My Bridal Makeup Kit (so far!)


Hey everyone!

Just wanted to show you the products I’ll be keeping in my bridal makeup kit. Since I’ll be leaving right after the wedding, all my other makeup will be packed and I’ll just be keeping a few things for doing my makeup for the functions.

Here are the products that I’ve decided on so far –


My Bridal Makeup Kit (so far..)
My Bridal Makeup Kit (so far..)





Prepping products : MAC Strobe cream for the dry-ish areas of the face, Clinique Pore Refining solutions Instant Perfector (in Invisible Deep) for oily parts and large open pores. I also need another primer here though – maybe Clinique Superprimer – not decided yet!


FoundationMAC Matchmaster FoundationBourjois Happy Light foundation. I haven’t got the time to go foundation hunting again so I’m sticking to my trusted favorite MAC Matchmaster for now until I come across something else. Bourjois Happy Light photographs beautifully though slightly lesser coverage but I make up for that with concealer in the required areas. I think I’ll keep this for everyday wear. I will also keep Clinique Superbalanced Foundation as backup in case my skin is feeling too dry. It photographs quite nicely.


Corrector + Concealer : Clinique Even Better concealer Orange Brightener and Honeycomb.


Powder : Clinique Blended Face Powder is excellent! For touch ups, I’ll probably reach for Lakme Absolute Compact since that’s the one I generally carry with me. Its a decent compact but can be high coverage (and little cakey) if you use too much. I might pick up something else before the wedding though.

Blushes : Chanel Cream blush in Revelation will be my base blush on top of which I’d add a powder blush to ensure longevity. For my pink saree – MAC Fleur Power and for the warmer sarees, I’ll keep MAC Pinch Me and maybe  Colorbar Paparazzi Bronze?


Contour + Highlight : Shiseido Powder Bronzer in 03 for Contouring and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze for highlighting.





Base : MAC Paint Pot Indianwood for gold makeup, Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Bronze for bronze/coppery makeup and Shiseido Shimmering Cream eye color in Caviar (black) as base for a smokey eye. I might pick up Clinique All About Shadow eye primer too.


Eye shadows : My MAC Palette which has beautiful neutrals – Woodwinked, Amberlights, Bronze, Antiqued, All that Glitters – I think I’m pretty much covered here. I intend to use Inglot 107R rainbow refill for any blending out work, L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadow Endless Chocolate for smokier brown looks. For highlighting – Miss Claire eye shadow 0231 (prettiest pale gold!) and MAC Ricepaper.


Liners, Kohls : Bobbi Brown Black Gel liner, Lakme Absolute Ultimate Kohl. I’ll layer the 2 to get the darkest black color.


Mascara and Lashes : Not yet decided on the mascara but since I’ll be using false lashes, I can use pretty much any decent mascara. I’m inclined towards Shiseido Defining Volume one (best dramatic mascara I’ve tried!). At the moment I also have Maybelline Falsies which is good for length but doesn’t give the desired volume.

For the lashes, I’m more or less set on Ardell Naomi lashes which I used in my recent bridal looks HERE and HERE. Perfect length for my long lashes and good volume! They are slightly dramatic but not crazily so and feel very light on the eyes so I can wear them for a few hours. Generally my eyes start watering with false lashes on very quickly but these feel very comfortable. I bought these from Jabong but they’re sold out now!


Brows : Sleek Brow kit in Extra Dark! But if I want to save space, I can also use Rimmel Brow pencil in Black/Brown with Inglot 107R eye shadow instead.





Now this is the hard part because I go little overboard with my lip products!

Lip pencils : They are a MUST-HAVE for me when doing long wearing makeup! I use them to fill in my lips entirely and balance out the shape of my lips before I use a lipstick. I have a red one from Bourjois, MAC Spice [very similar to Lakme Brick Rose which I used in my last tutorial] and a pale nude pink from Bourjois. I’m in dire need to a rose/berry pink. I’m thinking of picking MAC Soar. Any recommendations for a darker pink lip liner?


