30 Bridal Makeup Kit Essentials That Are Must Haves For Indian Brides!

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30 Bridal Makeup Kit Must Haves: The Ultimate List of Makeup Essentials for Indian Brides!

Done with planning your banging wedding outfit and jewelry? There’s one important thing you might have left out. Although, we’re sure you look absolutely beautiful everyday, but your wedding is a little bit special. You have to be picture perfect from head to toe! There’s no harm in going all out with your makeup and a quintessential bridal makeup kit is just the thing you need.

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If you don’t plan on hiring a MUA for your small pre wedding functions and mini gatherings, a personalized makeup kit will turn out to be useful for perfecting all your DIY wedding looks and in between touch-ups. Because, even if you do hire a professional makeup artist, they won’t be around at all times. After all, as a bride, you have to look picture ready at all times!

bride posing after getting dolled up with all her bridal makeup kit essentials
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Having a well-organized and carefully planned bridal makeup kit will ensure you stand prepared for any emergency situations or foul-ups like smudged or smeared makeup, meltdowns, etc. Plus it will ensure you have a custom set of the most essential products and accessories personalized to your skin needs and in line with your outfits and the look you are planning upon.

So, right from base makeup essentials like a primer, foundation, etc. to eye makeup staples and must-have lip products to ace a perfect wedding pout, we have curated the ultimate bridal makeup kit items list for a full face makeup that will help you create some stellar bridal makeup looks for yourself.

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Also, find our favorite picks and recommended products from widely celebrated and most trusted brands to concoct a perfect makeup kit for your wedding! So, get your notepad ready and scroll through for a perfect makeup study session!

Skincare Essentials Before Makeup

1. Rose Water And Sunscreen

Rose water is an essential part of your bridal make up kit
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Good skin is the gateway to flawless makeup. So, let’s go back to the skincare basics first. The first item in your all-purpose bridal makeup kit is rose water, which happens to be a great natural toner, hydrates your skin and keeps it fresh all day long. Other than that, sunscreen is another important bridal makeup product for your skin protection necessity, in case you’re planning for a daytime wedding, especially in summers.

WedAbout Recommends:

  • Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water: This pure and distilled rose water with zero alcohol is a must carry in your bridal makeup kit box.
  • Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel: With SPF 50, you can opt for this lightweight gel based sunscreen that protects your skin from all sorts of sun-induced damage. It offers matte finish and is also super affordable!
  • The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence: Include this product in your list of makeup items as it is packed with antioxidants and offers both UVA & UVB protection from the sun, along with defense against environmental pollutants.

2. Moisturizer

Bobbi Brown Face Primer
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Another significant inclusion in your makeup kit products is a moisturizer. After you have finished exfoliating and prepping your face, moisturizer should be your next step instead of directly applying makeup. Moisturizing your face hydrates your skin and makes the surface smooth to make sure your makeup base spreads out evenly. It even prevents your face from looking too cakey, which is a huge pet peeve for a lot of brides. Other than a moisturizer, we also suggest carrying a blotting paper for brides with oily skin. 

We recommend these amazing face moisturizers for you:

  • Clinique Moisture Surge: We absolutely love this product. It gives your skin upto 72 hours of hydration and has a gel-cream formula. It’s best to make your skin look fresh and lively through the never-ending bridal rasams where it’s difficult to find time for skincare.
  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base: This 2 in 1 primer moisturizer bestseller is makeup-gripping, energizes your skin, and makes it makeup ready. Plus it’s profused with organic hydrants & all the necessary vitamins and smells heavenly.
  • Kama Ayurveda Eladi Hydrating Ayurvedic Face Cream: Filled to brim with ayurvedic and skin-friendly herbs, this floral-scented soothing face cream enhances texture and smoothens your skin.

