The Perfect Pout: Choosing the Right Lip Colour for Your Wedding Makeup

Lip colours vintage wedding makeup and soft low bun bridal hairstyle by Pam Wrigley

Let’s think Lip Colour!

Choosing the right lip colour right is an important detail for your big day.

Your wedding day is one of the most special moments in your life, and every detail counts. From the dress to the hair to the makeup, everything needs to be just right.

Among these, your wedding makeup, especially your lip colour, plays a pivotal role in completing your bridal look. Selecting the perfect lip colour can elevate your overall appearance and enhance your natural beauty. Let’s delve into the art of choosing the right lip colour for your wedding day makeup.

When it comes to wedding makeup, there are numerous factors to consider. From the theme of your wedding to your dress colour, and even the time of day, each element contributes to your overall bridal aesthetic.

Your lip colour should harmonise with these factors while reflecting your personal style and enhancing your features.

bridal hair and wedding makeup working with natural curls By Pam Wrigley

Choosing the right lip colour will compliment your skin tone

First and foremost, consider the tone of your skin. Whether you have fair, medium, or dark skin, certain lip colours will complement your complexion better than others. Fair-skinned brides may opt for soft pinks, peaches, or light nudes to achieve a subtle and romantic look. Medium-toned brides can experiment with rosy pinks, mauves, or coral shades for a fresh and glowing appearance. Dark-skinned brides may dazzle in deeper shades such as berries, plums, or rich reds to make a striking statement.

Another crucial consideration is the undertone of your skin. Whether you have warm, cool, or neutral undertones can significantly influence which lip colours will flatter you the most. Warm-toned brides may lean towards lip colours with peachy or golden undertones, such as warm corals or caramel nudes. Cool-toned brides, on the other hand, may opt for lip colours with blue or purple undertones, such as classic reds or berry shades. Neutral-toned brides have the flexibility to experiment with a wide range of lip colours, from soft pinks to rosy mauves.

choosing the right lip colour vintage natural wedding hair and makeup by Pam Wrigley London Chiswick

Lip colour and your wedding dress

Furthermore, take into account the theme and style of your wedding. For a traditional and elegant affair, classic lip colours like soft roses or timeless reds can add a touch of sophistication to your bridal makeup. If you’re planning a romantic and whimsical wedding, opt for soft and dreamy shades like petal pinks or dusty roses to complement the ethereal atmosphere. For a modern and chic celebration, consider bold and statement-making lip colours such as deep burgundies or vibrant fuchsias to add a contemporary twist to your bridal look.

The colour of your wedding dress also plays a significant role in determining your ideal lip colour. If you’re wearing a white or ivory dress, steer clear of lip colours that are too light or frosty, as they can wash you out in photographs. Instead, opt for lip colours that provide a subtle contrast against your dress, such as soft pinks or rosy nudes. If you’re donning a brightly coloured or non-traditional dress, coordinate your lip colour to complement the hues of your outfit while maintaining balance and harmony.

natural wedding makeup and bridal hair by Pam Wrigley London

Winter and summer lip colour considerations

Consider the time of day when your wedding will take place. For daytime weddings, you might want to opt for soft and natural lip colours that enhance your features without overpowering your overall bridal makeup.

Although some people think soft pinks, peachy nudes, or light corals for a fresh and radiant look under the sunlight. I also love a bold red or pink.

If it suits your personality and you feel like it – go for a full on gorgeous red lip. After all – why not – it’s your day!!

For evening weddings feel free to experiment with bolder and more dramatic lip colours that add intensity and glamour to your bridal makeup. Rich reds, deep berries, or sultry plums can create a striking contrast against the evening ambiance and ensure you stand out in the spotlight.

In conclusion, choosing the right lip colour for your wedding day makeup is an essential aspect of creating your perfect bridal look. Consider factors such as your skin tone, undertone, wedding theme, dress colour, and the time of day to select a lip colour that complements your overall aesthetic.

But the main thing is that you feel fabulous. You don’t have to fit in with what other people think is the right ‘bridal’ look.

Be yourself, and whatever makes you feel confident and beautiful on your special day go for it.

With the right lip colour, you’ll be ready to pucker up and seal your happily ever after with style.


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