Bride To Be? 10 Beauty Essentials You *Need* To Take With You!
Sanya JainBeauty Writer & Copy Editor
Being a newlywed bride has a lot of advantages, one of them being the fact that all eyes are going to be on you! You’re going to be meet a million new relatives and live with your in-laws and attend the many, many dinners and lunches being thrown in your honour. Well, don’t let the pressure to always look polished get to you! We tell you how to pack the perfect beauty kit for sasural!
1. Decide Your Look
We suggest that you decide the look that you want to portray before you start investing in your beauty kit. You can be fun, feminine, flirty, demure or glamorous, depending upon the occasion. Read on to know the essentials that you must have in your beauty kit!
2. A Good Base
Since you’re probably going to be attending a lot of functions, at least in the first few months of your marriage, we’d say that you get your hands on a good foundation. And if you don’t want to use a concealer separately, you can just buy a foundation-and-concealer, like the one by Clinique. For regular wear, when a foundation looks OTT, a good BB or CC cream is a great option as it provides coverage and moisturizes your skin!
A good lipstick is a must as it can transform your entire look in a matter of seconds. We suggest that you stock up on a few basic shades - red, wine, nude and pink. These will go with all your outfits. Make sure you choose long-lasting lipsticks if you don’t want to disappear in the middle of parties to keep retouching your makeup.
Kajal: Even on regular days, just a hint of kajal can make you go from sleepy to ramp-ready, so a good kajal is a must-have! Of course, we recommend the tried and tested Maybelline Colossal Kajal. It’s so easy to apply and carry around that we love it!
Eye Shadow: Now you may not use an eyeshadow every day, but a good eye shadow palette with all the colours can make your life so much more convenient! You won’t have to keep looking around for a shade that matches your outfit before every event if you have them all in one place!
Nothing looks worse than chipped nail paint. Even if the rest of your makeup is on-point, chipping nail paint can make you look the opposite of well put together. A good nail paint will ensure that your hands look beautiful while you’re greeting the hundreds of relatives you’re now going to meet! Again, like lipsticks, we suggest that you stock up on a few basic colours like pink, crimson, beige and coral. And don’t forget to invest in a top coat to make your nail paint last longer!
Possibly the most useful invention by the makeup industry. A good compact can ensure that your skin doesn’t look oily and you can carry it around to touch up your face as and when required! Get a compact that matches your skin colour (stay within two shades of your natural skin colour) and see the difference in your look!