Today’s brides are going for pops of colour. “For several years, brides wore a neutral makeup palette. Today, brighter lips, such as coral, pinks and rich reds are making a comeback,” says makeup artist Vanessa Jarman.
But how do you know if you should say “I do” to a brighter palette?
Guidelines from Vanessa:
|Say “I do” to a neutral lip colour if:
Style tip: Neutrals are perfect for brides of any age and look best on women with fair to ivory or tanned skin. Pair it with a light dusting of pink on your cheeks and a soft, pretty eye.
|Say “I do” to a coral lip colour if:
Style tip: Coral is universally flattering, but find a shade that speaks to you. Test them directly on your mouth to find the one that suits your skin colour. Pair with soft eye shadows.
|Say “I do” to bright red lips if:
Style tip: It is important to find the appropriate red for you. Red lips can be perfect for fair to dark skin, but you may need a red with either a blue or orange undertone. Make sure to line and fill in with a lip pencil.
|Say “I do” to pink if:
Style tip: Pinks (not fuschia) are best for the very young bride as well as the mature bride with fair to tanned skin. Pair it with a defined eye with fake outer lashes, a soft pink cheek and dewy skin.
Originally published in Today’s Bride magazine, July 2012.