By Kim Higgins
It’s the big day. Your beauty team just finished, and the bride tribe is getting into their dresses while you hand your clutch off to your maid of honor for safekeeping. A bridal touchup kit is essential for keeping your look fresh and flawless all through the night. Eye For Beauty CT suggests giving your personal items to your “MOH” or close friend and delegating tasks so you can really enjoy the day.
Hiring a professional and well-trained artist is important because they’ve spent a long time finding products that will last all day with minimal touchups needed. While they can be hired to stay throughout your wedding, that can get rather expensive for many brides. As an artist, we don’t want the bride to have to touchup frequently on their own.
Your professional makeup artist will have applied lipstick and touched up prior to leaving for the day. Some artists have the exact color they used available for purchase. However, if your beauty concierge magically blended several colors together to create the perfect custom lip shade for your style and complexion, then having them give you a touchup pod is essential. Another suggestion is applying a darker color during your reception. Try Axiology Rich Cream Lipstick for long lasting color. Ask your beauty team if they have bridal touchup kits available.
If you plan to wear heavy strip lashes, they have a tendency to lift off the lid and a little extra lash glue on hand can go along way. Your photographer will thank you! Opt for one that dries clear like Thrive Causemetics Infinity Eyelash Adhesive. A travel size Q-tip container is also essential, and perfect for applying a dab of glue, or cleaning up any smudged liner.
No one likes a shiny t-zone! Have a few blotting papers on hand. With a less is more approach, avoid carrying a loose setting powder which can emphasize wrinkles and make you look more mature when over applied. If you absolutely have to have concealer, choose a travel size like the Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand.
When it comes to hair, select bobby pins that match your hair color. A travel-sized hairspray can tame any flyaways. Some bridal companies will leave a few extra bobby pins and spray for you and your girls, but it’s better to be prepared. A bridal touchup kit doesn’t have to be extensive. When in doubt, communicate with your artist for recommendations.
Kimberleigh is the owner of Eye For Beauty LLC, specializing in travel makeup + hair services for brides who love non-traditional elements, adventurous vibes, and authenticity- those that don’t want to cover freckles, and want to embrace who they are- wherever their love takes them! Located in Connecticut, Kim travels all over the country striving to be affordably adventurous! Kim went on two road trips a year growing up and enjoys the journey getting to the destination just as much as being there. When she’s not working, she loves cooking with her family, writing, sipping tea and being in nature. Read Kim’s articles