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Bridal Makeup Products On A Budget (Bridal Series 2011)

Welcome to the Bridal Series 2011! I will be doing a few posts on bridal makeup products and such....and there might be a surprise at the end of the series *wink* Now now don't get any ideas in your head, I don't even know what it is myself haha.

I told you my childhood friend got married, right? I had to buy some makeup products for her last month, but since she is not a makeup junkie, she wanted to keep it simple with just the bare necessities.

About The Bride & Wedding:

  • Type ~ Christian wedding (means minimal/day makeup)
  • Theme ~ Red & Gold
  • Bride's Gown Color ~ Ivory

So, here are all the products I got for her:

  • Primer ~ Inglot Under Makeup Base. Used as a foundation primer as well as eyeshadow primer.
  • Foundation ~ Colorbar Triple Act Compact. This is a 3-in-1 product with a concealer, foundation & compact. It is awesome! Everyone liked it!
  • Concealer ~ Colorbar Full Cover Concealer
  • Powder ~  Maybelline Whitestay UV Compact in Natural for whole face Fawn for contouring. 

  • Eyeshadows ~ Revlon 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Copper Spice
  • Liner ~ Colorbar I-Glide Pencil in Cocobar
  • Mascara ~ Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara
  • Colorbar Peachy Rose
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Blush in Soft Plum
  • Lipsticks ~ Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks in Bare (Nude), Hearts & Tarts (Red)
  • Lipgloss ~ Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss in Hooked On Pink.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss in Hooked On Pink, Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipsticks in Bare and Hearts & Tarts

  • Colorbar Nail Lacquers ~ I have forgotten the shade numbers, but I basically bought white & clear for French manicure,  ivory, and red. She picked the ivory (will post the pics next). Maid-of-honor picked the red coz her gown was red, and it is a super hot shade!

How did the products fare?
Most products worked fine on her, except the Colorbar Full Cover Concealer was 2 shades too dark coz she wasn't with me when I bought the stuff & she kept saying she's darker than me when we're almost the same skin tone =D. But the Colorbar Triple Act Compact did the concealing as well, so it was fine. Also, she picked another deeper red lipstick for the day. I was just happy the products that matter worked well on her, like the foundation, eyehadow quad & blush (Colorbar Peachy Rose), and she did look GORGEOUS!

Total Cost Of Products:
I will have to come back and write all the prices of the products, but I'm sure that the total cost is- Under Rs.5200 ($102.6)

Hope this post was helpful to some of you brides on a budget. In my opinion, "the lesser, the better" coz it's less confusing. 'Too many cooks.....' applies in bridal makeup too.

*If you are a bride-to-be and would like to request for a specific bridal post, feel free to email me or post a comment below. I can't do everything requested, but I will try my best to pick what is more important and... well, interesting ;)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. These all look soo good! even though I am already married I want to run to pick up some of these :D

  2. Great post Cynthia!! These products look great!!

  3. Woww..awesome post Cynthia and great guide..this is gonna be so helpful to all the brides out there...Waiting for some more posts in this series... :)

  4. amazing! I wanna buy the full cover concealer, is it good other and whats the price of inglots primer?

  5. Great idea with this post! I hope you'll do one for traditional indian make up. I love your culture and your traditional make up looks amazing!


  6. Great post Cynthia!

  7. Gr8 choice ! I like everything !

  8. what a haul cynth.......... superb...

  9. Great suggestion Cynthia. Btw, could you review the Inglot primer please? I got their eye base recently and I'm very disappointed. I'd love to try the Colorbar triple act compact on your suggestion. needed a handy face base

  10. wish i saw this post when i was gettin married :( I wasnew in makeup and everybody confused me and I bought products which I had to literally give away or throw in anger

  11. where were u when i got married!!!! no seriously..this wud hv helped me soooooo much. nyways hope some brides to be are still here to take advantage of these posts.awesome work CZ. :)

  12. plzzz suggest a good body cream and a good nigth cream for this winter.... waiting 4 ur next post

  13. That inglot primer sounds reallly interesting! have u trie dit yourself cynth? Any review on yr blog?

  14. hi
    quick question
    is paypal banned in india?
    as in i see u buying from
    so um.....if i have access to internet banking i can buy from
    or is there any other way!
    pls help out cos i wanna buy a lota stuff n dont have any idea about the procedures!!! thanks!

