The wedding season is on and we know that all our beautiful would-be brides are spending sleepless nights fretting thinking about ways to look their best on the most important day of their life. Apart from wedding attire and jewellery, there’s nothing more important than “makeup” for a bride on the most important day of her life. In this post, we have put together the complete makeup kit for you, from every small item to every big product that you should have in your trousseau box to look like a million dollars on your wedding. So, read on, and take this list with you when you go for bridal makeup shopping tomorrow 🙂
Primer is the most important thing to get your base makeup right. From preventing your makeup from melting, to prevent creasing and keeping your makeup for long hours, primer does it all. A makeup primer extend the staying power of makeup. Primer is imperative if you want to look flawless. A good primer will also absorb oil and will prevent shine from showing through. Primer can also reduce the appearance of facial pores. A primer also acts as a base for your foundation and the rest of your makeup. Also, did you know there are color-correcting primers in the market that can reduce the appearance of dark circles and sallowness of the skin. Our suggestions: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Colorbar New Perfect Match Primer
2. Makeup Foundation:
When it comes to makeup foundation, you should select it after much scrutiny and testing. The most important factor is to match the foundation to your skin tone. Find out if your warm or cool toned (here’s how you can find out that) and take the help of sales assistant to pick the right shade for you. Do not test the foundation on your hand or arm, instead test different shades on your jawline. A good match should not look ashy or grey on your skin, should not make you look cakey or ghostly, a good foundation would make your skin even toned and flawless. Our suggestions for bridal foundations would be these – MAC Pro Long Wear Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
3. Contouring and Highlighting Kit:
Contouring has revolutionized the makeup game altogether. Contouring and highlighting gives you the ability to define and reshape your facial features like your nose, forehead, chin, and cheekbones the way you want. You can slim down your face and nose if you want with makeup. With highlighting, you can bring forward and draw attention to your facial features. Withotu contouring, you can tone down on features you don’t want attention on. If you have a chubby nose, you can draw thin strips of contour and highlight in the middle, it would give an illusion of thinner nose. If you have a broad forehead you can do a bit of contouring on the forehead and that would give you an illusion of smaller forehead. if you have a small chin, you could highlight your chin it would make your chin look longer. It is all about creating illusion with makeup. A contouring kit is extremely essential in a bridal kit. Our suggestions would be – Maybelline by Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit.
4. Blush Kit:
A bridal kit is totally incomplete without a blush kit. Pick a blush palette with pink, coral, and mauve shades to add a healthy color on your cheeks and to look radiant. Our suggestions would be: Maybelline Facestudio Master Blush Color and Highlight Kit, Makeup Revolution London All About Cream Blush Palette
Like foundation, another makeup item that a bride mustn’t and shouldn’t forget is a good concealer to cover flaws and scars. A long-wear, liquid highlighter should be preferred. Acne-prone and oily skin should double check and make sure their concealer is 100% allergy tested and non comedogenic. A concealer can hide dark circles, cover up hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Our suggestions would be: L’Oreal True Match Concealer, MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer.
A compact powder goes on foundation to mattify and set makeup. You can also use a compact to powder your nose in between. Without a doubt, your compact should also go into your bridal clutch too. Our suggestions would be: MAC Pro Long Wear Pressed Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Compact.
7. Loose Powder:
A good loose powder sets makeup in place and also keeps shine at bay. Loose powder also helps to keep shine at bay. Our suggestions: Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, Coloressence High Definition Powder.
8. Makeup Brushes:
Pick some good quality brushes for flawless makeup application – a foundation brush, blush brush, concealer brush, powder brush, and eye makeup brushes are a must have. Our suggestions would be Real Techniques makeup brushes.
Highlight your beautiful eyes with a good eyeliner. Whether you have small eyes or large eyes, eyeliner can work magic on your eyes. Also, do not miss picking up colored eyeliners.
10. Blotting paper:
Blotting paper absorbs excess oil from makeup and helps it stays for longer.
11. Conceal and Corrector Palette:
A concealing and corrector palette usually comes with a set of different concealers and correctors. Such shades would help to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, and also tattoos and birthmarks. MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette, Maybelline Camo Color Correcting Kit.
12. Eyeshadow Palette:
Create beautiful eye makeup looks, from stunning smokey eye makeup to bright and bold eye makeup, by picking up an eyeshadow palette with a whole range of different shades. Our suggestions would be MAC eyeshadow palette and Morphe eyeshadow palette.
Add smokiness and depth to your eyes with an intense and dark kajal or kohl to your makeup.
14. Eyebrow Grooming Kit:
You can add definition to your face with perfect eyebrows. You can fill in brows and groom them to perfection with a brow kit with brow powder, wax, and tweezer in it.
A highlighter that would be visible from the space, nah, that’s not what you would want, but just half of that radiance is what you would need on your wedding day. A liquid highlighter that would add a glow from within is what you what. Look healthy and radiant by including cream or highlighters in your kit.
A good mascara can open up your eyes, make you look “more awakened,” and lift up tired eyes. Mascara enhances the beauty of eyes by lifting, curling, and adding volume to the lashes. Look for waterproof formula when you are thinking about mascara to wear for wedding.
17. Lip Liner:
A lip liner would increase the staying power of lipsticks. Applying a lip liner before lipstick would prevent the color from feathering or bleeding. Pick lip liners of brown, red, mauve, cherry red to go with a variety of lipsticks.
18. Lip Balm:
Keep your lips soft and smooth by adding a moisturizing lip balm in your kit. It’s a must-must have.
Pick a whole lot of lipsticks – from creamy lipsticks, to matte, moisturizing, lip crayons, to liquid lipsticks. You need them all in the kit. Pick some basic shades of neutral browns, pink, coral, red, and mauve shades. A bridal kit can never have just enough lipsticks.
20. Nail polishes:
Pick basic shades of nail polishes to go with all of your ethnic dresses, majorly red, pink, coral, etc.
Along with these must-have items, liquid sindoor, and a good-quality trousseau or vanity box will complete your makeup kit.