Sure you have booked the best Makeup Artist to look your best self on the D-day and other wedding ceremonies. But wait, your beauty game has to be on point before and after the wedding as well. Right from the bachelorette to honeymoon and endless family dinners–you must look like 'the bride' all the while. And we're not complaining at all! In fact, decking up is so much fun especially when you are flaunting your bride-hood to the world.
And to make sure you look like a bomb without investing in professional MUAs all the time, here are some of the most amazing makeup and beauty products you must own. Your bridal beauty shenanigans are definitely incomplete without these products. So, cart them all right now (prices and links mentioned below).
Getting married means two things. One, that you finally found your soulmate (a problem some of us are still struggling with) and two, the ‘I feel old already’ dilemma. The tension can often cause stress bags under your eyes, for which we highly recommend Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. Protection and hydration in a tube, pat this formula around your eyes a few days before your big day, and your delicate skin will look perkier and less tired. Think of this as the equivalent of a power smoothie for your eyes.
Price: INR 2800 | BUY HERE
Get serious about sunscreen. If you go to any skin expert in the world, they will wax poetic about the importance of wearing SPF daily. So, let’s avoid the uneven splotches of pigment on your skin sheet by ritually smearing on the Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50+. This industry favourite provides broad-spectrum protection from the harmful toast rays. Plus, it’s an oil-free formula that marries your skin instantly, thus no patchy drama. What was that? Your bachelorette is in the Bahamas? Skin wise, sorted.
Price: INR 199 | BUY HERE
Get your 15 minutes of Zen before all the madness begins with a good recovery mask. Find a quiet area and slap on The Face Shop Bio-Cell Brightening Face Mask. This mask is packed with bio-cellulose to feed your skin with a powerhouse of nutrition. We know that your wallet’s already feeling the pinch, so this super affordable mask is perfect to stock up on for an instant lift. Lean on this beauty miracle right before you greet the in-laws (and your trillion other super excited guests).
Price: INR 300 | BUY HERE
Before you start putting your face on with a boatload of makeup, might as well lock in all your hard work. If there were ever an occasion to be a little self-indulgent, it'd be your wedding day. One of the best in the business, get your hands on the NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer and spread it on your face and eyelids before you start. Also, who said that primers are pricey. This heavy-duty formula is worth every penny because it promises to cling onto your makeup for hours. See, that’s a good kinda clingy.
Price: INR 1325 | BUY HERE
We know that stress can get real during the days that lead up to the wedding. So, if you do (God forbid) wake up with a breakout on your big day, you can conceal that plus any signs of tension with the Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette. This anti-wrinkle, super pigmented formula works around the clock to smoothen out open pores and blemishes, almost giving you that airbrushed finish. If you have any tattoos that you want to hide from your distant relatives (and in-laws) you can totally bank on this.
Price: INR 1200 | BUY HERE
If you're a big crier, think twice before going for falsies. It’s risky. Instead, we’ve got the perfect lash counterfeit. The L.A. Girl Fiber Lash Mascara - Black of course. We're not going to tell you that a defining and waterproof mascara is as important to remember on your wedding day as, say, the ring, but it's preeeetty close. Oh, and you can swim in your tears if you’d like but this formula still won’t budge. On a serious note, this heavy-duty mascara is gold.
Price: INR 675 | BUY HERE
Puff, dab, swish! So much makeup everywhere. But all that extra layer of powder and the falsies you painstakingly applied will look great for your wedding pictures, but the Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Oil will ensure it's all off before bed. This lightweight oil emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying. Hit the sack with happy skin and you won’t wake up with makeup on your pillow.
Price: INR 1400 | BUY HERE
As hard as this is going to sound, your wedding day is not a time to experiment. Go for ever-classic muted glassy lips because there’s just something revolutionary about the power of nude with a hint of gloss. Never fails. For this, we suggest you smear on theBalm Read My Lips Lip Gloss. Plus, this sheer lip look will still be timeless when you're showing your grandkids your wedding album. Oh, and it’s perfect for those honeymoon selfies as well.
Price: INR 1099 | BUY HERE
Move over the regular foundations and get your hands on this ultimate beauty product that we're currently obsessing over. The cushion foundation formula is going to make you fall hard for this product. It's every bride's go-to for a quick and dewy makeup look. And the best part is you don't have to spend hours blending your foundation anymore, how cool is that?
Price: INR 1150 | BUY HERE
One product that must make to your bridal makeup vanity is this beauty–the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder. Your no-makeup makeup look is so incomplete without this product. Dab dab dab and you have the perfect glow to rock your romantic evening or pre-wedding shoot! You're a glow-getter, go get it!
Price: INR 499 | BUY HERE
This article is authored by Beauty Book by Nykaa
*The above-mentioned prices are subject to change as per the discounts run by Nykaa.