Alexa Demie, Maya Jama and Chlöe Bailey serve summertime beats in this week’s beauty roundup.
With a Kardashian wedding and a Dior Beauty carpet all happening within the space of a week, we knew it was only a matter of time before a bountiful of beauty beats were bestowed onto our Instagram feeds. True to form, Kylie Jenner embraced her inner romantic gothic, while Alexa Demie channelled a 90s Aguilera aesthetic for their respective events. And for those of us who don’t have a camera-ready event to attend, the likes of Maya Jama and Chlöe Bailey demonstrated how to get the perfect subtle glam for those warm summer date nights.
So to see this week’s roundup of summery serves, scroll below now…
Kylie Jenner entered her gothic Barbie era
One of the most talked-about events of the past week has to be the wedding of Kravis, which was nothing short of a vampire-meets-catholicism affair. And, embracing the vibe of the event to the fullest, Kylie’s glam was a welcomed departure from her usual bronze and gold toned looks, opting instead for a smoked-out beat that was as dark as it was daring. Leaving the middle of her lid bare, she blends dark grey and black hues into the inner and outer corners of her eyes. Serving a subtle glimmer of 90s grunge, she also flashes her metallic-tip stiletto nails — a combination that even Morticia Addams would die for.
Alexa Demie embraced two-tone glam
One marriage made in designer heaven? Alexa Demie and Balenciaga – obviously. Though Demie is usually rebuffing the boundaries of conventional beauty, she showcased a flawless fusion of 90s Christina Aguilera and Pamela Anderson with this liner-heavy look at their most recent show. Creating a sharp cut-crease with jet black tones, she kept an ultra-pale shadow at the base lid and brow bone — accentuating her dramatic cat-eye flicks and plucked to perfection brows. Keeping the contrast going, her lips took on a dark brown outline, blushing gently into a rosy nude. To finish, she added some subtle details and layered some liner under her lash line and on top of her beauty spot and called it a night.
Iris Law is making eyebrow slits cool again
Whether it’s due to her icy blue eyes or peroxide blonde buzzcut, the internet has never rested when comparing Iris Law with Miley Cyrus. And though the similarities don’t always appear so obvious to us, Iris’ glam for her latest Dior Beauty carpet was enough to make us do a double take. With snow-white eyeshadow and cool-tone contour, her glam stole the limelight from her black corseted fit. Fashioning a slit on both brows, however, Law offered a taste of Cyrus’ We Can’t Stop era — and we’ve been eyeing up our derma blades ever since.
Maya Jama shows us how to fake the sun-kissed serve
Though she never – and we mean never – misses when it comes to her beauty beats, we still never tire from seeing Maya Jama’s makeup looks bless our Instagram feeds. And, offering some inspo for the more understated girlies, she offered us a close-up of her perfect date-night look. With warm tones infused throughout, she ditched the dark chocolate contour in place of a peach hue — leaving a freshly sun-kissed effect across her entire face. Tying the look together with velvet beige eyeshadow and lipgloss, she accentuates her lifted look with two slicked back ponies and subtly curled edges. For that added dosage of bronze, she completes the look with a golden shimmer dusted across her clavicle.
Chlöe Bailey slays in sunset-inspired shadow
Nothing can simultaneously humble us yet inspire us quite like a Chlöe Bailey photoshoot. This time around, however, it was the summertime beat that required the most airtime. Unveiling a soft gradient of warm apricot and daffodil yellow on the lids, Bailey’s eyes mimicked the spellbinding spectrum of a sunset — adding an extra pop of glam with a lime diamond accent at the inner corners. Adding a touch of drama with some oversized hoops and voluminous lashes, she leaves us with the perfect day-to-night glam for those summer days that last well into the night.
Megan Thee Stallion served blue tones, beads and a bold beat
Never one to half-arse her coordination, Megan Thee Stallion embraced a sea-blue theme from the very tip of her eyeliner to the sparkles of her fingertips. While blocking a champagne gold and deep indigo blue across her eyelids, she snatches her brows with a bright vanilla outline — culminating in her signature lifted aesthetic. Elsewhere, she layers crystals on top of crystals across her coffin nail extensions — the perfect accessory for her diamond encrusted bodice.