Born to a Jamaican father and a Chinese mother, 21-year-old English singer-songwriter Griff is setting the music world alight with her dreamy style and relatable lyrics on heartbreak, life and coming of age. Here, the rising artist—who recently supported pop icon Dua Lipa on her ‘Future Nostalgia’ tour—spills on all of her tried and true beauty secrets with Vogue Singapore. From her must-have Givenchy palette to Griff’s go-to de-stressing techniques, there’s plenty a gorgeous girl beauty hack to be found among the up-and-coming songstress’ gems of wisdom.
Must-have make-up product Any matte black powder and an angled brush, because then I can fill in my brows and create some kind of liner and shadow on my eyes. At the moment I’m using a Givenchy palette.
Favourite haircare product My scalp is prone to flaking. My hair stylist Tommi gave me this Leonor Greyl Huile Apaisante, $67, from escentials. It’s a travel sized roll-on oil. The roll-on means I’m directly moisturising my scalp. It’s so small, it slips into any handbag.
Favourite skincare product I love Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask, US$166.17, from Net-a-Porter. It makes my skin feel really soft. I always use it before a day of heavy make-up or a shoot.
Favourite foundation for a glow Hard to choose. My make-up artist Michelle introduced me to Chanel Les Beiges Foundation, $90. I use that every night on stage at the moment on tour with Dua Lipa. But I also love Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter, $76, from Sephora.
Favourite fashion collection I love everything Susan Fang. I wore her for my first red carpet for the BRIT Awards, and always feel so ethereal and beautiful when I wear her clothes. I also love every Simone Rocha collection.
Ultimate eyeliner I’ve used lots of different ones, but for me it’s all about the brush. It has to be a thin bristle brush. At the moment I use Glossier Pro Tip, US$16.
On-stage beauty look Natural dewy skin; a bronzed, warm base; full natural eyebrows; liquid eyeliner; individual lashes and a nude gloss.
Favourite way to unwind A bath and good music in the background. Or going to the pub with friends, sitting outside in London.
Essential for songwriting I love writing at home. My home studio always feels more natural and less pressurising than big, professional studios. Coffee and candles too.
A music artist/album that you can’t get enough of I’ve been listening a lot to Olafur Arnolds. He makes amazing melodic classical music. It chills me out, especially before going on stage or when I’m driving through London.
Best confidence booster A good outfit or good skin. Also, reading the Bible really centres me and makes me remember how amazing and big God is and how small I am.
Dearly treasured aspect about your unique heritage I struggled with my dual heritage growing up in a very white area. But now I love how unique it’s made me. I think it’s given me an understanding of a lot of different cultures.