The Best Beauty Snaps: The Curly Girl Method And The Best Skincare Prep Routine

From the best skin prep routine to four foolproof lip combos to match your daily makeup looks, here's some beauty inspiration for the week
Photo: Instagram / @bbyambi

For this week’s beauty inspo, we’re looking at major haircare moments and sure-fire ways to get your skin to look flawless under makeup. From a local hair salon that can handle curly hair to effortless lip-combos to add to your rotation, here are the best beauty snaps we caught over the weekend that you can’t miss. 

The Curly Girl Method


Thank you Hera Hair Beauty for breathing life into my curls!! I love it. But method is suuuuper tedious and i am a lazy person so….dont expect me to look this in future videos pls hahah

♬ original sound – Shi-An ✿

In recent years in the beauty community over on Instagram and on BeautyTok too, there has been a lot more discussion surrounding natural hair. With more creators embracing the textures of their natural hair (as opposed to always opting for pin-straight locks), we’re also seeing an increase in digital content that shows us how to embrace and accentuate our own. So for Singapore-based girls that want to check if the curly-girl method—Tiktok slang for finding out your natural hair’s wave or curl pattern—works for you, you can head over to Hera Hair Beauty. The hair salon specialises in textured hair, and helped people like Tiktok creator Shi-An (who is also veteran local actress Kheng Hua’s daughter) understand her wavy hair.

A Flower Fields Makeup Look

@saarturnus2 Sorry I haven’t posted in a while 😩 hope I get on top of my shit againnn ⭐️ Using: @Juvia’s Place culture 2 palette @Glisten Cosmetics blueberry, vanilla wet liner; orange spectra lash @DanessaMyricksBeauty lightwork vol V palette @BEAUTY BAY retro love palette @milkmakeup chill cooling water jelly tint @about-face beauty the cranberries cherry pick lip color butter ⭐️ #makeup #makeuplook #makeuptutorial #makeupartist #makeupinspiration #makeupinspo #fyp #fypシ #foryoupage #makeuplooks #editorialmakeuplook #smallmakeupartist #editorialmakeup ♬ Think Different – Nujabes

Something we will never get sick of is effortless makeup looks that look elevated and complex. One such example we caught over this past weekend is from Tiktok creator @Saarturnus2 who created this sun-soaked flower-field makeup look. With just a single eyeshadow shade, and some white or pastel yellow-green details, the Netherlands-based beauty creator struck a good balance between everyday, wearable makeup and artistic makeup styles.

Sculptural Hair Inspiration

Over the weekend, we fell in love with @KayraTheodore’s sculptural hair designs. From the unexpected forms to the gravity-defying detailing, each fun hair look was giving avant-garde. And while we might not all have hair of the same quality and style, take this as inspiration. Next time you’re tempted to leave the house with your hair limp and unstyled, learn from Kayra. Learn to part your hair in unexpected ways, and add little accessories to jazz up your everyday hairstyle!

Prepping Skin For Flawless Makeup

@jessyluxe even the most expensive makeup can look patchy with poor skin prep 🧚‍♀️ so heres my skin prep routine for a flawless base using @TORRIDEN US ♬ original sound – Jessica Vu

As Beauty YouTuber Jessica Vu said, it doesn’t matter how expensive your makeup is if your skin isn’t doing well. Before she even gets close to putting on makeup, the 24-year-old uses products from Torriden to prep and prime her skin, so she has the smoothest base to work with when she does start. And I can vouch for Torriden—the brand was on my to-buy list from Olive Young when I was in Seoul late last year, and I’m glad to report back that it didn’t disappoint. My must-buy product from the range is the Torriden Dive-In Soothing Cream—which is a super-hydrating product to incorporate into your sun-sensitive skincare routine. 

Everyday Lip Combos To Try

When it comes to your everyday glam, sometimes the hardest thing to decide on is the lipstick look of the day. We all know that a small shift in shade can have a big impact on the feel of the makeup look. So pick up these four lip combinations from Amberly Yang, so you can spend less time in the morning fumbling about your lippie collection, and more time on the things that make you happy—perhaps now you’ll have a minute to grab a coffee from that café you always walk by. Of the set, our favourite lip combo is her brown liner with clear gloss pairing, which is a great subtle ode to the office siren aesthetic, that’s perfectly suitable for even the stuffiest of offices.

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