2022 marked a resurgence in lots of issues—the post-pandemic journey, physical runways, the rekindled flame that’s Bennifer and the nostalgic era of beauty. Once we weren’t busy braiding our hair and slapping on neon eyeshadow, most of us had been properly fed from the raft of celeb appearances, red carpet action and shiny magic as seen through our tv screens. There was lots to rave about, take residence and pocket into our respective magnificence arsenals.
Within the realm that’s K-beauty, developments arose as various excellent K-pop comebacks solidified their showstopping presence alongside invigorating tunes. Evidently, the Korean starlets didn’t disappoint with avant-garde, risk-taking seems to be, injecting that pop of newness to the pulsating scene. On movie and tv, we marvelled on the midas touches to our favorite and most hated characters on display, gleaning inspiration for our on a regular basis face sport.
Whereas crimson carpet appearances dialled up on the glamour entrance, the runways—that made a full-fledged comeback in individual—noticed designers implementing facial adornments to enrich their clothes. Notably, there was the goth woman aesthetic as seen in Versace’s spring/summer season 2023 present—now coinciding with the highly-lauded Netflix collection Wednesday.
Then there may be TikTok, an ample feed overflowing with developments and wonder kn0w-hows. After all, additionally a trusty prediction of what cult-favourite merchandise would quickly be snagged off the cabinets. We’ve dutifully stored an in depth watch and beneath, we current to you one of the best in magnificence for 2022.
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Finest celeb transformation: Doja Cat
Behold, the chameleon that’s Doja Cat. Vogue Singapore’s April cover star isn’t one to remain secure or predictable in terms of her music video personas or off-duty seems to be. Just some months in the past, she debuted a full clear shave in platinum blond, whereas flaunting fierce skinny brows.
After all, with each look, she has expertly embraced her new do—whether or not or not it’s experimenting with scene-stealing wigs or drawing consideration to her lids. One factor’s for certain, Doja has definitively entered her baddie period.
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Most viral magnificence product: Uncommon Magnificence Mushy Pinch Liquid Blush
It’s uncommon to discover a blush that ticks all our containers, from a long-lasting pigment to a comfortable, dewy end that settles properly into our pores and skin regardless of the tropical local weather. Enter: Uncommon Magnificence, by Selena Gomez.
However it was solely over the course of this previous yr that the liquid magic gained a cult following of its personal, with its silky, staying prowess confirmed through TikTok. With a grand whole of 11 completely different shades, the blush noticed its fanatics develop in quantity most particularly when the undereye blush and concealer hack was all the craze on the social media platform.
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Finest product comeback: Clinique Black Honey
In case you’ve spent simply 5 minutes on social media this yr, you’d know that Clinique’s Black Honey is in each It woman’s purse—and rightfully so. Initially launched in 1971, this shade stays the only survivor from Clinique’s Nearly Lipstick assortment after the sweetness neighborhood rioted towards its discontinuation. After all, their struggle paid off in due time. 5 many years on, this crowd pleaser resurged to prime the wishlists of make-up connoisseurs world wide. Charged with a hydrating system and a common shade that works on any pores and skin tone, this enhancing balm acquired us rolling out a red carpet for its triumphant return.
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Finest HMU in a tv collection: Euphoria
This darkish disquieting HBO collection didn’t simply push the boundaries of storytelling, visible accoutrements and tradition commentary but additionally the realm of magnificence. Masterminded by Euphoria‘s make-up artist Donni Davy, the highly-rated two seasons fed us with a smorgasbord of looks, every carried out by the colorful characters we grew to like and abhor onscreen. Assume graphic liners with a twist, marbled lids, vampy lips and extra. All the aforementioned carried over to to our personal miens—masterfully mirroring the daring zeitgeist’s relationship with make-up propelled by the age of social media.
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Finest HMU in movie: Every thing All over the place All At As soon as
Simply whenever you assume, it’s only a mind-bending sci-fi household movie, there’s a lot extra to uncover. Someplace simply earlier than the midway mark of Everything Everywhere All At Once, we’re greeted with a visible spectacle, that whereas admittedly was gripping, bizarre, macabre , left an indelible mark contemplating the movie’s central plot.
Past transversing between alternate universes, the movie experimented with a myriad of magnificence merchandise throughout varied influences, because the division head of make-up, Michelle Chung instructed us earlier this yr. Created to rework and organized to decorate, we gleaned extra than simply face paint but additionally emotive expressions from the characters on display. From MAC acrylic paints to tinted face oils to Pat Mcgrath‘s eyeshadows, no holds had been barred when it got here to the HMU division.
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Finest Ok-pop music video: Taeyeon’s ‘Invu’
Within the land of K-pop, it was an actual deal with throughout the board, with a bevy of veteran idol teams making their long-awaited comebacks—from Women’ Era and GOT7 to Kara and Blackpink. Elsewhere, highly effective (and quite a few) returns to the stage over the course of 2022 had been had by the likes of (G)I-DLE, Seventeen and TXT. However when it got here to a query of whose music video was visible gold? The reply was clearly present in Taeyeon’s ‘Invu’.
