(Closed) Calling all Makeup savy Bees!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First of all, your eyes are stunning! Second, my general rule of thumb for myself is that I want to look like ME, just one a really, really, really good day. I think taking too big a departure from yourself can be a little tricky. That being said, if the red lip, retro look is something YOU want and are really excited, then you should go for it. Just don’t do it because your MUA wants you too.


Makeup wise, I think some light brown shadows and some dark chocolate brown liner will really make your eyes pop and with some soft pink lips, you’ll still look special without looking like someone else.

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you’re uncomfortable, don’t do it. That said, you ROCK the red lips. With a white/ivory dress and your dark hair, blue (super blue!) eyes and pale skin … red lips would be knockout. But only if you’re confident wearing them.


(Furthermore, your lips have a beautiful shape)

Post # 5
2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t necessarily use THAT shade of red, I’d soften it just a teeny bit.  But I love a red lip, just a dusting of shimmer on the eyes and some serious mascara.  I’d be very light on the the eyeliner, just so you don’t look too vampy.  And yes, you’re going to look different.  The thing is, unless you’re a celebrity or a model, you don’t have a photographer snapping away all day.  If you wear no makeup and you’re fair skinned, you can look very washed out very quickly. 

My grand master plan is to have my makeup trial on the same day of my engagement shoot.  That way I’ll know for sure how it photographs and I can make minor adjustments before the wedding.  If that’s not an option, bring a friend with a decent camera and have her take pics in different lighting (indoor, outdoor, etc). 

Post # 6
696 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Dark/bright colors make lips look smaller and since you already have a small mouth I would opt out of the red lips and go for a light pearly pink instead

Post # 7
3226 posts
Sugar bee

I have heard that you should be a better version of yourself on your wedding day. If you don’t usually wear red lipstick, then don’t for your wedding (unless you really want to).

Post # 8
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Jlee28:  I think it would work, but I’d practice first. I seldom wear red lipstick so when I do, I’m conscious of it the whole time and always checking that I don’t have it on my teeth etc. You probably don’t want to feel self conscious on your wedding day is all. I think it looks nice.

Post # 10
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Wow, you are beautiful! You remind me of Kate Beckinsale (I’d kill to look like her!).

Honestly in just the photo you posted, the red lipstick throws me off, BUT- I think that’s just because it looks like you’re wearing no makeup but the red lipstick.

I think at your makeup trial- with a full face (foundation/blush/eyeliner/mascara/etc) that the red could actually look *really* nice.

AND your MA should have a whole range of reds, and she should be able to pick out exactly the right one to complement you the best. 🙂

Whatever you pick, though, make sure that you feel COMFORTABLE in it. If you’re going to be worried about your lips all night, don’t do it. If it’s going to make you feel fabulous and confident, go for it!

Post # 12
2098 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



It totally depends on what look YOU want. Do you want to look like “you” just better or do you want to look “amped” up? I think it all lies in how you see yourself on your wedding day.


I personally love red lipstick with dark hair. I once had a friend tell me she envied me because with my dark hair I could wear bright fuschia pink or red lipstick and with her strawberry blonde hair, she couldn’t quite pull it off.


I can see that red lipstick could feel a little shocking at first if you aren’t used to wearing it or lipstick in general. My advice is to start small. Get a red tinted balm then get a high pigment gloss, then go full on lipstick. Or just start wearing it every day, starting it out as a stain.

Post # 14
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Honestly, bridal makeup and about having amazing skin and looking like a more done version of you. Don’t get me wrong, I love a red lip, but red lips are high maintaince and on your wedding day you’re not going to want to think about if your lipstick is fading or smeared all over your face after you kiss your groom. I am pale, too and I love looks from Drew Barrymore (favorite picture below) and I’ve linked a video to a girl I love to watch on YouTube.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOavVK4gozY


Edit: I also think all brides should wear fake lashes on their wedding day. Pictures can make your eyes disapper so even a natural pair will make them stand out. (:

Post # 15
3778 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I LOVE that red lip! It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks… If you feel like a rockstar in a red lip, you should wear that red lip. It’s GORGEOUS!

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