Designing your bridal look takes more preparation than many women think. After finding your dream dress and selecting the perfect shoes, you’re tasked with establishing your makeup concept. To do this, many women will have a makeup trial – we highly recommend this – with their selected cosmetologist; this allows them to see exactly what their face will look like on the big day. Often, one of the most difficult decisions a bride will make when picking out her makeup will be that of the lip color. There a few different factors that come into play for this choice: the season of the wedding, the overall motif of the day, and the bride’s preferences on favorite colors as well as what she believes looks best.
As you well know, there are hundreds of shades of lipstick in the world ripe for the picking; your makeup artist, friends, and family may have specific suggestions, but ultimately, the decision is yours. If you’re looking to create a softer, more delicate look, a pale or pink lip will work wonders. If you desire to bring the drama for your nuptials, consider a bold red or purple. Additionally, other less traditional tones, such as orange, black, and more, have recently come into fashion in a big way.
Take a look at some of the more classic lip shades in the pictures below from real brides to help you select the right lipstick for you! Click each photo for further inspiration.