The Bridal Makeup Kit – Must Have Cosmetics For Every Bride

You said Yes! and now you’re on your way to getting married, meanwhile, you will be attending accompanying events that lead to your big day and for a bride-to-be looking her best at all times is important, after all, every eye will be on you and with all the essential things that you’ll need as a bride-to-be, a perfect bridal makeup kit is a must.

Bridal makeup isn’t just any makeup, you can not just go with your usual party makeup. To get that flawless and royal finished look there are few MUST products that you can not miss when you’re packing your bridal makeup kit. You can mess up on any day but not on your wedding day, so let’s make sure you don’t miss out on any product that is a necessity to achieve a Beautiful Bridal look for you.

Here’s a list of things you need in your Bridal Makeup Kit:

1) Moisturizer:

A naturally gorgeous woman applying moisturizing cream in a mirror

Most people don’t mention moisturizer when talking about makeup because it is not part of makeup but I personally want to mention it here because Moisturizer is something you wouldn’t want to skip.

Bridal makeups are one of the heavy makeup you will ever do and not even just that but in general, before you apply any product to your skin keeping your skin hydrated and protected should be your first call and Moisturizer does just that.


  • Olay Total Effects 7 in 1
  • NIVEA soft light
  • The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturizer
  • Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturizer

2) Primer:

Primer acts as a layer between our skin and the makeup that helps set your makeup. Applying primer before foundation creates a perfect base and helps you hide wrinkles, pores, and redness. The best part about Primer is that it helps to keep your makeup in place for long hours.


  • Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer (for oily skin)
  • L’Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer (for oily skin)
  • Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Prime Blur Primer (for oily skin)
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage Face Primer (for dry skin)
  • Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Face Primer for dry skin (for dry skin)

3) Concealer:

Concealer is not for everyone when I say that what I actually mean is concealer is skippable for people with great skin. The whole purpose of a concealer is to brighten up the dark area of your face like dark circles, around the mouth, nose and it also helps you hide blemishes as well.

Always remember that concealer and foundation are both totally different products and you can not use concealer as a foundation ever. Apply concealer before foundation on the needed areas.


  • Mac Studio Finish Concealer
  • Revlon Photo Ready Concealer
  • Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer
  • L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Concealer
  • Kryolan Derma Color Camouflage Creme
  • Inglot Freedom System Cream Concealer

4) Foundation:

Finding a foundation matching your skin tone isn’t just enough, now there are types of foundations to choose from like powder, liquid, mousse, and cream all of which come with different properties like oil-based, oil-free, mineral and so on.

Depending on your skin type choose ones that go well with your skin for example if your skin is dry then hydrating foundations like liquid and cream. If your skin is oily then mattify it with powder foundation and if it is a combination then liquid or cream across your face and mattify T-zone of your face with powder.


  • L’oreal True Match Foundation (dry skin)
  • MAC Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation (dry skin)
  • Lakme Absolute White Intense Skin Cover (dry skin)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (oily skin)
  • M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (oily skin)
  • Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Makeup Foundation (oily skin)

5) Compact:

Set your makeup by powdering your face with compact and compact is something you can not afford to forget to include in your bridal makeup kit especially if you sweat a lot and have oily skin in general. Having a compact around at all times will help you keep the makeup from melting away from time to time.


  • Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover Wet And Dry Compact
  • The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15
  • Maybelline’s Fit Me Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

6) Bronzer, Contour, and Blush.

These three can get quite confusing as they all look the same just with different shades. let me give you a small outline of the purpose of each product.

Once we are done with all the products mentioned above from moisturizer to foundation we end up with a flat and pale kind of face tone so to bring the liveliness and the warmth apply Bronzer in the shape of a 3 on both sides of the face from the top to the bottom of your face.

Contour is mostly used to give natural shadows to your face highlighting your features. How can you forget blush? using a good blush color get a fresh girly bride-to-be look.



