If you’re opting for a traditional look for your big day, it’s only fitting to opt for a bold red lip to pair with your lehenga. A single swipe of that stunning red lipstick can make you feel instantly more confident, and take your overall look several notches higher.
But if you’re unsure of how to wear a bold red lipstick without looking too OTT, you’re in luck. Read on for some near-genius tips on how to carry off a red lip with your bridal outfit for a full-on glam look…
- 01. Pick a colour that works for your skin tone
- 02. Layer your lips
- 03. Keep the rest of your look simple
- 04. Keep it in place
01. Pick a colour that works for your skin tone
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Just because your favourite celebrity wore a particular shade that you fell in love with doesn’t mean the same shade will look amazing on you. Speak to your MUA and try out several shades to pick the best one that flatters your skin tone. This will ensure that the lipstick fits in perfectly with the rest of your look and photographs well too.
02. Layer your lips
You definitely don't want your lipstick to bleed halfway through the wedding ceremony. To ensure that doesn’t happen, start with applying a red lip liner all over your lip. Next, take the red lipstick you are planning to wear and apply it with a lip brush (pick a matte finish lipstick for best results). Next, define your pout by applying a little bit of concealer on the edges of your lips. This will draw focus to your pout like nothing else. Lastly, don’t forget to spritz on some makeup setting spray to seal all the products in place.
03. Keep the rest of your look simple
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A red lip is quite a statement in itself; therefore, keep the rest of your look simple to balance things out. We recommend you to opt for dewy skin with lots of highlighter, a little golden or peachy eyeshadow on your lids and soft blush, but that’s about it. Don’t go overboard with a smokey eye, especially if it’s a daytime wedding.
04. Keep it in place
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The best way to ensure that your lipstick stays put throughout the day is to prep your lips really well before application. After you’ve scrubbed and moisturised your lips, apply a thin layer of concealer all over your lip. This will even out your lips and get rid of any pigmentation, as well as provide the perfect base to make the lips pop.
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