Bridal Makeup

12 Makeup Must-Haves For Anyone Attending A Day Wedding!

Sudatta Bhattacharjee, 26 Mar 2017

Day weddings equal sunlight, which basically means a huge spotlight on every inch of your face. So when it comes to makeup for your bestie's day wedding (or your own afternoon Mehendi), lighter is better.

You want to avoid heavy coverage at all costs because the light makes it clear! You'll want to to go for makeup that will not crease, say no to shimmer and shine and basically not go OTT while still looking pretty.

Sounds difficult? Well, with the right makeup products, it doesn't have to be. We hand-picked our team's favourite tried & tested products that we swear by for day weddings. Go ahead & stock up!

#1 Go For A Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream

Our pick: MAC Studio Moisture Tint Spf 15

A moisturiser and a tint in a single product, it gives you light coverage. So if you don't have too many skin issues, stick with this basic tinted moisturiser (or a BB cream) - it's enough!

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#2 Or A Liquid Foundation In Your Exact Skin Tone

Our pick: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation

However, if you do want to go for a foundation because you need more than light coverage, this one gives you that perfect dewy, radiant skin look. What's best is that it comes in so many shades, you'll find your perfect match! And we love how it basically looks like your own skin, just better :)



#3 A Silicone-Based Primer With SPF

Our pick: MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50

Day weddings also mean you might sweat, and considering the number of hours you want your makeup to not move from its place, you need a primer. Apply it before you put on foundation and you're set for a good 8 hours!

This one from MAC is creamy with a very soft texture and since it’s silicon based, it makes the application of foundation much more even and easier. And with SPF 50, you won't come back from the sunny day with a tan!

#4 Instead of Concealer, Try A Tinted Eye Brightener

Our pick: Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener



The undereye area is the one place where makeup creases easily, and looks horrible in sunlight. Which is why we love this Bobbi Brown product that's super lightweight, gives a natural coverage, brightens up the undereye and does not form any lines or creases. It's easy to blend too! Just use your ring finger to dab till it disappears into the skin!

#5 Blotting Paper To Get Rid Of Excess Oil

Our pick: MAC Blot Film

These thin sheets of paper absorb the oil that shows up after an hour in the heat, without moving your makeup!

#6 Smudge-Proof Kajal

Our pick: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner

You are going to love this product! It’s smudge-proof and waterproof and can be used both as a kajal or liner. We swear it does not move.

#7 Brown (Not Black!) Brow Pencil

Our pick: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Pencil

Don't make your eyebrows look too defined in daylight. It's not a good look. Instead, chose a dark brown shade to fill in your eyebrows, so that it looks natural. This Bobbi Brown one is humidity-resistant and waterproof!

#8 Light-Weight Mascara That Doesn't Clump

Our pick: Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara

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This yellow colour tube is one of the first Maybelline Mascara products to have entered the market and is still selling like hot cakes. It’s waterproof and only requires one stroke to give that voluminous effect. And no, it does not clump - for real!

#9 Eyeshadow

Our pick: NYX Dream Catcher Palette

This shimmery palette looks nothing less than a dream. It comes with a set of 10 fabulous shades that you can mix and match according to your signature style. So get ready to be that sassy queen and let your eyes do the talking for you!

#10 Satin-Finish Lipsticks

Our pick: MAC Crosswires Cremesheen Lipstick

Matte lipsticks are super-drying, and those ugly creases are magnified ten-fold in direct sunlight. MAC has a Satin lipstick range that does not make the lips dry even hours after putting it plus the glossy finish looks ideal! Crosswires and Fanfare are our favourite shades. If you're hell-bent on a matt lipstick though, make sure you've applied gloss on top of it, or hydrated with a lip balm underneath.

#11 Or Just A Tinted Lip Balm

Our pick: Maybelline New York Baby Lips Bright Out Loud

If you're blessed with non-pigmented lips, you can easily swipe some tinted lip balm! This Maybelline one is super hydrating and gives a sheer pop of colour.

#12 Cheek Stains Instead of Blushes

Our pick: Benetint

A two-in-one-product, the Benetint has been the makeup industry's favourite product for years now. We prefer using it as a cheek stain. Once your tinted moisturiser is on, swipe 3 times on each cheek and blend quickly for a sweet wash of colour (like you've finished a workout!) They have these in different shades, but Benetint is our favourite!

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