How to Pack your Traincase for Bridal Work

It is definitely overwhelming trying to figure out what items are good to have in your makeup kit, so I have provided a list of items that I think are key in creating different bridal looks.  Now I realize everyone’s budget is different, and wears different makeup products, so use this list simply as a guide, not the makeup bible ;)

Face Primer:

  • Benefit POREfessional Face  Primer
  • Palladio Face Primer (inexpensive alternative) 


  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer  (for under eye circles)
  • Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette  (for blemishes)


  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation  (you need lightest shade, darkest, and 2 in between)*You need to ask the bride what foundation she normally wears- if she likes her foundation, you may want to use hers just to prevent any chance of breakouts 


  • Makeup Forever HD Powder 
  • Palladio Rice Powder  (inexpensive alternative)

Contour Powder:

  • MAC Contour Powders or any pressed face powders in 4 different shades
    Here’s the shades I have:


    • Strada
    • Harmony
    • Garb
    • Prism


  • Blush Palette 
    *You want a variety of shades including:  Peach, Pink, Rose, Plum

Cheek Highlighter:

  • MAC Cream Color Base in “Pearl” 
    *Any cheek highlighter will do- you need a champagne colored one for light skin, and a golden color for medium to dark skin

Eyeshadow Primer:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance  
  • Palladio Eye Primer (inexpensive alternative)


  • MAC Eyeshadow Palettes
  • 28 Neutral Palette - check out our Matrix Neutral Palette
  • MAC Pigment in
    • Naked 
    • Tan 
    • Gold Mode
    • Melon 

Eyebrow Pencil:

  • MAC Eyebrow Pencil (
    You need 3 different colors:  Lingering, Strut, and Spiked  (basically a taupe, brown, and dark brown color)
  • Rimmel Brow Pencil (inexpensive alternative) 


  • Coastal Scents Gel Liner in black and brown
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in “Corrupt” and “Rockstar” 
  • MAC Chromagraphic Pencil – Pure White
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner – Topaz
  • Palladio Eye Ink – Brown
  • Palladio Eye Ink – Black 


  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
  • Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black (inexpensive alternative) 
    *Make sure to bring disposable mascara wands!

False Lashes:

  • Ardell False Lashes:
    • Sweeties-  great for more natural bridal makeup
    • 305’s – half lashes that are easy to apply 
    • Demi Wispies – great for more dramatic bridal makeup
    • Single Lashes
  • Duo Lash Adhesive

Lipliner Pencil:

  • NYX or Palladio Lipliner Pencils
    • NYX Fuschia or Palladio Pink Frost
    • NYX Plum 
    • NYX Coral 
    • NYX Rose or Palladio Pink Ice
    • NYX Plush Red 
    • NYX Mauve or Palladio Vermouth


  • Bobbi Brown Artist Palette for Lips
    *You can bring different lipsticks, but you need 5-6 different colors:  pink, nude, peach, red, rose, plum.  You can then custom mix if needed


  • NYX Lipgloss – I like these as they are inexpensive and aren’t too sticky
    • Candy Shop
    • Baby Rose
    • Tea Rose
    • Beige
    • Dolly Pink
    • Perfect Red


  • MAC 217 or MUG Stiff Dome
  • MAC 239
  • MAC 219
  • Sonia Kashuk Angled Liner Brush 
  • MUG Blush Brush 
  • MUG Cheek Highlighter Brush
  • MUG Deluxe Outer V Brush 
  • MUG Soft Dome Brush

Setting Sprays:

  • MAC Fix+ Spray 
    This is for getting rid of cakey look
  • Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray
    This is for making the makeup last all day


  • Cotton Wool
  • Q-Tips
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Powder Puff 
  • Disposable Applicators
  • Tweezers
  • Eyelash Curlers 
  • Nail Scissors
  • Makeup Pencil Sharpener 
  • Makeup Remover
  • Brush Cleaner
  • Rubbing Alcohol

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