So you've said yes to the dress, the venue is booked and you've made that all important decision about which cheesecake to go for. But where on earth do you start with choosing a lip-shade? Is there even such a thing as the perfect tone? Over the years, I have matched up hundreds of brides-to-be with their dream colour, and I'd love to share my tips!
Weddings are usually a long and action-packed day, involving lots of talking, kissing, eating and drinking, and all this can really put your lipstick staying-power to the test. A nude lipstick is the ultimate no-faff solution and the easiest to maintain on your big day.
When choosing a nude lipstick, look - and I mean really look - at your skin's undertones. For you fair-skinned brides, I recommend sticking to pinks or nude tones with a similar undertone to your natural skin colour. Darker skin tones look really great in a nude tones along the lines of chocolate or cocoa. The best way to find a nude is hold the lipstick up to your bare lips. Find a colour which matches your lips exactly and this is your perfect nude! Find a shade slightly darker and another brighter, and have a play - makeup is supposed to be fun!
For you brides looking for something a bit more fun, corals are a great place to start! Corals are somewhere between a pink and an orange and there are so many flattering tones out there for all skin-tones and undertones. Peach tones are bang-on-trend for you 2019 brides, and the good news is, peach is such a flattering colour for most people!
Reds, oh reds! Just the most dreamy of all the lipsticks. You have two options with reds. If you want something which is really going to pop and make a statement, choose a lipstick with undertones different to your skin's. For instance, if your skin is olive toned and warm, then go for a cool undertone (a blue-red). Or, you can match your skin tone to your lipstick for a more understated look - an orange-red really suits these tones! With so many choices, if you feel a bit lost, your makeup artist will point you in the right direction.
If you have any burning questions about lip colour, drop us a line. We could chat lipstick all day. Seriously...