Mya Dang - Bride in Vogue
Mya Dang - Bride in Vogue

The countdown has begun. Your week-long wedding festivities are upon you in full swing. Being a bride-to-be you will be swamped with endless brunches, lunch dates, dinner parties, pre-wedding functions and post-wedding gatherings and get-togethers. It isn't feasible to visit a makeup artist before every function or get-together. Therefore, it’s about time you become your own MUA and take matters in your hands. Invest in some stellar cosmetics and build up your M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price)from scratch with this guide.

M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price)! What all should your kit have and in what quantity? These are all questions that go through the mind of a woman. Fret not. We’re here to help. Take cues from M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) and jot down pointers.

Amp Up Your Face

Beauty & Makeup Artist, Sirat Brar
Beauty & Makeup Artist, Sirat Brar

It all begins from your face. Your face is the first thing they will see apart from your outfit. So, make sure it’s worth a second glance.

1. Primer

For all those who are unaware of what a primer is and what it does for your skin, let us help you through. A primer acts as an external layer between your skin and the makeup. It is an essential add-on in your M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price).

Why it’s important?

It helps in keeping your makeup stay in place for longer. It also nourishes your skin by making your skin surface smooth. By using one you can even out your skin tone as well. The right primer will help you fight an oily and dry skin and make your face look more radiant.

Our Recommendations

  1. PREP + PRIME FIX + (Excellent for hydrating your skin, for finishes touch and acts as a setting spray) - Cost: ₹ 1650
  2. PREP + PRIME NATURAL RADIANCE (Excellent for blurring oily pores with a matte finish) - Cost: ₹2900
  3. PREP + PRIME HIGHLIGHTER (SHIMMER) (Has a pearlescent finishing touch and also acts as a hydrating means for your skin) - Cost: ₹ 1950

2. Foundation

Next in line is a foundation. Foundation is a skin-coloured liquid that is applied to face for an even tone and complete coverage. No M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) will ever be complete unless and until you have a foundation that seals the deal.

Why it’s important?

The foundation helps cover blemishes, flaws, skin marks and often times to change the colour of the skin tone. It is like that external layer of coat that helps polish your skin and make it ready for what is to come next. Key is to go for a colour palette which is closest to your skin tone so that it imparts a more natural look and doesn't look over the top.

Our Recommendations

  1. PRO LONGWEAR FOUNDATION (It offers medium coverage with a matte finish and promises to hold off for at least 15 hours) - Cost:  ₹ 2990
  2. PRO LONGWEAR NOURISHING WATERPROOF FOUNDATION (It offers full coverage with a satin finish. It is long wearing and is also water resistant) - Cost: ₹ 2990
  3. M.A.C Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation (Long wearing, stays up to 8 hours, is oil-free, refines skin, provides stay true colour, for all skin types. - Cost: ₹ 3300
  4. M.A.C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (It is long wearing foundation and provides instant and all day hydration to your skin. It is water resistant and is perfect for a bridal look.)

3. Contouring Kit

Contouring Kits are used to define your facial features. It adds definition to your face by having your nose, jawline and cheekbones. If you always wanted to have a sculpted face? This is your cue.

Why it’s important?

Contouring helps when you want to add detailing to your makeup. You can pick a palette that is closest to your skin tone and start by marking your nose, forehead, jawline, cheekbones and collar bones. Blend them well and voila!

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Pro Face Palette - Contour (It contains four blendable pigments which are perfect for an Indian skin tone. This palette works on all skin tones and has a matte finish) - Cost: ₹ 3600

Makeup Artistry by Latika Khurana
Makeup Artistry by Latika Khurana

4. Concealer

Isn't it every girl’s wish to wake up with an absolutely radiant and blemish free skin? Sadly, thanks to our millennial lifestyle and overtly polluted environment outbreaks, pimples and acne are always one step away. To fight these what do you need? The right shade of concealer.

Why it’s important?

A good concealer will help you enhance the blemishes of your skin and to even out your skin tone. There are multiple types of concealers available in the market and for each problem area. You can choose from an array of concealers for your eye, under eye, face etc.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer ( It is a very lightweight concealer that provides medium to full coverage with a matte finish look. It is excellent if you’re looking for a flawless looking skin and works best to hide pigmentation and discolouration of the skin. If you were unable to get some sleep due to some confidence-building measure (CBM) or something else then a dash of concealer and you're good to slay.) - Cost: ₹ 2100
  2. M.A.C Studio Conceal And Correct Palette (A professional palette of four concealers and two corrector shades in a medium-deep colour wave which is perfect for the Indian skin tone.) - Cost: ₹3700
  3. M.A.C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer (It is a lightweight and creamy concealer which offers smooth and invisible correction for all skin blemishes with a natural matte finish.) - Cost: ₹1900
  4. M.A.C Studio Conceal And Correct Duo (Fortified with shea butter and vitamins E and C this is a frontrunner when it comes to M.A.C concealers) - Cost: ₹2050
  5. M.A.C Matchmaster Concealer (The beauty of this concealer is that it doesn't become ashy or chalky) - Cost: ₹2100
  6. M.A.C Studio Waterweight Concealer (This concealer has an ultra-fluid formula and exhumes a natural finish to your makeup) - Cost: ₹2100

5. Highlighter/Bronzer

Even though you’re slaying with your wedding outfit but none of that will shine through if your face is not on point. Now that you have some of the essentials covered its time to put that bling on it. A shimmery highlighter will add a sparkly tone to your makeup.

