I’ve been looking around your blog and it has some great beauty tips for general use. I am having a wedding soon though, and was wondering if you had any more Singapore specific bridal beauty tips?
Congratulations on your engagement!
I am sure you’d want to look your best possible on your special day – not to mention, the wedding photos last a lifetime, so it’s vital to look your absolute best. And I actually do think there are things that Singapore brides need to be careful more of, especially with our weather – the heat and humidity can be tough!
Keep the whole look classic and timeless. Don’t experiement with any new hair colors or haircuts right before your wedding. Same for makeup – no trying on blue eyeshadow or some lipstick that flakes everywhere on your special day. Take photos of your everything so you will know how you will look in your wedding pictures. (If you hire a bridal makeup artist though – like me, ahem – you should make sure you are 100% happy in your trial, and then on your wedding day you don’t need to worry.)
The proper products. Make sure your makeup artist uses products that are sweat proof, waterproof and humidity proof, especially needed for Singapore, or anyone else reading who lives or will have their wedding in a hot, humid climate. This comes down to the makeup artist’s skills in using waterproof and more cosmetic-grade pigmented product, so make sure to find an amazing makeup artist on your big day. Test the makeup after your trial and don’t be afraid to ask your makeup artist about the products, how it will last, etc.
Condition the hair. Start with the weekly deep hair conditioners a month before the wedding. I would recommend Redken’s All Soft range, it’s fantastic.
Do it – everything – early. Schedule your hair and makeup trial appointments at least 1 month before the wedding. Trying on makeup and hairstyles more than 6 months to even a year before is not such a good idea (I’ve seen this a lot in Singapore, I find it a bit too far away) because you might change your mind, you might get a new haircut that you love afterward, etc. A last tip for hair? If your hairstylist doesn’t use it, definitely finish off your hair with L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray. It really is the best.
Start with your skincare right now. Try adopting these good skin care habits months before the wedding.
Keep away from new stuff, and do things early. Do not try any new skincare products closely to your wedding… you just never know how your skin could react. If you can, go to a dermatolgist a month before so he/she can sort out any skin problems you might have. If it’s nothing serious, get a facial – but at least 2-4 weeks before the wedding, in case there are any reactions. Likewise, waxing should be done at least 5 days before your wedding day, in case you get irration or ingrown hairs.
Two words for the big day (apart from I do of course!): BLOTTING PAPERS. These ones are the ones that is used by makeup artists all over Singapore. Or if you hire a makeup artist for touchups, then you don’t need to worry. Blotting papers are quick touch ups that soak up any nasty sebum or mishaps that has happened with your makeup. Try getting powdered ones – it’s a more natural, light alternative to piling on lots of applications of powder throughout the day.
Hire a Singapore bridal makeup artist. Either way, if you hire a makeup artist on your wedding day, you shouldn’t have to worry – I reckon you have enough things to think about on your wedding day! If you’re looking for a Singapore bridal makeup artist, do consider me.