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5 Singapore brides-to-be get a makeover from us! From Old world glamour to modern princess

Our team of hair stylists and makeup artists transformed these lovely brides-to-be into the look of their dreams, from classic princess with a twist to garden-party goddess.
 

Easy elegance

Theme "A romantic garden wedding with a colour palette of white or champagne, and soft pastel touches. No strong colours or anything too rustic," says Estee. 

Makeup Dewy foundation (See: 5 foundation tips to achieving the perfect bridal glow) sets the tone for sheer, pearlescent pink eyelids and voluminous lashes that make her eyes pop in the prettiest way, courtesy of makeup artist Rina. To finish, coral kissers with just a hint of shine. 

Hair Estee's straight hair is worked into big waves by hairstylist Zeevy, and it makes her look effortlessly elegant. A white hairband adds a demure touch. 

Regalia white gold earrings with diamonds, $2,614, and matching necklace, price unavailable, GOLDHEART.

 

 


"Makeup artist Rina introduced me to turquoise for my eyes. I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but it looks really good on me!"


Boho fabulous

Theme "A rustic garden style. My wedding will be at The Andaz Singapore's Glasshouse," says Lynette. 

Makeup Boho with a bit more polish: smoky eyes with turquoise and a swipe of silver on the lower lids. Rina fills her brows in with eyeshadow powder for softer definition.

Hair Zeevy gives Lynette tousled waves, which are swept into a romantic ponytail that shows off her graceful neck and shoulders, with a wee bit more volume at the crown. 

18K white gold earrings with diamonds, SOO KEE JEWELLERY. 

 

 

Glowy Glamour 

Theme "My fiance and I fell in love with the signature stairway and strong colonial elegance of the Intercontinental Singapore. He is a regular in the army, so we're having a military march-in. The vibe will be royal and grand, with bold colours like maroon and white or champagne. I'm hoping to look elegant and classy.

Makeup "Luminous skin looks exquisite in pictures," says Beno. Start with a base of translucent powder, and then add soft, shimmery highlighter on the cheekbones, brow bones and bose bridge. Next, polished brows, plus pearly and bronze eyeshadow blended together, and a thin stroke of liner.

Hair "Nothing says old-world glamour like an updo," says Den. To complete the look: a deep side part and tendrils that accentuate her cheekbones. 

Rose gold earrings with diamonds, and matching ring abd bangle, GOLDHEART

See also: GET A WEDDING DAY GLOW FAST! 6 FACIAL AMPOULES FOR EVERY SKIN CONCERN

 


"Not too girlie at all - I feel so empowered!"


Casual Chic 

Theme "A cosy garden affair. I'd love to wear a ballgown (every little girl's dream!) for the morning; something soft and flowy. Or a mermaid dress with a sweetheart neckline," says Ivy. 

Makeup "Eyeliner - and lots of it!" says makeup artist Beno. He uses a heavier stroke across her eyes for more definition, shape, length, and a hint of drama. And fuchsia on the lips for a look-at-me-effect.

Hair "A fuss-free look, with hair swept off the face and into a chic, versatile ponytail, always works for an outdoorsy wedding," says hairstylist Den. Ivy's rose gold locks were secured at the nape and teased into lovely cascading curls. 

18K white gold necklace with diamonds, and matching bracelet, price unavailable, SOO KEE JEWELLERY.

See also: OUTDOOR WEDDINGS? 14 EXPERT TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION!

 

Sweet Shine

Theme "My celebration will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach's ballroom. I'm thinking of a romantic party with dusty blue tones as my fiance proposed to me underwater while we were on a diving trip," says Allison.

Makeup Rose eyeshadow and a peahc pout may be foolproof but Beno takes it up a notch with rose gold in the prettiest shimmer for peepers that sparkle. A sheer, natural-looking blush and peach lips help war up her skin tone and give her a fresh, pretty glow. 

Hair "Loose, soft waves are perfect for embodying the mood of an intimate soiree, while adding volume. Plus, it captures the mood of her dusty blue, underwater-themed wedding," says Den. 

18K rose and white gold double-strand necklace with diamonds, SOO KEE JEWELLERY.

 


"I want to look like a princess on my wedding day. I don't usually wear makeup, so this is a refreshing change."


 
Check out the behind-the-scenes video, below!
 
 
Videography and editing: Dan Ng
 
PHOTOGRAPHY ZAPHS ZHANG
STYLING MICHELLE LEE, ASSISTED BY RIN LOW
HAIR ESTEE & LYNETTE: ZEEVY TEE (HP: 8427-9573), USING KEVIN.MURPHY;
IVY, KEELY & ALLISON: DEN NG/PREP LUXE, USING L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL
MAKEUP ESTEE & LYNETTE: RINA SIM (HP: 9762-6084), USING LANCOME & NARS;
 IVY, KEELY & ALLISON: BENO LIM (HP: 9731-2505), USING LANCOME GOWNS STYLIST'S OWN
 
This article was originally published in Her World Brides September - November 2018