Looking on point on D-Day is what all brides want. To ensure that happens, they get a hair and makeup artist (HMUA) on board to do their looks professionally. The HMUAs are always well-prepared with all the products in place. But what about the times before and after the wedding – with the many ceremonies going on – that the bride needs to look just as pretty? Putting together a bridal makeup kit beforehand solves those beauty problems in a jiffy.
Mausam Gandhi, an internationally-certified bridal make-up artist and hairstylist says, “A good bridal makeup kit is like Pandora’s box and should be prepared beforehand. You will be frequently meeting a lot of people around your wedding. And you sure want to look your prettiest!” She adds that while selecting the products, one should keep in mind to go with the best quality, as nobody wants makeup to ruin skin just around D-Day. “In order to be at your best and embrace the bridal bliss, you must wear makeup that leaves you care-free as there are already a dozen things on your mind, caring about your makeup throughout the day, shouldn’t be one of them,” she notes.
We're here to make your search for the perfect full makeup kit for the bride a little easier.
Bridal Makeup Kit Must-Haves For The Skin“While any makeup can add glamour to your look, it is vital to have skin that you can wear makeup upon. Invest in skincare essentials that suit your skin type,” Gandhi advises.
Cleanser: Cleansers are an integral part of any skincare regimen. Even the most basic skincare routine necessitates the use of a cleanser on a daily basis, if not twice. Make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other pollutants are removed from the skin of the face with a cleanser.
Rosewater: Rosewater is a fantastic skin relaxant because of its anti-inflammatory characteristics. It reduces skin irritation and redness caused by skin problems. Not only that, but it also soothes and repairs sunburns and puffiness, and compromising on flawless skin is a big no-no if you're a bride-to-be.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C stimulates new collagen, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, aids in the reduction of pigmentation, evens out skin tone, and protects against UV exposure, just an all-in-one for brides.
Moisturiser: Moisturising is possibly the most important step in your process. Extensive cleansing routines strip your skin of all oils and lead it to dry out. Moisturizing your skin is necessary not just to make it smooth and plump from within, but also to protect it from all the makeup.
Sunscreen: "Don't skip the sunscreen," we've all heard every skincare expert say time and time again. Sunscreen shields your skin from the sun's UVA and UVB radiation, which is both hazardous to your skin. UVA radiation is linked to skin ageing, whereas UVB rays are responsible for sunburns.
Under-eye cream: As brides, your eyes require specific attention, including substances designed to address concerns such as dark circles, puffiness, and fine wrinkles, as well as a holistic lifestyle adjustment.
Retinol: In the months leading up to your wedding, it's crucial to step up your skincare routine (in fact you should get yourself on a corrective skin program from engagement day onwards). There is one tried-and-true substance you should consider including in your regimen to give you the clean complexion, smooth appearance, and radiance you desire for your wedding day skin. All of this and more will be provided by retinol.
Collagen-based night cream: A night cream can assist promote repair by increasing cell turnover, in addition to soothing and hydrating skin after a long day packed with functions. Day creams protect against pollution, dryness, cold, heat, and UV radiation, and night creams concentrate on the skin's regeneration process.
Lip balm: For your wedding day, go for lovely, pink, and naturally soft lips. Lip balms hydrate and nurture your lips, giving them that delicate sheen that every new bride desires. Get those perfect kissable kips.
Oil-based Makeup Remover: A bridal cosmetic box set isn't complete without a makeup remover. The remover is the ultimate savior when it comes to wiping away all of your makeup mistakes.
Micellar water: It's a no-rinse makeup remover and cleanser that removes makeup, dirt, oil, and other impurities with purified water and mild surfactants (known as micelles). It has a very mild effect on the skin.
Under-Eye Masks: When you're tired, the skin around your eyes is the first to show it. We understand your anxiety, given the difficulties of organizing a wedding in the midst of a pandemic. So, one day before your wedding, how do you deal with those pesky lines, dark circles, and puffy eyes? Use under-eye masks. Start using this a month or two before the big day, and use it the night before as well for the best benefits.
