How do you find the perfect lipstick shade for your wedding day? The challenge is to match a colour to your wedding colour scheme, your skin tone and your desired style. Through this method, you’ll find the ideal shade.
Match your skintone
Lipstick comes in so many different shades and formulas, it can feel daunting going into the shop to make a choice. When considering your colours, remember that pale skin tones tend to suit pastel shades or bright reds. On the other hand, warmer olive and medium skin tones tend to suit more golden-based beiges. Darker skin tones look beautiful with a bolder slick of colour.
Be sure to test and try out different colours in the shop, both on your wrist and on your lips, so that you can easily compare shades. Don’t be afraid to ask for some advice from the artist at the counter, as they will be able to help find your perfect match.
Match your shade to your wedding
When considering which shade of lipstick to buy, be sure to consider the colour theme of your wedding. For example, a rustic theme uses earthy tones of bronze, burnt orange, auburn and green. Pick a lipstick to complement these hues. Muted neutrals, red-based orange and burnt pinks will all make for fabulous photographs. You might choose a more glamorous avenue, in which case berry shades tend to flatter all skin tones.
In contrast, if your wedding colour scheme is filled with pretty candy-coloured pastels, then reflect this in your lip colour. A slick of baby pink lipstick with a glossy finish, or a flattering healthy peach with shimmer could both work. These shades and finishes are perfect for a fresh colour scheme and ideal for a pretty spring makeup look.
Consider your overall look
When considering which lipstick to use for your wedding day, be sure to take into account your other makeup choices. If you’re going for a bolder smokey eye, then it’s a good idea to opt for a nude, natural lip colour. This is so that you don’t look too made up and that your features are not overwhelmed.
If you are going for simple eye makeup, then it can be fun to play up your lip makeup and to present a more dramatic effect in photos. As Bustle explains:
“When wearing bold lip colors, you want to keep your eye makeup minimal to keep the focus on the lips and avoid looking overly done up.”
It’s easy to find the right lipstick for your wedding day, just follow our notes on skin tone, colour scheme and your overall beauty look to arrive at the perfect shade for you.