3. Primer 

Lakme makeup primer to include in your Lakme ka makeup kit
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Are you hooked on beauty gurus from youtube to guide your makeup aesthetics? Then you must know the importance of primer before diving into heavy liquids like concealers and foundations. It has to be the must include in your makeup kit items list. The main use of primer is to ensure your skin is smooth, polished and even, to make the makeup glide effortlessly. It also adds a protective layer between your skin and makeup products thereby preventing any breakouts. If that isn’t enticing enough, it hides your imperfections and makes your makeup last longer. Choose one targeted to your skin type; for dry, oily, or combination skin for best results..

You can try out these handpicked primers:

  • Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer: It’s consistent, matte and waterproof to battle humid weddings. If you don’t like putting too much foundation, this pick can hide blemishes by itself. 
  • Nykaa Prem Me Up: We would definitely recommend this primer from nykaa as a must-have in the makeup kit for bride as it’s extremely light, nongreasy and suits all skin types. Its paraben-free, blurs imperfections like fine lines and pores and is packed with vitamin-e.
  • Mac Prep+prime Fix: This professional face primer is a cult favorite for a reason. Include this in your bridal cosmetic list, as it not only hydrates and refreshes your skin but also acts as a long-lasting makeup-gripping primer for brides. Plus it’s super easy to use and carry around.
  • Benefit Cosmetics the Porefessional Face Primer: A primer that instantly minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines etc. for smoother skin, is oil-free and complements all skin types.

4. Foundation

bride getting her makeup touched up
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As the name suggests, the foundation acts as the base of your whole look. Your makeup list for wedding is incomplete without one. But for a seamless look, you need to know some important tips. Foundation acts as a base to create a blemish-free canvas for best bridal makeup. Pick a foundation that’s suitable for your skin type and tone. Make sure your foundation mimics your skin colour perfectly, because makeup looks best when it’s natural and not overdone. Remember that a full coverage foundation is best for brides with acne or to achieve a more dramatic look.

Here are some picks for foundations we loved:  

  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation: A comfortable medium to full coverage foundation with matte finish and available in a huge range of 18 shades to suit almost every Indian skin tone.
  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15: With a lasting power of around 24 hours, this professionals’ favorite foundation blends easily while controlling shine for up to good 6 hours. Its non-acnegenic, has a matte finish, and will resist sweat or humidity throughout your wedding ceremonies. Moreover, additional SPF is a win-win.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup with SPF 10: With a transfer-resistant and waterproof formulae, it stays put the whole day. Choose from a vast range of around 50 shades to perfectly match your skin tone.
  • Makeup Forever Ultra Hd: Being a 4k camera-friendly foundation, this one is a compelling choice for your bridal makeup kit. With a lightweight medium coverage formula, it instantly blurs imperfections and offers natural, skin-like finish. Available in 12 shades, it will bring out the best out of your natural skin color.

5. Compact or Setting Powder

bride getting her cheek makeup done
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Another addition to your list of makeup items is a setting powder. You can use some setting powder on your foundation or the places you applied concealer to keep it in place. Setting powder essentially makes sure everything is matte, controls shine and in place for a long duration. You could also pick a translucent version, as it can be used by any skin tone. 

Check these out these exclusive picks we found:

  • Lakme Perfect Radiance Compact SPF 23: This long lasting and illuminating face compact deserves to be in your bridal makeup kit. And it also offers protection from sun damage, in case you are planning for a day time wedding.
  • Nykaa Skingenius Skin Perfecting & Hydrating Matte Powder Compact: This top reviewed compact consists of a never cakey, never dry, weightless texture that seamlessly blends in your skin and perfects your complexion. It’s a velvety formula that’s non-comedogenic, fragrance-free & paraben-free, and is bound to give you a radiant complexion.
  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder: This compact with micro-powders is made to fit your skin texture perfectly. It additionally absorbs oil and makes your skin stay poreless for up to 16 hours. An affordable choice for brides with normal to oily skin.

6. Concealer

Concealer is a must have for any makeup kit
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Concealers are a bride’s best friend. They can help you hide any blemishes, pigmentation or unwanted acne or zits. Along with concealing the problem area, they also help brighten up the area and will make you look as fresh as ever. Choose the one that does not crease and blends in perfectly with your skin. Since you’ll be under the camera lens for the entire ceremony, you cannot afford to look anything less than perfect on your wedding day. Don’t let any of those unwanted flaws to play a spoilsport on your special day!

