Weddings have a special place in every little girl’s heart. Growing up, you have all earnestly looked forward to the day. From picking a dress that makes you look like a dream to choosing the kind of décor that will make you think that you’re having a fairy tale wedding, you have all daydreamed about every small detail.
But wedding and makeup have a super intimate love affair. Makeup forms an important part of everyone’s wedding preparations. From picking out various makeup looks, choosing a makeup artist to endless makeup trials, a well-planned wedding has it all. But as a bride-to-be or a newly married bride, it is equally important for you to have your own bridal makeup kit. It comes in handy when you need to get dressed for those lunch gatherings, dinners and what not since you can’t possibly have an MUA at your disposal for every family gathering, this SOS bridal makeup kit can help save face in case of an emergency situation.
Your wedding will definitely involve a lot of dancing (read: sweaty moments), bingeing on sweets (i.e. smudged or faded lipstick) and crying (meaning runny mascara). Hence, you will need makeup that helps you survive these and a lot more storms, but you also need to be fully prepared for makeup meltdowns. This is why it is important for you to have an emergency bridal makeup kit that will have all your essential makeup products, important tools and few other things that will help you cover makeup faux pas if any.
Read on to find out all the products that your bridal makeup kit would need to have, put them in a pretty pouch and hand it to your trusted friend for safekeeping...
No makeup kit is ever complete without the trustworthy primer, let alone something as important as a bridal makeup kit. Bridal makeup needs to be flawless and long lasting, to say the least. If you want your makeup to stay in place through the wedding festivities, then it is absolutely necessary to have a primer in your bridal beauty stash. These babies target loads of skincare woes, too. If your skin is more on the dry side, there's a primer for that. A little bit of discolouration? There's one for that, too. One of our favourites is the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. Its silky texture feels amazing on the skin giving it a smooth texture, plus it works overtime to reduce the appearance of redness, pores, and wrinkles.
You want to obviously look perfect for your wedding day and what better way to do that than use a foundation. But it is important to use a foundation that suits your skin type. Also, since you are also going to be photographed a lot, you need to ensure that your foundation does not look cakey or ghostly on your skin. Use a matte finish foundation in a texture you prefer, as it is super long lasting and also helps reduce shine. Try the Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse in the shade closest to your skin tone for a base that lasts all day.
Concealer is the little multitasking BFF that your bridal makeup kit absolutely needs. A concealer does so much more than just concealing. It helps brighten up target areas, hide a pimple or a dark spot and even helps even out your complexion. But make sure that for your D-day, you pick a heavy duty concealer that will stay put no matter what. You can try the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer that not only perfectly conceals and brightens the face, but is also infused with SPF 25 to give sun protection.
For your pictures, you want your makeup to look absolutely flawless and perfect to HD cameras and wedding photographers. For this reason, a setting powder becomes an extremely necessary part of your bridal makeup kit. Using a bit of pressed powder for light touch-ups, effectively cover imperfections and fight off shine is a great idea. Setting powders have an ultra-fine texture that does not look even a little bit cakey and they also make your skin look oh-so-radiant. Use the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact spreads easily and evenly over makeup and gives your skin the perfect matte coverage.
A blushing bride is a lovely sight to behold. But if the wedding preps and festivities are threatening to take the glow away, then add some blush to your bridal makeup kit. Using a little bit of a blush in a rose, peach or soft pink colour can give life to your face and makes you look fresh and stunning. If you have oily skin, go with a powder formula and if you have dry or combination skin, a cream blush will look a lot more natural on your skin type. We recommend using the Lakmé Face Sheer Blusher that comes in two stunning shades to suit a variety of skin tones. Additionally, the in-built sponge applicator offers a stress-free application for a warm tint of colour.
Mascaras are probably the only things that make your eyes look bigger and brighter and make you look wide awake. Whether you're looking for length or a bit of volume, mascara is an absolute necessity in your bridal makeup kit. It would be wise to pick a waterproof formula as you don’t want to look like a panda with streaks of mascara running down your face. We recommend you to pick Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara that has dark black pigment, is waterproof and gives your lashes the right amount of volume and length.
You are all aware that lipstick is that product that adds a finishing touch and pulls your entire look together beautifully and any emergency bridal makeup kit is obviously going to be incomplete without this product. A good quality, long lasting, matte lipstick is a staple in your beauty stash. But if you’re worried about what lip colour to pick for the kit, then we suggest that you pick one that is the closest match to the colour your makeup artist is planning to use for that particular event. The Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color would be an ideal choice for your beauty stash because it comes in 8 stunning shades ranging from nudes to plums to reds and literally lasts all day.
Last but certainly not the least, blotting papers should form an essential part of any bridal makeup kit. If you have oily or combination skin type, or are getting married in the summers, keep blotting papers handy at all times. These are an absolute must-have to wick away excess shine from your face and keep sweat and oiliness away without ruining your makeup. Blotting papers are also a great way to refresh your makeup without having to do your makeup again. Dab them on your nose, forehead, chin or any other areas that need a little extra help. It does not ruin your makeup and is a quick fix to make your skin look flawlessly matte.