  • Lakme Absolute Sunkissed Bronzer
  • Mac Refined Golden Bronzing Powder
  • Oriflame Giordani Gold Bronzing Face Pearls


  • Makeup Revolution Pro Highlighter – Illuminate
  • Maybelline New York V-Face Duo Stick
  • Nicka K Duo Contour


  • NYX High Definition Blush
  • Bobbi Brown Blush
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush

7) Highlighter: 

Shimmery Highlighter is like a cherry on the top, once you’ve done with all the makeup applying a little shimmery highlighter is all that takes to finish your perfect bridal look.


  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish
  • Lakme Absolute Illuminating Blush, Shimmer Brick
  • Lakme Absolute Highlighter

8) Eye Makeup:

They say eyes are doorways to our soul, let us not forget to decorate them. Let’s take a look at what all we need for Eye make up including the suggested products.

Eye primer

Revlon Photo ready eye primer+ brightener, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and Faces Metaliglow Eye Primer.


Sleek eyebrow stylist, Rimmel London Professional eyebrow pencil, Maybelline Define a Brow eyebrow pencil, and L’oreal Brow Stylist Sculptor.


Clinique All About Shadow Quad, Freedom Pro 12 – Audacious Mattes, and LA Girl Inspiring Eyeshadow Tin.

Eyebrow pencil

Sleek eyebrow stylist, Rimmel London Professional eyebrow pencil, Maybelline Define a Brow eyebrow pencil, and L’oreal Brow Stylist Sculptor.


L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique, Plum Natur Studio All-Day-Wear Kohl Kajal, Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Super Black, and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil.

Eyelash curler

The Body Shop Eye Lash Curler, Oriflame Eyelash Curler, Faces Canada Eyelash Curler, and Shiseido Eyelash Curler.


Revlon Water Tight Mascara, L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara, MAC In Extra Dimension Lash Mascara, and Benefit They’re Real Mascara.

9) Lip Makeup:

Let’s take a look at things we need to beautify your lips along with the suggested products.

Lip Balm

  • L’Occtaine Ultra Rich Shea Butter Lip Balm
  • The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm
  • Forest Essentials Luscious Lip Balm Kokum Butter and Honey

Lip liner

  • Colorbar Definer Lip Liners
  • Chambor Velvette Touch Lip Liner Pencils
  • Maybelline Colorsensational Lip Liners


  • Chambor powder matte lipstick Rubis Rouge
  • Mac Retro Matte Lipstick Rooby Woo
  • Mac Satin Lipstick Retro

10) Makeup sponge and brushes:

Don’t forget to pack some good brushes and sponges to help you blend your makeup right into your skin like it were part of your skin. It is equally important to apply the products in the right way with the right tools as much as it is to apply a product in itself. So choose the right ones and works magic with them.

When selecting a makeup sponge, look for something that is soft and porous and  the size and shape depends on the area of your face that you plan to use.

Makeup brushes come in various shapes, sizes bristle qualities and innumber of brands. But choosing the right brush makes the makeup application an easier and smoother. So buy the brushes that match the type of makeup that you want. You learn more about brushes and sponges here.

11) Makeup Remover:

More then anything our priority is to keep your skin healthy, hydrated and protected at all times and that includes removing make every time you put makeup to your face. At the end of the day when all is said and done take time to sit back and take off all the products that you have put on your face gently and finish off by washing your facing and applying some moisturizer and giving your face the beauty sleep it needs and you’re all set.


  • Maybelline Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
  • Chambor Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
  • Colorbar Ultimate Makeup Remover
  • L’Oreal Paris Derma Expertise Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
  • Lakme Absolute Bi-Phased Makeup Remover

12) Other:

And few of the other things you might want to include would be

  • A small mirror, Cotton balls, Nail color, Nail paint remover
  • Lotion, Comb, Safety pins, Rosewater, Sanitary napkins.
  • Extensions, hairnets, hair clips, and hair bands.

And you’re all set for all your bride-to-be duties like attending parties, lunches, dinners and all the accompanying events to your big day. I hope you look your best at all times with your personal go-to Bridal Makeup kit.

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