The Netflix shows every makeup and hair junkie needs to binge on

The Netflix shows every makeup and hair junkie needs to binge on


Text: Emily Heng

Editor: Jolene Khor

For us beauty enthusiasts, nothing is quite as satisfying as that single, show-stopping moment in a classic flick. You know the one: Rachael Leigh Cook descends the stairs in She's All That with a killer smoky eye and red lip combo. Sandra Bullock strides out with flat-ironed locks and perfectly plucked arches in Miss Congeniality. Or, pretty much every waking moment of Brittany Murphy's makeover montage in Clueless, really.

These are the moments and movies that have served as major beauty inspiration for us over the years — whether it is through hair, makeup, or a nifty lipstick in cleavage trick as taught by Molly Ringwald (that's The Breakfast Club, for the uninitiated).

With 2019s arrival, it is probably time to update our cache of iconic beauty moments. And what better place to look than with everyone's favourite weekend activity: Netflix (chill nowhere in sight). Below, our list of shows to rouse you into giving that bold winged liner look a second chance.

If your makeup is looking a little uninspired lately, try GLOW.
While the chokeholds and deliciously convoluted dynamics are entertainment enough, the show's penchant for glitter, OTT hair, and bronzed-to-mars-and-back cheeks is what keeps us hitting the replay button. The best of ‘80s beauty in just 20 episodes? No doubt about it.



If old-school glam looks are more up your alley, try Cable Girls.
Revolving around the lives of four young women in the 1920s, the show is brimming with makeup looks that is all about bold lips, pin curls, and lashes that go on for days. Daisy Buchanan, who?



If you're losing your faith in humanity (and your winged liner abilities), try Queer Eye.
Because makeovers done right are catnip to the beauty-lovin' set. Don't expect it to be a frothy, fluffy watch, though — touching upon topics such as racism, homophobia and religion, Queer Eye doesn't just keep it to the physical when it comes to total transformations. We're fans.



If high-octane, fierce AF makeup is what you're aiming for, try Pose.
Having made television history for the highest number of trans actors in series regular roles, Pose also takes no prisoners when it comes to slaying the makeup game. Did we hit pause one too many times to gawk at flawlessly flicked liners, poppin' highlights, and impeccably lined lips? Guilty.



If you're more into beauty looks of the Asian persuasion, try My ID is Gangnam Beauty.
The 2018 K-drama made waves for its frank portrayal of beauty standards in Asia. Not only does it tackle the stigma that comes with plastic surgery with grace and aplomb, but it also has some pretty ace hair and makeup to take inspiration from.