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30 Must-Have Products For Your Bridal Makeup Kit

Bridal Makeup Kit

You’ll be photographed the most on your wedding revelries! Fairly enough, you’d want to look your best in those photographs. And makeup can help you put your best foot forward. If you’re looking to create your bridal makeup kit online, our detailed blog will be your best friend. Keep scrolling! 




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Face

#1 Moisturiser

 Moisturiser

Skin prep is more important than the makeup itself. Let that sink in. We aren’t just saying this because of how skin prep can benefit your skin in the long term, but also because of how beautifully makeup sits on a properly moisturized, hydrated surface. When doing makeup for your wedding functions, you can also exfoliate for a better base. Follow up with a mist, serum, and moisturizer. Let the skincare be for 15 minutes or so, and move on to your primers and foundation next. You can try these facial creams: 

  • Lakme Peach Milk Moisturiser – Rs.105/- for 65 grams (Buy here)  
  • The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Cream – Rs.782/- for 50ml (Buy here)
  • Embryolisse Concentrated Lait Crème – Rs.1980/- for 75ml (Get here)
  • Laneige Water Bank – Rs.2390/- for 50ml (Buy here)
  • La Roche-Posay – Rs.2600/- for 100ml (Buy here)
  • Clinique Moisture Surge – Rs.2230/- for 30ml (Buy here)

#2 Primer

Primer

Given the long ceremonies & events in Indian weddings, you’d likely want your makeup to stay put and refreshing for hours. Applying a primer base right before you start makeup can help exactly with the same! Consider primer as a canvas on which your products will sit and stay on well for a while. Having said that, it’s important to pick a primer that goes with your skin type. Oily skin beauties should pick something that controls the oil production, while dry needs a product that nourishes and hydrates. For combination skin, a bit of both is the key. See our picks below, sorted as per your skin type: 




  • Loreal Base Magique for Oily Skin – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • Revlon Photoready Primer for Dry Skin – Rs.1149/- for 27ml (Buy here)
  • Benefit Porefessional Primer For Oily/ Combination Skin – Rs.1240/- for 7.5ml (Buy here)
  • MAC Strobe Cream For Dry/ Normal Skin – Rs.1050/- for 15ml (Buy here from MAC India Website) 

If you want a MAC bridal makeup kit, keep checking their newly-launched website for India. They have a 10% off for first-time buyers and frequently run limited edition kit discounts on items clubbed together. 

#3 Foundation

MAC Bridal Makeup Kit

A nice, dewy foundation is the backbone of an amazing makeup look. Just look at the name! There are many different kinds of foundations in the market, and it can be confusing to pick one. So, here are our 4 best picks. 

  • Faces Canada Ultime Pro HD (To lengthen the stay, do a good skin prep and follow up with a compact powder and setting spray) – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation (One of the best budget foundations that work for all skin types, blends easily, and doesn’t crack for hours) – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • MAC Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation (It works for dry skin ideally. But, if you have good, hydrating skincare in place, then you can go for any foundation on the list. If you have oily skin, use a suitable primer, then blend the product) – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear (High-end product, but delivers the promise with every penny spent. You can buy a mini version for the bridal makeup kit) – Rs.1800/- for 15ml (Buy here)

When chosen rightfully, a good foundation can even out your skin tone, blend smoothly to give a skin-like effect, cover your acne scars, and form a smooth base for your blush, contour, and highlight. 

#4 Concealer 

Concealer Bridal Makeup Kit

After the foundation comes to the concealer. They might not seem like an important part of your makeup, but oh boy, aren’t you mistaken? A good concealer can help you look wide awake, highlight the areas of your face, disguise blemishes, and give you a good brow shape. Apply some on the under eyes, middle of the forehead, down your nose bone, around your chin, and any other dark spots to blur any skin discolorations. Some makeup maestros also recommend applying a line of concealer just below the contour line on the cheeks to define the cheekbones better and not let the contour look strong. 




