Wedding(s): Part 6 – Hair & Makeup

When you’re going to be the centre of attention, you’d want to look your best and as a bride, you’d want to look the best you’ve ever looked, ever! ร‚ย And since no one wakes up looking good, a good makeup artist and hairstylist is an essential part to making your day extra special!

I employed the same makeup artist for my Kuching and KL wedding, she does hair also, so it’s 2-in-1!! ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, I brought her to Pangkor Laut to do makeup and hair for my Pre-Wedding photoshoot as well! Her name is Hebe Leng.

This is Hebe!

I got to know her from doing several photoshoots with iFeel magazine where she was the makeup artist. One of them being the pink themed shoot from iFeel Magazine last year. We became friends and I even got her to come to my house to help me with my hair and makeup when I ร‚ย was invited to present an award at Anugerah Skrin last year!

The thing I like about Hebe is that, because we’ve worked together on many occasions, she knows my face well, she knows what works and what doesn’t, she’s really talented and creative especially with hairdos, and she’s very efficient and always on time!!

Hebe and I had a short discussion before the wedding on all the different makeup and hairdos I wanted for both my weddings and she really just took off with the ideas, I don’t even remember requesting for anything special but she did her magic and thanks to her, I dare say, I looked great on both my big days!

Let’s start with my makeup and hair in Kuching!

With my skintone, I prefer eyeshadows in the shade of browns and purples. We started off with a really light shade of purple for church with light pink lip colour. I had on a set of very natural looking false eyelashes as well.

The makeup looked really natural and yet managed to enhance all my best features. That’s what makeup is supposed to do, not make you look like another person! ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like this picture! Especially with the pink wallpaper! This was me after I got into my wedding gown, hair not fully done yet.

As for hair, I didn’t want the conventional up-do for church so I opted to leave my hair down. Hebe curled my hair and did sort of a half-do, but not quite full-half, swept a fuller fringe from the side (a comb-over!! hahaha…) and put in some lace to accessorize. My friend Aishah said I looked like an elf from ‘Lord of The Rings’ with that hairstyle! Which is good…. I guess! (me thinks meself as Liv Tyler) ๐Ÿ˜›

My hair from the back with the veil on.

We kept the same makeup for my tea ceremony (although we added a slightly darker lip gloss). I told Hebe that I wanted a low-bun to go with my cheongsam and left the rest to her. She did this very creative, braided bun and stuck whatchamacallit, those dangly chinese hair accessories in it!

In the end we only used one of the dangly hair accessory.

As for the Kuching dinner reception, I wanted a more evening look, with darker eyeshadow.

I don’t know what colour we used here but the eyes definitely looked more dramatic. We added a set of thicker false lashes but kept the lips nude.

In KL, I told Hebe to do the same kind of makeup for the day.

We used purple eyeshadow again and instead of a light pink lip colour, we opted for a slightly more purple lip colour.

As for hair, I requested for the conventional up-do for the day. The hair had to be curled first to make it easier to style into an up-do.

Hebe whipped my hair into a Classic Chignon, and stuck some pearl accessories into it.

Once we got to Joe’s house for the Tea Ceremony, Hebe again whipped her magic on my hair and created this masterpiece!!

I don’t even know what kind of bun this is but it looks great! Fresh pink flowers plucked from my mother-in-law’s flower arrangement, which she placed in our bridal suite. It was all Hebe’s idea!! hehehe…

You can see the details of the hair-do from this picture of us hugging Erin, Joe’s older sister. And I think the highlights in my hair makes a difference. So if you’re thinking of getting your hair coloured before your wedding, remember to ask for highlights! My hair colour is thanks to Peek-a-boo at The Curve! (03 7725 2912) ๐Ÿ™‚

As for the dinner reception in KL, this time, I didn’t want too dramatic of a look.

We opted for brown and gold (in line with my theme) eyeshadow and again, kept the lips slightly nude. My jewelleries are on loan from DeGem. Real diamonds yo!! I can buy an apartment with that necklace! ๐Ÿ˜›

By this time, I was out of ideas, so I gave Hebe the liberty to do whatever she wanted. And she came up with this! Which looked both sweet and sexy!

Later in the evening, when I changed into my evening Cheongsam, we changed my hairstyle as well. This was what Hebe called the Korean low bun. ๐Ÿ™‚ She managed to do this with my hair in less than 15 minutes!

Besides having good hair and makeup, your nails are equally as important for your big day, lots of pictures will be taken of your hands (like this one) and you don’t want to have grubby nails. I had my french gel nails done at The Nail Shop at the Curveร‚ย (03 7729 6991)ร‚ย for the occasion and they lasted for an entire month!!

Except for my hair colour which was sponsored by Peek-a-boo, none of these other things were sponsored. I had to pay (albeit at a discounted price) for all these products and services, and I’m posting them here for your convenience only!ร‚ย Anyways, this should be my final post on all things wedding related. I hope you’ve enjoyed all my wedding posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want to contact Hebe to do your hair and makeup for any occasion at all, you can email her atร‚ย [email protected].

In unrelated news, I have an audition for a really big show tomorrow, so…wish me luck!!

Till my next post, take care everyone!!

Love, Bel

7 comments on “Wedding(s): Part 6 – Hair & Makeup

  1. Michelle

    Hi Belinda,

    Nice hair and make-up you had on your big day! I especially like the make-up you have on the church reception in Kuching, so natural..

    Btw, good luck to you in your future undertakings!

  2. goingkookies

    i LOVE your wedding series!!

    Looks so dreamy and advertorial-ish cos u just look so good and natural in ALL pics.

    How is that possible?? =p

    All th best for your show and journey in life as a wife!!

  3. Alicevun

    I love your wedding series very much. I am totally envy of your beautiful skin.

    Congratulations on your wedding and all the best moving on to a new chapter of your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Peekaboo Group of Salons

    Hi Bel,

    can never too late to congrats you and thank you for mentioned us in your Daily Dreams. Really appreciate it and keep on rocking with us ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of Love from the whole Peekaboo Group of Salons ๐Ÿ™‚


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