Wedding Makeup

A Brides Guide to Selecting Lipstick and Lip Gloss for Wedding Day

September 15, 2022

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, and absolutely every detail matters, including your makeup! At Updos For I Dos, we understand that brides and bridal party members often seek a natural and glowy makeup look, which includes choosing the perfect lip color to compliment their style. When it comes to lipstick and lip gloss, people tend to fall into two camps: they either love it or hate it, with very little in between! We're here to help you make the right lip color choices for your big day.

Matching Your Lip Color to the Season and Wedding Theme

Wedding themes and seasons often influence lip color choices. Spring and summer weddings tend to feature natural or pink-toned lip colors, while fall and winter weddings may lean towards deeper or bolder shades. It's essential to consider the overall theme and mood of your wedding when selecting your lip color.

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Staying Within Your Makeup Comfort Zone

When it comes to selecting your wedding lip color, comfort is key. If you've never worn a bold red lip in your life, your wedding day might not be the best time to experiment. Sticking within your comfort zone is crucial. If you opt for a long-lasting lip color, such as a deep red or burgundy, we recommend testing a lip stain to avoid constant reapplication. For lighter and more natural lip colors, keep the product with you on the big day for touch-ups.

The Finish Matters

The finish of your lipstick or lip gloss can significantly impact your overall look! Choose between matte, satin, and glossy finishes based on your comfort level and your skin's texture. Matte finishes can sometimes accentuate skin texture and signs of aging, so if you have textured or aging skin, a glossy finish might be more flattering!

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Variety Is the Spice of Life

At Updos For I Dos, we have worked with brides and bridal party members with a wide range of makeup preferences. Some prefer barely-there makeup, while others go all out with Kim Kardashian-style full glam looks. Your wedding makeup goals should reflect your personal style and comfort level.

The Importance of Test Days

Selecting your wedding lip products shouldn't be a last-minute decision. We recommend having test days to check not only the longevity of your lip color but also how it feels on your lips! Does it withstand drinks, food, and kisses? These factors are essential to consider! Remember to bring your lip color with you on your wedding day for touch-ups, as lips tend to fade after a full day of eating, drinking, and smooching!

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Professional Consultations and Trials 

Our experienced makeup artists provide thorough consultations for every member receiving makeup services on wedding days! For our brides, we always recommend they schedule a trial session with their artists before their wedding day so we’re able to nail your wedding makeup look and also perfect your dream lip color! This leaves no questions left unanswered on wedding day and ensures your day of glam to flow flawlessly. Additionally, we do offer lip glosses for purchase, but we also suggest visiting Sephora or Ulta to explore their multitude of options!

Opting for Highest Quality Makeup Products

Our makeup artists use a wide range of professional makeup products, including lipsticks and lip glosses. It's crucial to use high-end, professional products as they are typically of the highest quality and will provide you with the best results on your special day!

Lip Care Leading Up to Your Big Day

Leading up to your wedding day, it is so crucial to remember to keep your lips hydrated! Drink plenty of water and apply hydrating chapstick or lip serum regularly. Lip masks can also give your lips an extra boost of moisture!

Your wedding day should be everything you've ever dreamed of, and your makeup, including your lipstick or lip gloss, plays a significant role in achieving that dream look! We hope these insights help you make informed decisions and ensure you feel comfortable and confident with your lip color on your special day.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our team at Updos For I Dos! We're here to make your wedding day beauty experience unforgettable. Congratulations, and cheers to the perfect lip color for your perfect day!