On your wedding day it’s an absolute necessity to carry a bridal make-up bag with all the essentials in. As the day time celebrations start to wind down and the evening guests start blissfully arriving, you need to be able to steal five precious minutes with your maid of honour to touch up the make-up!

Your bridal make-up will need to tackle all of those happy tears, laughing, dancing, outdoor elements for your photographs and a very long day. So, let’s get stuck in and find out what you need to pack in your bridal make-up kit…


Lipstick always acts as the finishing touch to any look so have it on hand before the first dance can begin! As a make-up artist, we will apply the lip colour for you in the morning and then let you have the lipstick shade to reapply throughout the day.

Blot Powder

Blot powder is a bridal bag necessity. While you want to keep the skin looking dewy and glowing, it’s important to ensure that you keep the annoying shine at bay – particularly on the T zone area! A light retouch of blotting powder will make sure you look flawless all the way through to the first dance, all while avoiding that heavily made-up look.


It may not be a beauty product, but it’ll have a huge impact and it’s an absolute necessity for your bridal beauty bag. You’re going to spend the whole day smiling for photographs and chatting to your guests, so make sure you pack chewing gum or mints and you’ll be feeling fresh all day long!

Mini Hair Spray

Mini hair spray is essential for taming those pesky flyaway hairs. Keep any strands of hair secure and in place after a busy day of greeting guests or when taking your veil off.


Not a beauty product as such, but guests remember a bride’s fragrance on her wedding day so reapply your bridal scent and head back out for another glass of champagne! Pop it into your bridal make-up bag and relax knowing it’s there if you need it.

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