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Nudes may be nice, but is there anything as utterly romantic as a red lip? Or as flirty and fun as a pop of pink? A dramatic, yet wearable, lip can be a chic way to go a little bold on your wedding day — as long as you don’t overdo it.
“It’s best to keep the rest of your makeup minimal and soft. Fresh, glowing, hydrated skin; a soft highlight on the eyes; and a touch of rosy blush will complement a bright or bold lip well,” says Alexandria Gilleo of Dutchess County-based Bridal by Alexandria. “I recommend using a lip pencil to line the lips and prevent any color from bleeding.”
Gilleo shared seven of her favorite bright-and-bold lip colors for brides. “Just remember that with confidence you can rock any shade,” she says. We couldn’t agree more.
Glow Gloss in Tigerlily
This pinky coral hue pops for spring and summer weddings.
Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner in Nolita Nude (sold out; shop similar hues here.)
Love a nude but want something with a little more oomph? Go for a deeper nude with touches of pink and brown for a lipstick that’s ideal for all seasons.
Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot (no longer available; shop similar hues here.)
Vampy lips make a statement, which makes them an excellent pick for moody winter weddings. Play around with swatches that have redder or bluer undertones to see which suits you best.
Stunna Lip Paint in Unlocked (color no longer available; shop similar hues here.)
Not quite a red and not quite a pink, this hot red-pink lipstick is a major look for any wedding day. Pair it with simple eye makeup and prepare to shine your way all down the aisle.
Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Pink Cashmere
The return of ’90s beauty stretches to wedding looks, too! Go for a matte nude, like this one from Sephora Collection, for an effortlessly elegant option.
Weightless Lip Color in Violet Fury
If you love the idea of a red but want something slightly pinker, look no further than this vibrant beauty from Kosas.
Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in I Can’t Wait
Fuchsia is not your standard lip color, and that’s precisely what makes it so great. The color payoff on this Hourglass lipstick is excellent as well.