Practical Bridal Makeup Tips

You would want to look your best on your wedding day, but does that mean you should try a different style? Do you need to use another makeup product to achieve desired results? Or do you need to follow the latest makeup trend to look good in the pictures?

Below are practical makeup tips for the bride-to-be.

Don’t try to look like other people

Just because you need to look your best does not mean you should do more than what is necessary. The latest beauty trends like contouring might look nice in some photos, but if it is not something you would usually do, there is no reason to try it on your wedding day. If you look at your wedding photos years later, you will want to see a person you can still recognize.

Stick to what works

It is also not a good time to try other products on the day of your wedding. If this is your plan, you need to do a trial days before the wedding to see how it will turn out. That way, you will still have plenty of time to find other options. Remember to take photos of yourself after doing your makeup trial, because you might not like how you look in them.

Don’t skip the skin prep

You need to practice good skin care weeks leading to your wedding to improve color and texture. Makeup looks better on healthy skin and provides a better base. Talk to your dermatologist about improving complexion and scheduling treatments before the wedding.

Pick the best foundation

This should be the focus during your trial makeup sessions because most brides miss this. Sometimes the foundation will look cakey when you wear it for several hours. Because most weddings last for half a day, you have to make sure that your makeup does not look like it is melting after two hours. It will be noticeable in photos, too.

Use natural light

When applying makeup, you should sit in front of a natural light source such as near a window. Natural light makes it easier for the makeup artist to see the effect of makeup on your natural skin tone and undertones. Your photos will look better too even if there is flash.

Use waterproof mascara and other makeup

Waterproof makeup will stay longer, which is crucial to events like a wedding. A waterproof mascara in particular will stay on longer even during an emotional moment on your wedding.

Go for a natural look

Having dramatic makeup is fine in certain circumstances, but it does not always work with a wedding. Styles like smokey eyes make you look older in photos, while some types of lipsticks that look good initially do not last long.

Some brides also make the mistake of wearing the wrong lashes. It is understandable to want to look beautiful but remember that your groom wants to be with you because he loves you for who you are. You will be the envy of everyone in the room because you will be the prettiest in your wedding.

A Simple Guide on How to Properly Groom Your Brows

If you’re currently tight on budget to have your brows fixed at a salon or keen on learning how to groom your brows yourself, styling your brows at home is possible. This can actually be a perfect recreational activity to do over the weekends. Regardless, there is a high risk of mishaps in carrying out the process on your own, especially if it’s your first time to do it.

In order to reduce the possibility of failure and late regrets, here is a guide you must follow through in order to style your brows perfectly.

Brush your eyebrows
Often overlooked, it is actually beneficial for us to regularly brush our brows if we want to have stunning eyebrows that lay the way we desire them to. There are brow combs sold in Singapore which comes in a variety of shapes and sizes — but it is best to choose one which won’t potentially irritate your skin with their harshness. When brushing your eyebrows, always remember to start at the roots and brush following the hair growth’s direction.

Create your desired shape
Do a little research and figure out which brow shape is perfect for your facial structure. There are different arcs and angles suited to each face shape, and you might want to use that to your advantage to complement your look. Once you’ve determined your target brow arch, outline the shape using an eyebrow pencil and pluck the hairs that fall beyond the outline. You may also make use of an eyebrow stencil to assist you with the process.

Tweeze your brows
Plucking your eyebrows is one easy way to keep them in shape. This method is by far the easiest (compared to waxing or threading), and you may opt to do it at home with a pair of tweezers in hand! Tweezing is also a recommended technique in maintaining your brows since it gives you more control to prevent you from removing way too many hairs at one go. It is encouraged to use pointed tweezers in the process, since they are designed for precision and accuracy.

Fill them in
It is also important to add depth and color opacity to your brows, especially with those who have thin or naturally sparse eyebrows. You may make use of different makeup tools to achieve this. The most popular technique is by using an eyebrow pencil, which you can find in various department stores all over Singapore. It comes in different shades so make sure to choose one which matches your hair color. Other options include brow powder and brow pomade along with the use of an angled brush.

5 Amazing Concealer Hacks

When it comes to your can’t-live-without-it beauty products, concealer definitely owns the top spot. Who doesn’t want to look totally flawless, right? However, there’s actually so much more to your trusty concealer than simply hiding dark spots and under eye circles. Take your concealer tricks to a whole new level now by trying out these easy and simple concealer hacks.


  1. Use it as a Foundation Alternative. We don’t mean slapping concealer on your entire face, because that would look heavy, unnatural, and just nasty. What we mean is mixing a little blob of liquid concealer with a primer to create a rather lightweight foundation. This trick provides you enough coverage for a flawless, natural-looking skin sans the cakey effect of foundation.
  1. Get Fuller-Looking Lips. If there’s one easy way to achieve that Kylie Jenner-ish puckers, that would be with the use of your concealer. After putting on your lipstick, pat a tad bit of liquid concealer on the centre of your upper and lower lip and blend it gently with your index finger. This diffuses the color of the concealer, creating a gradient effect in the middle of your lips and making your puckers look bigger and fuller.
  1. Solve Your Eyeshadow Woes. Run out of eyeshadow primer? Cover those veins on your lids and make your eyeshadow stay in place for hours by using your concealer. Not only will this provide a smooth surface for your eyeshadow to glide on, it’ll also give you a more intense color pay off.


  1. Get the Perfect Cat-Eye. Any girl who loves that cat-eye look understands the struggle of getting their winged-liner on fleek. The good thing is, those days will soon be over—thanks to our trusty concealer. With a cream concealer and a concealer brush, draw a diagonal line on the outer corners of your eyes up and towards the end of your brows to carve out the mess of the winged-liner. This also ensures that the lines are even on both eyes.
  1. Amp Your Cream Blush. Although a sheer finish is part of the appeal of most cream blushes, we just can’t help feeling that they’re just a little too subtle. Luckily, there’s still something you can do to make your cream blush last longer and look more intense on your cheeks; and that is by mixing a little bit of your concealer into the product.

Without a doubt, concealer is definitely one of the crowd favourites when it comes to disguising dark spots and horrible looking under eye circes. However, with these hacks, you’ll surely have more reasons now to love stock up on this must-have makeup product.


More Complaints Over Beauty Product Ads

Advertising has standards here is set by a specific agency. It should be followed if the beauty industry wants to exist peacefully in the market. Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) is in charge quality and not bogus advertising.


ASAS is also the agency that receives complaints over products that customers deem bogus and misleading. According to ASA, there was an increased total feedback on the beauty industry in 2014. There were about 117 complaints received in 2014 which are way higher than 78 complaints received in 2013 and 40 in 2012.

What does this mean? Many consumers are seeing beauty products misleading and unsupported nowadays. With this, ASAS is urging the beauty companies and the industry in general to submit substantial and realistic advertisements. The people should know what they are buying and should measure their expectations based on the advertisements so they can make a successful purchase.


The increasing number of complaints will have impact in wellness and beauty sectors. ASAS, with the help of other organizations (like Spa and Wellness Association Singapore, Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association), advertisements will be better and more realistic in the future.

For now, we have to improve our self-confidence and self-image so we do not depend on any beauty product to look good and feel good. These products are only skin deep. If we want a lasting image, let us invest in the goodness of our hearts. Sounds cliché but this is a more practical approach than purchasing thousands worth of beauty products that do not have lasting effects.