Perfect Bridal Lip Colour

You’re confident you have the perfect bridal look. You’ve spent hours planning your wedding day down to the last detail. When it comes to selecting the perfect lip colour for that “You may kiss the bride” moment, there are so many gorgeous lip shades and finishes to choose from.

Things to Think About!

You first need to decide whether you want a matte, satin or gloss finish. You can also choose either long wear lip colours or a regular lipstick that you can top up.

Nudes are best suited to the classic and natural bride, who wants their eyes to do the talking.

Pinks are radiant, summery and perfect for the romantic bride. With a wide range of shades, pinks are best suited to fair and medium skin tones.

Reds are elegant and stylish; there is a red to suit every bride: cherry red for the fair complexion, brighter reds for medium skin tones and deep reds for dark skin tones.

A word of warning… avoid reds and darker shades if you have thin lips.

1. Pre-lipstick prep

On the morning of your wedding gently exfoliate dry, flaking or peeling lips, but never pull peeling skin off. Prepare the lips with Anastasia Beverley Hills Lip Primer; It’s sheer, lightweight formula moisturises and prepares the lips for colour.

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2. Lip liner

Once the base is complete, use a lip liner to stop lipstick bleeding. Lip liners provide more definition to the lips, and can either enhance or hide lip features.

3. Blot

Apply your lipstick, blot and then reapply to increase the wear of your lipstick.

Some of my Personal Favourites

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita: A beautiful antique rose shade that has a buttery formula that glides on the lips. Long lasting with nourishing ingredients.

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NYX Butter Lipstick in Fizzies: A Bright and radiant watermelon pink with lightweight coverage and a luxurious satin finish. Great for a summer wedding.

Givenchy La Rouge 201 Rose Taffeta: A bright warm pink. Formulated with a nourishing blend of oils, the creamy texture glides onto the lips seamlessly, with no tugging. This lipstick dries to a near-matte finish and is long-lasting and high-impact.

Create a lasting luminosity by setting the makeup with a finishing spray.

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Lancome L’absolu Rose Nu #6: A beautiful muted pinky red. One of my favourites with the mother of the bride.

Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW is light pinky beige nude. It has light defusing pigments to give the lips a brilliant, luminous, multi-dimensional finish. This buildable, colour rich, creamy formula hydrates the lips and does not bleed.

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk: A perfect nude pink, luminous matte lipstick, which suits most complexions. A favoured for many brides.

Mac Angel: A pretty, soft pink lipstick which is smooth and buildable with medium coverage. High pearl with a semi-lustrous finish.

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Mac Syrup: A cloudy, pinky mauve, lustre lipstick with easy glide, sheer-to-medium, buildable coverage.

Mac Modesty: Muted neutral pink: A creamy, balmy Lipstick formula with a comforting feel, medium, buildable coverage and a semi-glossy finish.

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Burberry #9 Tulip Pink: Pretty peachy pink with a rich blend of satin finish pigments and shiny polymers which gives luminous colour brilliance.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Stripped liquid lipstick. A Beige Nude available in different formulas. Long lasting and beautiful.

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Elizabeth Joseph-Love Blog

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick: Laguna Beach is creamy and soft in texture, it moisturizes the lips, creating a long lasting lipstick effect. No need to use a lip liner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look!

Stila Stay all Day Liquid Lipstick: Perla: A pale dusky pink. A long lasting matte liquid lipstick provides full coverage whilst feeling lightweight and comfortable. Won’t bleed or transfer.

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Lip liners

Mac Nice & Spicy (peachy pink)

Gerald Cosmetics Cher (dusky pink)

Charlotte Tilbury Iconic Nude (brown/nude)

Lip Gloss

Dior Ultra Gloss

Burt Bees Lip gloss

Peaches & Cream Diamond (iridescent & glittery)