Most girls grow up dreaming about their wedding day. Every little thing from the dress to the décor and the makeup is something we imagine a thousand times. But that’s just how girls are; the devil is in the details, especially when the occasion in question is our own wedding.

But when the time comes to actually get married, we all get super busy checking things off the to-do list that comes with planning a wedding. From zeroing down on the venue, shopping, picking a wedding card design to sending out the invites, it can honestly get overwhelming. And in this running around, choosing or curating a bridal makeup kit takes a back seat. Putting together an essential makeup kit for your wedding trousseau is not only a fun affair, but also one that is quite helpful.

Why, you ask? Well, mainly because as a bride-to-be or even as a newly married girl, you will be expected to attend a lot of functions and dinner parties, and it is not really possible to have a makeup artist or go to a salon for all those events. Having your own stash of makeup supplies (coupled with a few skills, of course) becomes almost a necessity. Having your own makeup products ensures that you can recreate a lot of different makeup looks just the way you like them without relying on someone else for help.

But if you are an absolute makeup noob, then it is totally understandable if you don’t know where to start or are clueless about what to include in a bridal makeup kit. That’s exactly what we are here for. Read on as we help you create the perfect bridal makeup kit that you can keep handy to tackle all the unforeseen emergencies in the marriage mayhem.


1. Primer

Primer in bridal makeup kit

No one wants makeup running down their face or worse, smudged, sweaty makeup. Therefore a primer is an absolute must. It not only prevents makeup meltdowns, but also extends the wear time of your makeup to ensure that everything stays put all day long. Additionally, primer is the one product that ensures your skin has a super smooth and poreless finish.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer


2. Foundation

Foundation in bridal makeup kit

Everyone wants their skin to look perfect for all the photographs and when you meet and greet all the people during the festivities. And for this reason, investing in a lightweight foundation that looks absolutely natural and skin-like, while concealing all your skin imperfections is an absolute must. While picking a foundation, ensure that you choose something that is close to your own skin colour to avoid looking made up.

BB picks: Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation


3. Concealer

Concealer in bridal makeup kit

A few days before and after your wedding festivities, getting your normal hours of sleep is going to be very difficult, thanks to all the functions and you definitely don’t want your dark circles to peek through. Therefore, a concealer is a must-have to brighten up your peepers and cover other skin imperfections, if any.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer


4. Setting powder

Setting powder in bridal makeup kit

Since you are expected to be photographed a lot everywhere you go, it makes sense to set your makeup and mattify it with a setting powder. This will ensure your makeup stays in place, for sure, but it also prevents that greasy appearance that comes with oily skin.

BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder - Universal Shade


5. Blush

Blush in bridal makeup kit

It’s your time to be a blushing bride, and therefore don’t be afraid to sport a healthy flush of colour on your cheeks. This not only helps brighten up your face but also gives your skin a beautiful glow. Additionally, it looks amazing in pictures. When buying a blush, keep in mind your skin tone. If you have fair to medium skin tone, pick a blush with cool undertones such as pink or coral, but if you have medium to dark skin tone, a warm toned blush with orange or peach undertones looks beautiful.

BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher


6. Multipurpose eye makeup products

Multipurpose eye makeup products in bridal makeup kit

Don’t over clutter your makeup bag by getting a separate eyeliner, kajal etc. Simply get yourself a multitasking gel eyeliner and use it to create different eye looks and define your eyes. You can even include a good eyeshadow palette with a lot of different neutral shades that make creating different looks simple. Also, you can use the black, grey or brown colours from your eye shadow palette to fill in your brows. Cool, isn’t it?

BB picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Gel Kajal – Black and Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Midnight Magic


7. Mascara

Mascara in bridal makeup kit

Another eye makeup product that every bride totally needs to add to her bridal makeup kit is a mascara. This helps open up your eyes and completes the look. But remember to use a waterproof formula, as you don’t want your mascara running down your face!

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara – Black


8. Lip liner

Lip liner in bridal makeup kit

If you think you can totally skip a lip liner, then think again! This is an important product that not only helps define your lips, but it also ensures that your lipstick stays put on your lips and prevents it from bleeding, smudging and feathering.

BB picks: Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Lip Definer


9. Lipstick

Lipstick in bridal makeup kit

Last, but not the least, include a good, long lasting lipstick in your bridal makeup kit. This will go a long way in amping up any makeup look and give you an instantly glamourous appearance.

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color


Frequently asked questions on bridal makeup kit:

Frequently asked questions on bridal makeup kit

1) What is HD bridal makeup?

A. HD makeup looks sheer while still hiding skin flaws like uneven texture, blemishes, pores, scars, etc. It is the perfect bridal makeup because it appears like you are not wearing much makeup and that your skin is naturally healthy and flawless.

2) How much do makeup artists charge in India?

A. This is a very subjective question. But bridal makeup costs start from 10-15k per function and can go up to a lakh. The cost varies according to the kind of products they use, their brands, as well as their personal popularity.


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