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.
Stunning shimmers led the way for June—seen on the kaleidoscopic lids of all our favourite performers from Rina Sawayama to Red Velvet’s youngest member Yeri. In terms of darker spins on glamour, we’ve also been graced with Rihanna’s beauty look from her appearance at Pharrell Williams’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. And for the crowns atop our head? Minnie of (G)I-DLE continues the bubble braid trend whilst Greta Lee is a vision of simple elegance—her short bob wet and slicked back.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celebrity beauty moments, below.
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To the surprise and joy of all her fans, Olivia Rodrigo announced the release date of her sophomore album with a vampire-themed shoot—red lips and gothic black nails all included.
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Yeri of Red Velvet
For her Primavera Sound festival stage in Barcelona, Yeri’s aquatic set of glittering lids was a mesmerising vision, to say the least.
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The actress is a walking masterclass on how to ace the summer glow with her softly-pinked cheeks and slicked back hair at the premiere of Past Lives.
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For Crown Royal’s launch of the Golden Apple spirit, the inimitable Solange Knowles turned up to the party wearing a pair of moss-washed lids and a glossy lip.
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Minnie of (G)I-DLE
Playfully in tune with their latest ‘Queencard’ comeback, the (G)I-DLE singer wore a set of bubble braids that was complemented a single standout sequin.
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Leave it to Dove Cameron to ace the bleached brow look in full confidence— perfected to the tee with a fluttery set of lashes, some graduated shadows on her peepers and a glossy nude lip, of course.
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Glastonbury 2023 was chockfull of surprises and collaborations—and perhaps this stage of Rina Sawayama and Elton John will be one for the books. For this special moment, the Hold The Girl singer rocked up in a slick, abstract liner look teamed with pink shimmers.
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She may have walked in fashionably late to the Louis Vuitton menswear show for spring/summer 2024, but the beauty notes made up for it all. The mega star made her subversive pout the main focus—courtesy of Fenty Beauty, no doubt.
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A decadent dose of powder blue were spotted on Hailey Bieber’s peepers earlier this week, where it’s become crystal clear that the model’s preference for her blunt bob has not waned.
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In Paris for Chaumet, Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan glowed with radiance—in part due to the gleaming jewels around her neck and the magnificent scarlet pout she waltzed up in.
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In anticipation for Barbie The Album (and Barbie the film), Ice Spice has dropped her starring track with Nicki Minaj, with a music video to beat. Where she chose to trade out her signature curls for a couple of Barbie-inspired hairdos including this auburn, waist-length look.
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Making a case for the summery heat of June is none other than Dua Lipa, who shows off her dewy skin and that unmissable sunburnt blush.