  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • LA Girl Pro HD Concealer – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)
  • Huda Beauty Overachiever Concealer – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here

#5 Contour

Contour

Contouring is the secret behind sculpted cheekbones, sharper jawline, and defined nose. It can be a game-changer product in your bridal makeup kit and one that can make your wedding day pictures memorable. While picking a contour, you can go for a cream contour or a powder one. The former takes more time to blend but stays on longer & stronger. When done right, it can give a professional makeup appearance within seconds. Although, if you’re a beginner and have less time on your hands, stick to powder contouring products. Make sure you add setting spray after using powder contour to make it last longer. Here are our recommendations: 

  • Wet n Wild Color Icon Contouring Palette – Rs.549/- for 12.49 grams (Buy here)
  • Makeup Revolution Contour Kit – Rs.750/- for 10.8 grams (Buy here)
  • Sephora Sculpt Kit – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here
  • Hoola Bronzer – Rs.794/- for 15ml (Buy here)

#6 Blush

 Blush Bridal Makeup Kit

We’ve all been there! Using our lipsticks since school time to just add that flushed glow on our face. And that might have worked then, you should know that doubling lipsticks as blush can cause acne. Something you certainly don’t want to deal with on your wedding day. Add a good blush in powder, cream, or liquid form to your bridal makeup kit items. We recommend these four: 




  • Sugar Cosmetics Mini Blush – Rs.298/- for 4 grams (Buy here)
  • L’oreal Paris Le Blush Bar Matte – Rs.600/- for 4.5 grams (Buy here)
  • Milani Rose Powder Blush Tea Rose – Rs.850/- for 17 grams (Buy here)
  • Bobbi Brown Blush – Rs.3400/- for 3.7 grams (Buy here)

#7 Highlighter

Highlighter Bridal Makeup Kit

While you work hard for that bridal glow for months and might have been successful to get it, the tiring days of wedding revelries can snatch a bit of that glow away. To bring it back, there’s nothing that will work better than a highlighter. When applied strategically across the entire face, the illuminating particles reflect light giving you a glow-from-within. Use a fan brush to strobe a bit of product on the cheekbones, the center of the forehead, cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose, above & beneath the brows, and center of your chin. Our editors recommend these six highlighters from the market. 

  • Iconic London Brick Shimmer Highlighter – Rs.197/- for 8.1 grams (Buy here)
  • Wet n Wild Mega Glow Highlighting Powder – Rs.575/- for 10 grams (Buy here)
  • Maybelline New York Face Studio Highlighter – Rs.396/- for 6.7 grams (Buy here)
  • PAC Baked Highlighter – Rs.925/- for 7.5 grams (Buy here)
  • Pixi by Petra – Rs.1850/- for 8.3 grams (Buy here)
  • Shiseido Synchro Skin Illuminator – Rs.2400/- for 40ml (Buy here)

#8 Setting Powder

Setting Powder

After you’re done with the base makeup – foundation and concealer – dab some setting powder on your entire face, concentrating more on the areas you put concealer. The setting powder should be put before applying highlight & blush. Check out these branded setting powders: 




  • SUGAR Cosmetics Banana Setting Powder – Rs.569/- for 7 grams (Buy here)
  • Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder – Rs.671/- for 42 grams (Buy here)
  • L’oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Powder – Rs.2690/- for 8 grams (Buy here)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Translucent Powder – Rs.3990/- for 25 grams (Buy here)

P.S.: You can skip this product if you aren’t planning to go strong on concealer. Just set everything with a good setting spray instead. Although, if you have extra oily skin, a combination of setting powder + setting spray is killer to make the makeup stay on the face. 

#9 Setting Spray

Setting Spray Bridal Makeup Kit

The last step of your makeup routine is to spritz your face with a setting spray. This bridal makeup kit product can boost the staying power of your makeup quite well. Depending on your budget, you can pick any one of these four sprays. 

  • Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist – Rs.637/- for 100ml (Buy here
  • Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray – Rs.575/- for 45ml (Buy here)
  • Smashbox Finish Setting Spray – Rs.990/- for 30ml (Buy here)
  • Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist – Rs.1480/- for 80ml (Buy here)

Eyes

#10 Eyeliner

Eyeliner

Eyeliners have a special power in the makeup realm that a lot of other products don’t. When done rightly, a perfect eyeliner stroke can revamp your entire look and make it look gorgeous without any extra effort. Keeping the same in mind, we just did a blog on the 15 best eyeliners in India, and if you’re looking for the best among them, here are our top picks. 




  • Lakme 9 to 5 Liquid Liner, (best matte eyeliner in India) – Get here.
  • Faces Canada Ultime Pro A Matte, (best eyeliner pen in India) – Get here.
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen, and (the best eyeliner in India for beginners). – Get here.
  • Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner (best waterproof eyeliner in India) – Get here.

