Ideas & Advice

Get your bridal makeup to stay put with these 6 makeup artist hacks!

Don't want your makeup sliding off on your big day? Here, the hacks that 5 top Singapore wedding makeup artists employ to keep you looking radiant and gorgeous throughout your wedding.


Bride or not, one of the top makeup concerns of ladies in Singapore is getting it to stay on in our hot and humid climate. Or you're doling out one too many kisses at your celebration your lipstick's smudging. We tap on top Singapore bridal and celebrity makeup artists on the tricks they use for long-lasting makeup.

Image: Her World Brides

"A good primer and setting spray are must-haves for getting makeup to stay in place - there are primers for your lips and eyelids too! What I like to do is mix the primer with foundation for extra staying power." - Kenneth Lee,


"One of my favourite ways to keep lip colour on is using foundation or concealer on the lips first before applying colour." - Marie Soh, 


Cover FX Dewy Finish Setting Spray, $45, and Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray, $49, available at Sephora. 

"I found that using a setting spray under foundation really helps make it budge-proof. The trick is to apply your base/foundation right after the spray so there's no caking. When it comes to eyes, try a cream shadow (in the same shade) on your eyelids before powder eye shadow to not just pack on the staying power, but the pigment, too." - Sha Shamsi,



"Use lip liner (in the same shade as your lipstick) to fill in your entire lip before applying your lipstick. This helps your colour stay put even when eating or drinking!" - Ginger Lynette Leong, @gingerlynette/Instagram


Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer. 

"Primers are a must. I love Urban Decay's range which are both affordable and are great at holding makeup in place. Before applying the base or foundation, I usually dust a layer of loose powder or radiant powder (if the bride’s complexion is a little dull). This will help smoothen and conceal pores, so that foundation will hold longer. Also, deciding on the right foundation for different skin types helps." - TG Goh, @tggoh/Instagram

Canvas Advanced Hydrating Serum, $112.90 for 40ml, available at and Clarins Double Serum, 30ml ($125) and 50ml ($170).

"The key to long-lasting makeup is understanding each individual's skin type. For brides with dry skin, I usually recommend using skin care as a base, especially night creams or serums which are very hydrating. Personally, I feel the Clarins Double Serum works wonders for brides with dry skin. For those with oily skin, start the day with a light liquid foundation without setting with compact powder. Touch up with a compact or loose powder during the day when necessary to keep makeup fresh and not overly thick. The YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion provides thin but fantastic coverage and stay well on oily skin without setting powder." - Khai Lee, @khaimakeup/Instagram