Here are some related products you might like:  

  • Maybelline Newyork Instant Age Rewind Eraser: It’s a personal favorite budget pick for both occasional or everyday use, that gives natural coverage and hides dark circles and fine lines like magic. Its micro-corrector applicator makes it super easy to use.
  • L’Oréal Paris True Match Concealer: This one is actually made to truly match your skin texture and undertone. Its super blendable, conceal dark undereye like a pro, gives instant coverage, corrects skin tone and comes with a precision applicator. What else does a bride need?
  • La Girl Pro Conceal Hd: Its a crease-resistant, creamy and lightweight concealer that corrects skin tone, camouflages eye bags and neutralizes redness & imperfections. A smooth brush tip applicator is a fringe benefit.
  • Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless 24 Hour Concealer: This is a 24 hour buildable, luxe creamy concealer that corrects blemishes without caking or settling in fine lines. It has a number of shades so that you can pick what matches the closest to your skin color.

7. Contour

bride getting glammed up with contour and blush from her bridal makeup kit
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Contouring is a makeup kit list item that can add dimension to your face for a more sharp and chiseled look. It gives an illusion of a sharper jaw and slimmer face. You can also use contouring for a sharper nose, smaller forehead and basically an edged jaw. Make sure you don’t overdo it! You could end up looking like someone out of a Tim Burton movie. 

Here are some of our favorite picks: 

  • Kay Beauty Contour Stick: Creamy, pigmented and blends easily to offer sharp seamless angles. It comes in stick form which makes it super easy to apply, is waterproof and smudge proof. Plus it comes in 3 different shades that are made to suit an Indian bride’s skin.
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette: Its a 2 in 1, bronzer plus highlighter palette that blends like a dream and doesn’t crease.
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt And Contour Kit: Add this multi-tasking 3 in 1 sculpting palette to your bridal makeup kit that contains everything you need for a professional contoured look. It comes with a combo of bronzer, blush and highlighter for faultlessly chiseled face.

8. Highlighter

bride's cheeks getting highlighted
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Highlighters are things in bridal makeup kit that help bring attention to your facial features. For a day as special as your wedding, you want to look most dazzling than ever and a highlighter can help you achieve just that! It reflects light at the right angles to illuminate and brighten up your face and make your bridal glow even more noticable (wink!). Spotlight the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, brow bone, and the cupid’s bow of your lips to sparkle up your face like never before. You can either go for creams or sticks or powders. Or opt for a strobe cream for a subtle glow.  

Must try options include:

  • Mac Mineralise Skinfinish: Its an award-winning, highly pigmented, natural highlighter with a smooth frost finish, that’s available in a range of shades to provide you with an instant blinding glow.
  • Maybelline New York Face Studio Chrome Metallic Highlighter: Add this highlighter to your bridal kit for a gleaming metallic glow that also stays for long.
  • Loreal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator: Illuminate your facial features with this gorgeous liquid highlighter by Loreal Paris. It is available in 2 shades, rose and golden for neutral and warm undertones respectively. You can wear it either under or over your foundation and blend easily even with your fingertips.
  • Mac Strobe Cream: Replace it with your moisturizer or add some in your primer or foundation for a natural lit from within glow. While you can choose from five striking shades, goldlite is a must-try for Indian skin tones.

9. Blush

blush application on bride's cheeks
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While we’re sure your wedding day will give you enough opportunities to have a natural blush on your face, it doesn’t hurt to have that healthy glow throughout the day. Blush is an absolute bridal makeup kit essential that will give a subtle flush of blooming colors to your cheekbones and add much-needed brightness and vibrancy to your bridal look. Choose from pinks, reds, or corals to flatter your complexion, undertone and lehenga color!

