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.
There was no shortage of enthralling beauty moments in October. Between K-pop comebacks, the occasional festival stage and a myriad of private event appearances, the celebs no doubt had their work cut out for them. As if to beckon in the upcoming party season, a strong showing of eyeshadow moments played significant roles in the beauty moments of this month—see varying degrees of glitter adorn the peepers of Lola Tung, Lisa of Blackpink and Rei of IVE. For those who love a spot of colour-coordination, bold, matte swathes of exuberant hues were similarly spotted on Taylor Swift, Coco Rocha and NIKI, who all matched their eyeshadow to their ensemble of choice.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celeb beauty moments, below.
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Lisa of Blackpink
The cabaret called, and Lisa Manoban answered. Whilst the full extent of her Crazy Horse Paris stage remains a mystery to all but her lucky attendees, her backstage uploads were enough of a welcome treat. Looking transformed, what we do know is that the Blackpink starlet wore this frizzy blue wig, a delicious red pout and all that glitter on her eyes for one of her fabulous performances.
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The pop star no doubt drew plenty of buzz at the ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ premiere in Los Angeles with Queen Bey by her side but we’ll talk about something else worthy of mention: that swathe of baby blue on her lids, a perfect match to the Oscar de la Renta gown she donned for the evening. Paired to no less than her iconic red lip, of course.
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Festival season is far from over, and Tems took on the Promiseland crowd with a magnifique, upward liner flick, fully lined pout and one glittering head accessory to beat.
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Amid the many long-awaited K-pop comebacks of this season, Sunmi’s ‘Monster’ has been devilishly timely—right in line with the current mood of Halloween. No one better than the sultry soloist to lean goth: think a dark mauve lip, coal-accented peepers and a short, black manicure contrasted by cascading finger jewels.
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The last day of Paris Fashion Week saw Chanel seat a number of stars in its front row, including first-timer Indonesian songstress NIKI. Our April 2023 ‘Pop’ cover star stepped out with stylish fervour, her Chanel tweed jacket matched to a tee by pops of fuchsia applied to her eyelids.
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Doona! has been enjoying chart time on Netflix’s Top 10 list since its release and it’s easy to see why with Suzy making her highly-awaited drama return. Her beauty details in the show are not to be missed, but we’ll say that the fresh hime cut she wears throughout the show is one that’s been downright worthy of envy.
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Count on the Rhode’s founder to serve up a glossy mien; Hailey Bieber turns up the shine with a wet pout and swatches of highlight on her cheekbones.
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Rei of IVE
We’re in the midst of comeback season and this month saw IVE drop their ‘I’ve Mine’ EP with three visually enthralling music videos to accompany with. In swift motion, the sextet took to the stage and Rei served foxy edge with this particular look—eyeliner flick, sunset sparkles atop her lids and a matte pink pout that complements her deep red mane accented with metallic accessories.
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Garrard marked 20 years of its iconic Wings collection at the Tower of London calling a number of celebrities to the event, including Queen Charlotte star India Amarteifio who delivered a look of sophistication with a pulled-back updo and bronzy mien.
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Spy a moment of ’20s glamour at the 2023 WWD Honours event as Lola Tung wore her luscious locks in wavy, sinuous lines, and gave her beaming eyes and smile shimmering strobes of magenta.
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It’s a pastel-coloured dreamland for T-pop singer Jan. She gives her peepers a bubblegum twist with pearlescent baubles, underscoring it with a generous give of soft lilac blush.
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Eyeshadow bonanza strikes again and Coco Rocha’s Paris Fashion Week moment glistened under the sun. The neon shades of tangerine she wore on her lids were dealt out like a dream, joyfully matched to a snatched, gravity-defying updo.