All through everything of the music video, we witness the soloist remodel into varied alternate variations of herself—imbued through cascading face jewels, divine swooshes of gold mud and delicate items of futuristic headgear that body her face. Her manicures had been no much less; drifting from sharp, metallic talons to the wondrous phantasm of floating bubbles above her nail beds. It’s simple that ‘Invu’ sits a minimize above the remainder; with each architectural updo and complex make-up look solely including to the variety of glamorous moments for the sweetness set to emulate.
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Finest Ok-beauty pattern: Fermented skincare
Using pure substances in magnificence merchandise is hardly a brand new affair but when we’re honing in on the world of Ok-beauty particularly, fermented beauty merchandise have seen a take-up fee up to now yr—coming after the hype of consuming well being meals similar to kombucha and tempeh. Lauded for its barrier-boosting formulations the place one’s pores and skin will probably be handled with nutritional vitamins, antioxidants and different minerals, among the extra well-liked fermented Ok-skincare merchandise embrace TonyMoly’s Timeless Ferment Snail Eye Masks and the TikTok-famous sunscreen: Magnificence Of Joseon’s Reduction Solar.
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Finest magnificence look from New York Trend Week: Glitzy sequinned brows
The beauty of the glitter brows seen on Peter Do’s spring/summer season 2023 present at New York Fashion Week is that it acquired everybody speaking about its wearability off the runway. It’s easy but dramatic, enjoyable but refined and funky but loopy all on the identical time. Whereas we’re not against the concept of anybody adorning this sparkly quantity on an informal Tuesday afternoon however these stylish glistening brows would positively be good for making an announcement on an evening out on the golf equipment.
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Finest magnificence look from London Trend Week: Crystal-encrusted peepers
We love a glossy burnished eyeshadow second. However why not change the palette out for crystal elaborations as a substitute? The bejewelled magnificence look seen on Simone Rocha’s fall/winter 2022 runway at London Trend Week demonstrates how fabulously out-of-the-box this concept is. All you want are high quality make-up glue, costume crystals and one eye on association. Whereas it’s undoubtedly a TikTok magnificence look that might doubtlessly go viral, it might additionally work in actual life, particularly when matched with a easy crisp shirt and tailor-made trousers combo for a themed work occasion.
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Finest magnificence look from Milan Trend Week: Goth-inspired exaggerated smokey eye
Elevate a Wednesday Addams goth-inspired look to couture ranges with an exaggerated smokey eye as seen on Versace’s fall/winter 2022 runway. This look could also be daring and intense, however it’s smouldering and complex when executed proper. Preserve the remainder of the make-up clear and naked, and pull this off at dressy night occasions—all you want are a liquid eyeliner to outline the eyes and a dollop of black eyeshadow and a gentle hand to taper the eyeshadow on the edges, giving the look a glossy smokey impact.
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Finest magnificence look from Paris Trend Week: Third eye embellishment
Three phrases to sum up this magnificence look seen on Giambattista Valli’s spring/summer season 2023 present. Femme goes glam. The complexion is recent and plump with a wholesome dose of hydration, whereas the sunshine sheen of highlighter on the interior corners of the eyes lends an harmless, ethereal attraction this simple breezy informal look. However what takes this clean girl lookup a notch is the adornment of a single chunky crystal on the brow—it’s surprising, dramatic and oh-so-lovely.
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Finest magnificence look from Met Gala 2022: Naomi Campbell
The standout magnificence have a look at this yr’s Met goes to Naomi Campbell for 3 easy causes: It’s smouldering, majestic and ethereal all on the identical time. Her well-hydrated mien featured charcoal smokey eye make-up and a light-weight trace of blush, making her crimson carpet second attractive and candy concurrently. However it’s the crystal association that we’re fawning over. Finesse is vital in terms of facial elaborations, and Campbell’s make-up artist did an excellent job at guaranteeing that the catwalk queen seems to be each bit refined, stylish and costly.
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Finest magnificence look from Cannes Movie Pageant 2022: Deepika Padukone
Bollywood’s reigning silver display queen, Deepika Padukone, gave us a sultry make-up second on the Cannes Movie Pageant’s closing ceremony this yr. Her glossy bun allowed her dewy complexion and placing options to shine, accentuated solely by a contact of bronzer and chocolate-tinged smokey eyes. Completed with a nude lip, her general look complemented her pearl-embellished costume immaculately.
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Finest magnificence look from Venice Movie Pageant 2022: Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton’s pared down look was a breath of recent air amidst the glamour-heavy crimson carpet seems to be all through this yr’s Venice Movie Pageant appearances. This glossy bleached blonde ‘do was artfully highlighted with lemon-yellow tints and given a extreme aspect half—a glance solely somebody as elegant as Swinton can pull off. Her make-up was barely there, save for a daring scarlet lip and the slightest trace of coral blush which was each stylish and stylish.
