Updated Bridal Glow Makeup: Best Bridal Makeup Kit To Glow From Within!

A complete guide on proper planning and picking the right products to create the best bridal makeup kit that’s efficient as well as versatile.

Written by Aashika Rajendran

On Jul 4, 2023 – 11 minutes read

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A well-planned bridal makeup kit need not encompass a million things instead all you need to concentrate on is quality and versatility. Even before the date is set, makeup is one of the many things a bride-to-be is anxious about. Finding the right aisle-worthy look could be confusing and hard. On the other side things are starting to change, more and more brides around the globe are daring enough to do their makeup on the big day.

Doing your makeup on the day as well as the following functions can help you save a huge sum of money. So if you are a makeup lover and you are good with makeup, all you need is a good makeup kit to start planning your wedding lookbook. We are lucky it’s the wedding season everywhere, the amount of reference bridal looks to take inspiration from is multitudes.

Best Bridal Makeup Kit 2023

Various Indian brands release their Indian best bridal makeup kit which are pre-curated bridal like Lakme bridal makeup kit, Maybelline bridal makeup kit, sugar bridal makeup kit, etc. Though these kits are easy to buy we recommend choosing individual products from every brand so that you can get the best of every brand and products that suit you best.

When it comes to bridal makeup skincare is very important, therefore we will be discussing some of the best skincare products for brides before we get into makeup. Here is a list of all the essentials that make up the best bridal makeup kit.

Pre-makeup Skin Prep

It’s always important to start your makeup on a well-prepped face. No matter how high-end your makeup is, skin prep is what is going to define how well your makeup sits on your face.

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Choosing the right kind of facial cleanser is very important on your big day. Cleansers that dry out and strip the skin of its natural oils might make your makeup look patchy. We recommend that you choose a very hydrating and gentle cleanser that leaves your face smooth, clean, and well-hydrated.

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Cleanser recommendations

  1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  2. FoxTale The Daily Duet Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  3. Simple Kind To Skin – Refreshing Facial Wash
  4. Minimalist Aquaporin 5% Booster Face Wash With Hyaluronic Acid
  5. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Normal to Dry Skin
  6. Earth Rhythm Restore Hydrating Cream Cleanser With 6 Essential Ceramide Complex 
  7. Joy Revivify pH 5.5 Face Wash | Moisture Balancing & Healthy Cleansing Gel Face Wash with Calendula, Ceramides, Vitamin B5 & E

Face Mask

It’s good to apply a hydrating face pack or a sheet mask post-face wash for that added glow. Here are some of our favorite picks.

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Face Mask recommendations

  1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask
  2. Ponds Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask Hydrating Sheet Mask With Vitamin B3 Natural Coconut Water
  3. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Hydrating Sheet Mask
  4. O3+ Ultra Lite Moisturising & Hydrating Mask
  5. Juicy Chemistry Hazelnut, Coffee & Chocolate-Organic Hydrating Face Scrub
  6. Mario Badescu Hydrating Overnight Mask With Peptides
  7. Fixderma Cosmetic Laboratories Hydrating Mask


Prepping your lip can help avoid patchy and flaky lips on your big day. Here are some of the best lip scrubs you can try.

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 Lip scrub recommendations

  1. Dot & Key Lip Polish Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
  2. MCaffeine Coffee Lip Scrub for Chapped & Pigmented Lips – Natural, Vegan & Beeswax Free
  3. Bella Vita Organic NicoLips Lip Lightening Scrub Balm
  4. Just Herbs Ayurvedic Vegan Rose Lip Scrub for Dark, Dry & Chapped Lips
  5. e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator
  6. Juicy Chemistry Blood Orange & Rosehip Organic Lip Scrub
  7. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Smoothing Sugar Scrub
  8. PIXI Nourishing Lip Polish

Lip Balm

Applying lip balm to your lips a few minutes before wearing lipstick will help the lips stay hydrated and also allow smooth application of lipstick.

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Lip Balm recommendations

  1. Vaseline Lip Tins
  2. NIVEA Lip Balm, Original Care, for 24h Moisture with Shea Butter & Natural Oils
  3. Bobbi Brown’s New Extra Lip Tint
  4. LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask Berry EX
  5. Biotique Fruit Brightening Lip Balm
  6. Sebamed Lip Defense, For Dry And Chapped Lips, With SPF 30, With Jojoba Oil, And Vitamin E
  7. Minimalist SPF 30 Lip Balm
  8. MARS Lip Lollies Lip Balm
  9. Boroplus Ayurvedic Antiseptic Cream
  10. Ikkai by Lotus Herbals Pink Me Again Lip Butter


The key to Dewey bridal makeup is hydration, hence adding a toner would make sure your skin has all the hydration it needs to last the whole day.


