How to choose the perfect red lip for your wedding
Sally is a makeup artist, a beauty junkie and a coffee addict that loves finding new products and techniques and using them to give her clients an amazing experience – every time.
If red lipstick is your colour of choice for your Friday night date, or for work, or for just everyday it’s a sure bet you’ll be rocking your red lip on your wedding day.
But with all the kissing and cake a red lip can need a little more love and maintenance throughout the day.
By picking the right shade of red, and the right finish you can look like the perfect classic bride you’ve been dreaming of being.
Top tips for a red lip
1. Make sure that your lips are in top shape
In the lead up to the wedding. Use a gentle lip scrub, use lots of lip balm (my current fave is Lip Shit, no really – that’s what it’s called), and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Blot away any excess before applying colour.
2. Start with a pencil.
This will help stop the lipstick from bleeding around the edges of your lips. Colour your whole lip in, rather than just lining the outside.
3. After applying the first layer of lipstick blot with a tissue
Then reapply a second coat. This will stop your lips looking so bare when the lipstick starts wearing away.
4. Choose a matte formula.
The shinier a lipstick is the quicker it will smudge, fade or rub away. Make sure that your matte isn’t too drying though.
5. Choose the right red for your skin tone.
Do you suit a cool toned red? Or is a warm orange-red more your style. Try colours on before your big day so that you know that you’ll have a red lipstick that looks great on you.
Makeup Artists Favourite Red Lipsticks
Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso is a bright, true red liquid lipstick. It is easy to apply, highly pigmented and is infused with Vitamin E so it won’t dry out your lips, and is super long wearing.
RRP $34 available at Mecca
Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Uncensored caused a world wide sensation when it was released. Marketed as the red lip that will suit every skin tone it is being called the “perfect univeral red”
RRP $36 available at Sephora AU