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.
September alone welcomed a breadth of exciting events across all corners of culture—from music and film to fashion. The Video Music Awards (VMAs) played out at the start of the month bringing with it a number of red carpet moments worthy of noting—see Doja Cat’s spider-like transformation. With spring/summer 2024 season in tow, a bevy of personalities glammed up for their front row appearances, opting for alternative hairdos along the way such as Hanni of NewJeans and Zoë Kravitz. Joining them on the new hair don’t care era is Sadie Sink—who made waves on the Internet for her wolf cut look at the Armani dinner during the Venice Film Festival earlier in the month.
Feast your eyes on the full assortment of this month’s best celeb beauty moments, below.
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Hanni of NewJeans
If there were new It-girls in the making, Hanni would be one of them. The word is transformed, and the NewJeans member definitely served it up on a silver platter with this blonde hime hair cut at the Gucci show.
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She’s bold and she’s flawless. We’re zooming in on this particular Lola Tung look from the fresh-faced actor’s slew of front row appearances at this fashion week season. Wearing a deep berry hue and slick wet look, Tung makes her entrance at Bach Mai’s spring/summer 2024 show.
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A true tease. Just before returning to what feels like a social media hiatus, the actor dropped this scarlet look from Bottega Veneta’s fall/winter collection—with an equally fiery pout to match.
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Leave it to Zoë Kravitz to bring back the micro bangs—teamed with no less than a polka-dot number from Saint Laurent.
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Dove Cameron is the latest face of Coach’s shiny new campaign and the actress-singer definitely knows a thing or two about upping the ante on metallic beauty. Her silver-swatched lids also doubled up as her signature liner for her appearance at Vogue World, and trust she didn’t forget to swipe on the gloss.
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Wonyoung of IVE
Ahead of the group’s album drop, comes the music video for IVE’s pre-release single titled ‘Either Way’. With it comes a bevy of other mesmerising beauty moments from the sextet, but this particular rainbow-hued dream drawn around her peepers was an instant hit for us.
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Sadie Sink’s wolf cut just keeps getting better and better. For the 2.0 version of her hairdo—celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett imbued the otherwise edgy style with soft, wispy tousles framing her face instead.
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Sophisticated glamour never looked this easy. Yara Shahidi makes the case for this iridescent liner with that inner corner pop of glitter.
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Suki Waterhouse has been having an impeccable few months—as evidenced through her Lollapalooza stage and the multitude of front row appearances at this spring/summer 2024 season. At Tory Burch, she channels a picture-perfect capture of power fem with this scarlet swatch on her lips.
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Megan Thee Stallion
Queen Bey made Megan Thee Stallion a new woman by inviting her to join her on stage in Houston and perhaps the latter is glowing that much more for it. Or at least those gold-washed lids, impeccably-choreographed hairstyle and dark, glossy sheen on her lips are telling us so.
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Soft goth is clearly in and perhaps best encapsulated by Jenna Coleman’s beauty moment at Vogue World earlier in the month—that gothic, deep plum lip serving the final punch.
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The South Korean actress has definitely been taking us on a vanity trip these past few months but who’s complaining? Most recently, Han So-hee debuted a couple of new underlip piercings—the ideal complement to her body tattoos.
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Doja Cat files yet another look to remember and this time around it was for the VMAs. It was a pristine white swerve on the awards show red carpet—the powdery hue dusted both her lids and was a focal hue of her buzzcut and evening gown. Those spidery lashes and nude brown lip only served as added impact to the full vision.