12 Beauty Essentials That You Must Have In Your Bridal Kit!
Manasvi Abhishek Jaitly
Senior Wedding Writer
Do you feel the pressure of always being well turned out as a new bahu or a bride-to-be? We’re totally with you on this one! While your makeup for the wedding ceremonies is taken care of by the professionals, for all other days, you’ve got to manage on your own! Here are the makeup essentials for the bride to be for when you’re putting together your bridal beauty kit.
Goes without saying. A good moisturiser is essential to keep your skin feeling soft and nourished. It’s also the first basic step when doing makeup. We highly recommend Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin, Rs 299. It nourishes your skin from deep within and is great for all skin types.
A good foundation can take your makeup game from drab to fab and we’d totally suggest you invest in a great one. L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals, Rs 1,350, is ideal for a flawless coverage. A lightweight foundation, it doesn’t cake up and gives you a long-lasting natural glow.
I would love to wake up with kajal if that was possible! And most girls I know cannot leave home without their kohl on. Try the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner, Rs 499, if you haven’t already. It’s long-lasting, glides on smoothly and can be used as an eyeliner as well as a kajal.
Oh what a difference mascara can make to your eyes! For that special dinner with your hubby, dress up your eyes with lots of mascara. Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes and put on a coat of L’Oreal Paris Volume Lashes Mascara, Rs 850. It gives your lashes a lot of volume and the millioniser brush is great for a fanned out look.
5. Eyeshadow palette
You might not be a fan of too much colour on your eyes, but with the endless functions you attend as a newlywed a hint of colour once in awhile won’t look bad. Plus, swiping on a neutral shade on your lids gives you a very polished edge. A basic colour palette like the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette - Iconic 1, Rs 1,050, is a must. It comes with 12 shades of matte and shimmer browns and subtle blues and pinks. This will have you sorted for just about every occasion!
Who doesn’t like a tiny bit of colour on their cheeks? It’s a makeup essential and Oriflame The ONE IlluSkin Blush- Shimmer Rose, Rs 599, is sure to take you from day to night. Light and silky in texture, swipe on the darker shade for the day and highlight with the shimmering shade for a night of partying.
We girls sure do love our lipsticks dearly. And you’ll need a lot of them for all your dinner invites and first year functions. We love the Lakme 9 To 5 range of lipsticks, Rs 450, that come in 15 different shades. They are long-lasting and glide on effortlessly. Red Coat is a highly pigmented shade of red that’ll look fab during the night.
Brush on some loose powder to avoid your makeup from bleeding and keep it in place. Try the Maybelline Clear Glow Pressed Powder, Rs 199. It has a matte finish, blends easily and will make sure your makeup stays on till the end of the function while keeping oiliness in check.
9. Makeup brushes
You may have the best of products but the application tools that you use make a whole lot of difference to your final look. For a flawless and professional finish to your makeup, take the help of applicator brushes. The Make Up For You brush set, Rs 875, covers all the essential tools you may ever need. Check out this guide on how to use your brushes right!
10. Nail paint!
Now you can really never have enough of these, so a red, pink and brown goes without saying. A transparent nail paint for the top coat and any other shades you may fancy. I personally love Lotus Herbals - Strawberry Shake, Rs 120. Just two coats and you have the prettiest shade of pink! It stays long without chipping and looks absolutely cute!
11. BB cream
Because there are days when you don’t want to go all out with makeup. BB creams are a fabulous option when you want your moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation, all in the same product. Try the Colorbar Perfect Match Beauty Balm, Rs 550. It hydrates the skin, hides fine lines, corrects uneven skin tone and comes with SPF 20, while being super light and natural-looking.
12. Makeup remover
If you’re going to be using that much makeup, it’s essential that you have a good makeup remover to make sure you’re wiping of every bit of the product. Finish of your makeup kit with a Lakme Absolute Makeup Remover, Rs 250. Cotton balls and rose water as toner is all you need to clean up before you hit the bed!