Regardless of if you are getting a makeup artist to do your wedding makeup for you, it is very important for every bride to have a makeup kit with all her essentials in one place. You can’t fully rely on an MUA to be by your side all the time and for that reason a makeup kit is the next best thing. This bridal makeup kit consists not only of the makeup but also makeup brushes, makeup removers and of course a setting spray. 

Even if you aren’t a makeup enthusiast, you should make sure you know at least the basics of what goes where and what looks good on you. The MUA must have been hired for the wedding or reception, however there are a lot more events in an Indian wedding, not to mention the post wedding parties. For this reason a makeup kit plays a great role for brides.

It is important to note that it’s better to splurge on a good product that will last you a long time than cheap ones that will probably end up ruining your bridal look and won’t be the longest lasting either.

Let’s start with the basics and work our way up to more complex products.


This plays a big role in the foundation of your makeup. Moisturized skin takes makeup more easily and helps the products stick to something and helps protect the skin from the makeup to come. A few recommendations are:

  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base- ₹ 2999
  • SUGAR Cosmetics Bling Leader Illuminating Moisturizer- ₹ 499
  • Mamaearth Oil-Free Moisturizer- ₹299
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel- ₹1000


Primer acts as the base for the real makeup to come. It covers all pores and blemishes and gives the makeup a porcelain finish. It is a great product that should definitely not be omitted from the process. It helps the makeup last longer and stays fresh along with protecting your skin from the other products. The best picks for primer are:

  • Huda Beauty Matte Perfection Pre-Makeup Base Primer- ₹ 2770
  • SUGAR The Base Of Glory Pore Minimizing Primer- ₹ 799
  • Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier- ₹ 3300
  • Splurge: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water- ₹990
  • Faces Ultime Pro Perfecting Primer- ₹899


A concealer is what you use for the problem areas like dark circles that need more contrast as compared to the rest of the face. It helps to brighten up any discoloration and is applied on the T-zone for a brighter look on those areas. The best-reviewed concealers include:

  • M.A.C Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer- ₹ 2300
  • Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer- ₹ 3700
  • SUGAR Magic Wand Waterproof Concealer- ₹ 799
  • L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD- ₹599
  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer- ₹475


This product helps give your face an even tone finish. It is best to go with a matt finish long-lasting foundation that is of food quality and this will form the visible base for the other makeup to come. A few products good for this purpose include:

  • M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation- ₹ 3850
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation- ₹ 1990
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation- 3500
  • Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation- ₹3300


This step is often left up to the beauty gurus so it won’t be a big deal to choose to pass on this product. It is what makes professional makeup so different from the makeup we do at home. After applying all those products to hide all blemishes, it is important to give your face some dimension. Bronzer helps in doing just that. By lining the jaw and the underneath of the cheekbone, and blending to a t. Its very easy to go wrong with this product, so make sure you know what you are doing. Our recommendations are:

  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder- ₹ 4000
  • M.A.C Bronzing Powder- ₹ 2800
  • NYX professional makeup matte bronzer- ₹2102
  • Maybelline Fit Me! Bronzer- ₹2940


Blush helps bring color to the face. However, It should be applied with a light hand and on specific areas like the cheekbones. It’s essential so the bride gets her blushing bride title. Some of the best formulas are listed below:

  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks- ₹ 3400
  • SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Blush- ₹ 349
  • M.A.C Matte Powder Blush- ₹ 2300
  • Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color- ₹675
  • Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush coral- ₹480


Picking the right eyeshadow palette is very important when it comes to the bridal look. It must contain all the shades that go well together and can help you create different looks for different events. Our favorite picks include:

  • Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Allure Eyeshadow Palette- ₹ 1850
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Ii Mini Eyeshadow Palette- ₹ 3500
  • Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette Smokey- ₹2050
  • Maybelline New York The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette- ₹900


Just as important as the eyeshadow palette, lipstick shades and liners should be bought depending on the brides preference and outfit. Some lipsticks with the best formulas and long lasting wear are:

  • Bobbi Brown Lip Color- ₹ 2900
  • M.A.C Matte Lipstick- ₹ 1700
  • NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Cream- ₹ 650
  • Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick- ₹1995
  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick- ₹299


This makeup product is much more recent in comparison to the others but it’s definitely not the least important. Small amounts of highlighter on the brow bone, bridge of the nose and and on top of the cheekbone can bring shine to the entire face and when photographed, will give the bride a glowing look. It’s best to have a good creamy highlighter in gold or rose gold shade, depending on your bridal lehenga:

  • M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish- ₹ 3100
  • NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator- ₹ 850
  • Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette- ₹ 3600
  • Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Highlighter- ₹650
  • Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder- ₹2000


The key to get your makeup to last longer and set it in place after it’s all done is to use a setting spray. They are very helpful in locking everything in place and reduce the risk of a product wearing off in some time. We know this product is not that popular so we have got a few picks for you:

  • M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix + Magic Radiance- ₹ 2100
  • SUGAR Grand Finale Dewy Setting Mist- ₹ 699
  • Makeup Revolution Glow fix Illuminating Fixing Spray- ₹ 1150
  • Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist- ₹850
  • Nyx Professional Makeup Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray- ₹875

Having these products in your makeup kit, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you know you are covered in case anything does go wrong and you don’t have your MUA with you. These products can make any number of looks and you are covered for all your bridal parties.

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