Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, $49.
#1 Hydrate under the eye
When you’re piling on foundation, concealer and colour-correction makeup, be sure to hydrate under the eye. These places tend to show up patchier than usual, so make it a point to hydrate skin properly if you’re going to be using heavy makeup. Try a eye cream or mask the night before the big day.
Tarte Maracuja Creaseless concealer, $40.
#2 Go for liquid concealer
If you’ve got dry skin, especially under the eye, opt for liquid concealer instead of powder or heavy cream variations. They don’t dry out as easily, blend well and don’t show up as patchy, too.
#3 Concealing pimples
There’s no dampener like waking up on your wedding day with a zit on your face. Your makeup artist should be able to help with it, but in case you’re doing without, follow this tip: First use a green concealer to cancel out the redness (with a clean brush please!) on the pimple itself, then use a cotton swab to apply a concealer that matches your skin tone.
A version of this article was originally published on The Singapore Woman’s Weekly. Additional reporting: Michelle Lee
#4 Go for the right shade
The next time you’re looking for the right colour for your concealer, go for pink shades if you’re fair, and peachy or orange colours if you have olive or tanner skin. Know your concealer shades – Peach cancels out blue circles or bruising, green neutralises red blemishes, and yellow-toned concealers correct almost all uneven skin tones.
#5 Set your makeup with powder
Setting your makeup with powder can help it look a little more natural or flawless.
Chanel Sublimage La Brume Mist
#6 Mist often
Keep a facial mist in your bridal makeup bag. Misting your skin and patting the formula in throughout the day can help to freshen up your makeup and keep it from caking.
A version of this article was originally published on The Singapore Women’s Weekly. Additional reporting: Michelle Lee