Bridal Makeup

Makeup Essentials 101 for Brides for Pre & Post Wedding Ceremonies

Divya Arora, 06 Nov 2018

There can be numerous situations where you'll be needing to do your own makeup. It's not always possible to spend hours in the salon or book a makeup artist to do even the simplest of looks. Be it for homely pre-wedding ceremonies or post-wedding parties and dinner, one must always know how to do a basic finished look without much hassle. 

While you can learn from hundreds of tutorials on what kind of makeup you want, it's important to know what products to have at first. So, we've created this basic checklist of makeup products you ought to have in your bridal kit to be able to ace a sophisticated makeup look. (Who says you need to be a pro at it.)

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Basic Makeup Products to do your own Pre or Post Wedding Makeup

1. Moisturizer

After washing and cleaning your face begin by moisturizing your face well with a moisturizer that’s apt for your skin type.

Recommended Moisturizers

Biotique Morning Nectar

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

2. Primer

Prep up your skin for further layers of makeup by applying a primer to your skin. A face primer evens out your skin by filling in the pores and fine lines. This helps your foundation in gliding over the skin smoothly.

Recommended Primers

Incolor 24 k Gold Gel Primer

NYX Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer

Source Incolor

3. Foundation

Another mandatory essential that a foundation is, it is the base of your makeup. You got to have one!

Recommended Foundations

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24hr Stay Fresh Foundation

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Source Nykaa

4. Concealer

To mask those dark circles, blemishes and other spots concealer is a must have. Basically, all that primed face and base you created won’t look as glam and flawless without that concealer of yours as it should.

Recommended Concealers

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

Source Bobbi Brown
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5. Compact

A compact is used to set up all those layers you created on your face. If you’re a pro at using loose powders go ahead with them and if not, a good compact should be your go-to.

Recommended Compacts

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

NOTE Luminous Silk Compact Powder

Source NOTE

6. Highlighter

Highlighters are a must. Period. Even if you want to miss out on all that contouring do not skip out on highlighting. A shiny nose tip, cheekbones, your cupid’s bow, and your temple would without a doubt give that much needed dewy and glowy look.

Recommended Highlighters

NYX Born to Glow Highlighting Palette

Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Highlighter

7. Blush

Available as powder or a cream stick and applied on the apple of your cheeks for natural looking added color a blush should not be forgotten at any cost!

Recommended Blushes

Note Terracotta Blusher

Maybelline New York Color Show Blush

Source NOTE
Source Nykaa

8. Eyeshadow Palette

Go for shimmer, a gorgeous color or the classic smokey eyes, your eye makeup is obviously gonna add so much glam to your whole look.

Recommended Eyeshadow Palettes

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette

Source Huda Beauty
Source Nykaa

9. Liner and kajal

And of course, unquestionably a liner to wing your eyes and a kajal to use at the waterline of your eyes have to be there!

Recommended Liners & Kohls

Nykaa Rock The Line Kajal

L'Oreal Paris Superliner Lacquer(Sabyasachi Collection)

Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Source Nykaa
Source Nykaa

10. Eyebrow Pencil

If handling a proper eyebrow kit is a tough nut to crack then simply suit yourself with an eyebrow pencil with a brushed end. Simply fill in only the gaps in your brow and mix it along with your brow with the brush.

Recommended Eyebrow Pencils

NOTE Eyebrow Pencil

Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil

Source NOTE
Source Bobbi Brown

11. Mascara

For those voluminous curly lashes, a mascara ought to be there in your kitty ladies. Let’s not forget the drama they add to your eye makeup.

Recommended Mascaras

L'Oreal Paris False Lash Superstar Mascara

Maybelline New York The Colossal big Shot Volume Express

12. Lip Balm

We tend to forget how essential it is to moisturize our lips with a good lip balm before we get on with coloring our lips in beautiful shades.

Recommended Lip Balms

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm

The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care

Source Palmer's

13. Lip liner and lipstick

It is always better to first line your lips properly with a lip liner and then go about filling in the whole lip with a lipstick. You got to do the liner for that perfect pout.

Recommended Lip Liners

NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner

MAC Cosmetics- Lip Pencil

Source M.A.C

Recommended Lipsticks

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipsticks

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte

Nykaa Matte To Last Liquid Lipsticks

Source Sugar
Source Huda Beauty
Source Nykaa
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14. Makeup Setting Spray

A setting spray/mist to make sure your makeup stays in place and all that hard work you did does not go to waste after a few hours.

Recommended Setting Sprays

MAC Prep+ Prime Fix+

NYX Matte Finish Fini Matte

Source M.A.C

15. Makeup Brushes & Beauty Blender

Last but not the least, your makeup brushes and beauty blender to do all that makeup with.

Recommended Products

MAC Makeup Brush Set

PAC Cosmetics Beauty Blender

Source M.A.C

Other makeup products you can have if you're a Pro:

Color Correctors

Setting powder

Contouring Kit

Eyebrow Kit


Ladies, keep this checklist handy and make sure you definitely have these products at least!