Ideas & Advice
Alas, not all of us are blessed with a flawless complexion, and especially for brides who've been stressing over wedding prep. What we have on our side though, are these beauty buys that help with smooth makeup application so you can put your best face forward.
Herbivore Botanicals Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment This overnight treatment works by gently exfoliating skin with natural fruit enzymes, then delivering the goodness of antixodant-packed fruit extracts (prickly pear, goji berry and red raspberry seed). Natural humectants like exotic kokum and shea butters provide deep hydration and lock moisture into skin. $85 for 50ml, available at Sephora. Laneige White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask Capsule This comes in an adorable bear-shaped capsule that's super handy for travelling - great for those of you having destination weddings or photo shoots. Thanks to Vitamin C, you'll get a more luminous complexion in the AM, and it also revives dull and darkened skin caused by lack of sleep. 3g x 8 capsules for S$28, available at all LANEIGE boutiques and counters, and on LAZADA Singapore and ZALORA Singapore. For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Essence Ascorbic acid aka Vitamin C is the key ingredient of this brightening essence - more specifically, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which has the smallest molecular structure and is the most efficiently absorbed by the skin. It also helps sooth inflammation so brides with fair skin won't have to worry about redness. $78 for 30ml, available at Sephora. Blithe Makeup Prep Essence A pea-sized amount of this goes a long way. It goes on as a gel then morphs into a watery film that helps your foundation cling on better and gives it a glowy sheen. Plus, it acts as a protective barrier against environmental pollutants,and prevents makeup from clogging pores. What can we say, we love our multi-tasking products. $52 for 30ml, available at Sephora. Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Liquid Essence The super light, watery formula intensely hydrates skin with moisturising and energising Camellia micro-droplets to give a plump dewy appearance, and prep skin for skincare and makeup. Blue ginger gives an extra antoxidant-rich boost. $143 for 150ml, available from 26th April 2018 at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques in ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity, and Raffles City, and from 4 May 2018 at all CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty counters Mamonde Pure White Ultra Active Essence It harnesses the skin-revitalising and brightening benefits of magnolin, a naturally-occurring compound found in magnolia species. Not only does it reduce the yellow pallor in dull skin, it also adds a rosy-pink vitality to your complexion, thanks to violet magnolia capsules. $54 for 40ml, available at the Mamonde boutique and counters. Reine Blanche White Infusion Serum First, there's the invigorating, fresh floral scent that isn't surprising, considering that it's formulated with not one but two floral extracts, the meadowsweet flower as well as white florentine iris. The gel-to-water formula promises to brighten and restore clarity, plus hydrate and whiten. 30ml, SGD112, available at L'Occitane. Fresh Peony Instant Brightening Face Serum If lacklustre skin is your concern, this has potent peony root extract, vitamin C glucoside, and licorice root extract for an instantly more luminous and translucent complexion. Pluys: light-reflecting pearl particles lend an extra illuminating glow. See also: WANT GLOWING SKIN AND HAIR ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? INCLUDE THESE 8 FOODS INTO YOUR DIET Laneige White Dew Sherbet Cream This cooling moisturiser has a cooling, lightweight sherbet-like texture that instantly soothes skin and lowers the temperature of flushed and fatigued skin. $70 for 50ml. Bioderma Sebium Mat Control There's nothing like a shiny face to ruin a great wedding photo. Keep that from happening with Bioderma's Sebium Mat Control that promises 8-hour shine control and a smoothening effect so your makeup looks fabulous throughout your celebration. Glycerin also keeps skin supple and well-hydrated. $36.90 for 30 ml, available at major Guardian and Watsons stores, Lazada Official Store, National Skin Centre, Robinsons, Unity, Welcia-BHG and Zalora. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Radiance If you love having a touch of shimmer to your makeup, this is the primer to get. It improves the look of pores and blemishes, plus imparts a velvety smooth finish. This hardworking primer also has hyaluronic acid for hydration, antixodants vitamins A & D as well as peptides to protect your skin from environmental stressors. $25 for 15ml, available at Sephora. See also: EAT THESE FOODS TO LOOK RADIANT FOR YOUR WEDDING Origins Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer It has an airy mousse light texture that also imparts a cooling, refreshing feel. Smooth on with fingertips for diminished pores, and a smooth canvas for your big day makeup to go. $58, available at Sephora. See also: 6 BLURRING PRIMERS FOR LOOKING FLAWLESS IN EVERY WEDDING PHOTO ALBION Super UV Cut Protect Day Cream SPF 50+ PA++++ Let's face it, wedding mornings are usually a rush. Which is why this time-saving protective day cream is perfect for brides. Not only does it work as a sunscreen, it also doubles as a makeup base. It also helps boost the synthesis of collagen under daytime conditions to keep skin firm and elastic. Available at $167.