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 entered the month of September, we were instantly blessed with a throng of stunning beauty looks—courtesy of the 79th Venice Film Festival’s red carpet moments. Shortly after, followed the 2022 Emmy Awards where screen stars like Hoyeon Jung and Zendaya boasted moments of fresh-faced beauty whilst the beginning of one of fashion’s biggest months saw the likes of Ashley Graham and Katherine Langford turn up the heat with their best red lip. On the other side of the globe, the K-pop scene was set ablaze as Blackpink dropped their full-length album—bringing with them immaculate makeovers specially prepared for the stage. Feast your eyes on the full assortment, below.
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Jisoo of Blackpink
From the freckled-blush look to the trendy Gen Z-style feelers and the kaleidoscope of colours on her talons, it’s clear Jisoo brought her A-game to her recent comeback stage for the Blinks.
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Zendaya made her return to the red carpet with a glowing mien that showed off her natural features, whilst her luscious tresses were given the half-up, half-down treatment worthy of the award winner’s evening.
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Talk about rock-and-roll chic. Channeling a louche moment, the Bridgerton star let her natural waves fall in all the right ways for the day.
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Masks off, everyone. It’s time we return to those perfectly lined, bright red pouts—à la Kylie Jenner.
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Jennie of Blackpink
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Jennie totally owns Y2K, there’s no doubt about that–at least not when she’s so effortlessly pulling off those saccharine-sweet ribbons in her baby braids.
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A glistening cherry-red pout, a side of graduated fringe and just the right amount of bronzy shadow on the lids seems to be the perfect formula for Katherine Langford’s evening at the Dior SS23 show.
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K-pop soloist Sunmi reminds us all that you most definitely can do sultry sweet in a single look. Simply merge your sunburnt blush with a smoky eye and that dusty swatch of mauve on your lips.
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At the launch party of her latest album ‘Hold The Girl’, Rina Sawayama goes above and beyond–from her bleached brows and strong liner to the punchy placement of her blush.
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A glossy swathe on Jasmine Tookes’s lips makes for an instant glam up—especially when paired with that elegant up-do.
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Sculptural up-do? Check. All it needs then, is that luscious swipe of red on the lips, according to Ashley Graham.
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Hoyeon Jung’s model-esque features shine through with her look for the Emmys: soft, rosy cheeks, a light pink pout and a Korean floral accessory to adorn her styled bob.
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Lily James makes the case for elaborate pigment on the eyes: bringing with her a red-pink shadow look to the Versace SS23 show this season.
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Minnie of (G)I-DLE
A glossy pout, some frizzed-up pigtails and a heart-shaped sticker on her cheeks? Minnie’s definitely ready for (G)I-DLE’s world tour, alright.