Many soon-to-be brides who are not familiar with applying and wearing makeup get a little tense about their wedding look. On one hand, they’ll feel uncomfortable wearing cosmetics, but on the other hand, going “natural” might not give them their best look. So how do you find the perfect compromise? This article gives some answers.
Avoid photo washouts. If your facial features don’t clearly show on camera (for example, if your eyebrows have a light shade or if you have thin lips), you really have to use a little makeup, even just enough to give your face more dimension and make it appear better in the pictures and video. You might also need some makeup if your wedding venues are very bright, which tend to wash out colors.
Give your makeup a try. Visit one of the many makeup salons in Singapore and have your face done to see how it improves your look and to know which style suits you best. Get photographed – preferably under the same light conditions you expect on your wedding – to see how you’d appear in pictures. If you find that your face looks better without makeup, then there’s no need to wear any on your wedding day.
Choose light mascara. You need mascara to make your eyelashes look longer and a little thicker, which makes your eyes more expressive. You don’t really need very dark eyelashes, so mascara that’s only a few shades darker than your natural eyelash color will do just fine.
Trim and shape your eyebrows. It may seem too much for someone who doesn’t even regularly wear makeup, but trimming and shaping your eyebrows can do wonders to your face. In particular, it will help frame your eyes and make it look brighter. Expert makeup artists in Singapore can offer to pluck, wax or thread your eyebrows to great effect with just a little pain.
Put on some lip gloss. Unlike lipsticks, a lip gloss will add color and shine to your lips without creating an intense, “made-up” look. A light lip gloss, such as shades of apricot, pinks or light corals, will look well if you have a light or fair skin, while a rose, mauve or berry lip gloss will suit a medium or dark skin tone.
Wear a thin eyeliner. Eyeliners, like mascara, make the eyes look fuller and more dramatic, even if thinly applied. Getting the right eyeliner, however, is a bit tricky and it would be best to come with a makeup expert or carefully consult an attendant when shopping for your eyeliner in a Singapore cosmetic shop.
Be a blushing bride. The ideal image of the bride is of a woman glowing of happiness and blushing from the attention of her guests. And while you can do that naturally, it would be hard to keep up without a blush makeup. So, just apply enough blush to make your cheeks look rosy and healthy.
Use a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer is your best alternative to foundation, which tends to make the face feel heavy or “cakey”. Tinted moisturizer covers almost as well as foundation but is much lighter and it actually allows your skin to breathe. Additionally, it can add a faint color to your skin, making it look fresh and rejuvenated.
Hire a makeup artist who suits you. Sometimes, applying your makeup is a job best left to a professional. When you look for a makeup artist in Singapore, hire someone who can apply your makeup with a subtle effect and that makes you feel natural.
Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, and it’s only fitting that you take special care to make yourself more beautiful than you normally are that day. However, if you find that you’re really not comfortable with makeup, then you shouldn’t force yourself to wear any. What’s important is that you feel and look confident as you walk down the aisle and exchange vows with your partner – and that’s something you can do with or without makeup.
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