Sunday, 9 December 2012

Basic Makeup Kit for Brides-to-be


Going through that all recently, I know how nerve-wracking all the wedding preps can be. And makeup is one of those things we all spend days deciding upon. We want to look perfect an all the post-wedding parties, a glowing new bride and yet don’t want to spend all on makeup when there’s lots of other stuff to do.
Also many of us who have recently stepped into the makeup world tend to get lost amongst the endless possibilities. We want everything but still wonder do we really need it.
I have been thinking about doing this post ever since I got over my wedding and settling craziness. Being a beauty blogger it was easy for me to decide what to invest in and what to wear. But for everybody it isn’t as it wasn’t for me in the beginning. 
So I am bringing you this very simple guide of products that should be in every bride’s basic makeup kit. This makeup kit guide will work for any beginner too who is confused over what to buy.

FOUNDATION
We all want that flawless complexion. I prefer sheer to medium coverage over heavy. I don’t have many skin issues so mostly I am using a BB Cream or a Tinted Moisturizer. I wear Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint which is a mix between both. As it is not readily available in Pakistan some good BB Creams that you can invest in are Garnier BB Cream and Sleek Makeup Be Beautiful Blemish Balm. And if you are into medium to heavy coverage then Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation and Revlon Colorstay Foundation are safe bets.

CONCEALER
I for one cannot live without a concealer. My dark circles are just too bad. And there are times when we all need to cover that treacherous spots that appears on the most important dinners of our life. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection is by far the best I have tried. Not good enough for MY dark circles but it works. If you don’t have a lot to conceal Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer is quite good with highlighting properties. If you can find one then Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette is a great buy too.

SETTING POWDER
We need to set all the concealer and foundation in the end. I use Sheer Perfection Translucent Finishing Powder by Mineral Hygienics. But pressed powder will also work. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder and L’Oreal True Match Powder give a very natural finish to the face.

EYESHADOW
I am not at all an eyeshadow person. Seldom use them. If I have to, I make do with DMGM Sparkling Jewels Baked Eyeshadow in Bronze Spark and MUA Matte Eyeshadow in Shade 20 for smokey looks.  However, if you don’t hoard a lot of makeup it is best to invest in an eyeshadow palette. MUA have some AH-MAZING ones without burning a hole in your packet. For neutral everyday shades go for MUA Undressed Palette or Heaven and Earth Palette. Beautyuk and Sleek Makeup also have some fun, good quality shades. Want something huge-r? Go for Coastal Scents or BH Cosmetics multiple eyeshadow palettes.

EYELINER
I never leave my house without it. Makes such a huge difference to the eye. If you are new to applying eyeliners go for an eye marker like Color Studio Professional Knock Out Eye Marker (what I use) or Maybelline Eye Liner Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner. For gel liner Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eye Liner is such a gem and so is Catrice Gel Eyeliner. For liquid eyeliner you can get L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner.

MASCARA
We all dream of those fluttery, big lashes. They can make such an impact on the eyes. I personally use Max Factor False Lash Effect 24 Hours Mascara. Some other great mascaras in the market are Maybelline Falsies, Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara, Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara and L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara.

BLUSH
If you want some colour on your cheeks, a blush is a must. Depending on what your colour preference is and what suits you most; Hard Candy Fox in a Box in Spicy & Sweet (peachy-coral), Beautyuk Stripey Pink Blush (soft pink), Sleek Makeup Blush in Pan Tao (orange-coral), NYX Powder Blush in Pinched (shimmery peach) are some good powder blushes.

HIGHLIGHTER
The look of a glowing face is so mesmerizing. The trick is the right makeup product on the right places. Apply highlighter on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, under under the eyebrows, on your cupid's bow and you will glisten like a princess. My favourite highlighters are Sleek Glisten Me Liquid Illuminator in Empress, Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls and Benefit High Beam. And if you can’t find any of these a very cheap alternative is Luscious Sparkling Face Shimmer.

LIP PRODUCTS
Lip products are the statement of your face. If you are getting married and want some basic shades go for some pinks and nudes and a red. You can make the most by mixing and matching. For red I love Chic Red by NYX. Wet n Wild’s Bare It All is an amazing nude lipstick. For pinks I like MUA’s Shade 7, Essence All About Cupcake and Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart. For glosses you can get Rimmel London Vinyl Gloss in Be Famous, Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony or some cool shades from L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipglosses or MUA Intense Kisses High Intensity Lip Glosses.

BRUSHES
Of course none of the makeup is worth it if you don’t have decent brushes to apply it with. What is MOST important is a Blush Brush, Foundation Brush, Eyeshadow Blush and Eyeliner Brush. If you can find an affordable, good quality brush kit somewhere then nothing like it. Sigma, MAC and Real Techniques have the best out there. If you want something more basic and budget-friendly which can do your job buy Luscious or Elf brush kits.

NAIL POLISH
Yeah we all brides need nail polishes! The best thing to do is buy some neutral shades of beige, baby pink and don’t forget to add some red, pink and coral to it. Some glittery shades of silver and gold are also good investments. Color Studio Professional and Maybelline Color Show Collection have some great nail polish shades. Feel like spending a little more? Definitely go for O.P.I.

I hope this post was helpful for all those getting married soon and everyone who has recently stepped into the vast world of makeup. Have any more questions feel free to email or comment below. Want any more guide, I will be happy to help. xx

21 comments:

  1. this is such a great post! :D
    It really will help sooo many girls!
    hareem x

    ReplyDelete
  2. it is nice post :) <3.. keep coming such posts :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. great post very helpful.i will not say that revlon color stay is safe n an all rounder though.its only n only fr night time use.rimmel is good though if u dont break out with it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah it's better to test something before buying. Every skin reacts differently. Thank you for your comment. x

      Delete
  4. GREAT post! This is very helpful. <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. great post :) will def help the brides to be

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great info, love the post! :)
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great post , love the suggestions :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replies
    1. I just wanted to make the list very basic. My mind also just wouldn't stop thinking of the hundred other things haha. x

      Delete
  9. Great post! This is a very helpful suggestion ^_^
    Btw,Mind to follow each other? :) Will surely follow back ;)
    God Bless and have a great day! :)

    thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is such a helpful post not only for brides but for everybody! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wanted everybody to benefit from it. Thank you Saira! x

      Delete
  11. Amazing post, thanks for sharing ..

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments ♥ I always reply, check back if you have asked anything. For a more quicker response you can always get me at twitter @feminineblog xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Copyright © 2011-2013 The Feminine Crusade. All Rights Reserved.
Blog design | Berry Vary - design and illustration