Bride To Be? 10 Beauty Essentials You *Need* To Take With You!
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!
POPxo Recommends: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer (Rs 2,950), L’Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream (Rs 655).
3. For Gorgeous Lips
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.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Rs 999).
4. Eye 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!
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline Colossal Kajal (Rs 199).
Eyeliner: A basic black eyeliner is another must-have in your kit. After all, how will you get those glamorous cat eyes without it?
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Eye Artist Liquid Liner (Rs 475).
Mascara: Is your exhaustion and sleep-deprivation showing on your face? Don’t worry. A good mascara can open up your eyes and make you look fresh.
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara (Rs 725)
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!
POPxo Recommends: Makeup Revolution Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette Mermaids Forever (Rs 1,750)
5. For Polished Nails
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!
POPxo Recommends: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel (Rs 425)
6. A Good Compact
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!
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris True Match Press Powder (Rs 975)
7. Highlight Your Best Features
Enhance that newlywed glow to really help you wow! And for this reason, we suggest that you invest in a good highlighter. You should, after all, look your glamorous best in your sasural!
POPxo Recommends: Revlon Highlighting Palette (Rs. 950)
And finally, as a newlywed bride, we know you want to achieve that beautiful bridal blush with minimum effort! Just brush on some blush and blend it in well for a gorgeous, flushed look.
POPxo Recommends: Oriflame Beauty Perfect Blush (Rs 529)
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Published on Jun 9, 2016