With all eyes on you during your wedding day, putting your best face forward is an absolute must. No matter how skilled you are with mascara, blush and lippie, calling in the pros for the magic touch makes a huge difference, both down the aisle and in photos. To help you get all dolled up and dazzlingly beautiful, we've sniffed out the top make-up artists in Singapore who will make you look like a million bucks...
A whiz at flawless, airbrushed makeup, Cleo Chang is known for her knack in enhancing the natural beauty of the brides under her care. She'll be able to analyse your face shape according to photos and bring out the best in your features, while giving you a radiant, dewy glow. She's also adept at a wide range of hairstyles, from elegant updos to romantic braids and twists.
If the name Clarence Lee doesn’t ring a bell… well, it should. Arguably Singapore’s most renowned makeup artist, the veteran of over 20 years boasts an impressive roster of celebrity clients – think Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, and the Spice Girls. Needless to say, his services don’t come cheap: a day of bridal makeup will set you back $2,000.
The Big Blow
You may know them better as the masters of blowouts but lucky for us folks, The Big Blow does makeup and manicures too! Got a fancy ‘do to attend but pressed for time? Give these guys a ring and get yourself primped and pampered by this mobile beauty service right in the comfort of your own home. Choose from a menu of different services like a full 30-minute session, a one-on-one private lesson, or even a makeup party complete with free bubbly for you and your closest girlfriends.
The Make Up Room
Bobbie and Jyue Huey helm The Make Up Room, a charming hair and makeup service that specialises in weddings, events, and fashion shoots. Brides-to-be, take note: these guys are best at bridal makeup and are pros at creating the dreamy, ethereal, yet natural look every woman strives for on her Big Day.
With more than decade’s worth of experience in the industry, Shaun is truly a sought-after makeup pro – what with a loyal clientele of stars like Yoyo Cao, veteran actress Zoe Tay, and having worked his magic on countless high-fashion photo shoots, commercials, runway shows for likes of Gucci and Celine.
Whether you prefer makeup that's soft and barely-there or dramatic and smoky, Xara Lee will be able to create a knock-out look for your ceremony. A stalwart at magazine shoots with 8 Days, i-Weekly and more, she's a master of contouring and shading to make your bone structure pop and look utterly amazing in photos.
Deemed the ‘master of makeup’, Kelly and her team are the ones to call for weddings, TV commercials, magazine shoots, fashion shows, special effects and even body painting (if it's, er, that kind of wedding!), and even makeup workshops if you’re keen to learn under her tutelage. Yes, she’s a whiz at hairstyling too – talk about doing it all!
Besides facials, massages, and waxing, Face Bistro is a spa that also offers bridal hair and makeup services too. Starting from just $50 for an hour, you can get your hair styled and makeup done at their Holland Village premises or offsite locations. Be sure to ask for Dily, Face Bistro’s founder and resident beauty expert.