You may have a go-to lipstick for everyday wear, but your wedding day is not the day to experiment.
Your lipstick needs to complement your dress and make you feel amazing.
So what should you look for in bridal lipstick?
This article will provide tips on which shades of lipstick and lip gloss are best for a bride-to-be and advice on how to make your lipstick last all day.
Let's get started!
What Kind of Lipstick Should a Bride Wear?
You want to feel and look your best on your wedding day. One way to do that is by choosing the perfect lipstick or gloss.
Here are 4 tips on how to choose the best bridal lipsticks and glosses:
1. It Should Be Long-Wearing And Kiss-Proof.
No matter how perfect your application is, there's always a chance that your lipstick will rub off on your groom – or worse, your dress! So you want something that will stay put no matter what.
Choose a lipstick marketed as "long-wearing" or "waterproof."
2. Look At The Ingredients
Look for lipsticks with moisturizing ingredients like shea butter or vitamin E, as this help keep your lips from feeling dry or cracked throughout the night.
3. Find the Right Color
In terms of color, there are a few popular options for brides.
A classic red lip is always a stunning choice and can be even more special with a matte finish.
For something a little more unexpected, try a nude lip color. This look is chic and modern and can be easily achieved with many different lipstick formulas on the market today.
4. Pick the Right Shade
Find a shade that compliments your skin tone.
Choose a shade one or two shades darker than your natural lip color. This will help ensure that your lipstick pops in photos and won't look washed out in person.
If you're unsure which shade to choose, ask your makeup artist for their opinion – they'll know what will look best on you!
No matter what shade or formula you choose, test it before the big day to know how it will look and feel!
What to Look for in Long-Lasting Lipstick
Here are 3 simple things to keep in mind when you are shopping for long-lasting lipstick:
- Look for a lipstick that is specifically labeled as long-wearing or waterproof. These formulas will be more resistant to fading and smudging than regular lipsticks.
- Consider the finish of the lipstick. Matte lipsticks last longer on the lips than sheer or glossy formulas. If you want a little shine, look for a long-wearing lip gloss instead of a traditional lipstick.
- Pay attention to the ingredients list. Lipsticks that contain waxes and oils will usually have a longer staying power than water-based ones. However, if you have dry lips, avoid lipsticks with a lot of wax, as they can make your lips feel even drier.
How to Make Your Lipstick Last All Day
Start by applying primer to your lips and then follow with your lipstick. This will help to create a barrier between your lipstick and your skin, preventing the color from bleeding or transferring.
Next, use a lip liner to outline your lips. This will help to keep your lipstick in place and prevent it from feathering or bleeding. Be sure to choose a lip liner that matches your lipstick shade or is slightly darker for the best results.
Finally, apply several coats of lipstick, allowing each coat to dry in between applications.
Once you've achieved the desired color, finish with a clear or translucent powder to set the color and help it last even longer.
Get The Exact Look You Want on Your Big Day
Planning your wedding day look can be exciting and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!
Imagine being able to start the day on your terms, knowing you have everything you need to create a gorgeous makeup look.
Our Bridal Beauty Boxes come with everything you need to prepare your makeup for your big day.
We crafted our wedding makeup kit based on our years of experience to take the stress out of planning your wedding day makeup look!
Plus, all the items are included and come with full illustrations and instructions.
Head to Bridal Beauty Kits today and discover your perfect wedding day look!