#11 Mascara

Mascara Bridal Makeup Kit

False Lashes isn’t a convenient or comfortable option to have on every time. Sure you’d want to employ their feathery beauty on the main events, but for other times when you want to keep it mellow yet strong, mascara is an amazing pick. Plus, the options are endless. You can go for a natural-looking coat or the one that adds flair, or the one that gives a voluminous look. Find some of our favorite picks below: 

  • Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara – Rs.399/- for 8 ml (Get here)
  • Physicians Formula Killer Curves Voluptuous Mascara – Rs.769/- for 9 ml (Get here)
  • L’oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara – Rs.714/- for 9.4 ml (Get here)
  • Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara Mini – Rs.1900/- for 3 ml (Get here)

#12 Eye Shadow

Eye shadow

Creating some basic eye looks is easy-peasy these days. Just open Youtube and type *your favorite eye look* and you’ll get hundreds of results. You can also type an eyeshadow palette name so you can create eye makeup from just one palette. An eye shadow look plays a pivotal role in bringing your makeup together, add dimension to one’s eyes, and enhance your attractiveness. To create stunning eye makeup though, you need to have the right tools. Here are our top 5 eye shadow recommendations for a bridal makeup kit. 




  • Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette – Nude Awakening (Get here for Rs.749/-)
  • Sugar Cosmetics Blend The Rules Palette (Get here for Rs.1139/-)
  • Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palettes (These are the best palettes in our opinion. Not too highly-priced, pigmented, and long-lasting. We’re listing the ones that have more shades and good reviews, but you can explore their entire collection here) (Get here: Option 1/ Option 2)
  • Pixi by Petra Dream Eyeshadow Palette (Get here for Rs.2990/-)
  • Huda Beauty The New Nude Palette (Get here for Rs.5375/-)

#13 Eye Primer

Eye Primer

If your liner fades away easily, there are chances that your eye shadow will budge too! To prevent the same, all you need is to dab a good eye primer that creates a good base for your eye makeup and makes it stay put for longer hours. Don’t substitute face primer for an eye primer. If you don’t want to invest separately in an eye primer, use a concealer instead to create an even base for your eye makeup. Face primers can cause a slippery surface on the thin skin of eyes and can wreak havoc on your eye makeup. Try these two eye primers from the market: 

  • Wet n Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer – Rs.585/- for 10 ml (Buy here)
  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer – Rs.895/- for 9 ml (Buy here)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Eye Primer – Rs.1490/- for 7 ml (Buy here)

#14 Kohl

Kajal

Good kohl has the power to make you look attractive, sexy, and dramatic all at the same time. That’s why women all over the world have had a committed relationship with them since time immemorial. Earlier, charcoal or lamp was used to create homemade kajal. Now, the times have changed and so have kohl formulations that are convenient & advanced in their forms. Check out our 5 best recommendations for the kajal in your bridal makeup kit: 




  • Amway Attitude Kajal – Rs.410/- for 1.2 grams (Purchase here)
  • Faces Canada Ultime Pro Intense Kajal – Rs.406/- for 1.2 grams (Purchase here)
  • Kiro All Day Comfort Kajal – Rs.778/- for 0.35 grams (Purchase here)
  • Belora Paris Hydrating Kohl – Rs.599/- for 1.2 grams (Purchase here

#15 False Lashes

False Eyelashes Bridal Makeup Kit Items List

If you dread the smudging and flaking of mascara a bit much, putting on a couple of falsies is made just for you! Once applied, the false lashes stay put unless you remove them. And there are so many options to choose from for the big day. You can opt for voluptuous lashes, tapered lashes, or fluffy ones for a dramatic look. We have done the research for you! Find below 4 lashes for whatever suits your needs. 

  • Calailis False Eyelash (Buy here for Rs.395/-)
  • Ardell Black Lashes (Buy here for Rs.1967/-)
  • PAC Pro Tapered Lash (Buy here for Rs.375/-)
  • Bepholan Faux Mink Lashes (Buy here for Rs.579/-)

#16 Brow Pencil

Brow Pencil

Fuller brows done with precision can define your entire face, make you look refreshed, and add dimension to your eye look. To create them, you need a right-brow pencil with good pigmentation and stay power. Find below the best four from the market for bridal makeup kit. 




  • Nykaa Eyebrow Pencil – Rs.390/- for 1.08 grams (Purchase here)
  • Colorbar Brow Pencil – Rs.550/- for 1.08 grams (Purchase here)
  • Lakme Eye Artist Eyebrow Definer – Rs.600/- for 3.5 grams (Purchase here)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Rs.2280/- for 4 grams (Purchase here)

#17 Eyelash Curler

Eyelash Curler

In the search for main products, we often forget the basics. While mascara or false lashes on their own don’t require any assistance, a curler can enhance the overall effects of the product.

