Once you are married, you’re going to be flooded with invitations from friends and practically every relative on either side. It’s important to look your best, after all, you’re a nayi bahu. We got you covered with these beauty essentials for the newly married girl. Keep these in mind while shopping for your trousseau, this is the right time to splurge a little and pamper yourself!
1. A Night Cream Or Serum
It’s about time you start giving your skin an extra boost so that you wake up to a glowing complexion. We love Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery (Rs 3,800) because just a drop or two of these essential oils helps give you glowing, smoother skin the next day. Perfect for wowing the in-laws, right?
2. A Foundation
With all those post-wedding outings you definitely need foundation to help you fake an even skin tone. Invest in a day as well as night foundation. For the day, a BB cream is perfect for giving you natural-looking coverage as well as SPF protection. We like MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 (Rs 2,700). For the night, a foundation is better for more coverage but you need one that is lightweight and doesn’t make your complexion look cakey. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Rs 525) is perfect!
3. A Deep Conditioning Mask
It’s easy to neglect your precious strands in the whirlwind of newly married bliss. Invest in a deep conditioning mask like Wella Elements Renewing Mask (Rs 1,075), which is free of parabens. Use it weekly to ensure your hair is hydrated, soft and healthy. This is especially important if you’re dealing with dry or frizzy strands.
This is our fave product to really help you glow. A good highlighter is essential for giving you that lit-from-within radiance. All you need to do is apply it along your cheekbones, brow bones, the centre of your forehead, chin and bridge of your nose to look luminous. We love Benefit’s High Beam (Rs 3,223) to help light up your face and enhance that newlywed glow.
5. An Eye Cream
All those late nights chatting with your new hubby as well as those hectic outings can show up in the form of dark circles and puffiness. It’s super important to use a soothing eye cream - morning and night - to lighten circles, get rid of puffiness and help you look fresh. Ice also helps get rid of puffiness and instantly wakes up your eyes so try this on days when you feel super tired. We like FabIndia’s Aloe Vera Under Eye Gel (Rs 240)
One red, one pink and one nude are all the shades you need for any type of outing in the day or night. You don’t want to experiment with OTT oranges and too-dark berries when you’re meeting so many people for the first time - it’s safest to stick to the classics. L’Oreal Paris’s Color Riche Moisture Matte collection (Rs 899) should take care of all your lipstick needs.
7. A Shine Serum
Face it, Indians are pretty obsessed with long hair. Help your mane look its best with a few drops or spritzes of a smoothing serum that will also add shine. It will help combat frizz and ensure your locks look glossy to help you wow! Try Toni & Guy Moisturizing Shine Spray (Rs 900).
8. A Perfume
Every woman needs a signature scent that is classy, fresh and elegant, all at once. If you can invest in one thing then it should be a good perfume that helps you feel good and smell amazing all day long. Our top pick would have to be Daisy by Marc Jacobs because it’s fresh, feminine and fun! (Rs 4,700 for 50 ml. Buy at any Marc Jacobs outlet or cosmetics counter.)
9. Blotting Paper
You don’t want sweat or greasiness to ruin a perfect look, right? It’s a smart idea to have blotting sheets in your purse at all times, especially in this hot weather, to mop up any oiliness without ruining your makeup. Try Basicare Natural Face Oil Blotting Paper (Rs 225).