It is officially wedding season, and if the last few weekends of celebrity weddings haven’t got you in a tizzy, we don’t know what will. If you try to draw up a list of the most relaxed, peaceful scenarios that exist in a woman’s life, a wedding day probably won’t make the cut. The number of things that can stress you out is endless—sudden outfit mishaps, caterer/decorator cancellations, a shoe bite, melting makeup… the list goes on endlessly. The role of the Bride Tribe, which includes the maid of honour and the rest of the bridesmaids, is to make sure the bride is looked after at all times, and every emergency situation is foreseen and tackled. To do so, they must make sure they’ve got easy access to anything they may need in case something goes wrong. While safety pins and mint strips are crucial, and a power bank is non-negotiable, there are a host of beauty products and accessories that can come handy during a pressing situation too. Here’s the ultimate checklist of the beauty products every bridesmaid and maid of honour should carry in her bag, for the bride.
Regardless of how difficult it may be to find time on her wedding day, a bride’s got to eat and stay hydrated through her event. And considering her every move will be photographed, her lipstick needs to be perfect at any given point too. Make sure you have the right shade around for a quick touch up.
Heavy outfits, hours of smiling, greeting multiple people and going through a long ceremony can all leave a bride feeling far from fresh. But it’ll only take few spritzes of her favourite scent to help her feel energised again. You’re on the case, bridesmaids.
Bridal makeup usually consists of multiple layers to ensure that it lasts through the night. Keep a powder compact handy in case it starts to crease anyway. Try the Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Compact Foundation for a light-handed refresh.
While you may be able to tell that her makeup needs to be topped up, the best person to do it is probably the bride herself. Take her away from the spotlight for a minute and let her do the needful with a pocket mirror in hand.
Spritzing a makeup refreshing mist is the easiest way to give the bride’s beauty look a lift. Try the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist—the caffeine and electrolytes in it act like a wake up call.
Nobody enjoys the look of excess oil cropping up on their skin, especially when they need their makeup to last for a long time. Trust the NYX Professional Makeup Green Tea Blotting Paper to sort your bride (and yourself!) out.
Keep a small pack of face wipes handy at all times—they’re a cleaning hack for everything from messy makeup to even a food spill on an outfit. We love the Innisfree Apple Seed Cleansing Tissue for this.
Stray hair that’s unintentional can easily ruin the bride’s wedding photographs—making bobby pins a wedding day essential. Plus, in case her hairstyle starts to open up or a certain part of hair needs to be hidden, these pins will be your (and her) saviours.
Wedding functions can be hectic and no bride wants to be going through them with less-than-fresh underarms. Pop a mini deodorant can in your bag so your main girl is always at her best.
Runny eyeliner? Misplaced concealer due to an emotional moment? There’s no makeup mishap—especially the small, hard to tackle ones—that a Q-tip can’t save. Try the pre-soaked Tonymoly Pro Clean Smoky Lip & Eye Cotton Swab Remover.