Wedding Day Makeup: Flattering Lipstick Colours

Photography: Pink Neon Photography

Makeup and Hair: Olga @Wedding Makeup Sydney

Model: Jemima Robinson

There’s no beauty look more personal or thought about than the one you wear on your wedding day.  If you’ve got your wedding planning out of the way, found your dress, decided on your bridal hair style and makeup, but still thinking about your lip colour for the big day, here are a few tips to help you make the decision.  Lipstick serves as a finishing touch to a beautiful makeup, and for your wedding day you want to make sure you’re making the right decision in choosing the perfect lip colour. Is there such a thing as the perfect lip colour? It is important to think of what kind of woman you are. Lipstick is a very personal choice, and some brides will prefer nude or slightly pink colours, while others will go with a bold bright lip. There are many brides who even opt for only a lip balm to avoid the hassle of reapplication.

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Nude Colour Lips

Nude lips can look pretty on your wedding day, but only if you pick the right shade of nude colour. Contrary to what you might think, the right shade of nude lipstick is not one that matches your skin colour. Choosing such a colour will only make you look pale and washed-out. Instead, opt for a nude lipstick with a hint of pink so the colour flatters your overall complexion. If pink is not your colour, you can choose a coral or peach-based nude that will freshen up your whole look.

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Classic Red Lips

A bold red lip is a classic look that can never go wrong, especially on your wedding day. If red is the colour of your choice, choose a shade that goes well with your skin undertone. If you have a cool undertone, a bluish red is the one that you’re looking for. If you have a warmer undertone, warmer reds will be your best option. The perfect shade of red is always classic and glamour-girl essential, think Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. The best reds are bold, bright and long lasting, with a velvety-matte finish that won’t leave prints on your grooms’ cheek.

Bold and Vibrant Lip Colours

To really draw attention to the lips, we tend to prefer matte shades rather than glossy lips. Not only are matte shades more long-lasting, but glossy bold lips are more likely to get messy by the end of the day. More and more brides are swapping classic red for a more intense berry tones.

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Try several colours at home so you will know which ones suit your look and skin tone. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, go outside for lunch to see if your lips still look good under the natural sunlight.  I recommend my brides to wear their favourite colour on their wedding day. You know how it feels, how it wears, and when you need to reapply it.