Toner recommendations

  1. Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner
  2. MCaffeine Cherry Affair Hydrating Coffee Face Mist with Caffeine for Energized and Glowing Skin
  3. Forest Essentials Travel Size Facial Tonic Mist Pure Rosewater Refreshing Face Toner
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Glow Toner
  5. Kama Ayurveda Pure Rose Water
  6. The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Toner


Applying antioxidants to your face helps with the oxidation (makeup turning darker, grey, or orange a few hours post application) of makeup to an extent (1). Products that have zinc oxide can also help with your foundation turning grey over time.


 Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Antioxidant recommendations

  1. Suganda Advanced 10% Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum – Reduces Dark Spots and Hyperpigmentation
  2. Knesko Skin Rose Quartz Antioxidant Serum
  3. Minimalist 10% Niacinamide Face Serum With Matmarine + Zinc For Reducing Oil & Blemishes


Moisturizing is the key to flawless base makeup. A good moisturizer will help your foundation glide on smoothly without clinging to any dry patches or creasing.


Moisturizer recommendations

  1. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturizer
  2. Advanced Hydration Day Cream
  3. Pilgrim Squalane Glow Moisturizer
  4. Smashbox Halo Healthy Glow All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer
  5. M.A.C Mini Prep + Prime Fix+
  6. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
  7. Dot & Key Barrier Repair Face Cream with Ceramides
  8. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel


Sunscreen is mandatory especially if you are having an outdoor wedding, here are some of the best sunscreens that can sit well under makeup.

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 Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Sunscreen recommendations

  1. Eart Rythm glow set go strobe cream
  2. Re’equil Sun CC Cream SPF 50 PA++++
  3. Dr.Seth’s Ceramide & Vitamin C Sunscreen
  4. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen
  5. Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro
  6. Multi-Defense Aqua UV Gel SPF 50 with 8 Anti-Oxidants

Bridal Makeup Kit Essentials 

Here are some bomb makeup products to curate the best bridal makeup kit of all time.


Primers are one of the most important/ key products that are a must-have in a bridal makeup kit. Primers act as a barrier between your makeup and skin making sure your makeup stays intact even if you sweat a lot.

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 Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Primer recommendations

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
  2. e.l.f Acne Fighting Putty Primer
  3. NYX Professional Makeup Marshmellow Smoothing Primer
  4. Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Illuminating
  5. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Color Correcting Primer

Eyelid Primer / Eyeshadow Base

If you are planning on wearing a glitter eyeshadow or neutral shades, either way, a good eyeshadow primer, and base can help your pigment stay in place and intact all day long. 

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Eyeshadow base/ Primer recommendations

  1. NARS Eyeshadow Base
  2. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer
  3. Benefit Cosmetics Eyeshadow Primer
  4. Studio finish hd eye base

Eyeshadow For Bridal Makeup Kit

We recommend getting an eyeshadow palette that has both matt and shimmery shades. Here are some of the best eyeshadow palettes out that that has the perfect mix of neural and pop shades, versatile to create any look you want. You can also check out affordable alternatives to high-end eye shadow palettes here

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Eyeshadow palette recommendations

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Eyeshadow Palette
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette Pillow Talk
  3. HUDA BEAUTY Empowered Eyeshadow Palette
  4. Urban Decay Naked3 Palette
  5. Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeliner/ Khol

Indian brides are incomplete without eyeliner or kohl. Here are some of the best long-lasting as well as deploy pigmented eyeliner and kohls perfect to create sultry eyes on your big day.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Eyeliner/ Khol recommendations 

  1. Maybelline New York Colossal Bold Eyeliner 
  2. SUGAR POP Waterproof Eyeliner
  3. Colorbar Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
  4. Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner with Expert Eyeliner Brush 
  5. Faces Canada Ultime Pro Intense Gel Kajal With Free Sharpener
  6. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension 24hr Kajal Eye Liner
  7. SUGAR Kohl Of Honour Intense Kajal

Eyelash curler

Eyelash curlers make an instant difference in your look. Curlers help lift your lashes giving a more open and awake look to the eyes.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Eyelash curler recommendations 

  1. e.l.f. Cosmetics Premium Eyelash Curler
  2. Panasonic Beauty Eyelash Curler
  3. Allure Eyelash Curler

False Lashes For Bridal Makeup Kit

Falsies are an option they are not mandatory. Depending on your personal preference and the look you are going for, you can pick your lashes. Here are some of our favorites.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: False lash recommendations

  1. Nykaa Cosmetics Lash Talk False Eyelash
  2. Bronson Professional Eyelash Set 3D False Long And Natural Eye Makeup 10 Pairs
  3. NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Lash! Vegan False Eyelashes


Mascaras are something that can add instant beauty to your lashes and something that one needs on the big day. Here are some of the best long-lasting mascaras that won’t give on you.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Mascara recommendations

  1. Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara
  2. Huda Beauty Legit Lashes – Clear Mascara Waterproof Topcoat
  3. Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum Express Mascara
  4. MARS Fabulash Mascara
  5. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

Color corrector/Concealer

Not every bride needs color correctors or concealers but if you are someone who has pigmentation, dark circles, dark spots or redness on your face then do not skin color correction. Even though your makeup might look perfect during application as the day goes on without proper color correction all your skin imperfections are going to peek through.