Here are some of the best rated blushes: 

  • Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic: This one contains a magical color-rich formulae with light reflecting technology that offers a healthy long-lasting pink glow for your cheekbones. It has a paraben and sulphate free composition that comes in 6 different shades.
  • Maybelline Fit Me Blush: Our all time favorite pick is this silky smooth blush from Maybelline’s Fit Me range. It enhances skin with a natural pop of color, while the true-to-tone colors blend seamlessly into the skin to enhance your radiance. It’s a flattering natural yet noticeable blush.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain: With a long-lasting, kiss proof color, this one is a celebrity and makeup artist favorite. It applies evenly, is sheer, buildable and looks super sexy on all skin tones. Brides, do check this 2 in 1 lip & cheek tint for a natural pop. You can also try out other shade variants like cha cha tint for a peachy flush, posietint for a flirty pink stain or gogotint for a cherry tinted vibrance.

10. Setting Spray

Makeup setting spray is a key bridal makeup product
Via: NYX Professional Makeup

When all is said and done, you will need a setting spray in your bridal makeup kit list to ensure the efforts on your makeup stays in place. The last thing you would want is your foundation melting and running across your face. Thankfully this bridal kit essential will rid you of that unneeded worries. The setting spray can hold your look together till the very end is the last step to your makeup process.

We recommend these:

  • NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray: Its a lightweight, comfortable and long-lasting spray that can be used under your makeup for hydration or over it to lock in your bridal look together. You can either choose the matte finish or the dewy finish option.
  • Mac Prep+ Prime Fix+: Our absolute favorite is back again! It offers long-lasting hydration, softens skin and makes sure your makeup stays in place. You can choose from a dewy, matte, or luminous finish. An all in one that works as a setting spray, primer as well as a hydrant for dry skin.

Eye Makeup Products

close up pic of bride's makeup
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11. Eye Primer

Just like your normal face primer, eye primers are essentials for your eye makeup kit list and are used as a base to prep your eyes for makeup. They ensure your eye shadow stays in place and doesn’t crease. Tell me that’s not every bride’s dream, creased eye shadows just look really unprofessional. Brides living in humid cities will thank us for this recommendation for makeup kit.

You can try out these acclaimed branded eye primers:

  • NYX Professional Makeup Eye Shadow Base: This eye primer pot maximizes intensity of your eye shadow, increase color payoff and prevents fall out.
  • MAC Prep+ Prime 24 hour Extend Eye Base: Another durable and trustworthy eye primer that keeps your eye makeup fresh all day. It’s good for all skin tones and types.

12. Eye shadow palette

Eye shadow palette to include in your eye makeup kit
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How is a bridal look ever complete without some eye shadow? Make sure you have a set color scheme in mind. That way you won’t have to shove every single palette you own in your bag. You might have to choose from a wide range of styles like smokey or cut crease. An ideal palette has a good mix of metallics, shimmery, nudes and dark shades to create varied eye looks and contours. Confused? This bridal eye makeup picks blog can fill you up with some gobs of inspiration.

Onto the best eye shadow palette recommendations:

  •  Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette: Opt for this highly appreciated eye palette with a perfect blend of shimmers and mattes which makes for a great bridal pick. The palette is highly pigmented and offers a range of warm and cool-toned colors from soft pinks to golden and deeper taupe hues.
  • Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette: This single palette has a collection of 18 super versatile shades, perfect for an Indian bride. With 8 creamy mattes, 6 shimmery pearl shades, 3 duo chrome toppers and 1 glitter shadow, it becomes a single color-rich palette for all your bridal eye makeup needs!
  • Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eye Shadow Palette: Or opt for this palette of modern nude shades inspired by real skin tones. Create a stunning smokey eye with mattes or a glitter eye look with shimmer shades infused with skin nourishing coconut water and hyaluronic acid.
  • Makeup Revolution Fortune Favors The Brave Palette: This palette consist of 30 shades ranging from bright base colors to soft rouges and deeper tones like shades of blue, green, brown and black to add perfect contours. Fortune is a versatile palette to create all sorts of eye looks.

