stun. Feast your eyes on the full assortment, below.
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Lisa of Blackpink
From 3D-embellished hands and nails to her impeccably lifted lashes, Blackpink’s Lisa brings her A-game to the stage—as the group kicks off their world tour in Seoul.
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At British Vogue‘s Forces of Fashion event, the pop star channels her inner femme fatale—from her styled beach waves, smoky lids and muted red pout.
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Stage appearances are abound this month, and It-girl Rina Sawayama makes a case for dialling up on the eye drama on her world tour stage—via chunky glitters and a gradually smoked out liner.
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Hwasa of Mamamoo
Boasting a sun-kissed mien in the midst of Mamamoo’s comeback, Hwasa delivers her own ‘Clean Girl’ moment with dusty pink lips and nude nails.
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Post announcement of her soon-to-be-released single for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Rihanna makes her appearance at the film’s world premiere in nothing less than a full face of her own beauty lines—Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin—keeping her glam look sophisticated by means of a smoked eye and muted lip.
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Seulgi of Red Velvet
As she makes her solo comeback with 28 Reasons, Seulgi brings the edge to the stage with her siren eyes and pigtail braids.
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At the Valentino spring/summer 2023 show, Dove Cameron lives up to the maison’s Pantone hue by putting the focus on the under eye blush—embellished further with gold sequins.
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Simple elegance is delivered with Krystal Jung’s look for the official opening ceremony of Pomellato’s exhibition in Tokyo: where her reddish-pink pout acts as a direct contrast to her pared-back look overall.
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At her sole appearance during fashion month for the Valentino show, Zendaya switches up the glam by teaming her black, monogram-embellished suit with a fiercer pull: by means of her immaculately angled brows, softly contoured lines and slicked-back hair.
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Thai actress and model Nychaa pairs her glimmering pink lids with a fierce cat eye as she rides a boat out into the sunset.
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Unafraid of a vibrant look, Bridgerton star Charithra Chandran pulls off gorgeous ocean hues on her lids at the launch of Prada’s latest fragrance in London.
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Sooyoung of Girls' Generation
To the surprise of all her fans, Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation dawns a fresh, edgy bob—as if to welcome in her hot girl era.