Post # 1
I have a matte true red lipstick from smashbox that I plan on wearing for the wedding.
I’m EXTREMELY fair, with auburn hair – similar to Emma Stone’s old color, and freckles. I don’t want to wear bronzer for my cheeks. I want to embrace being pale for my winter wedding and I want to be a traditional “blushing bride.” I normally wear coral colors for my blush – but it clashes way too bad with the red.
What color should I go with for blush?
What color did you go with? Pictures would be great too!!
Post # 3
This isn’t what I actually ended up wearing, but it’s a DIY makeup trial I did. I went with a very pink blush that’s really close to my natural color. I think it’s important that if you’re going with red, you make it the focus of the look, which means keeping the blush natural!
Post # 4
I personally think that your blush should be whatever color is most flattering, regardless of your lip color. If you think your coral blush clashes, try a bright pink. I’m pale also, and brown or warm tones look awful and dirty on me. I think the goal should be to find the most flattering color, whatever that is. And there are many different shades of red lipstick, so if it isn’t right or doesn’t “go” well, you can find something that looks better!
Post # 5
I wear an apricot blush by Bobbi Brown a lot with my red lipsticks, but on the day I just left it in the hands of my professional. It was very subtle.
Post # 6
Well, I am not yet married nor am I planning to wear red lipstick on the day of my wedding, but I absolutely adore red lipstick on fair skinned girls. I am a fan of Ms. Von Teese and I think her make up always looks beautiful and not overwhelming. Just beautiful on her porcelain. Skin. In this photo, it looks like she has a soft pink cheek, so I would consider this look.
I think it will look very pretty with auburn colored hair, too.
Post # 7
@CestTresJolie14: That’s the make-up look I was going for, although I think it ended up a little toned down (not a bad thing) and I don’t have the bone structure to look that beautiful.
My dress was based on hers too.
Post # 8
@SpecialSundae: I think you looked nice. 🙂 The thing with red lipstick, in my opinion, is that it’s a focal point. The rest of the make up should be more subtle and quiet. I think a nice cat eye is really beautiful with red lips, but a lot of dark eye shadow becomes a bit overwhelming. Again, this is just my opinion and don’t mean to offend anyone. I just think that on a woman’s wedding day, her beauty should be showcased and she should be wearing the make up, not vice versa.
Post # 9
I didn’t wear blush; I wore bronzer 🙂