13. Eye liner

bridal eye liner application pic
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bridal eye makeup touch up with an eye shadow brush from her hd bridal makeup kit
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Another of the essential makeup things that make or break your look is eyeliner. From customizing dramatic liner styles like winged, cat, graphic, or reverse to creating natural looks to accentuate your eye shape, an eyeliner is all you need to let your eyes do all the talking. While black is the most common choice, you can experiment with different colors for a pop.

We suggest trying out these favourited eye liners:

  • Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner: Its a waterproof and smudge proof gel eyeliner with a formula packed with skin care ingredients like anti-irritants, fruit extracts and vitamin e and has a super high staying power. While a complementary silicone applicator is a plus.
  • Kay Beauty Liquid Liner: Get a range of colors to choose from with this light weight, high intensity, smudge proof and water resistant liner. With a demi-matte finish, it is perfect for brides wishing to experiment with colored liners.
  • Colorbar Ultimate Eye Liner: A sketch pen style brush offers great accuracy and ensuring an even and controlled application. The jet black color defines your eyes beautifully and will last through your whole wedding without smudging. Best for beginners.

14. Kajal or Kohl

bride getting her eyes glammed up with eyeliner from her eye makeup kit product list
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Ever since we were young, kajal was the definition of makeup even when we knew nothing about it. If a little bit of kohl in your bridal look sounds good, then don’t forget to pack up a long-lasting kajal in your bridal makeup kit. It can give a sharp and bold look to your eye makeup. Although black is the classic choice, you can use a little white kajal on the inner corners of your eyes to make them look bigger and more awake. 

You can consider checking out these handpicked bridal kajals:

  • Lakme Eyeconic Kajal: Get a dark and dense color payoff with this long lasting kajal pencil by Lakme. It’s got a smudge proof formulae that is guaranteed to last for good 22 hour without budging with water or sweat. This means you can go through all your wedding rasams without worrying about your eye makeup.
  • Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal: Affordable classic that never disappoints. It’s bold, long-lasting and prefect for brides going for a bold eye makeup.
  • Inglot Kohl Pencil: Get this highly pigmented kajal in your makeup kit that gently defines your eyes while leaving a velvety appearance. It comes with a high precision applicator which makes it further easy to glide through your eyes.
  • Sugar Kohl Of Honour Intense Kajal: Up your eye game with this ectreme wear waterproof kajal. Its super creamy texture lends a smooth budge-proof finish without any fade for close to 12 hours. Plus it’s also smudge-resistant and transfer-resistant.

15. Mascara

bride getting her lashes touched up with a mascara wand from her list of makeup items
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bride defining her eyelashes with mascara from her bridal makeup kit box
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Mascara can be used to darken, thicken and intensify your natural eyelashes. It adds length and volume to make them appear fuller, drawing more attention to your enchanting eyes. You can opt for a waterproof mascara, that stays put throughout the day. A smudged or runny mascara, especially after the vidai ceremony, is something any bride would want to avoid.

Here are some of our mascara recommendations:

  • Maybelline New York Volume Express Curl Mascara: Get dramatic voluminous lashes and complete your bridal look with this smudge proof and water proof mascara that comes with a curl lock formula.
  • Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara: Another affordable pick to add some drama to your lashes and make your eyes look wedding ready.
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: An intensely black voluptuous volume mascara for the most sexiest, defined and glamorous lashes possible. Its hourglass-shaped brush imparts the perfect length to your lashes in a single stroke.
  • Benefits Cosmetics BADgal Bang Mascara: We highly recommend this 36-hour lasting, full-blast, volumizing mascara that layers easily to build massive volume without weighing down lashes. It is designed to thicken and strengthen your lashes from root to tip!

16. Brow pencil

bride gettting her eyebrows done
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Brow pencils should also make to your bridal makeup products list as they can darken and accentuate your eye makeup look further. Getting your brows on point cannot be overlooked as they make a significant difference to your overall makeup look. After all its all about details and everything adds up to give you the perfect bridal look that will be captured in all your wedding photos. It’s advisable to pick a brow pencil with a similar shade to your brow color for best results. You can also add an eyebrow gel to your makeup products list to keep your brows in place.

