14 Beauty essentials that bride must have in her Bridal Kit

Hi everyone! Makeup shopping is really very exciting and when it comes to shopping makeup for your bridal kit then the exciting doubles. But at the same time the confusion also doubles because you want the best products in your vanity and at the same time you don’t want to miss out any important makeup product. So here is a list of beauty essentials which you must have in your bridal kit. On THE BIG DAY the makeup artist will usually do the makeup but for the other days when you go to a new home and try to be presentable, it’s you who has to do the makeup on your own. So let me jot down all the essentials which will make your life easier and beautiful. I will also be giving you an affordable options so that you can narrow down choices. All of the suggested products will be available on AMAZON and NYKAA


Okay, this is the very important thing which you should never forget. Preparing your skin before makeup will help your base look smooth and beautiful. Choose moisturiser according to your skin type.


Choosing right foundation is tricky but once you find the right one for you, it’s going to give your makeup a beautiful finish. Because the base is what’s going to hold the rest of your makeup. If you have oily skin, opt for matte foundations and if you have dry skin opt for gel based foundation. One more tip I would like to give is to try the shade at the counter before purchasing. And only if you know your shade go for online purchases.
I have oily skin and my favourite foundation is Maybelline fit me matte + poreless foundation.

My Recommendation

Maybelline fit me matte + poreless foundation- Rs.

Revlon colorstay foundation


Read my review on all of these foundations here—3 BEST DRUGSTORE FOUNDATIONS


Concealers help hide the blemishes and under eye dark circles. when not in a mood to wear foundation you can also just use concealer for correcting the imperfection and then follow up with Powder foundation/ compact.

My Recommendation

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer- Rs.565

 Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- Rs.500

Kajal & Eyeliner

Kajal is something which Indian bride can never miss. This makes the face and the eyes look gorgeous. Kajal is the staple makeup product that I think everyone of us uses. Eyeliner is for those who can wear it without any hassle. There are many whose hands are shaky and if you are not good with lining then I would suggest you to not try this. Because if you mess it then you may end up with panda eyes(I hope no one wants to look like that).

My Recommendation


Maybelline New York The Colossal Kajal 24HR Smudge Proof Deep Black- Rs.180

Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal Super Black- Rs.300

Faces Ultime Pro Intense Gel Kajal – Black- Rs. 549

Eye Liner

Lakme Insta Liner Eye Liner, Black- Rs. 110

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black- Rs. 525

Maybelline The Colossal Liner – Black- Rs. 425

Colorbar Ultimate Eye Liner- RS.550


Adding blush to your cheeks are going to make you look pretty and make sure you add a little product. There are many shades available and choose wisely according to your skin tone. I love the baby pink shade and that would look amazing on all fair skin toned ladies.

My recommendation

Makeup Revolution Iconic Blush bronzer and brighten palette- Rs.850

Read my detailed review on it here—Makeup Revolution Iconic Blush Bronze and Brighten Smoulder- Review

They have 4 shades and you can pick one depending on your skin tone. The best thing about this is you will have all of the three products in a single palette, so this will occupy less space in your bridal kit and they have perfect shades too.

Bronzer/ Contour

This is something which many of us skip but trust me this particular product is going to define your face. If you have a slim face then it’s optional but if you want to hide your double chin or if you want to make any part of your face look narrow and shaped then contouring is going to help you achieve it.


Highlighting you high points will instantly bring a glow on your face. Weddings are usually very tiring and it’s hard to look fresh and glowy after it gets over. Highlighter will give you a healthy looking glow to you face and if you haven’t tried that yet then I am sure you are going to love it.


Mascara opens up the eyes instantly and it is another must have essential in your bridal kit. This gives definitions to your eyes and makes your lashes look longer and thicker. You can try Maybelline lash sensational Mascara. This will make your lashes look as if you have falsies on.

My Rrecommendation

All of the mascara from the brand “Maybelline”. They are super affordable and gives volume and length to the lashes just like any high end mascara would give. Their price ranges from Rs.325- Rs.550

My personal favourite- Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

Read the full review of this masacara here—Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara- Review

Eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadows are like icing on the cake. If you do not prefer colored eyeshadows then you can go for nude shades as well. Makeup revolution and Maybelline has affordable eyeshadow palettes. You can pick one according to your taste.

My Recommendation:

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette- Rs. 899

This s a must have palette for those who love neutral eye makeup. we can create so many looks with this palette from neutral to smokey eyes. I have compiled all of the affordable eyeshadow palettes in a single post. This will help you for sure. Read that here–List Of Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes In India- Everything Under Rs.1000

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Compactpressed powder & loose powder

Compacts are the saviour. To prevent your makeup from melting you have to set it with loose powder or with compact. I prefer compact. And during summer you can skip foundation and can just apply moisturiser and compact. Maybelline and L’Oreal has a compacts that gives really a good coverage.

My Recommendation

L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder- Rs.372

Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder- Rs.475

Revlon Touch And Glow Moisturising powder- Rs.440

Lip Balm

Lip balm will keep your lips hydrated and can be used underneath the matte lipsticks too. Maybelline baby lips has a wide range of lip balms and you can find both tinted and non-tinted lip balms there. They are affordable and gives good moisture to the lips.

My Recommendation

Maybelline Baby lips

Read my reviews on baby lips here—6 Maybelline Baby Lips To Pick From| Best Lip Balm with SPF And Vitamin E


The most important beauty essential that you can’t miss in your kit is the lipstick. Lipstick can change your makeup game. And being a bride having Red lipstick is like a necessity. Red lipstick brightens up the face instantly and the best part is this suits on all skin tone. So a red lipstick is a must have makeup in the bridal vanity kit. Maybelline and Revlon have beautiful red shades with different undertones.

My recommendaton

For a bold red lipstick I would suggest, Maybelline Color Show Big Apple Red Lipstick- Rs. 325 (Super affordable + long staying)


For other shades of lipsticks you can pick one from


Miss claire


Street wear

Color pop

Sugar cosmetics

Makeup brushes

Makeup brushes are very important as that’s the tool which you are going to use for application of your makeup products. There are so many makeup brush sets available on Amazon. You will have so many options when to buy from there. Try to buy one set which has all the basic application tools.

My Recommendation

I prefer Beauty blender for foundations. PAC Cosmetics beauty blender- Rs.745 with pouch (2 pcs)

REad full review here—PAC Ultimate Beauty Blender Sponge Review| Get a flawless base

Makeup Remover

The last but not the least is to have a makeup remover.  Do not forget to remove your makeup before hitting the bed. Your skin needs to breathe and sleeping with makeup will cause break outs.

My Recommendation

I use olive oil as my makeup remover. That works best in breaking down eye makeup and all the waterproof makeup products.


So these are the beauty essentials you must have in your bridal kit. I hope this helped you. 

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Hi!!! This is Khadija- a procaffinator, an engineer, a biotechnologist with a great interest in makeup.This is my personal blog and you can find here honest reviews and tips on beauty, makeup, skincare and many other things :) Get in touch for anything and everything at khadija@khadijabeauty.com


  1. Excellent tips….Can you list few moisturisers available and tried….??

    • Thank you. I have an oily skin and sinsce you have asked something which I have tried, I would suggest you lever ayush suvarna poshak, dove beauty cream, La Roche-Posay effaclar duo. And you can also try Argain oil as a moisturiser. It works great.I have also reviewed all of the above on my blog

  2. Love the listing here 🙂 I have the same concealer. Love Maybelline

  3. Very useful post and seriously these are a must have products for everyone!!

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