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Color Corrector and Concealer recommendations

  1. Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette
  2. M.A.C Studio Conceal and Correct Palette 
  3. PAC Super Coverage Cream Concealer X12
  4. L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal
  5. Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
  6. e.l.f. Cosmetics 16HR Camo Concealer

Foundation For Bridal Makeup Kit

Picking the right shade of foundation is very important to achieve the perfect bridal look for you to look like yourself. This is one place where most people go wrong and end up looking either too much or too dull.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Foundation  recommendations

  1. M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15
  2. Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
  3. DIOR Forever Skin Glow 24h Hydrating Radiant Foundation 
  4. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup Foundation
  5. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation
  6. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation


For a contour that needs to last a whole day, we recommend using cream-based contours.

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Contour recommendations

  1. Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer
  2. MARS Cover Rangers Concealer Palette
  3. PAC Sculpt N Shine Cream Contour X8

Blush For Bridal Makeup Kit

Blush is very important for a bride, if you look into the latest bridal inspirations from Bollywood you will notice that blush is what makes the bride look so regal. Here are some of the best blushes that are pigmented and won’t fade when you move around.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Blushrecommendations

  1. PIXI On The Glow Cream Blush
  2. Kay Beauty Creme Blush
  3. Makeup Revolution Superdewy Liquid Blush You Got Me Blushing
  4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Monochromatic Multi-Stick

Highlighter For Bridal Makeup Kit

Picking the right type of highlighter is very important. Highlighters in the wrong places can make you look dull and oily. Choose natural-looking highlighters and only highlight the high points of your face to achieve a natural look.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Highlighter recommendations

  1. M.A.C Strobe Cream
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glide Architect Highlighter
  3. ICONIC London Illuminator
  4. e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter

Loose powder/ Setting Spray

Setting the makeup in place is a step in bridal makeup that cannot be skipped. It doesn’t matter even if you have on waterproof makeup setting the areas you cease with a loose powder and finally spritzing the whole face with a good setting spray will help your makeup look flawless all day long.

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Best Bridal Makeup Kit: Loose powder/setting powder recommendations

  1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder 
  2. Kay Beauty Matte HD Setting Loose Powder
  3. e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder 
  4. M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+
  5. Daily Life Forever52 Makeup Fixer Spray 
  6. Faces Canada Ultime Pro Makeup Fixer
  7. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

Lip Liner And Lipsticks for Bridal Makeup Kit

Choosing lipsticks depends on your bridal wear and the kind of makeup you are planning on wearing. It’s good to have nude lipstick, red or pink lipstick, and brown lipstick in your bridal. These basic shades will help you achieve any look. If you want something versatile then you can try lipstick palettes which can help you build any shades of your choice.

lip liners and lipsticks for bride
  1. MARS Infinity Lip Palette
  2. PAC Lip Palette 12 Color
  3. PIXI #Pixipretties + Louise Roe Cream Colour Palette

Apart from the above-mentioned makeup products a bridal kit also needs to have a set of Blotting Papers, Makeup Remover Wipes, a Makeup Sponge or beauty blender, and a set of high-quality Makeup Brush

Frequently Asked Questions on Bridal Makeup Kit

Which type of makeup is best for bridal?

Longlasting yet lightweight makeup works best for brides to achieve that natural and flawless look

Which is the best brand for a makeup kit?

There is no one brand for bridal makeup, it’s important to choose products that work for your skin type and tone.

How many items are in a bridal makeup kit?

A bridal makeup kit needs to have all the basic products from prepping the skin, tools to apply the makeup, and lastly products to set the makeup.

Wrapping Up

Even though various brands out there see good makeup, when it comes to bridal makeup it’s very important to make sure you get high-quality products. We hope you found the above article “Updated Bridal Glow Makeup:  Best Bridal Makeup Kit To Glow From Within”, useful. Apart from the basic makeup essentials you can also add or remove products from your bridal makeup kit as per your requirements.

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Aashika is a makeup and beauty expert known for creating stunning looks that not only accentuate facial features but also empower women to feel confident in their skin.

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