Check these out:

  • Faces Canada Ultime Pro Brow Defining Pencil: Achieve perfect brows with this precise brow liner that coats even the finest hair for a natural looking finish. It also includes a spoolie brush to blend out any harsh lines.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil: Choose this ultra-easy filling and shaping eyebrow pencil with a 12-hour waterproof formula. It provides soft color to create natural brows to complete your bridal eye makeup look and comes in 12 different shades to suit all brow types whatsoever!
  • Nykaa Take a Brow!: Nykaa’s brow pencil had to make it to this list as it evenly fills out your brows to give them a fuller and darker appearance. No bride ever said no to a perfect pair of brows.
  • Maybelline New York Fashion Brow Cream and the Kay Beauty Brow Pencil lines are also great picks to choose from!

17. False Lashes

bride defining her eyelashes with mascara from her bridal makeup kit box
bride defining her eyelashes with mascara from her bridal makeup kit box
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It hasn’t been long since the trend of false lashes has taken over the bridal world. If you’d love a dramatic look, then don’t forget to pack in some falsies and lash glue to go with it in your marriage makeup kit. Some high quality and durable lashes can be reused throughout every wedding and pre-wedding events. 

Here’s the falsies that we recommend:

  • Huda Beauty Classic Lash Line: Offers bold and dazzling fake lashes you can choose from according to your needs. They range from subtle to dramatic, as you like.
  • PAC Mink Lashes: A gorgeous pick to include in your bridal vanity kit and is also relatively affordable. Don’t forget to purchase lash glue to keep everything intact.

Lip Care Items

bride getting her lipstick touched up
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18. Lip Scrub

Estee Lauder Lip Scrub
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Exfoliating skin is an amazing skin care routine step, but did you know you should exfoliate your lips too? A lip scrub can soften and smoothen your lips before applying lipsticks. It’s a win-win pick for brides because you would not want to be caught biting your lips through your photoshoot. Goodbye chapped and scrappy lips! 

Check out these branded lip scrubs:

  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Smoothing Sugar Scrub: Offers smoother, softer, perfectly refined pout. Roughness and flakiness are swept away, leaving a sweeter, camera-ready smile.
  • Kiko Milano Lip Scrub: Gently exfoliate and soften the lips. The scrub comes in a convenient stick format that permits perfect application.

19. Lip Balm

Lakme lip balm to include in your lakme bridal makeup kit
Via: Lakme

Lip balms ensure that the softness you gained post scrub remains and lasts long. Who doesn’t love soft and supple lips? Brides living in colder temperatures can make their wedding easier with a lil bit of lip balm. If you have a bold lipstick put on already, it’s best to use a colorless balm. 

We are in love with these lip balms:

  • Maybelline New York Alia Loves Ny Baby Lips: Infused with SPF20 and enriched with Vitamin E and coconut oil provides 16 hours of continuous moisture, care and repair.
  • Himalaya Herbals Peach Shine Lip Balm: Affordable, enriched with 100 percent natural color, Vitamin E and antioxidants, this lip balm moisturizes your lips to keep them soft and supple.
  • Lakme Lip Love Chapstick With Spf 15: Super moisturizing formula that gives you 22 hours of intense moisture. It also has spf 15 that helps protect your lips from the harmful rays of the sun.
  • Forest Essentials Lip Balm: replenish and soften dry, chapped lips with it’s extraordinary moisturizing and hydrating properties. It also seals in moisture and soothes dry lips, leaving them soft and glossy.

20. Lipstick or lip gloss

bridal makeup lipstick application
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Everyone LOVES lipsticks. Even the most minimal of brides can’t go without lipsticks. And honestly, they shouldn’t. Lipsticks are what makes your whole look. You can either pack in a set of lipsticks you like, or pick a whole palette for a compact set of choices. There’s a wide range to choose from! From liquids, mattes to different bold or minimal shades but ultimately it depends on your style and the kind of look you wish to go for. 