Face Masks: Face masks are one of the most simple ways to achieve healthy, supple skin in just a few minutes. Face masks available in a wide variety of styles, each with its own unique cosmetic benefit such as brightness, pore tightening, firming, anti-aging, and so on. They're simple to apply, take only 15-20 minutes to dry, and can be wiped off easily, which is exactly what you'll need on your big day.
Tip: The HMU expert suggests that you must always check the expiry dates before buying.
Bridal Makeup Kit Must-Haves For Makeup
Gandhi says, “It is essential to figure out the kind of makeup that you would require on a daily basis and the kind that is a notch higher in terms of intensity. You should keep your bridal makeup kit stocked” with all the makeup you like and need as per the looks you have in mind.
Concealer: To conceal pigmentation, dark spots, redness, or small lines on your face, use the right concealer. Photoshop can make your wedding photos appear perfect, but who needs editing when the best-reviewed concealers can save the day?
Foundation: You don't want to be the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons, especially at your wedding reception! Make your bridal cosmetic kit complete with makeup staples that you can't go wrong with!
Loose powder: Use a loose setting powder to fix your concealer and foundation. With only one swipe of a brush, this product blurs and lowers shine, and its lightweight formula absorbs excess oils for a noticeably perfect finish.
Cream blush: To enhance your diva factor, use the right tones of pink or red on your cheeks. The appropriate flush of joyful colours in a girl's makeup kit will give the spark of a newlywed to your style. Nothing refreshes your look like the proper tint of vivid shades in a great blush.
Liquid highlighter: With a liquid highlighter, add a beautiful shine to your overall glam look, and master curating the ideal bridal beauty kit list for your impending wedding celebrations. With a highlighter, you can make your extravagant bridal velvet lehenga or one-of-a-kind Anarkali outfits sparkle and glitter.
Bronzer: When selecting a bronzer, choose one that is no more than two shades darker than your natural skin tone. You run the risk of looking a touch fake if you use more than two shades.
Mascara: Isn't it amazing how mascara can enhance your lashes and brows, making them appear thicker and bigger? It darkens and thickens the appearance of the lashes, giving the appearance of larger and brighter eyes.
Eye shadow pallet: Eyeshadows are the most versatile makeup tools for adding drama to your look. A great Indian bride always has several eye shadow shades to choose from to complement her wedding celebration outfits. To have a wide range of colours at your disposal, we recommend purchasing numerous eye shadow palettes.
Eyeliner: To achieve a stunning impact for your bridal makeup look, keep a variety of eyeliner shades on hand. Depending on the occasion, you might go for a dramatic cat eye, a subtle inner eye line, or a winged eyeliner effect.
Kajal: Kajal or Kohl stick is an age-old favourite beauty tool that gives your eyes a sophisticated elegance. Kajal, which is made of charcoal residue, protects your eyes from infections while also drawing them like dreams.
Lip liner: Lip pencils make it easy to shape, line, and fill your lips. We adore the rich, creamy consistency, which instantly moisturises your lips.
Lipstick: Lip colours are our go-to makeup since they brighten up our faces like nothing else. New bright/dark and subtle nude lip shades are all must-haves for your bridal beauty kits.
Setting spray: While strolling through the lanes of your wedding site, meeting visitors, and having a good time with your friends and family may sound exciting and entertaining, you must guarantee that your priceless wedding bridal makeup look does not fade away with the stress. It's for this reason why makeup setting sprays exist!
Tip: “Make sure your brushes are washed before every use,” Gandhi says.
Bridal make-up artist and hairstylist Mausam Gandhi
Bridal Makeup Kit: FAQs
Q. Why is it important for brides to have their own makeup kit?A. “It’s important for brides to have their own kit because there are a lot of filler events like welcome lunch, sit down dinner, etc during the wedding, for which you might not be booking a makeup artist,” Gandhi notes. As soon as your wedding is over, you’d be meeting relatives and friends, and you definitely want to look your best because you’re a new bride. “It’s always better to keep a kit just for emergency sake too, in case your MUA rain checks, or their makeup bag is misplaced during travel. It’s always better to have a backup plan. Once you’re all set, go and dazzle!” she adds.
Q. What to keep in mind when buying any beauty products?A. Keep these pointers in mind:
- Seal on the product
- Expiry date
- Suitability for skin type
Also Read: Pre-Wedding Beauty Regimen: Everything You Need To Know
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