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Beauty kit to the bride’s rescue

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 26, 2011 01:41 IST
Ankita Bahl
Ankita Bahl
Hindustan Times
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Though a makeup and hair expert might have been called in on your D-day to pretty you up, we highly recommend carrying a tiny kit of absolute beauty essentials with you. Make your bridal beauty kit a few days in advance so you can be rest assured there won’t be any excess oil on your face or a misplaced strand of hair. Here’s what should be in your bridal vanity kit.

“Always choose a waterproof version of your favourite mascara to hold through all the happy tears. The False Lash Effect Mascara from Max Factor creates bold lashes and your don’t need to paste on false ones,” says Komal Gulati makeup expert.

A must-have in every makeup kit, the concealer is not to be missed out on in this one. A sudden nervous break out, mild redness or a childhood scar, the concealer will mask it all.

Keep your eyeliner at hand for a touch up when you feel that the colour is fading.

Makeup remover
“An unsteady hand might have made a few mishaps. But the makeup remover and a couple of swabs in your kit will save the day,” says Gulati.

Hair spray
No matter how gravity-proof your hairstyle is, all the running around is bound to move things away from the perfect coiffing. This is where a hair spray comes to your rescue.

Body spray
In the midst of all the action, it is important for you to feel good. A little pep-me-up scent will do just that. Try the Forest Essentials Sandalwood Body Spray for its calming effect — something the bride definitely needs.

Of all your makeup products the blush is probably the one that tends to wear off quickest. A touch up brings back the colour to your face. Choose one with a pearly finish such as MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Petticoat; they look great on camera.

Lip gloss
A dash of lip gloss retouch keeps your lips hydrated and the makeup perfect.

Blotting paper
“An often overlooked but very important part of a kit, blotting papers are essential and very handy to keep you looking fresh faced. These small bits of paper absorb excess oil without compromising on all the blending that went into creating a perfect base on your face,” says Gulati.

Foot cushions
Though not in your kit, foot cushions are essential so you stand tall and comfortable. Given that you will be on your feet the whole day, a little padding for your feet will take you a long way. If there is one thing we strongly advice you against, its uncomfortable shoes.