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Finest TikTok influencer: Stephanie Hui
From the golden streets of Hong Kong, Stephanie Hui brings her glamour and attraction to Los Angeles—and extra notably, our TikTok For You web page. In an business that’s populated by the identical archetype, Hui ushers in a refreshing take to the sweetness scene. From experimenting with the newest eye-dos, to noteworthy make-up hacks, and even Get Prepared With Me movies in Cantonese—it’s no marvel how this icon amassed 1.7 million followers in lower than 18 months. What we love most about this Fenty Beauty marketing campaign star? Her contagious power that encourages newcomers to attempt to conjures up veterans to do.
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Most viral magnificence look on TikTok: Clear Woman
This yr, we revisited the fundamentals of magnificence with this crowd-favourite variation of the no make-up, make-up look—impressed by the Clean Girl. She, who has glistening dewy pores and skin, the correct quantity of freckles and smouldering rosy cheeks that resemble the glow of a publish pilates exercise. Her eyebrows bend in an easy poise, with lifted cheekbones and a sylphlike nostril. She positively gained the genetic lottery, and the Web has banded collectively to grasp her look. We returned to the boardroom to configure the right skincare routine for a glowing base, tips on how to grasp a pure contour, and discerning the suitable nude lipsticks for our pores and skin tones. These efforts led to a myriad of micro-trends, from soap brows, to henna freckles, blush concealers, and extra. On the root of all of it, the Clear Woman magnificence look reminded us of what we’ve identified all alongside—make-up ought to simply improve what already is.
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Finest TikTok hair hack: No-heat legging hair curls
Hair harm? We don’t know her. Within the yr of revolutionary magnificence hacks, the ‘no-heat legging hair curl’ trick takes the lead. The boundaries of hairstyling broadened one July morning as creators flooded our TikTok For You feeds with movies of their hair draped round leggings. Whereas the peculiar use of this train gear was scoffed off initially, we shortly jumped on the bandwagon upon seeing the outcomes the following morning: voluminous bouncy spirals. In case your mane is in want of a break from the warmth, take into account this snug and accessible trick to carry your curls to life.
Merely place the crotch of your legging on prime of your head, earlier than separating your hair into two. Wrap every part of hair round either side of the legging and safe it with a hairband, and tuck it in snugly as proven by creator @eggdressesup. With that, you’re just one sleep away from easy swirls of magnificence. The most effective TikTok hair hack ever? We’ve got little doubt about that.
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Finest TikTok wellness pattern: Brown noise
Wellness trends come and go, nevertheless some content material creators on TikTok who battle with ADHD, overthinking and anxiousness swear by brown noise‘s mellowing, stress-melting energy.
“Brown noise is soothing as a result of it’s random, so it has no specific that means and conveys no new data,” explains Professor Steve Elliott, professor on the Institute of Sound and Vibration Analysis, ISVR, College of Southampton. “It could possibly masks out different sounds that you just may hear, similar to different folks talking or visitors noise, that may be annoying and demand an individual’s consideration, in order that the brown noise can cut back distraction and permit folks to focus.”
Then once more, if Taylor Swift‘s Midnights album labored for you, we are saying persist with what you understand.
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Viral superfood of the yr: Sea moss
Who’s Irish Sea Moss‘s PR? As a result of in keeping with them, kale is out and the potassium-rich ocean vegetable is in. The superfood which had a chokehold on all our TikTok FYPs over the previous yr is allegedly lauded for its gut-supporting, dietary advantages.
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Worthiest wellness focus: Hormone well being
Transfer over, flight or struggle mode. We’re in our rest and digest eras.
‘Elder’ millennials edging in direction of their 40s with a watch on perimenopause mixed with postponed motherhood have meant a larger concentrate on hormone well being and all that it entails.
From the booming menopause market to a brand new era of single Singaporean women primed to freeze their eggs in 2023, hormone well being has by no means earlier than been held in such excessive significance. Past an excellent tablet, cream or magic bullet, we found hormone well being consists of opting out of high-impact lessons in favour of cortisol-lowering actions in addition to ditching potential endocrine disruptors in our cosmetics and houses.
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Most useful detox of the yr: Dopamine detox
Ah, the timesuck that’s social media. Whether or not you gave into TikTok’s siren track or binged Netflix’s Wednesday in a sitting, taking time to place the smartphone or distant down is important.
The final pandemic-filled years have collectively overstimulated and exhausted our nervous programs. And within the face of world turmoil, it’s pure for us to cling to the issues that give us essentially the most consolation and pleasure. Nonetheless, simply as an excessive amount of of a great factor may be borderline poisonous, equilibrium is regained in ‘resetting’ your dopamine ranges and circadian rhythms to go on a digital detox. In any other case often known as your blissful hormones, dopamine floods your mind with a way of enjoyment and reward whenever you’re having fun with actions similar to scrolling on-line or consuming junk meals.
Feeling continually ‘wired and drained’? Dopamine (and sometimes digital) detoxes are an effective way to assist us decelerate, discover pleasure within the current and sit with emotions that will in any other case stay unprocessed.
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