Here are some of our personal favorite branded lipsticks for your bridal makeup kit :

  • Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick: This one is a non-drying liquid lipstick with a weightless formula that is waterproof & stays plush for 8 hours. Precision tip applicator lines & fills lips in one swipe. Additionally, its available in a stunning range of bolds, nudes, reds and pinks.
  • Sugar Nothing Else Matter Longwear Lipstick: This bullet lipstick offers smooth application, is water-resistant and comes with a premium matte finish that doesn’t feel heavy on the lips. There are 34 extraordinary shades to complement every mood and every event of your wedding ceremony.
  • Mac Retro Matte: Regarded as one of the best bridal makeup brands in india, Mac has got some stunning lip products for all the brides-to be. It offers long-wearing formula, features an intense colour payoff and a completely matte finish. The shades are drool-worthy, royal and a part of every bride’s dream!
  • Revlon Ultra Hd Matte Lip Color: Gentle matte lip color with a slick 100% wax-free, gel formula. Pick between 16 bold lipstick shades that have a moisturizing feel.
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks: A girl’s best friends during the wedding season. They are comfortable, the pigments glide effortlessly and the color variety will enchant every bride.

21. Lip Liner 

bride getting her lips lined with a lip liner which is a top makeup product in her bridal kit
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Lip liners are used to fill in the outer edges of lips to minimize unevenness and keep your look neat. You can experiment with lip liner shades by keeping it different to your lipstick for a fun look. Although it depends on personal choice, lip liners generally make your lipstick look better and last longer. 

You can check out these fan-loved lip lines:

  • Huda Beauty Lip Contour: With a stunning range of nudes, mauves, pinks and browns, use this matte lip pencil to beautify flat, thin, wide, narrow or uneven lips. They are simple to use, glide easily and can even be used on its own for the perfect lip look.
  • Kay Beauty Matte Action Lip Liner: Another long-lasting great pick for contouring and enhancing your lips to make them look like a dream. It has a creamy and kiss-proof formula that is perfectly matte yet comfortable. Blended with lip friendly essential oils, this paraben-free lip crayon comes in a range of 12 magical shades.

Hand And Nail Care

22. Hand cream 

Hand Cream to include in your bridal makeup kit
Via: The Body Shop

In a wedding, you’ll be surprised by the amount of wear and tear your hands will have to endure. Be it the rituals or mehendi, you’ll need to take care of your hands. It becomes even more necessary if you belong to a state with colder weather. Thankfully a portable hand cream will have you covered. It will keep your hands softer and hydrated. 

We recommend these moisturizing hand creams:

  • The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream: Offers light, gel-cream formula that absorbs quickly, helping to soften and protect the hands. It’s convenient travel size and can fit easily in your bridal makeup kit.
  • L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream: Super-creamy that balm penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturize hands without being too greasy.
  • Kama Ayurveda Hand Cream: Infused with Shea, Cocoa and Kokum Butters which help regenerate skin cells and absorbs deeply for touch-ably soft and smooth hands.
  • The Face Shop Daily Perfume Hand Cream: Highly moisturizing soft texture that absorbs without any stickiness and moisturizes dry hand. Available in a variety fragrances.

23. Nail Paint

bridal nail paint and nail art
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Although you might have your hands manicured, who knows when it might chip off. Keeping a nail polish of a similar shade can save your. Even if you didn’t go for a manicure, there’s a lot of things you can try and DIY by yourself. It’s best to keep nail paint in your bridal kit for chip and wearing off emergencies. 

Check out these awesome recommendations:

  • O.P.I Nail Lacquer: These are high quality nail paints with a long lasting and shiny look. From Big Apple Red, On Collins Ave and You’re Such a Budapest to Princesses Rule, Russian Navy and Do You Lilac it, the variety of colors can go with about any event or outfit!
  • Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish: Lakme nail lacquers are popular picks found all across the salons. It comes in reams of stylish color choices in around 44 glossy shades from subtle pastels to modest, classics and spunky metallics.
  • Colorbar Wonder Gel Nail Lacquer: Its another affordable pick that has a smooth and non-streaky formula coupled with a perfect sized brush that makes it easy to apply it. Taffy Pink, Eternal Love and Ginger Rose are a few of our favorites from their stunning collection.

