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.
In the month of December, we were treated to a bevy of festive-inspired make-up looks across the board; think frosty deliveries from Yeri of Red Velvet, Wonyoung of IVE and Rosé. Celebrity hair transformations have been popping up everywhere too—with this month’s streak continued by Beyoncé’s blonde makeover, and Lisa and Kim Dami who unexpectedly sported edgier haircuts to brand events in the region. Moments of ’20s glamour also ruled the roost as the red carpet season begins again—with Jourdan Dunn’s finger curls at the British Fashion Awards being one to remember.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celeb beauty moments, below.
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Lisa of Blackpink
The animal-inspired shags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Lisa makes an appearance at Siam Paragon in Bangkok for Celine’s pop-up store opening event with a fresh do: a dishevelled octopus shag that channels punk rock chic.
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Beyoncé not only joined the list of 2023’s greatest celebrity hair transformations with her blonde tresses earlier this month, but her latest update on Instagram is also telling us she’s a firm believer of the classic red lip—especially during the festive season.
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Yeri of Red Velvet
A picture-perfect capture of a ‘cold’ make-up look primed for the season. Some glittering aegyo-sal, undereye blush and a wet, glossy pout—levelled up with a pair of furry adornments that’s right in line with the frosty finish.
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It’s the British Fashion Awards, and Jourdan Dunn absolutely slayed. For a look under a towering headpiece, hair stylist Jordan Jay Brumant made sure to splay her forehead with faux finger curls, which added drama to her defined make-up look.
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Juria of XG
In line with the winter-themed drop of XG’s recent single ‘Winter Without You’, Juria’s concept photo for the song release was equal parts playful and on theme. Her two-tone matte eyeshadow look of fuschia and cloudy blue—a saccharine-sweet vision amidst the season’s usually high-shine looks.
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To lightly contrast against her two-piece Louis Vuitton ensemble at the Academy Museum Gala, Saoirse Ronan wore a tonal coral look that was carried from her lids to her lips, whilst her blush-like contour added soft definition to her cheekbones.
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Wonyoung of IVE
Wonyoung is never beating the doll allegations at this rate—dressing up a soft make-up look with a giant pearl-white bow on her ponytail that’s primed for the festive season.
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Amid her press tour for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Rachel Zegler showed up to the 2023 Academy Museum Gala with a beauty moment of gilded glamour. Zoom in a little closer and you’ll notice her inner corners exquisitely brushed in gold—to match her shimmering Vivienne Westwood gown.
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Kim Dami is clearly not averse to straying from her usual look. For a Tiffany & Co. event in Seoul, the South Korean actor pulled up with a chic new haircut—slightly wispy and radiating with feminine energy.
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For the Rhode holiday party, there’s no question that Hailey Bieber pulled out all the stops. Think a flushed mien better paired with a perfectly-lined cherry cola lip to go with her Fancì Club ensemble.
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Taeyeon made her long-awaited comeback at the end of last month and gifted her fans with a live clip of ‘Fabulous’, in which she opted for a bolder look: her smoky, metallic lids and black talons mired by a light dusting of pastel pink on her cheeks.
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The Chanel beauty department really called upon the Christmas fairies and kicked off their holiday campaign strong. An ode to the ’20s if you will, Vittoria Ceretti conveyed the era’s notorious flapper girl with her edgy liner, scarlet pout and finger waves.
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Rosé of Blackpink
The ribbon-aissance continues with Rosé of Blackpink. For her holiday shoot with her dog, Hank, the Blackpink star makes sure to add just the right amount of shine to her festive shoot as embellished ribbons are tied into her pleated locks and she opts for a pearlescent manicure reminiscent of the frosty season.
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Anya Taylor-Joy dialled up on her cool girl energy for her appearance at Comic Con for Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga—stepping out to meet her fans with her classic platinum blonde tresses and a smoky eye teeming with the same grunginess of her titular role.