Looking for Red Lip Wedding Makeup Tips? We have you covered!
While many brides opt for a natural, fresh-faced look on their big day, others prefer to rock a red lip as part of their signature look. And why not? Red lips are a classic for a reason!
Whether it’s an extension of your everyday look or something special for the occasion, there’s nothing like a punchy crimson pout to add confidence and glamour. But what’s the best way to pull it off? Is there anything you should avoid?
Let us show you some bridal red lipstick looks that will inspire you, and some tips to guide you!
7 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Red Lip Bridal Makeup!
Here are some tips for becoming a red-lip bride, along with some looks to inspire!
1. Picking the Right Shade
The most important thing about choosing a red lipstick is finding a shade that’s just right for your skin tone. There is a whole spectrum of reds, and each has cool or warm undertones that will make it look completely different on different brides. So, finding the right shade of red lipstick can take some time.
To find the best red lipstick for you, remember this: A fair complexion often does better with a cool, blue-based red, while orange tones suit olive skin. Fair skin = Blue, Olive complexions = Orange.
Please consult with your makeup artist to find the right hue for you, and always try red lipstick before you buy it.
2. Keep your Bridal Red Lipstick Looking Fresh!
The biggest challenge with a red lip is keeping it looking fresh, and not getting everywhere! Luckily, there are some steps your bridal makeup artist can take to create a long-lasting lip.
This normally means: priming the lips by exfoliating and moisturizing, applying a matching liner all over the lips, layering the lipstick with a lip brush, using concealer to achieve a sharply defined outline, and finally setting it all in place with a quality fixing spray.
3. Keep Your Makeup Artist Close and Use a Straw if Possible
Your makeup artist can give you specific maintenance advice, including carrying a mini lip brush in your clutch and sipping your drinks through paper straws if possible.
You will definitely need assistance with touch-ups if you are applying matte red lips with liquid lipsticks. You won't want to do your own makeup, especially while wearing a white dress! Also, straws are a great option to maintain your bold bridal lip while having a drink!
4. Switch it Up! There isn't a Perfect Shade of Red!
You don't have to stick to the same red lip wedding makeup throughout your big day. You could wear a neutral colour during the ceremony, then switch it up and pop some classic red lip on for the reception.
You will probably need some touch ups after all the eating, kissing and speeches are finished, and that is a perfect time on your big day to spring your makeup artist into action. Just as some brides change into a second gown for dancing, a red lip will take your look from daytime glow to nighttime glam in one easy move!
5. Keep the rest of your look simple and elegant
To really make your red lips pop, keep the rest of your makeup as natural and subtle as possible. Let your natural beauty shine through.
Don't go overboard on false lashes and heavy makeup, as the bold lipstick will leave a big impression on its own. You should also try and find the perfect balance, and also consider other elements, like the bouquet, dress, and accessories. More is less!
6. Stay True to Yourself!
Don't choose a red lip wedding makeup look that makes you uncomfortable. Whether you go for a bold red lip or not, at the end of the day, you must make sure your bridal look is 100% the one you want!
Don't force a red lip look if it doesn't suit your typical style or personality. Remember, wedding photos are forever! So choose your own timeless signature look that stays true to yourself.
7. Own your Red Lip Look!
The truth is that everyone can pull off a red lip. The secret to executing it with style all boils down to confidence!
If you’ve never worn a bold lip before or have niggling doubts about wearing it with pride, your wedding day may not be the best day to try it out. But if you do, own it! Make that first kiss on your big day special!
Are you considering ruby lips for your wedding day?
Well, hopefully, now you have some ideas and inspiration to rock red lip wedding makeup on your big day!
Just make sure it suits your style!
Related: If you are looking for something different, why not check out our guide to becoming a Pink Lip Bride!