The lip shade you wear on your wedding day can make or break your entire bridal look. Think about how you feel when you put on your favourite everyday lipstick: happy, beautiful and ready to take on the world, right?! This is exactly the vibe you should have on your wedding day, which means finding just the right lip hue is as important as the perfect dress (seriously!)
If anyone knows lips, it’s Susanne Langmuir, founder of the Toronto-based global beauty sensation Bite Beauty. We caught up with her while creating our own bespoke lip colour at the amazing Bite Beauty Lab (here you can choose your dream shade, formula and fragrance and watch your lipstick come to life in front of your eyes). Langmuir shared some interesting thoughts on wedding day lip colour dos and don’ts.
“It’s your wedding day and that means it’s your day to own your look and your lip colour, ”she says. “I don’t think there is any shade a woman should stay away from for her wedding day. On the right bride, any colour can look amazing and it’s all about making a statement you feel great about.”
Langmuir knows the transformative power of lip colour—it can boost your mood and the way you feel about yourself. She believes it’s integral for brides to take the time to find the right wedding day lip colour. It’s an item that requires a little time investment to shop for and is not something you should leave to chance for your makeup artist to choose for you day-of. “I was married pre-Bite Beauty and always had strong feelings about my lip colour. I wanted red and my makeup artist went and bought what she thought was the perfect classic red for me but it was too dark and not me. This is why it’s so important to find your perfect match and have it for your wedding day.”
Langmuir says the trick to finding that picture perfect colour is all about matching your skin lip undertones to a shade. This is particularly true when it comes to red and nude shades, the two colour families she says are the hardest to find a perfect match with. As for what’s on trend for 2017 in lip formulas and shades? Langmuir says there is a definite shift happening from matte finish into a dewy, illuminated finish on the lips (and the entire face). Stains, glosses, lacquers and liquid formulas create long-wearing colour and deliver moisture to lips. As for colours, there are lots of unexpected earthy undertones happening like greys, heather mauves and rusts. “These create colours that are very hip and flattering for all–and are wedding-perfect!”