  15. Great post as always Cynth !!!!
    by the way how much does inglot primer cost ?
    do u have a reie of the same here !!!
    I could nt find it !!!

  16. Great post..!! Just what I needed, as my cousin is getting married in Feb & we were totally lost :)

    Along the same lines.. we saw some foundations & concealers online but was not sure as to what would the perfect match.. Can you please suggest some tips we could use while shopping online.

    Thanks :)

  17. cynthia please do a detailed post on foundations,they are the toughest thing to purchase and i have spent a good amount of money and time and energy on it.HELP

  18. Kejal- too!!! ;p

    nena- ya will do that too

    Nivedita - I don't have it, but might buy if it suits me.


  19. Eve- happens. I didn't like my wedding much either

    Sutanuka- Ok will do that

    pnb- Nah...I haven't used it myself. Coz it has silicones which break me out badly. But might try it.


  20. Jyoti- hehe....hopefully these posts will help non-brides too :)

    Flamante- Only Paypal from Ebay, and no it's not banned in India. First create a paypal account.

    Mitha- It's 900 or 950 bucks. Not yrt tried or reviewed it.


  21. ashna- Great!Happy shopping! Ok might do that sometime

    Sherlynn- Ok, will do that.


  22. This is a wonderful post Cynthia. It's useful not only to brides but also everyone in general. I have a wedding to attend in Dec & suddenly realised that I have mostly lip stuff & eye liners. I don't have any face makeup. So this is useful to me too.

  23. That is a great collection for a bride :)

  24. Hey!
    Wow! em luvin dez wedding n marriage posts!! gettin xperienced you see!!
    n yeah, do review abt inglot...

  25. hey...i am getting married in a couple of months. i have decided to do the bridal make up by myself as i dont like the "putty coverage" given by most of the salons. i was wondering wether you could help me on in which products to go for and slightly on the dusky side and want the product shade suggestions accordingly..thank you! :)

  26. getting married in june and decided to do the bridal maske up for myself..i come on the dusky side slightly..i would be grateful if you could guide me through various products from the basics..thankyou!! :)

  27. Dear Cynthia, your blog post was just the thing i was searching for :). I'm getting married in couple of months and is quite concerned about the suitable make up brands and products to be purchased. I'm dusky (like the shade of a snicker bar :p) and wanna know what all will be appropriate for me. I dont wanna look overly made up, coz my skin tone have the tendency to do so. I'll be wearing off-white and golden attire. I'm also on budget, so wont be able to afford expensive brands. I'll be forever thankful to you if you can give your suggestions on this.
    Rdgs, an excited bride-to-be :D

  28. Hi Cynthia this blog is awesome..Thanks to you.. I am getting married on Feb 1st 2013. Ours is a south indian 3 days marriage so more or less make has to be managed by me. I saw your suggestions for your friends marriage. It was good. I have a fair skin so can you suggest the stuffs i can have so that i can manage on my own. Please it will be helpful if you give suggestions.


  29. Hi..

    I am looking some product for contouring. I am new at this technique. I read above that you bought "Maybelline Whitestay UV Compact in Fawn for contouring." Is it really right to use a darker shade of compact for contouring ?

  30. hi, dear..i am getting married next month.. i am too confused about what all products do i need to buy post marriage as would have to be dressed up most of the times.. please can u guide what all cosmetics are must have in my vanity foundation, blush, liner etc...please do guide me as soon as possible..hope to get a response...thanx

  31. Hi,

    I am totally new to this make up world and your blog is very useful for a starter like me. I am getting married in mid-October and planning to do makeup my self as my wedding is in my village where i can't find any one to help.

    I have a Wheatish skin tone which is not too dry nor too oily. My wedding sarees would be in musturd, green and white colors all with golden borders. Please suggest the make up shades for me.

    Thanks in advance,


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