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Wedding Worthy Lipsticks

"Hand me my purse, darling. A girl can't read this sort of thing without her lipstick." - Holly Golightly


Lipstick is truly the unsung hero of any bridal beauty routine. Why do we love lipstick so much? Is it because of the simple way it illuminates your face or accentuates your smile that makes you feel instantly glamorous? If you're the ultimate lipstick lover- you really do have so much to choose from, with the myriads of colours, finishes and formula out there. Let's be honest- lipstick is never a bad investment, it's an easy, non pocket-burning way to instantly glam up your look.

It may come as a surprise, but you don't have to shy away from bold lips on your special day. The trick to pulling off bright and bold on your wedding day, boils down to maintenance. You have to make sure that you constantly reapply your colour every hour or two. Even take it a step further and purchase a matching lip liner to keep the colour set for longer. If you're the type of bride who prefers the traditional look, go with a neutral shade and switch to a bolder shade for your reception - this way you will get the best of both worlds! An important tip to remember is to forget the glitter on your big day, as a lipstick with too much shine doesn't photograph well.

From more subdued coral to retro red, there's a perfect shade of lipstick for every wedding style. See some of our favourite shades in the photo gallery below.

Coral Pink Lipsticks

A more subtle pink with coral undertones won't feel over-the-top and will keep you from looking washed out in all of your wedding photos.

Tangerine Lipsticks

A bold tangerine lip may be intimidating at first, but this juicy orange colour is just as flattering as coral. Pair it with a warm blusher for a refreshing glow.

Fuchsia Lipsticks

A vibrant shade that still feels playful, fuchsia is the happy medium between red and light pink. A brighter shade works well with fair skin tones, while one with more purple undertones pops against darker complexions.

Violet Lipsticks

Vivid purple is the perfect hue for beauty risk-takers. Apply more than one coat for a bold, opaque look, or keep it toned down with just a sheer wash of colour.

Red Lipsticks

Red lips are a timeless, elegant statement - even on your wedding day. To give this classic hue a fresher feel, opt for an of-the-moment red-orange shade.