It’s kind of surreal, this whole thing. Being chosen as a make-up artist by SK-II, getting to share my own make-up tips and beauty secrets and even speaking at an event. And to be honest, I actually love public speaking. I don’t normally get the jitters and I find it really fun to be talking to a large group of people (granted I know what I’m saying). It was really cool to be SK-II’s make-up artist to reach out to all the brides at their recent SK-II Bridal Shower. They asked me to share my make-up tips as a professional make-up artist and my experiences dealing with brides before their big day. It was an amazing and successful event and all of us walked away with new tips and new knowledge and I’m happy to be sharing all of them with you right on here, especially if you’re just about to tie the knot!
If you haven’t read my previous post here, SK-II is the first skincare brand to be reaching out to brides and brides to be to help them glow from within before their big day. It is so important to have hydrated, supple and glowing skin to ensure that you’re the most beautiful lady at your wedding. The event was held at The Halia at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore.
On the guess list were many nervous and excited brides-to-be and bridal magazines. We all sat down to a three course dinner and chit chatted. That’s me being a little nervous with a deck of my cards with my script that I ended up not using. I guess it’s good to just go with the flow sometimes. And, okay okay, I was just a little nervous but just as excited.
Alright so it was finally time to get up there and do my thang! I set aside the script and the words just flowed outta me and hey, I guess I did a pretty good job. I started with what bridal make-up should really be like. A lot of brides just listen to their make-up artists but you should really think about what you want first. Bridal make-up again should always be timeless and classic. You want to make sure that when you look back on your big day, you still think you look fabulous. Classic is always good because c’mon let’s face it – who doesn’t want that standard and classic fairytale wedding. I know I do.
To achieve a natural and classic look, I suggest for sure your neutral shades like beiges, creams and pinks and using waterproof make-up to make sure your make-up is there for you even when the waterworks start. I’m seriously going to be balling when I get married ;’). A great tip is to also use individual lashes instead of asking for strip lashes from your make-up artists. I know a lot of MUAs who also charge ridiculous amounts for an extra pair of lashes so maybe ask and just get a pair of your own if you think it’s unreasonable. Individual lashes are worth your money though and something I use for my clients. They look so natural, but give you the same effect and they feel like you are wearing nothing so forget about your eyelids being weighed down by anything. Hopefully, your MUA knows how to do it if not you can always ring me up :p.
Yet, make-up also needs to be long-lasting yet still look natural. A lot of make-up artists actually cake on the stuff just so you can look “good” in the photos, and they have this concept that because they’ve added more, that it will last longer. That’s pretty wrong. It’s really all about working smart and using primers so that you don’t look like a caked up mess in real life and really such a beautiful version of you. Primers help your make-up to last longer and create a smooth base so that your flaws and pores can be less visible. Yet another trick to making it last longer is also remembering to set your foundation with a powder. That is critical to making it stay and using a setting spray wouldn’t hurt either.
To be honest though, having great, supple and hydrated skin makes such a difference to how you’re going to look on your wedding day even with the make-up on. I mean I’ve known make-up for a long time and it’s not magic. If you add a bunch of make-up to a face that’s dull and dry, you can try and fake it but you can see it as the make-up will crease and flake. However, if you have supple and hydrated skin, the make-up will really help enhance that and you my lovely friend, will look absolutely stunning. That’s why you need to get into good skincare early before your big day. I’ve been using SK-II for a while now and I always get comments on my glowing skin. Well, that’s because it is amazing stuff. It works. It really, really works.
SK-II has taken care of all that and wants to make sure you look your best on your wedding day! They’ve created the SK-II Bridal Glow Set that is just full of amazing products like the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, Cellumination Essence EX, Deep Surge Cellumination Essence EX, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment face masks and even an SK-II 3-in-1 beauty massager.
Even people who are already using SK-II will find that using this unique combination of SK-II products will really help you glow. I can’t agree more. I mean, have you seen my last video?
In the talk, I also highlighted what you could do with these products in some more unconventional ways. Did you know that you could use the SK-II Deep Surge Cellumination Essence EX as an overnight mask? Simply layer the stuff before you sleep and wake up to hydrated and supple skin. You can also use the Facial Treatment Essence as a face primer that helps your make-up to apply easier and is a good make-up base filled with good nutrients for your skin. We tried it at the event, and the make-up really glided on smoother. Last but not least, do you see how much facial treatment serum is in one facial treatment mask? (pictured above). Yeah, a lot. It’s good to not only use face masks once or twice a week but also on the day itself before your make-up application. Hey, it soothes the nerves too.
And just like that, it was time for me to relax finally. Rachael, remember the bride to be?, was the next to talk about her testimony of the bridal glow set and after trying it for a good amount of time, she really did feel like her skin looked better and looked super radiant. She happens to be a huge SK-II user as well but she really felt that this combination of products especially worked really well together. We put her testimony to the test though with the SK-II Magic Ring and results showed that her skin really did get better!
Overall, the event was a huge success and everyone walked away with tons of goodies to try for themselves!
SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT ESSENCE GIVEAWAY
But, of course, I would never lure you in without doing another giveaway! I’m giving away SK-II’s most famous and iconic product, termed the miracle water – a bottle of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence! I know. If you want to win, simply comment with the answer to this question in the comments section below – “What would your dream wedding make-up look like?” Giveaway ends on July 31, 2013 and is international! Good Luck!
I just wanted to give my own verdict of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and it is the only skincare serum I’ve tried so far that has proven very effective for me. My skin glows from within and people really take notice. No joke, guys. I’m not kidding. You need to try it for yourself and here’s your chance. I specially asked them to see if they could sponsor this giveaway so that you can try it!! ;) Just enter down below. Thank you SK-II for everything! What a wonderful experience this was and I really look forward to more speaking and make-up opportunities. It was super fun.
Good luck for the SK-II Giveaway!