Bridal & Wedding Makeup Trousseau/ Kit: Base Makeup- Primers, Concealers, Foundations & Pressed Powders
When I got married, I never had the chance to put my “Bridal Makeup Kit” together, because I didn’t know ABCD of makeup then. Honestly speaking, I do regret being unable to choose my own makeup products but I am glad that the makeup kit created by my relatives wasn’t bad either. As I look back at my post marriage pictures, I think I did alright and looked luminous & radiant in most photographs “blush blush”!
Thanks to the blogging world, that it has so much information to offer that ANYONE can learn about makeup in literally no time. To ease the task of all ‘would-be-brides’; here is a comprehensive list of products of makeup items divided into categories, skin types, skin tones, budget etc which will help in building the Ultimate Bridal Makeup Trousseau. In this post, we will concentrate on the Base Makeup solely which will include the best primers, foundations, concealers etc
Base Makeup Tips: How to choose the right Foundation & Concealer
- In the bid to look fair & radiant, most MUAs would literally paint your face with a lighter foundation shade which is complete no no! Base makeup should be used to enhance your natural features and hide certain imperfections rather altering your skin color. Make sure you match foundation to your jawline to get the correct shade.
- Always check your shade in natural lighting. The harsh artificial lighting in the stores can totally distort the actual shade and you might end up buying the wrong shade for your skintone
- Avoid foundations which contain high SPF for parties or events, this is the reason for the ghostly whitish cast in flash photography.
- Always test your base makeup beforehand to test for any allergic reactions, if they slide off your skin in few hours or does it oxidize etc.
Wedding Makeup Kit/ Trousseau: Best Primers in India
Face Primer: A good face primer will ensure that your makeup lasts longer and helps in avoiding the need for touch ups. Also, these help in mattifying areas on the face which are prone to get oilier like the T- Zone. Some face primers also help in minimizing the appearance of pores if that is the point of concern. Here are our top picks that deserve a place in your wedding makeup trousseau.
- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: Recommended by Makeup Artists, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Primer is perfect to brighten up & tighten a bride’s tired skin. Its non-oily formula prepares the skin for perfect makeup application and hours of luminous wear. Price $46 for 1.7 fl oz
- Colorbar Perfect Match Primer: An oil-free primer which controls sebum production, doesn’t clog pores, smoothens out skin’s texture and efficiently hides fines lines and open pores. This is easily the best primer in India which is budget friendly and works as well as the much raved about Benefit The Porefessional Primer. Price Rs. 750 for 30 ml
- L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer: If you do not mind a silicone based primer then L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer is a great option. This smoothing primer gives the skin an incredibly even surface with fine lines and pores erased and longer-lasting make-up experience. Price Rs. 899 for 15 ml
- MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage: A liquid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones which calms and soothes the skin, takes away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the application of foundation or powder. MAC Prep+Prime Skin Base Visage is best suited for dry/combination skin since it has illuminating effect to it. Price Rs. 2500 for 30 ml
Other primers that we recommend but might not be easily available in India are: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional, Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer & NYX Studio Perfect Primer
Bridal Makeup Trousseau: Best Foundations in India For Parties
Foundation: So now that it’s final you are getting married, there are going to be tons of occasions post marriage where you will be photographed; it becomes absolutely essential to have perfect looking skin all the time and hence you need to invest in a good foundation for your bridal makeup kit.
- MAC Pro Longwear Foundation: One of the best long wearing foundations, it lasts easily for 10-12 hours on the skin without sliding off. Lightweight and creamy, applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. Price Rs. 2100 for 30 ml
- Makeup Forever HD Foundation Invisible Cover Foundation: Makeup Artists swear by this product across the globe and probably your own Bridal MUA used this on your big day. MUFE HD Foundation is a cult favourite which suits most skin types, goes on smoothly, lasts for longer hours, covers imperfections and photographs really well. Price Approx Rs. 3000 for 30 ml
- Revlon Colorstay Makeup 24 Hour Foundation: This foundation is available in 2 variants for dry skin and combination/oily skin. A light weight, medium to full coverage foundation is ideal for bridal makeup kit as it lasts for as long as 12 hours on the skin with minimal powdering required in between. This is ideal for flash photography. Price Rs. 875 for 30ml
- Kryolan Derma Camouflage Derma: This is hands down the best long lasting foundation which is high in coverage so much so that it claims to conceal even tattoos. Most professional MUAs swear by this and use it heavily for bridal makeup. If you suffer from acne marks or high discolorations or just want the perfect base for parties then this a must in your wedding makeup kit. Price: Rs 350 for 4gms
Other foundations which we recommend are Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Chanel Vitalumière Moisture-Rich Radiance Sunscreen Fluid Makeup Broad Spectrum Spf 15
Indian Wedding Makeup Trousseau/Kit Products: Best Concealers in India
Concealer: Mostly the foundation has you you all covered but there might be times where you would need some extra coverage to cover those dark circles or acne marks, so it is wise to keep one or two concealers handy.
- L’Oreal Paris True Match Concealer: A liquid concealer that helps smooth fine lines and minimizes appearance of dark circles instantly. Extremely light on skin, hence doesn’t give your face a cakey look. If set properly with a powder it lasts for long hours. Price Rs. 795 for 5.2 ml
- MAC Prolongwear Concealer: One of the best concealers available in India is the MAC Prolongwear Concealer. A light weight liquid concealer that provides medium to full coverage and a natural matte finish. It helps in correcting dark circles and discolorations on the skin if any. Price approx Rs. 1300 for 9ml
- Clinique Even Better Concealer: This medium to high coverage concealer both brightens and conceals the under eye area perfectly. It is easily blendable, gives an even finish and rarely creases. Price Rs. 1300 for 3.5gms
Other Concealers we recommend are Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Inglot Cream Concealer
Indian Bridal Makeup Kit: Best Face Powders/Compacts in India
Face Powders: All the hard work that goes into application of base makeup can easily go to a waste if you don’t set it properly with a face powder or compact. To keep your base makeup intact for hours and shine free, add one of our top compacts to your bridal trousseau.
- Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: This is a cult favourite and a pocket friendly compact. It is a great setting powder which keeps the skin shine free for hours. Price Rs. 230 for 14 gms
- ZA True White Two Way Foundation: It gives a flawless finish and can be used on its own too. The fine, soft and lightweight powder blends perfectly with your complexion and helps in making the makeup last for long hours. Best part? It can be used both dry and wet Price Rs. 550 for 9 gms
- MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: A one-step powder and foundation that provides a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish & long-wearing. Price Rs. 1800 for 15gms
Other Face Powders we recommend are MAC Blot Powder/Loose, Maybelline Dream Matte Pressed Powder, Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Compact, Colorbar Perfect Match Compact.
This was all about Base Makeup Must Haves for the Bridal Makeup Trousseau/ Kit which every Indian bride-to be needs in her wedding kit. Let us know your recommendations for must have base makeup for a bride in the comments below.
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