Although you are hiring a trusted and professional makeup artist for your big day, chances are they won’t be tagging along for the full ride. What happens if you smudge your makeup or your lips need more colour throughout the day? This is why we recommend putting together a wedding emergency makeup kit for the day-of. You can appoint someone in your bridal party to carry it or give it to your wedding planner if you’ve hired one. Here are 6 products that we highly recommend to store in your wedding emergency makeup kit for your big day:


After a few drinks, food and of course the big kiss, your lipstick is likely the first makeup product to begin disappearing! We strongly suggest your makeup artist apply lipstick you already own so you can carry the same one and reapply throughout the day. It wouldn’t be helpful if your makeup artist applies a gorgeous shade from their makeup collection, but you don’t have it. You can also discuss a lipstick you would like to use for your wedding during the makeup trial with your artist. If you already own it, then great! If not, you can run to Sephora and pick it up. Here are three lipstick brands and shades we recommend for our brides:

Audacious Lipstick in Dayle by Nars

Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in Beige Blouse by Yves Saint Laurent

Lip Colour Matte Lipstick in Ruby Rush by Tom Ford


After a few congratulatory kisses, your cheeks could possibly be in dire help. Adding a touch of blush throughout the day will help lift your face, keep you feeling fresh and get rid of any of those kiss marks. Everyone wants to see a beautiful, blushing bride so ensure your makeup kit holds a soft pink or peach blush. Here are three blush brands and shades we recommend for our brides:

Cheek to Chic Blush in Love is the Drug by Charlotte Tilbury

Blush in Orgasm by Nars

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride by Tarte


Let’s face it – a girl can’t have too much highlighter! And as a bride, you must be glowing at all times throughout the day. Don’t forget that a highlighter attracts light and creates a perception of depth and angles. What does this mean? It means you’re going to have some killer, lit photos. Here are three highlighter brands and shades we recommend for our brides:

Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle by MAC Cosmetics

Shimmering Skin Perfect Pressed in Prismatic Amethyst by Becca

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Eyelash Glue

Now eyelash glue won’t be the most exciting makeup product in your kit, however it is one of the most important if you are a bride looking to wear a beautiful set of false lashes. You wouldn’t want to run into the problem of an eyelash popping out, now would you? You would feel uncomfortable and definitely look unusual. As a result, this is a mandatory makeup product to be stored in your kit. Here is the top eyelash glue we recommend:

Brush on Adhesive by Duo

Makeup Sponge

Makeup sponges have definitely changed the game in the beauty industry. They are easy-to-use applicators of any makeup product from foundation to cream contour that blends product well with minimal waste. The reason why you need this in your makeup kit is simply to blend out any smudges that you may have throughout the day. For example, your foundation could become patchy and by having your trusted makeup sponge, you can smooth out these imperfections. Make sure to use the sponge wet! Here is the top makeup sponge we recommend for our brides:

The Original BeautyBlender by BeautyBlender

Blotting Paper

If you are having a summer wedding, you will definitely form a bit of sweat. And even if you are not, the hustle and bustle of the day will make sure you do. All in all, sweat will be inevitable and we can’t escape it! And if you’re a bride that has natural oily skin, the next product is absolutely a must-have. The last makeup product we recommend to have in your kit are none other than, blotting sheets. Quick and easy swipes and dabs will remove any shine from your face without smudging your gorgeous makeup. Here are three blotting sheet brands we recommend for our brides:

Oil Absorbing Sheets by Clean & Clear

Black Charcoal Blotting Linens by Boscia

Invisimatte Blotting Paper by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

We hope you’ve learned why carrying a wedding emergency makeup kit for your big day is important. And we hope we’ve also educated you on the right, must-have makeup products to have in your kit. As wedding planners, we ensure our emergency kits are filled with these makeup products nonetheless. To learn more or to get in touch, click here on how a wedding planner can be beneficial for you.