(Closed) Should I go for red lipstick?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Red lipstick on wedding day - yes or no?
    yes : (42 votes)
    70 %
    no : (18 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It’s hard to say wothout seeing what you look like, but I think red lipstick could be very glamorous! I’ve never heard that you shouldn’t wear it on your wedding day. Is that a vestige of the old the-bride-should-look-virginal thing? I would ignore that “rule,” wherever it comes from!

    Post # 4
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Red lipstick + black winged liner is a very classic look. Go for it!

    Post # 5
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    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I mean, I’d say go for it but if it’s not a look you think you’ll be comfortable with, then don’t.

    If you’re looking for a true red that will stay on, get Sephora’s Creme Lip Stain No. 1, Always Red. They also have a few others that are more in the burgundy family. You’ll have to scrub it off at the end of the night but it will NOT smudge and it will NOT wear off.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love red lipstick – but Ive often found that it makes my teeth look dingy in pictures.  Maybe I am choosing the wrong shade of red… but I voted no for that reason.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love red lips and black liner, it’s such a classic vintage look.  The only reason I could see to avoid a bold lip is to avoid smudges, but if you get a long lasting color and have some handy for touch ups I don’t see why not.

    Post # 8
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It all depends on your coloring and whether you want to feature your lips. I have neither the coloring (I’m a fair brunette with blue eyes, red is too harsh on me) nor the lips (sigh, pathetic thin top lip) for red, so I wouldn’t do it, but plenty of other women look awesome and fabulous in a dramatic red. And it’s definitely the right time of year for it.

    Post # 10
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @ibiza1987:  there is a shade of red lipstick for everyone.  make sure you choose the correct shade for yourself.  also, get the smear-proof, stay-on lipstick.  you don’t want to see your lipstick on all of your guests.

    the only issue with dark lipstick like red for weddings is the photography.   deep coloured lipstick will appear very dark, almost black in b&w photos.

    i do love red lipsticks so i say go for it.  it will look great with the liquid liner.

     

    Post # 13
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    YES! I usually don’t wear any color on my lips at all, but became obsessed with wearing red lipstick the day of, and am so glad I did because I loved it! Just remeber to reapply becaue I forogt & that is why it looks faded in the second to last pic.

    Here are my red lips! Kiss

    Post # 14
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @ibiza1987:  yes, definitely keep the eyeshadow neutral.  you don’t want to compete with the lips.  the eyeliner itself will balance your face with the dramatic lips.  keep in mind that eyeshadows and blushes always get washed out in pictures so make sure you apply enough, just keep the colours neutral.

    as for making your teeth look whiter, blue-based reds will make them look whiter.

    i think the look is amazing.  if my wedding colour wasn’t pink, i would have for sure had this look.

    what does your dress look like?  does it have a retro feel?

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @AnnieAAA:  gorgeous pics.  i love your look.  your birdcage was very similar to mine.

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