You can buy Vega Eyelash curler for ~ Rs.200/- here

Lips

#18 Lipstick 

Lipstick Bridal Makeup Kit

Lipstick is one of the main items in your bridal makeup kit. Having just one shade won’t do the job though! You’ll need to have different shades – red and nudes especially, but also some good browns and plums. Check out these lipsticks in the market – from budget to high-end.




  • Wet n Wild Liquid Lipsticks – Purchase here
  • L’oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lipstick – Purchase here. (Favorite)
  • Faces Canada Intense Matte Pro HD – Purchase here
  • SUGAR Cosmetics Nothing Else Matters Lipstick – Purchase here
  • MAC Matte Lipsticks – Purchase here.
  • Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks – Purchase here

#19 Lip Liner

Lip Liner

A good lip liner prevents your lipstick from feathering, gives a good outline to work on, and when needed, helps overline the lips for the perfect bigger lips illusion. Even if you don’t want to overline, a lip liner still gives a gorgeous effect of plumper lips that any bride would love to explore on their wedding day. Try our favorite picks. 

  • Colorbar Cosmetics Definer Mini Lip Liner – Rs.239/- for 1 gram (Get here)
  • SUGAR Cosmetic Lipping on the Edge Lip Liner – Rs.474/- for 1.2 grams (Get here)
  • Natio Lip Liner – Rs.950/- for 1.6 grams (Get here)
  • MAC Lip Pencil – Rs.1650/- for 1.45 grams (Get here)

#20 Lip Scrub

Lip Scrub

Honestly, a good DIY lip scrub with coffee & honey would work as great as a market-bought lip scrub. But with the wedding right around the corner, homemade recipes just seem like another task on hand. Although, if you’re committed to them, there’s absolutely no need to spend bucks on a lip scrub. You can whip up some DIY scrubs like coffee + honey, salt + almond oil, and sugar + vaseline for your lips. And if you’re looking to invest in store-bought scrubs, here are our recommendations. 




  • Urbanbotanics Lip Scrub – Rs.349/- for 40 grams (Get here)
  • Nicolips Lip Scrub – Rs.385/- for 20 grams (Get here)

Just like makeup sits better on an exfoliated, moisturized skin, so do lip products. Scrub & moisturize your lips for at least 15 minutes before you put on your lip liners, lipsticks, and glosses.

#21 Lip Balm

Lip Balm Bridal Makeup Kit

Right when you’re engaged, sleeping with a good lip balm on should become a part of your routine. If you’re prone to flaky, dry lips, apply the lip balm several times over the days. Try these: 

  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturiser – Rs.160/- for 4 grams (Get here)
  • Vaseline Lip Tins – Rs.212/- for 17 grams (Get here)
  • Sebamed Lip Defense Stick – Rs.410/- for 4.8 grams (Get here)

Nails

#22 Nail Polish

Nail Polish

Come your wedding day, all focus will be on your hands, and as a result, manicure. Having a good nail polish in your vanity bag with a formula that stays long is crucial. Find our favorite picks below:




  • Faces Canada Splash Nail Enamel – Rs.87/- for 8 ml (Purchase here
  • MI Fashion Gloss Nail Lacquer – Rs.199/- for 15 ml (Purchase here)
  • Revlon Nail Enamel – Rs.198/- for 8 ml (Purchase here)
  • OPI Nail Lacquer – Rs.850/- for 15 ml (Purchase here
To make your nail polish last long, make an investment in OPI base coat + topcoat here. They’re the holy grail to extend the life of your manicure. 

#23 Fake Nails 

Fake Nails Bridal Makeup Kit

If you’re getting gel nails on your wedding and for some reason they break off, or if your natural nails decide to break from the ends, you’d need fake nails to your rescue. Find these fake nails to do the job for you!

  • Nail Art Fake Nails (Purchase here)
  • Matte Fake Nails (Purchase here
  • French Manicure Fake Nails (Purchase here

#24 Hand Cream 

Hand Cream

You’d want your husband-to-be to complement your soft hands when he holds them, don’t you? A hand cream that nourishes, protects, and heals should become a part of your bridal beauty regimen. This step is a must if you’re getting married in the winter months when the hands are more prone to drying. Plus, the ongoing pandemic requires you to wash & sanitize your hands multiple times, which can further damage the skin. Keeping a moisturizing hand cream with you helps ensure that your hands stay hydrated at all times. Here are two we recommend: 




  • Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (Enriched with the concentrated formulation of glycerin, this fragrance-free cream is a good pick for brides who experience dry, chapped hands often. Priced at ~ Rs.400/- for 56 grams) (Get here)
  • The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream (A luxuriously thick hand cream that moisturizes and imparts a beautiful strawberry fragrance. Priced at Rs.945/- for 100 ml, this isn’t a budget option but a good product to invest the bucks surely) (Get here)

Miscellaneous

#25 Makeup Sponge

 Makeup Sponge

The one tool you definitely need in your makeup bag is a good beauty blender. These blenders can help you blend in foundations, concealers, and contours. You might want to pick the one on the lesser side of the price spectrum, but those can pick up a lot of your branded products and will not blend well. Consider a good beauty blender as a required investment to get full use of your high-end products. Try these ones from the market:

  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – Rs.529/- (Buy here)
  • Wiseshe Blending Sponge With Mini Blender – Rs.720/- (Get here)
  • The Orignal Beauty Blender – Rs.2000/- (Buy here)

#26 Makeup Tools

Makeup Brushes Bridal Makeup Kit Items

A beauty blender can get most of the work done, but you’d need a few tools to get that perfect makeup on! Like a contouring brush, highlighter fan brush, and eye makeup tools. Investing in the right makeup tools ensures that your branded products aren’t wasted (as some brushes pick up a lot of products only for them to fall or soak it in) and glide on properly on the respective areas. We suggest you invest in these 3 and the beauty blenders for a complete bridal makeup kit. Here are our suggestions: 




#27 Hand Mirror

Hand Mirror

A bathroom mirror can get the job done, true, but if you really want to cut down the specifics and as a bride, you really should, a handheld mirror is a must-have in your bridal makeup kit. Whether you have to focus on drawing those brows or lining your lips, a makeup mirror can make all the difference. 

Get this Miniso Double-Sided makeup mirror with an iron stand here for Rs.500/-. 

#28 Makeup Remover 

Makeup Remover Bridal Makeup Kit

Brides, we understand that washing your face after those tiresome ceremonies seems overbearing. But please make that extra effort. Makeup can lead to clogged pores and pimple surprises, which you really don’t want to deal with on your wedding day. That’s why a good makeup remover is a must-have in your bridal makeup kit items list. 




  • Garnier Micellar Water – Rs.146/- for 125 ml (Purchase here)
  • Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water – Rs.318/- for 200 ml (Purchase here)
  • Bioderma Sensibio H2O Soothing Cleanser – Rs.1695/- for 500 ml (Purchase here)
  • Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover – Rs.1439/- for 112 ml (Purchase here)

#29 Cotton Pads

Cotton Pads

Doesn’t matter if you’re a makeup pro, mistakes can happen anywhere anytime. Probably you made a thicker liner stroke or overlined your lips, having a few cotton pads handy can help erase them on the spot. Just dab some makeup remover on the cotton pad and gently wipe away the mishap. These pads also make it easier to remove the makeup and apply toner at the end of the day.

Stock them up by buying these pack of 2 (200 pieces) round cotton pads at Rs.275/-. 

#30 Body Glow Products

Body Shimmer Spray Bridal Makeup Kit

There’s nothing better than walking down the aisle literally glowing. And besides the facial glow, you’d want to invest in nice body glow products, which can be a spray, highlighter, or a mist. Put some on your collarbones, back, hands, and feet. When the light reflects, the particles will emanate a glow so gorgeous people won’t stop staring at it! Here are some products Wedbook recommends: 




  • Gold Digger Face & Body Highlighter (A 5-ingredient highlighter with aloe vera, gold & pearl pigments, and hydration particles to go smoothly on your skin while keeping the glow alive. Priced at ~ Rs.699/- for 30ml) (Buy here)
  • LA Girl Shimmer Gold Spray (Spray infused with pearlescent shimmer and gives an illuminating long-lasting glow. Priced at Rs.825/- for 30 ml) (Get here)
  • Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Diamond Shimmer Mist (A mist that doesn’t just make you glow but also comes with irresistible vanilla & floral scent doubling as body shimmer & fragrance in one. A spray bottle definitely makes it easier to use. Priced at ~ Rs.1199 for 236 ml) (Get here)

Final Thoughts: 

There’s no shortage of decisions to be made on your wedding day. With this bridal makeup kit items list featuring all the products you’d need on the wedding revelries, we hope we’ve made your wedding planning easier. Another word of advice is to have a handy kit/ pouch (like here) so you can keep the bag ready around a month or so ago and don’t forget anything. 

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