How to Wear Red Lipstick on Your Wedding Day

May 19, 2021
Angela Melero
By: Angela Melero | by L'Oréal
How to Wear Red Lipstick on Your Wedding Day

If you’ve been dreaming about rocking red lipstick on your wedding day this is your sign to do it! A statement lip color is a fabulous accessory for any bride who wants to add a pop of personality. Plus, as mask mandates lift, there’s no better time to embrace a bold hue. To select the best shade and to make sure your lip color stays perfectly in place as you walk down the aisle, follow the simple guidelines below.

Pick a Flattering Shade for Your Skin Tone

There are multiple hues and shades to choose from when going the red route, so make sure to pick the lipstick that complements your complexion. Red lipsticks with blue undertones, like the YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine in Rouge Studio, work best on cool skin tones, while orangey-reds, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nu in Nu Irreverent, look best on warmer skin tones. For deeper and neutral-undertone complexions, try a gorgeous berry color like the NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie XXL Matte Liquid Lipstick in It’s Hotter. Another favorite for almost every skin tone? The Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Innovator.
person wearing red lipstick

Keep Everything Else Simple

The key to pulling off the red lip look on your wedding day is keeping the rest of your makeup pretty neutral. Aim for pretty dewy skin, a natural eye look and light contouring to accentuate your facial features. 

Make Sure It Stays Put

The last thing you want to deal with on your wedding day is smudged lipstick. To avoid fading and bleeding, prep and prime your lips, then make sure to line them with an invisible lip liner or one that matches the color of your lipstick.

person applying red liquid lipstick to lips

Own It

A bright lip on your wedding day is a bold move, but as long as you exude confidence, you’ll rock the look.

Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Senior Art Direction: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Makeup Artist: Sadhvi Babu, Hair Stylist: Aki Yamaguchi, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Digital Tech: Erik Dalzen, Model: Rachel Anastacia

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