7 Things Ever Maid-Of-Honour Should Keep In Her Purse

Jyotika Udeshi , 08 May 2019
Bride With Bridesmaids By IVASHstudio | Source: Shutterstock
Bride With Bridesmaids By IVASHstudio | Source: Shutterstock

Is your sister or best friend getting married this summer? If so, then congratulations on your newly minted maid-of-honour status! Apart from planning an epic bachelorette and bridal shower, it’s most important for you to be the bride’s right hand during the wedding. Here are a few purse-friendly items that you should keep on you in case of a bridal emergency.

1. Makeup Wipes

Not only are makeup wipes great at removing smudged lipstick and eyeshadow, but they can also lift stains off clothes in a pinch. Just be careful to gently dab the concerned area so that you don’t accidentally take off the surrounding makeup.

Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Singles | Source: Neutrogena®
Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Singles | Source: Neutrogena®

2. Lip Product

Speaking of lipstick, it’s natural for some of the colour to disappear midway through a wedding. If you can, carry a tube of the exact lipstick that the bride has on. You can even keep a lip pencil handy instead to help fill in and define her pout. If all else fails, a clear gloss will always have your back.

Revlon ColorStay™ Lipliner In 'Natural' | Source: Revlon
Revlon ColorStay™ Lipliner In ‘Natural’ | Source: Revlon

3. Pins

Safety pins and bobby pins are 2 things every maid-of-honour should stock up on. The former can help tuck a dupatta in place, whilst the latter is a saviour when a hairstyle comes loose.

Sephora Collection Hold It Together: No-Slip Bobby Pins | Source: Sephora
Sephora Collection Hold It Together: No-Slip Bobby Pins | Source: Sephora

4. Perfume

A sample-sized fragrance or a miniature bottle of perfume can help a bride refresh herself in just a few spritzes. After all, sitting through the ceremony in a heavy outfit isn’t exactly comfortable!

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl | Source: Dior
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl | Source: Dior

5. Blotting Sheets

Bridal glow is a real thing but in this heat and humidity, the sheen can get a bit much! Use blotting sheets to sop up any excess shine of the bride’s face, without messing with her makeup.

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets | Source: Clean & Clear
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets | Source: Clean & Clear

6. Cotton Buds

For smaller makeup mishaps, skip the wipes and opt for a cotton buds instead. These little swabs do a fabulous job at cleaning up flaky mascara and errant eyeliner streaks.

Muji Thin Cotton Buds | Source: Muji
Muji Thin Cotton Buds | Source: Muji

7. Face Mists

Although bridal makeup looks amazing at the start, it can get a bit cakey and flat after a few hours. Rather than rushing around to get a touch-up, mist the bride’s face with a makeup spray to freshen it up. A good formula will set the makeup again, without adding too much shine.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+/ Mini MAC | Source: MAC Cosmetics
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+/ Mini MAC | Source: MAC Cosmetics

Do you have any other helpful tips for an upcoming maid-of-honour? Share them in the comments below!

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