Why it’s important?

Highlighting pigments and bronzers attract light and thus leading to a brighter and more fuller face. It is almost like adding that extra layer of finesse and sparkle to make your face pop. You can apply it to define your cheekbones, a little above your eyebrows, brow bone to bring attention to your fine eyebrows. Also, don’t forget to add a dash of this little something on the bow of your lips and on the top of your nose.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish (This product is a slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. It is best used for highlighting the facial features) - Cost: ₹2600
  2. M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish (This product adds the desired glow to a bridal makeup. It is a must in every M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) - Cost: ₹2600
  3. M.A.C Hyper Real Glow Palette / Flash + Awe (We too are in awe of this scintillating cosmetic. It comes with a quirky packaging and we love the way it smells too. It’s an investment girl!) - Cost: ₹4550
  4. M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish - Global Glow (This is one of those many cosmetics which have been a favourite since its inception and for all the right reasons.) - Cost: ₹2600

6. Blush

Also called rouge or blushers, it is a cosmetic that reddens the cheeks.

Why it’s important?

We all love a bride who has flushed cheeks. You may or may not have a chiselled face. But, you can always get one. Research a fit before you invest in a product. When applying a blush, a lot depends on your technique than the product. Blot your blush with a tissue and not powder. Trust us its a makeup tip you will truly thank us for.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Extra Dimension Blush (A hybrid blush which combines the power of the super three: the smoothness of a cream, easy blend of a liquid and overall finish of a powder with a prismatic reflection) - Cost: ₹2600
  2. M.A.C Matte Powder Blush - Cost: ₹2000
  3. M.A.C Mineralize Blush (This blush exhumes a natural look upon application which we think is absolutely brilliant) - Cost: ₹2400
  4. M.A.C Extra Dimension Skinfinish Powder (This blush is a two-way winner. Not only does it redden your cheeks but also acts as a highlighter. So, its a win-win) - Cost: ₹2600

7. Compact

Trust us, you’re halfway there. Most of the heavy building is done and dusted and now you only have to seal what was done so far. How to do that? With a compact powder. With this handy and easy to carry around cosmetic, you will ace your makeup game and slay!

Why it’s important?

Compact helps in setting and holding your makeup in place. Use a powder based product and gently apply it to seal the deal. Don’t overdo it and ensure you lightly dab it on your skin.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C  Next To Nothing Powder / Pressed (A creamy, lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, high comfort wear. This cosmetic will help you ace your makeup game and make your face the one to remember for countless many wedding seasons) - Cost: ₹2300
  2. 2. M.A.C Studio Fix Perfecting Powder ( With sheer coverage, M.A.C Studio Fix Perfecting Powder is likely to become your favourite friend in terms of cosmetics) - Cost: ₹2250
  3.   M.A.C Splash And Last Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed (This product promises to hold you look for up to 12 hours and counting. Is this a reason enough to stock it in your M.A.C bridal makeup kit(Price) - Cost: ₹2250

Kiss Them With Sculpted Lips

M.U.A Nandini Advani
M.U.A Nandini Advani

1.  Lip Balms

We spend a lot of money on buying products to keep our skin moisturised. But, what about our lips? To maintain the softness and plumpness of lips it is essential you nourish it with a lip balm with has the right ingredients to do so.

Why it’s important?

Lip Balms have a wax-like substance within them which gets rid of chapped and dry lips. No brides would ever want to wake up with chapped lips. Would they know?

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Tendertalk Lip Balm - Side Dish (This lip conditioner creates your own personalized tint based on your body chemistry. And moisturised) - Cost: ₹1450

2. Lip Liner

No good lipstick will ever do full justice to the beauty of a woman unless it is supported with a matching lip liner. A lip liner is a tinted colour stick with helps create an outer shape for your lips within which you can fill in with lipstick.

Why it’s important?

Lip Liners help the lipstick to stay put and exempts them from bleeding out.  Using a lip liner prolongs the wear for any lip colour.  Also, it is an excellent choice if you want to have fuller lips with a dash of cosmetics.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (This lip liner glides on perfectly and promises a long lasting finish) - Cost: ₹1850
  2. M.A.C Liptensity Lip Pencil (this lip liner comes in 18 shades and its a win-win for brides who loves experimenting with their lipsticks and otherwise) - Cost: ₹1800

Derma Conscience
Derma Conscience

3. Lipsticks

It is a coloured pigment that is used to add colour to lips.

Why it’s important?