Lipsticks : NYX Midnight Dinner (very pretty berry pink – wearing it HERE) and Chanel Rouge Allure Romantic for the pink saree, MAC Ruby Woo and MAC Diva for the red saree, haven’t decided on the warmer lipsticks yet. Will also keep 1-2 rosy pink/corals for everyday wear.


Lipglosses : Guerlain Maxi Shine lip gloss – Tangerine Vlam, MAC Impassioned maybe (for pink saree), Rimmel Vinyl Gloss Lovesick (perfect soft pink for me complexion) and probably add 1-2 more but haven’t decided which ones yet.


[note color=”#FFEECA”]Another product that is a must-have is a reflective gold shimmer pigment. I was thinking of picking MAC Reflects Gold pigment but remember I had something similar from Inglot! Its a transparent looking shimmer that reflects gold and can be used on top of eye shadow, to highlight cheekbones and for body highlighting as well!

So this is my bridal kit so far! I will post an update once I’ve figured out everything. Do you think I’m missing something here? Do chip in with your thoughts/recommendations in the comments section below! [/note]



  1. The Pic is Super Pretty *__*

    Ermm.. Oil Blotting Sheets? And, I saw a deep pink shade lipliner in Colorbar..You May Check There

    I’m Sure You Gonna Rock On Your Wedding Day..Wish You Loadza Fun n Happiness 🙂

    1.! I bought lots of pairs and the Naomi ones are best for special occasion makeup (for people with long lashes). But I checked today and Naomi lashes seem to be sold out 🙁

  2. wow thats what we call a bridal kit! let us know what mehendi design ur thinking of picking up…btw ive seen ardell lashes being sold in beautykafe.

  3. You’re gonna look beautiful <3
    I hope you share pictures of your outfits before the wedding and post wedding share pictures of every function so we can 'virtually' attend it in a way.
    Do a wedding video too please 🙂

  4. It would be so difficult to keep a limited set right. I just returned back from Bhopal a week ago and my oily skin felt pretty dry. Hope you have things for the dry climate there. But it'd be great that you won't feel oily n sweaty.
    The selection looks amazing 🙂 I'm loving ur bridal series. The makeup looks are awesome 🙂
    Don't forget ur lip balms.

  5. Also remember to keep band aids, hand sanitizer, mints and redness reducing eye drops in the emergency kit that you would take to the venue.

  6. Hi Ankita ,First of all a hearty congratulations to you .I am a big fan of your blog and always include your suggestions and recommendations in my vanity .I also watch your videos on youtube .They are amazing .As of sug gesting you a berry/pink lipliner try Rimmel London lip pencil in INDIAN PINK .It suits most of indian skins tone .

  7. wow thats one well prepared bride 🙂 and one hell of a kit. I knew nothing about makeup when I got married. I think all I had was a lipstick and what a waste!!
    make best use of this time…have fun..enjoy!!

  8. Hey ankita i have been following ur blog from some time and really do like them.. Congratulations for ur marriage… U look really beautiful…
    I wanted to know from where can i get Nyx cosmetics in pune…

  9. First of all , a very big Congrats to you for your wedding.Both of your bridal looks are just awesome and only ‘perfect’ is the word to describe you as a bride.
    The wedding glow on you is just showing.I request you to please let me know your beauty regimen (products that you are using,if possible a little pocket friendly)that you have been following lately as there is an obvious glow and clarity on your face as compared to your old pictures/tutorials, I mean when you had started the blog, though that’s been a long time!

  10. Wow! That is one brilliant kit so far!! You could give Colorbar Berry Rose liner a try. It is a beautiful berry pink.

    Also, I need a pair a false lashes for small occassions. When you mentioned Ardell is on Jabong, Ichecked a few.. and now I am very confused. Which model would you recommend for a first time lash wearer, thats not too subtle or too dramatic??

  11. If you are looking for a reflective gold shimmer for your body – try stila all over liquid luminizer – gives a lovely sheen to your arms, collarbone and wherever else you apply it.

  12. Hi, do you know if MAC gives bridal makeup kit as of now and how much it is priced at? Also which outlet is the best to go purchase that in Delhi?Thanks

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