24. Nail Paint Remover

You can always keep a nail paint remover for little mishaps and emergencies where you would want to try a different nail polish shade with your outfit. 

Makeup Tools & Accessories

25. Brushes

bridal makeup kit bag
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Other obvious things needed for wedding makeup include makeup tools and brushes. There are all kinds of brushes suitable for eye makeup, blush, highlights or even foundation. A quality brush will make application and blending procedure easier and more seamless. The end result will look smoother and and more attractive than what it would look with cheaper, bad quality brushes. For best results, you can buy a set of makeup brushes that fulfill all kinds of needs. 

  • Sigma Beauty Brush Set: Trustworthy, durable and will give you the look you want to go for. It’s got professional brushes for defining eyes for applying colors.
  • Wet N Wild Brush: If you want single brushes instead of a whole set, try out the Wet n Wild brush series which is affordable and blends seamlessly.

26. Makeup Sponge or Beauty Blender

bride's foundation blending with beauty blender which is a must-have in bridal makeup items list
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A beauty blender can easily blend your concealer and foundation smoothly. Make sure your blender is high quality or otherwise your foundation will not spread smoothly. 

We recommend checking out these amazing beauty blenders:

  • The Original Beauty Blender: A quality blender that blends everything smoothly and without much efforts from your side.
  • Huda Beauty The Basic B Sponge Applicator: Perfect tool that provides a controlled application of makeup products. Use this multi-tasking, super-soft precision sponge for applying and blending makeup regardless of the formula, powder, cream or liquid.

27. Cotton Pads or Cotton Balls

Don’t be afraid to make errors, because errors can be rectified with cotton pads and buds. They can also be used to clean some accidental foundation spills. You won’t even know how much these will help during the course of your makeup. Stock them up in your bridal makeup kit beforehand. 

28. Makeup remover or Micellar Water

waterproof makeup remover to include in a makeup kit for bride
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Make-up removing has never been easier. Micellar water is a must have for every bridal makeup kit. Not only will it get ride of your makeup, but it will also help get ride of errors that a simple swipe of cotton cannot. 

Have a look at these curated makeup removers:

  • Mac Bulk Wipes: Easy to use makeup removing wipes are a boon for brides. Mac wipes are packed with vitamin e and cleans off makeup without any residue, conditions and hydrates your skin as well.
  • Bioderma Sensibio H2o Micellar Water: It is an all-in-one cleansing and makeup remover that maintains healthy skin while it removes impurities in one swipe. It is compatible with all skin types.
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm: This is a non-greasy, non-drying, lightweight makeup remover that quickly dissolves all types of makeups and sunscreens. It’s a balm that turns into silky oil as soon as you apply it. Use this to rinse off all your makeup and after-party stress completely!
  • Smashbox It’s A Wrap! Waterproof Makeup Remover: Gentle and non-irritating makeup remover that leaves skin soft, clean and refreshed. It removes everything, even waterproof products, off with a lot of ease.

29. Eyelash Curler

eyelash curler for bridal makeup kit items list
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Brides who don’t like wearing false lashes can invest in an eyelash curler. Even without adding coats of mascara, an eyelash curler will draw your lashes upwards, creating length as well as volume. If done correctly, you will notice a remarkable change! 

30. Hand Mirror

hand mirror to be included in bridal makeup kit items list
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A bride’s best friend while getting ready will always be a hand mirror. Having one handy can help you review your makeup progress up close and point out errors. You can even carry it with you to check if you’re picture perfect at all times. 

With this, we conclude our list of 30 must-have bridal makeup kit items list. We hope you are now wedding-ready with your own custom curated bridal makeup kit with all sorts of cosmetics and makeup essentials to slay your bridal looks like an absolute diva! Don’t forget to get yourself a beautiful and spacious bridal makeup kit box or vanity box to keep all your bridal makeup products in one place.

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