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.
March saw aplenty of fresh hair inspo—curled, cut or zhuzhed up to give it extra impact. See celebrity hair artist Lacy Redway’s rosy treatment of Tessa Mae Thompson’s crown, HyunA’s blunt bob debut or the lanky slicks at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party worn by Hunter Schafer and Vittoria Ceretti. As for the make-up front, celebrity make-up releases led the way, from Selena Gomez brightening our feeds with yet another Rare Beauty drop and Rihanna marking two new Fenty Beauty product releases with a delicious new campaign.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celebrity beauty moments, below.
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Making waves for the sculptural manes she’s been wearing to her various red carpet appearances, Florence Pugh seems to chime in with a tad of ’90s glamour with her blonde tousled bob for her A Good Person press tour.
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It’s all punk and grunge with HyunA these days, and here, she matches her apple-pink bob with a bright and glossy pink lip.
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Tessa Mae Thompson
Creativity knows no boundaries with Lacy Redway’s creation for Tessa Mae Thompson: a row of roses lining her corn rows—meant to match the floral appliqué on the actor’s Moschino gown.
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Lizzo is helping us all stay inspired with the experimental looks she’s been wearing whilst on her tour. Courtesy of make-up artist @iwantalexx, this particular eyeshadow moment was a sunrise dream.
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Dahyun of Twice
Back on the stage for Twice’s recent comeback, Dahyun piles on the blush just under her eyes for a sweet colour flush that contrasts against her darker performance fit.
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Channelling her inner gladiator, Hunter Schafer attended the Vanity Fair Oscars Party looking fierce; her long, swanky tresses teaming up with a bronzy shadow as the perfect accompaniment to her Ann Demeulemeester dress, fresh off the fall/winter 2023 runway.
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Selena Gomez brings a decadent pop of colour to our feeds with the campaign release of Rare Beauty’s all-new Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil. From the sunset glow on her cheeks to that dusty pink pout, what’s not to love?
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When it comes to beauty transformations, trust Vogue Singapore’s Nov/Dec cover star Rina Sawayama to ace the job. As she approaches the John Wick 4 red carpet with killer style, the singer-now-actor amps up the edge with a wet slick, metallic lids, bleached brows and a nude lip to match.
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At the Saint Laurent fall/winter 2023 show in Paris, Zoë Kravitz pops a cherry lip against her full-black ensemble.
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Ever the stunner, Vittoria Ceretti blows the crowd away just outside the Vanity Fair Oscars Party for two reasons. One, for her sheer Ann Demeulemeester gown and two, for her supermodel skin. Sophistication becomes her as a liner-led moment teams with a lengthy, wavy mane swept away from the face.
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Taeyeon of Girls' Generation
Taeyeon’s been winning on the hair front—making swift moves from her straight mane to the layered shag she sported at the start of the year. Now, the South Korean singer’s opting for a lengthier, wavier version of the shag, complete with the nation’s favourite curtain bangs.
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Rihanna’s game plan is to crank up the volume, always. Adding on to the celeb beauty brand releases, @badgalriri is a vision in the campaign for Fenty Beauty’s decadent mascara drop.
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We’re talking scarlet red with Gemma Chan, as she keeps it sleek and elegant at the premiere of Extrapolations.