No bride can slay without a lipstick. A lipstick has the potential to do magic. And, you will be surprised as to how much it can elevate your overall look. It is a powerhouse, a pop of colour that will elevate your confidence and boost your style. Matte, glitter or creme, matching or contrasting there is so much you can do with a lipstick. For a bride pigments such as hues of red and maroons are a must are a must while stocking her M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price).

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick (What’s a bride without some drama? Add this baby to your M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price)and you’re set) - Cost: ₹1500
  2. M.A.C The Gotham Ombré (The more the merrier. Believe in the power of two. Stock these two beauties now) - Cost: ₹5250
  3. M.A.C Liptensity Lipstick(Get a satin finish with one stroke and ace your bridal makeup game) - Cost: ₹1850

Eyes That Have The Power To Kill

Tripti Malhotra
Tripti Malhotra

1. Eye Liner

An eyeliner is a tint that is used to accentuate your eyes and define them.

Why it’s important?

Liquid eyeliners (applied using a brush applicator), Felt-tip eyeliner, Gel or Cream eyeliner or a Kohl Pencil Eyeliner. The options are many but all are an essential part of your makeup kitty. Don’t we all love big and dramatic eyes? We sure do! How much time has each one of us spent in perfecting our winged eyeliner? Plenty! So, this cosmetic is a must for all women! This magical bottle comes in variants and a plethora of shades. Stock one or stock them all in your M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) it’s up to you.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluidline( Like the name suggests it’s a pro at what its supposed to do. Our cue? Buy it now! - Cost: ₹1450
  2. M.A.C Pro Longwear Eye Liner - Cost: ₹1450
  3. M.A.C Penultimate Eye Liner Pinceau Eye Liner Liquide - Rapidblack (True Black) - Cost: ₹1950

2. Kajal

Kohl! Kajal! A carbon black pigment that is applied to outline the eye so that it appears, bigger, fuller and accentuated.

Why it’s important?

Surmai Aankhein! Who doesn’t wish to have long, beautiful and deep eyes? Wasn’t born with them? Well, you can always make them appear bigger than they already are. Made of charcoal residue, Kohl is a must in every M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price).

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Kohl Power Eye Pencil - Feline (Rich Black) (The beauty of this cosmetic is it is adept for both smudging and blending. Dark is colour it has a smoked finish with duo-chrome pearl) - Cost: ₹1450
  2. M.A.C Technakohl Liner - Cost:  ₹1200

Makeup Forever Studio by Ishita Sood
Makeup Forever Studio by Ishita Sood

3. Eyeshadow

Eyeshadows are a coloured cosmetic tint applied to the eyelids or to the skin around the eyes to accentuate them, beautify them and for extending your features.

Why it’s important?

Eyeshadows add colour and grace to your eye region. They are responsible for making your eyes pop. Be it dramatic, subtle or shimmery you can have them all and create a new look every time you play around with colours. A dash of eyeshadow and you’re ready to take on the world. Add these tiny babies to your M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) and slay!

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Eye Shadow X15 (This palette has 15 cool shades with which you can create endless looks.) - Cost: ₹10600
  2. M.A.C Eye Shadow X 9( A blend of pastel and shimmery shades, this one is perfect for a date night with your hubby) - Cost: ₹3150
  3. M.A.C Dazzleshadow (Yep, just like the name you can dazzle with this dazzling mauve shade) - Cost: ₹1600
  4. M.A.C Jeremy Scott Eye Shadow X 29: Lo-Fi(features a kaleidoscope of 29 manic hues offering limitless shade combinations. Buy this and you don’t need anything else) - Cost: ₹13500

4. Mascara

A mascara is a liquid that helps add length and volume to eyelashes.

Why it’s important?

A mascara defines and separates the lashes while also adding volume and illusion of length to them. With this cosmetic, your eyes will pop out and look bigger fuller and out there for all to see.

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension Waterproof Mascara Lash - Dimensional Black (Non-clumping, curling, volumizing, waterproof and tear-proof. Need we say more?) - Cost: ₹2000
  2. In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara / Little M.A.C (Comes in multiple colours and won’t smudge or flake) - Cost: ₹900

Nail Paint

Nails by Nishtha
Nails by Nishtha

A colour or clear tint for nails.

Why it’s important?

Even the most well-kept and manicured hands fall short on occasions if they are missing out on a pop of colour. Go for shades that strike your fancy and contrasting or not and own them. Matte, metallic or pastel, whatever you love!

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Studio Nail Lacquer Liquid Pigment - Cost: ₹2417

Cleansing - Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

Your saviour when it comes to smudged kajal or the wrong shade eyeshadow. Use this to get rid of any extra makeup that you might have put on. Also, remember to always wipe your face clean before going to bed. You wouldn't want to wake up with a zit now. Would you?

Our Recommendations

  1. M.A.C Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover - Cost: ₹1900

We hope now you have a fair idea of what is and what isn’t essential when it comes down to building your makeup kit from scratch. These are but some of the best M.A.C products without which any M.A.C bridal makeup kit (price) would fall short from being perfect.

Pooja Sethi
Pooja Sethi

Bookmark this list and add these cosmetics to your makeup kitty. Did we skip on a product or two? Tell us through comments.