15 Must-Invest Bridal Makeup Kit items List To Look Flawless

15 Must-Invest Bridal Makeup Kit items List To Look Flawless

The dates have been fixed, the lehengas have been selected, the functions have been decided, and the invites have gone out. But with each outfit and function, a perfect makeup look is like a given quintessential factor. Makeup is a very very important part of any wedding preparation. Any well-planned wedding has a properly planned itinerary of looks and brands to be experimented with. But as a future bride, you must have your bridal makeup kit. The reason is, you do not have a MUA available to you 24*7 in the sweaty weather, in-between functions, or during those long post-wedding rituals. 

First and foremost, let's talk about what a bridal makeup kit is. It's a compilation of all the essential makeup products that a bride will need for her pre and post-wedding functions. Most brides do not hire an MUA for all events and functions, hence, curating a list of primary products to create stunning looks for all occasions is a vital need of the hour. Every bride needs to have a trousseau filled with products that she will love and cherish till they expire or the next 50% off sales come knockin'.

Bridal Makeup Kit Items List

Finalizing each item that goes into the bridal makeup kit items list can be a daunting and overwhelming task. But we have got you covered, in this blog, we have curated a list of top-performing products in the market that will meet your needs and make your job a little less overwhelming. Without further ado, let's jump into the quintessential items you'll need for your bridal makeup kit in 2023.

  1. Facial
  2. Cleanser
  3. Toner 
  4. Essence or Serum
  5. Moisturiser
  6. Primer
  7. Foundation
  8. Concealer
  9. Setting Powder
  10. Blush
  11. Eyeshadow Palette
  12. Eyeliner
  13. Mascara
  14. Lipstick
  15. Setting Spray

1. Facial

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Every bride needs that golden glow on her special day. Facials are primarily done at salons, but if you are sceptical about certain chemicals, start home peels and facials for a glow that will last for days to come. This will help you eliminate imperfections, pigmentation, and more before the big day. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Mamaearth Ubtan Facial Kit With Turmeric & Saffron For Glowing Skin (60g)
  2. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (30ml)
  3. Minimalist 25% AHA + 5% PHA + 2% BHA Peeling Solution For Instant Glow & Soft Skin (30ml)
  4. Dr. Sheth's Medifacial @ Home High Strength Peel (30ml)

2. Cleanser

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Washing off that peel gently is the second step of product for your trousseau. It's important to choose a gentle cleanser that is suitable for major skin types to avoid any breakouts at the last moment. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser(125ml)
  2. Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash (150ml)
  3. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser (150ml)
  4. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Face Wash With 2.0% Salicylic Acid For Effective Yet Gentle Cleansing (175ml)

3. Toner 

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Toner helps your skin look hydrated and start getting ready to put on your products further. They also help tighten your pores whilst maintaining your skin's PH level effortlessly. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Minimalist 3% PHA Face Toner With Multi Biotics For Minimizing Pore Size & Hydrating Skin (150ml)
  2. PIXI Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner with Glycolic Acid (100ml)
  3. Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner (200ml)
  4. Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner (60ml)

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4. Essence or Serum

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Using an essence or serum in your AM/PM routine helps you tackle any imperfections, blemishes, discolouration, or pre-existing pigmentation you have. Indian skin is prone to tanning but moderating it using top-notch products can help you avoid it altogether. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence (100ml)
  2. Minimalist 10% Niacinamide Face Serum With Matmarine + Zinc For Reducing Oil & Blemishes (30ml)
  3. L'Oreal Paris Glycolic Bright Serum With Glycolic Acid & Niacinamide, Reduces Dark Spots (30ml)
  4. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5(30ml)

5. Moisturiser

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Your bridal makeup kit items list is incomplete without a good moisturizer. Using toners and essences helps improvise skin texture but eliminating the moisturizer will make your skin look dull and you certainly do not want that on your special. You can also check out something with an in-formulated shimmer or glitter to get that illuminated glow from the base. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Lakme Lumi Skin Cream (30g)
  2. Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Illuminating & Skin Perfecting Day Cream (50gm)
  3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Face Moisturizer With Hyaluronic Acid For 72 Hours Hydration (50g)
  4. Clinique Moisture Surge 100h Auto-replenishing Hydrator (Moisturizer) (125ml)

6. Primer

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A good primer is a crucial step in any makeup routine as it helps to create a smooth base for your makeup. It helps you create a smooth canvas for your foundation. Our top recommendations are-

  1. Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer
  2. Colorbar Flawless Finish Primer
  3. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Primer
  4. Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Foundation Primer with Vitamin A & E

7. Foundation

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The next item on the list is a foundation. It is the base of your makeup and should be chosen carefully to match your skin tone. This product should always be purchased on-site for first-timers. For bridal makeup, we recommend using a long-lasting foundation that won't budge throughout the day. 

