Put your best face forward by enlisting the help of these top makeup pros
Weddings, Halloween, fancy dress parties or a hot date: a girl’s got plenty of reasons to get all dolled up. But no matter how skilled you may be with a mascara wand and lippie, there’s nothing like the magic touch of a beauty expert like these top makeup artists in Singapore to make you look like a million bucks.
The Big Blow
You may know them better as the masters of blowouts but lucky for us folks, mobile beauty service The Big Blow does makeup and manicures too! Got a fancy event to attend but pressed for time? Give these guys a ring for the total primp-and-pamper session right in the comfort of your own home. Choose from a menu of different services like a full 30-minute session, a one-on-one private lesson, and even a makeup party complete with free bubbly for you and your closest girlfriends.
If the name Clarence Lee doesn’t ring a bell… well, it should. Arguably Singapore’s most renowned makeup artist, the veteran of over 20 years boasts an impressive roster of celebrity clients – think Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, and the Spice Girls. Needless to say, his services don’t come cheap: a day of bridal makeup will set you back $2,000.
The Make Up Room
Bobbie and Jyue Huey helm The Make Up Room, a charming hair and makeup service that specialises in weddings, events, and fashion shoots. Brides-to-be, take note: these guys are best at bridal makeup and are pros at creating the dreamy, ethereal, yet natural look every woman wants for her Big Day.
With more than decade’s worth of experience in the industry, Shaun is truly a sought-after makeup pro – what with a loyal clientele of stars like Yoyo Cao, veteran actress Zoe Tay, and having worked his magic on countless high-fashion photo shoots, commercials, runway shows for likes of Gucci and Celine.
Deemed the ‘master of makeup’, Kelly and her team are the ones to call for weddings, TV commercials, magazine shoots, fashion shows, special effects and body painting (perfect for Halloween!), and even makeup workshops if you’re keen to learn under her tutelage. Yes, she’s a whiz at hairstyling too – talk about doing it all!
Besides facials, massages, and waxing, Face Bistro is a spa that also offers bridal hair and makeup services too. Starting from just $50 for an hour, you can get your hair styled and makeup done at their Holland Village premises or offsite locations. Be sure to ask for Dily, Face Bistro’s founder and resident beauty expert.
Already planning your costume for Halloween? Why not go all-out with professional makeup and face painting done by artist Cheryl Ow? Besides weddings and editorial photo shoots, she’s an expert in realistic special effects makeup – from recreating creepy characters like skulls and the Joker to full-on body painting.
The Little Brush
Specialising in bridal hair and makeup, Jovie and Karis from The Little Brush are your go-to experts for looking your best on your Big Day. You may have seen their work in fashion editorials in magazines like L’Officiel and Singapore Tatler.
Professional grooming services may sometimes cost you an arm and a leg – which is why we recommend makeup artist Mia. Her rates are reasonable (translation: they won’t burn a hole through your pocket) and with tons of experience working with celebrities and models, she’s a definite keeper.