Maya Jama, Hayley Williams, and Shygirl blew away our winter blues with some stellar beats this week.
It feels like we’ve hit that point in winter when it’s getting dark startlingly early. Grey clouds are looming overhead, and we feel resigned to the relentless torrential rain that washes away any semblance of sunshine. While our instinct is to run into bed and hide, there’s nothing like a good beat to lift our spirits. We’ve been treated to some heavenly beauty looks over the past week, and we’re thinking that these picks might just be the antidote to your winter blues. From cosmic shimmer and razor sharp acrylics to ‘bow-brows’, you could think of us like little mice – gathering up inspo to keep you fed during hibernation.
Head below to see our beauty picks for this week…
Hayley Williams fans the flames
Starting off in a blaze, Hayley Williams’ slight alteration to her fire-red locks caught our attention this week. The pop-punk princess is famed for her flaming hair, and we’re drooling over this black-tinged twist. With the help of business partner-in-crime Brian O’Connor, the pair used their brand Good Dye Young to embellish Williams’ ends. As if singed by a flame, charcoal black dye transforms the artist’s hair into a harajuku-esque dream; we don’t mind getting burned!
Maya Jama is galactically gorgeous
This week, Maya Jama remained our go-to lifeline for spellbindingly gorgeous beats. In a scintillatingly silver Off-White dress, Jama looked every bit as sensational as the stars; her beauty look matched the energy. Ethereal, shimmery, and frosty – we feel compelled to divulge the details about what makes this look so good. Jama’s hair is swept up and slicked back into two cascading braids, leaving her beat to do all the talking. Dusty rose hues grace her eyes and lips, and a razor-sharp cat-eye is offset by a sparkling inner corner. Topped off with a glistening gloss, consider us dazzled.
Camri Hewie has us tied up in knots
Next up is NYC-based ballerina Camri Hewie. Just one scroll through her rose-tinted instagram feed, and we’re immediately subsumed into her wonderful world of feathery, frilly gorgeousness. As an actual ballerina, we’ve come to the conclusion that Hewie calls the shots when it comes to ‘balletcore’ – an aesthetic that’s currently ravaging the internet. Inspired by the glam done by makeup artist Alice Dodds at Cormio’s glamorously kitschy SS23 runway – this look has us tickled pink. With tiny bows for brows, Hewie leans into hyper-femininity with an abundance of rosy blush – sealing the deal with a frosty gloss. Sickeningly cute.
Shygirl didn’t come to play
Experimental princess, Shygirl, has a knack for dreaming up fits and beats that possess the same enchanting electricity as her music – and she never fails to leave us gagged. This week, Shygirl reeled us in with a series of face studies lensed by visual artist Tyler Kohlhoff. Making use of the ‘frame within a frame’ format, Shygirl’s sparkling eyes and sultry brown-lined lips are honed in on through superimposed close-ups. The artist’s glimmering grills peek through her pout, and her white acrylic claws have us purring. Embellished with an array of chrome gems, this look is cosmically cool. That said, we expect nothing less.
Isamaya Ffrench sparkles like the gem she is
To round this week’s looks off, we simply must grace you with this Isamaya Ffrench glam. Renowned for her subversively sensational beauty looks, the former art-kid has her finger on the pulse. Concocting a captivating range of beauty products under her eponymous brand Isamaya Beauty, this launch has taken her artistic prowess to whole new heights. Using her new ‘Wild Star’ palette, Ffrench swathes vibrant pink and purple glitters across her lips and eyes – which catch the light in a glistening dream. Playing off of the jewel tones in her western-esque outfit, Ffrench brings attention to the vividness of these delectable colours with faux-bleached brows to boot. Buckaroo!