  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup Foundation Mini SPF 10
  2. Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation
  3. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
  4. L'Oreal Paris Infallible 32H Fresh Wear Foundation

8. Concealer

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Concealers along with color correctors are one of the vital essentials for every bride-to-be. It helps you to cover any dark circles or blemishes that the foundation may have missed. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Concealer 
  2. Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette
  3. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear More Than Concealer
  4. Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

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9. Setting Powder

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To set and match your base it's important to have a blendable setting powder. This product is used to set your foundation and concealer in place. Our top recommendations are- 

  1. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder 
  2. Maybelline New York Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
  3. PAC Translucent Powder 
  4. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

10. Blush

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Blushes are the most important item in every bridal makeup kit box. Blush helps to add a natural flush to the cheeks and provides a youthful glow to the face. Some of our top recommendations are-

  1. Nars Blush in the shade Orgasm
  2. Kay Beauty Creme Blush
  3. Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos
  4. M.A.C Matte Powder Blush

11. Eyeshadow Palette

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Eyeshadow palette helps to create different eye makeup looks and enhances the beauty of the eyes. Available in mattes, shimmers, and glitters, you need to have some staple eyeshadow palette’s to create a stunning eye look for all your occasions. Our top recommendations are-

  1. Huda Beauty Empowered Eyeshadow Palette
  2. XX Revolution Xx Shadow Palette Extravaganza
  3. Nykaa Professional Makeup Palette - Eyeshadow & Blush
  4. NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette 

12. Eyeliner

This product helps you to define your eyes and make them stand out from the crowd. A smudge-proof and long-lasting is the best way to beat the heat of this Indian weather humidity. Our top recommendations are:

  1. Maybelline New York Line Tattoo High Impact Liner
  2. Kay Beauty Quick Dry Liquid Eyeliner 
  3. Faces Canada Magneteyes Eyeliner 
  4. Maybelline New York Colossal Bold Eyeliner 

13. Mascara

Add volume and length to your lashes. Mascara helps to enhance the lashes and make them look more voluminous and beautiful. It's important to choose a product that is waterproof to avoid any mishaps during the function. Our top recommendations are:

  1. Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara
  2. L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara 
  3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  4. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Magnet Black Mascara 

14. Lipstick

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We don't need to discuss why it's important, it just is. Lipstick helps you enhance the beauty of the lips and complete the bridal makeup look. Some of the popular ones are-

  1. Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick
  2. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick
  3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution
  4. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick
  5. Kay Beauty Long Stay Matte Lipsticks

15. Setting Spray

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The final and most crucial item that completes your bridal makeup kit is the setting spray. It helps you to make the makeup last longer and prevents it from smudging whilst also softly blending all the makeup and putting it in place. Some popular ones are- 

  1. M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+
  2. Faces Canada Makeup Fixer Setting Spray
  3. SUGAR Grand Finale Dewy Setting Mist
  4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Mist & Set

Bridal Makeup Kit Lakme

Lakme has been one of the most popular and beloved beauty brands in India for decades now. This favored brand in India offers a wide range of makeup products that are perfect for Indian brides as most of their products are curated by keeping in mind the Indian skin tone. 

Lakme's range of makeup products is an excellent option one must consider as they are- affordable, versatile, and cater to the needs of every bride. Now, let's discuss some of the must-have items from the brand to build your Bridal Makeup Kit.

  1. Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Primer- Every makeup kit needs a flawless, waterproof, and long-lasting base and this one does just that. It is ideal for hiding pores, and blurs imperfections making it an all-rounder primer for every skin type.
  2. Lakme Absolute Skin Natural Mousse Foundation- Formulated with SPF, this foundation offers a soft natural finish and feels like a feather on the skin whilst also flawlessly covering all your pores.
  3. Lakme Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick- Love a flawless concealer, and cannot go wrong with this product. It offers buildable coverage that is crease-proof and skin-lightening at the same time.
  4. Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact- Available in over 6 Indian skin tones this powder can be used both wet and dry. It has a long-lasting power and foundation finish for a flawless base.
  5. Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos- Coral, peachy, or mauve, these 2-in-1 blushes are the ultimate choice for every bridal makeup kit box. With effortless blending and a shimmery glow, it's the perfect addition to your kitty. 
  6. Lakme Absolute Liquid Highlighter- These newly launched highlighters come in 3 luminescent colours and add the perfect amount of glaze needed to perk up your special day. 
  7. Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette- Whether you have a smokey eye, a matte look, or a shimmer bonanza this palette has you covered. Experiment with its infinite choices and create your looks.
  8. Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara- Add a dramatic lift to your lashes using this product. It is formulated with long-term curl formula and ophthalmologically tested to avoid any watery or smudgy eyes during your special day.
  9. Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Eyeliner- Available in several matte and shimmer shades this water-based eyeliner is perfect to give your that sharp pro defined eye look.
  10. Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color- With over 25+ shades to fall in love with, this liquid lipstick is all the rage in the market right now. Its transfer-proof formulation ensures a smudge-free experience on your special day. 

Bridal Makeup Kit Box

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Also known as a bridal trousseau a bridal makeup kit box is also an essential item. A good quality, spacious makeup kit box or a vanity box will help in keeping all the products organized and easily accessible on the wedding day. A bridal makeup kit box is a convenient way to store and organize your makeup items. It ensures that all your makeup products are in one place and easily accessible to avoid any mishaps on your special day. Some places you can check out for buying one are- 

  1. Amazon
  2. Nykaa
  3. Flipkart
  4. Bridal Jewellery stores 


Building a bridal makeup kit can be a fun and exciting experience. It is essential to choose the right products that suit your skin type and tone. Thankfully there is a handful of brands along with a plethora of products to choose from both online and offline resources. Make sure to include the above-mentioned quintessential items in your bridal makeup kit to achieve a flawless and radiant look on your special day.

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