- 2 years ago
- Wedding: November 2017
For me a lot of it depends on the broader situation. If she’s otherwise been pleasant to deal with, I’d just go with it. As other people have said, nude isn’t just one shade. I think a fair compromise would be if you searched for something that works well with your coloring before the day and show it to her. (I’d rather have my lips be lipstick I own anyway for touchups during the day.) I thought I couldn’t pull off nude until I went to Sephora and tried a whole bunch of shades to find one that worked the best with my coloring. I’ve found there is a whole range of nudes – some lean more pink, more brown, more orange, more mauve, and some are darker or lighter.
She is generally lovely. I don’t wear a lot of make up day to day and frequently wear none at all so I don’t think she’d assume I’d go OTT. But I do love red for a special occasion. She definitely said nude but I’ll double check that natural is ok.
Exactly! I love all my friends and would want people to feel comfortable with their appearance but at the end of the day shouldn’t your friend be willing to no love your makeup for one day if it means the Bride can love her photo forever? There isn’t much I wouldn’t do to help make a friend’s day as perfect as can be.
She probably means a “My Lips But Better” shade. I can see a bride dictating this for me. She’d be like, “I see those crazy ass colors you love to wear. Don’t.” If you don’t have one, Almay has a smart shade line that has a nude (and red and berry) based on skin tone. I loved the one for my skin ton, but it wasn’t long lasting.
Anyone I’d be willing to be a bridesmaid for, I’d let have their way and mayyybe I’d point out that a different tone would look better on me. My sisters and BFFs are are very relaxed though.
However, I gotta say that I can be petty. If I was not allowed to get ready with the bride, I would not feel required to go with the nude look and would do whatever I feel looks best on me. I still can’t believe that is the situation!