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.
In the month of July? Paris haute couture week took centre stage as throngs of celebrities in attendance proved to be a wondrous vision from FROW: Rina Sawayama’s look at Schiaparelli alone was a satisfying moment to behold. And as we soaked in the peak of summer; glowing, sun-kissed miens were all the rage, as soft, rosy cheeks held its own alongside generous swathes of highlighter and gloss. Feast your eyes on the full assortment, below.
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Sun-kissed, like never before. The supermodel pulled out all the stops for this ‘avocado moment’—matching her dress with a light swathe of lime green on her lids and finishing the look with a glossy touch of Rhode’s peptide lip treatment on her lips.
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The beauty looks amassed at Paris’ haute couture week were undoubtedly stunning on the runway—but Rina Sawayama made sure to deliver from the front row of Schiaparelli’s show as well as she sported a bejewelled mien and wet fringe look for the evening.
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Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion is proving to us the ‘gym lips’ trend might be here to stay for a while, as she takes out her own rendition of the glossy pout, and pairs it with a white eyeshadow look for a glorious moment in the sun.
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K-pop soloist Chung Ha has truly been shining on stage as she promotes her latest single ‘Sparkling’. Here, she fulfils a rainbow aesthetic with a kaleidoscopic array of hues on her upper and lower lids, and goes for that extra sparkle via her jewelled talons.
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For the British Vogue X Self-Portrait summer party, Gigi Hadid sported a soft glow on her mien: matching blush-eye hues, a nude lip and just the right amount of highlighter to her cheeks, whilst her blonde fringe perfectly framed her face.
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Sporting a recent slew of killer looks on the red carpet for her Bullet Train film promotions is Joey King—who pulled off a show-stopping ash pink bob at the premiere in Berlin.
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Screen darling and model Jung Hoyeon opted for a simple rosy look, keeping the rest of her make-up minimal at the Blue Dragon Series Awards. For a youthful yet sleek finish? She pulled her hair into an elegant bun, but left her short bangs to rest naturally in front.
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At the Balenciaga haute couture fall/winter 2022 show, Emily Ratajkowski went full femme fatale with a bold blush and smoked out eye moment.
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Tessa Mae Thompson
Tessa Mae Thompson was a vision on the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder with her micro braids and bronze-led makeup look.
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On the set of her latest music video for ‘because i liked a boy’, Sabrina Carpenter goes for a sultry look—perfected with a gradually smoked out eyeshadow, glowing rosy cheeks and a cherry red pout.
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Are pigtails making its way around again? Hwasa keeps her wavy tresses in check with the ’90s hairstyle and sports lime green talons that’s fresh for the summer.
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Taking her Rare Beauty brand further is Selena Gomez—who makes a case for her latest Kind Words Matte Lipstick with a luscious swatch of mauve on her lips, paired with sunset lids and a soft flick of liner.