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The much-anticipated, celebrity-studded Star Awards Show 2 finally ended. And as usual, after the professional awards are given out, at Daily Vanity, we turn our spotlight on the hair and makeup of the celebrities. Here are some of the hottest trends seen on the red carpet and at the ceremony.

Wet hair rule

The “wet hair look” seems to be the most popular hairstyle at the show, with several prominent celebrities sporting it. We definitely love this better than boring up-dos!

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Of Jeanette Aw, Zoe Tay and Ella Chen, we love Jeanette’s look best; Jeanette’s hairstyle made her getup look glamorous without looking like she’s trying too hard. We also love that it was the hairstyle, which was done by hairstylist Dexter Ng, that made her look very different from how she did in Show 1:

DV Tip: To rock the wet hair (also known as beach hair) look, invest in hair gel and a fine-tooth comb. Work through a generous amount of gel using the comb to create the look that you want, then finish off with hairspray. Related: 6 Styles That Will Save Any Bad Hair Day

Strong brow game

Not just a favourite trend on the runway, it looks like strong brows is also the order of the day when it comes to the Star Awards. The bold brows look helps frame the celebrities’ features and also adds a touch of modernity to the makeup. Some of the notable brows belonged to Julie Tan, Sora Ma, Ya Hui, Cathryn Li and Guo Shu Yao.

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Of them, we particularly liked Cathryn Lee’s look. The classic and rather understated makeup helped made her brows take centre stage.

DV Tip: One of the biggest mistakes when attempting to create strong brows is to make the ends too harsh. Brush through the brows with a spoolie to soften the ends, and finish off with gel to set them.

Related: Look Younger With Korean Straight Brows

Sizzling bold lips

A red carpet event is never complete without bold, vivid lips. This is the absolutely easiest way to glam up a look effortlessly. At this year’s Star Awards, celebrities appeared in every bold lip shade: orange, red, purple, pink, you name it.

Featured in below are: Rui En, Carrie Wong, Joanne Peh, Priscelia Chan and Sheila Sim.

(Psst, we are in love with Carrie Wong’s fishtail braid. Learn how to do it in the step-by-step tutorial we shared some time ago!)

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And our favourite one? Carrie Wong’s lip colour, which played matchy-matchy with her dress. Well, if you’re picking out the right shade of red for your dress to flatter your skin’s undertone, then that same shade of red will make a great lip colour. The newbie actress certainly knew her stuff.

DV Tip: To make sure that your lip colour won’t run, always use a lip liner first. Applying using a lip brush, instead of directly from the bullet can also ensure better precision.

Related: How To Choose The Perfect Shade of Red Lipstick For Your Skintone?