You May Now Kiss the Bride


We spoke to wedding planner Leonie Garlick to find out the five best ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day

Top 5 Bridal Lip Looks

From vintage red to 80s cherry and vampy maroons, red lips are a go-to evening look; but we didn’t expect brides to be walking down the aisle wearing such bold shades. Pair yours with natural eyes and minimal contouring to let those Madonna lips do the talking. Use a traditional bullet lipstick for maximum effect. For the ultimate red lip staying power, use blotting paper between applications to set each layer of lipstick. Then, add a swipe of lip balm to keep your pout moisturised. Who knew red could be the perfect wedding lipstick?

Brides have always looked beautiful in a matte lip, but in 2018, we’ll see more makeup artists layering up lip gloss shinier than Cinderella’s slippers. If you want to plump your lips up, try ‘lip strobing’, layering 3D colour in the middle part of the lip to bring out the cupid’s bow and lower bite.

3. METALLIC HUES Make a statement with your wedding lipstick. The wear time is far longer, plus you can bypass the grit left behind by a glitter lip. From rose gold to mauve and deep amethyst, you can go anywhere on the colour spectrum to achieve a futuristic pout. Colour outside the lines and nobody will notice, giving you bigger lips without the need for liner.

When the light hits your lips, your wedding photos will be unbelievably pretty. Get hold of a gloss with a larger wand, so you can apply it quickly and with no mirror. If you don’t want to go full 90s disco, try applying a hint of highlighter to your cupid’s bow to create the appearance of a plump top lip.

Full lips don’t need to be injected with colour to stand out. If you want the classic bridal look, 2018’s peach shades could be for you. Simple, effortless and complementary to any eye colour, peach lips are great for brides who don’t want to stray too far from tradition. Use a nude lip liner to add definition and volume.

Published in: January 2018

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