FKA twigs, Megan Thee Stallion and Hailey Bieber feature in this week’s beauty roundup.
This week we have nail charms, rubber duck lips and Swarovski crystals in abundance. Whether it be turning out for Coachella or getting a little bit experimental from the comfort of home, singers, influencers and models alike have been keeping our Instagram feeds well and truly fed with inspiration, admiration and awe. And as we finally gear up for another weekend of motives and festivities, there is no time better than the present to break down some of the hottest looks we will be seeking to recreate.
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FKA Twigs nails her beauty beat
Thanks to her ethereal fairy aesthetic, there is rarely a post that befalls FKA Twig’s Instagram without being instantly saved to our inspiration board. This week, however, the “CAPRISONGS” singer gave us a little extra bang for our buck, snapping her empress-esque beat alongside an impressive set of extensions. Stealing the attention from her sea-blue-speckled lids, her extra-long stilletos were polished with a string of dangling accents which, fittingly, spelt out “Twigs”. Though the practicality of the feature is a fairly one-sided debate, we can’t deny our urge to try it out — much to the distaste of our overworked nail techs.
Megan Thee Stallion brought the candy to Coachella
From the two-tone updo to the matching smokey eye and blinding bling, Megan Thee Stallion took no prisoners when assembling her glam for this year’s Coachella. Incorporating shades of candyfloss blue and pink, she blocks the colours together at every opportunity: sky-blue roots melt into the barbie-coloured curls of her ponytail, icy shimmer contrasts a soft and rosey shadow at the lids, and a sterling cross pendant hangs just above her matching corset top. If you were looking for the perfect inspo for your next gender-reveal party, you might want to give this one a double-tap.
Charli XCX is seeing double
As experimental with her looks as she is with her sound, Charli XCX is always at hand with fresh and fun ways to spice up your usual eyeshadow routine. And while basking in a sun-soaked desert, she showed us how to create a dramatic eye look with two seamless strokes. Starting with a classic cat-eye flick along the lash line, she then mimics the shape just below the brow in a neon shade of pink. Though this for most would constitute a job well done, she completes the look with a collection of small white dots at the corners. Mimicking the shape of flowers, the look radiates a Hawaiian beat that can be joyed without the excessive layering of products.
Hailey Bieber tunes into Billie Eilish’s “ocean eyes”
No one can pull off a beauty shot quite like Hailey Bieber and allowing us to get up close and personal to the action, she took to the ‘grid with an ocean-eyed makeup look that serves just the right dosage of Y2K flair. Dusting a dusk-blue under her waterline, she opts for a glowy base and lip — maintaining that no-makeup-makeup appeal the model is known for.
Storm Reid came with the drip
Serving face, nails, fit and drip, Storm Reid’s latest Swarovski-sponsored look bestows us with equal parts of inspiration and admiration. In multi-coloured everything, she matches her sequinned sunset top with a set of gradient pastel French tips — toeing the line between springtime sweetness and summertime glam. Yet while the cocktail rings and drop diamond earrings catch the camera’s flashing light, it is Storm Reid’s poreless skin that is at the top of our wishlists.
Uglyworldwide gives us her best duck pout
If mainstream glam and Y2K beats are a little too tame for your liking, Uglyworldwide can always be trusted to grace us with some show-stopping sights. On the agenda this week: rubber ducks. Proving herself to be ever the shapeshifter, her lips are sculpted with a bright tangerine gloss, while a daffodil yellow paint covers her face. Adding in some dimension with a light dust of white undereye contour, the beat is undoubtedly one that will make a splash at any given occasion.