We’ve seen the beauty realm evolve in a multitude of ways over the past decade. Long gone are the days when celebrity beauty 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.
Over the month of April, a number of liner-led looks were spotted—see the full, thick deliveries from the likes of Sonam Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, or the dreamy, alternative pulls by Yara Shahidi and Dove Cameron. Glowy miens saw a strong return as well, as sported by the models Hoyeon Jung and Gigi Hadid. On the hair front, many kept their updos slick and sophisticated, a choice that served to highlight their dolled-up miens instead.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celebrity beauty moments, below.
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Doja Cat showed up to the Time 100 Gala red carpet dripping in diamonds—with a phenomenal beauty look to match. From her reverse cat eye look and elongated lashes to the two-tone gradient on her lips, the singer cements her influence in the beauty frontier.
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Jisoo of Blackpink
April saw the highly-awaited solo debut of Blackpink’s Jisoo–who made a mark with her stellar fashion and beauty moments in the music video for ‘Flower’, her title track. One of which, saw the star donning vivid red highlights in her hair to match the fiery flower frock she wore.
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For her after party appearance on the opening night of the ‘India In Fashion’ exhibition in Mumbai, the acclaimed actress saw her peepers accentuated by a fierce, full liner look, softened only by bronzed cheeks and a pinked pout.
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Ultra fine gold details were used to accent Yara Shahidi’s eyes—and provided as the ultimate complement to the shimmery Alexander McQueen number she slipped into for the world premiere of Disney’s Peter Pan & Wendy film.
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On the fashion front, Irina Shayk was Coachella queen at this year’s run of the music festival. Her accompanying beauty details were no less; here, her sheer dress was emboldened by a pop of scarlet on her luscious pout.
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Ariana Grande is truly a vision of ethereal beauty—a fact only stamped in further with her recent post for R.E.M. Beauty, her self-owned beauty brand. As angel lashes embellish her lids, a translucent swipe of gloss builds on the glitter-glam of her look.
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Joy of Red Velvet
When it comes to acing the girl-next-door look, Joy knows how to do it best. In a recent selfie, the singer-actor pours a generous amount of blush into her cheeks, under eyes and through her nose bridge, whilst keeping the rest of her face matte and simple. Before she adds a cherry-pink lip, to top it all off.
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Looking dreamy in custom couture for the opening of the ‘India in Fashion’ exhibition at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre, Patrick Ta brought his magical touch to her mien as well. With flushes of pink and a generous swatch of highlighter running through the brow line too, a soft, radiant glow emanates from the supermodel, mired only by a slick, clean updo.
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For her appearance at the Coco Mademoiselle event in Thailand, the actress-model opted for a sharp liner moment—that stands apart from her usually softer, everyday look.
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When it comes to the question of a beauty transformation, Dove Cameron surely knows how to deliver. The actor-singer captures a moment from the set of Schimigadoon, where she sports a retro bob and powdery blue lids.
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An Yujin of IVE
For IVE’s most recent comeback led by a music video for ‘I Am’, An Yujin dials up on the edge with a smoky thin liner and face-framing bangs.
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For the Rome stop of her Citadel press tour, Priyanka Chopra amps up on the smoke with a winged liner, whilst opting for a high split-ponytail and wispy bangs.
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For the GQ Global Creativity Awards in New York, Hoyeon Jung’s make-up artist Nina Park chose a look of simple glam: a touch of blush, highlight and of course, gloss on her pout.
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At the Dior show in Mumbai, Simone Ashley looked divine as glittering touches of gold highlighter were brushed onto her cheeks and inner corners of her eyes.