Great Beauty: The Best Bridal Makeup Kits

On your wedding day, you'll undoubtedly be flaunting the fiercest makeup job you've ever had. But after a couple hours of sipping champagne, cheek-kissing relatives and working up a sweat on the dance floor, you'll need some serious touching up. Since it costs a fortune to hire your makeup artist to shadow you all day, fixing every smudge and smear (how Sasha Fierce would that be, though?), you should stock your clutch with one of these multi-tasking makeup palettes. These eye, lip, cheek, skin and brush kits are portable, practical, and instantly pretty-fying! Here, the best of the bunch.
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This keepsake box comes with travel-sized Big Day essentials, including: eyeshadow primer, lickable body powder, waterproof mascara and an all-night makeup setting spray ($42, sephora.com).

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Created especially for Nars’ fifteenth anniversary, this stunning palette focuses on smoky eyeshadows, radiant blush and soft, romantic lipcolors ($75, drugstore.com).

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This chic pouch comes with a blush brush, eyeshadow brushes, and a concealer/lip brush — plus, 15 percent of the proceeds go towards breast cancer research ($12.99, target.com).

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This deluxe lipgloss palette comes with five lush hues spiked with aloe vera and vitamin E — just the thing to keep her lips moisturized and kissable ($69, bloomingdales.com).

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This kit includes 4 complexion-brightening powders that are sheer enough to work on all skin tones. Apply over cheekbones, lids and inner corners of eyes for a sexy glow ($49, ulta.com).

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This palette comes with everything you need to maintain your look on your wedding day, including four eyeshadows, two lipsticks, one lipgloss, and a bronzer ($19.99, drugstore.com).

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This lip palette comes with four universally flattering hues, including Lip Gloss in Naked; Shimmer Lip Gloss in Posey; and Lip Colors in Brownie and Rum Raisin ($40, nordstrom.com).

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A must-have for summer brides, this palette comes with four sun-kissed eyeshadow shades, plus an eyeshadow primer to ensure that the look stays fresh for hours on end ($33, sephora.com).

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The super-deluxe kit leaves no stone unturned—it comes with tweezers, brow powder, brow stencils, a duo angle spooley brush, brow gel and a highlighting pencil ($75, amazon.com).

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This sequined case comes with a palette of two blushes, six gorgeous eye shadows, the best-selling lip color in French Kiss, a glimmer cream, a shadow, liner, and blush brush ($75, mallybeauty.com).

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This portable palette is stocked with fourteen universally flawless lip colors—and the price is irresistible ($5, target.com).

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This box comes with seven primers formulated to prep your skin, lips, and lashes for makeup, ensuring that it lasts all day and night — no creasing, smudging or smearing ($65, sephora.com).

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This palette comes with three concealer shades that, when blended, can work on all brown skin tones. Mix the shades together on the back of your hand to find the perfect hue ($25, amazon.com).