An exclusive modelling contract with Japanese magazine Vivi first catapulted Kiko Mizuhara’s career to unprecedented heights, and the rest you can say is history. From being appointed as Dior’s first Asian ambassador to a sold-out Opening Ceremony collaboration worn by the likes of cultural behemoths Rihanna and Beyoncé, it’s safe to say Vogue Singapore’s November ‘Play’ issue cover star is a force to be reckoned with. Mizuhara reigns as the face of beauty in Japan and there’s no qualms as to why; oft capturing the eyes and hearts of many with her unparalleled versatility and subversive style. Beyond two solid decades in the fashion modelling industry, the Japanese-American multi-hyphenate has also extended her weighty influence to the film sphere, where she starred in Haruki Murakami’s adaptation Norwegian Wood.
When she’s not spending time on the runway or working on her loungewear brand Office Kiko, the model unwinds in the good company of Mother Nature. Her newfound obsession with the ocean has resulted in Mizuhara training for an advanced diving license, enjoying her free time immersing in clear waters and offshore reefs. Her free-spirited nature exacts her confidence and individuality—a magnetic trait that’s evident in her beauty looks as well.
From timeless classic to quirky chic, the style maven constantly unveils bold beauty statements that speak of her grace, versatility and unwavering sense of self. Peruse the best Kiko Mizuhara beauty captures below.
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As dusk falls, all that glitters are Mizuhara’s eyelids, as she elevates her smoky eye with a swipe of shimmer paired with a glossy lip.
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Nothing beats a good throwback. Mizuhara bids an ode to the ’90s renaissance with frosty highlights, thin arches and a spunky slick-back up-do.
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Amidst the space-age galactic glamour of indigo tresses and metallic talons, one’s attention is instantly drawn to Mizuhara’s eyes, thanks to the use of bewitching manga lashes on the lower lash line.
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Eyes up here
Sometimes it’s best to let the eyes do the talking; where a neutral base makes way for a bold, sharp liner. Kiko makes a subtle statement, pairing her accented eyes with a muted lip shade.
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Talk to the hair
Statement hair is taken to new heights when sculpted to avant-garde creations, evident in Mizuhara’s mega heart-shaped braid accompanied by a fuchsia lip and bejewelled accents.
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Warm autumnal tones and a glossy latte lip complement the model’s sun-kissed demeanour, resulting in a sultry and seductive glamour.
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No Lolita look is complete without the wide-eyed doe gaze, which Mizuhara emulates here with a set of spidery lashes and coloured contacts. Soft shades of pink are dusted under her eyes and across her cheeks, with a deeper shade on the lips to match. A pair of gemstones add a sparkling finishing touch.
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Red lip classic
A foolproof way to instant glamour? A red lip and winged liner, as Kiko demonstrates with an air of effortless chic.