Singaporebrides | Beauty

March 2011

The Blushing Bride

Is that bride blushing with joy or is there too much blush on her face? It may seem like an easy part of the make up process, but blush may be one of the hardest to get right.

Bridal make up should enhance your natural beauty—not hide or overwhelm it—so it seems effortless and doesn’t look like you have a mask over your face. Some make up artists may ask what your usual blush colour is so that they can understand what colours you’re comfortable with. If you don’t usually wear make up, there are some things you can do to find the colour that suits you.

Find out what your natural colouring is. Do you tend to get red in the face easily, especially after exercise or drinks? Brides who have a naturally pink complexion or flush easily may want to opt for a hint of a peach or bronze color to balance out their natural redness. Your make up artist will also be able to tell whether you have cool (pink) or warm (yellow) undertones in your skin.

There are certain guidelines you can follow to find your best shade of blush, and they’re relatively simple to remember. Brides who are fair and cool can go for baby pink and soft rose, while those who are fair and warm can try apricot and light peach; medium skin-toned and cool brides can shades of cranberry and rosy pink, and ladies with warm undertones should try soft coral. If you’re very tanned or have a darker skin tone, dark raspberry and deep coral, with a little bronzer, would work for you.

  • For Fair and Warm Brides:

    Fancl Mutenka Point Blush in Soft Pink, $19
    Nurturing and preservative-free, this blush from Fancl contains Silky Pearl Essence, which enhances the effect of the skin’s natural beauty and makes skin appear healthier and more radiant, and Pearl Powder, which gives a glossy and smooth satin sheen while disguising skin dullness. Great for a long day.

  • For Fair and Cool Brides:

    RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks in Light Pink, $65
    This range of powder cheek colours add a light and soft glowing touch to the bride’s cheeks. The Matte type range delivers a chic and healthy colouration, and the pearlescent type can be further divided into a Shiny type, and a Holographic type with different types of polarised pearls for highlights.

  • For Medium and Warm Brides:

    Benefit Bella Bamba in Watermelon $55
    Laced with shimmering gold undertones, this 3D watermelon blush can also be used all over the face to perk up a tired bride.

  • For Tanned Brides:

    Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats in Rose Plein Vent 5, $71
    Guerlain invents a unique way to emphasise cheekbones: its cleverly bevelled brush is designed to pick up the lighter shades to be applied over the top of the cheekbones, while the darker shades at the bottom contour the face.

  • For Medium and Cool Brides:

    Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Almond Blossom, $53
    Just as the name states, Fresh Bloom Allover Colour offers wonderful versatility, sheer coverage and a beautiful finish for the entire face – all in one easy-to-use palette! Great for brides who will be doing their own touch-ups throughout the day.

  • For Dark-skinned Brides:

    The Body Shop Baked-to-Last Cheek Colour 01 Petal, $26.90
    Sweep on a fabulous flush of colour or create gorgeously contoured cheekbones with two harmonising shades to colour and highlight. But remember to go easy on the colour; it’s always better to add a little more than to take a little off.