(Closed) Makeup Trial! Classic lip or trendy lip?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
153 posts
Blushing bee

Coral for sure!! Although I do agree with others that a bright but deep red woud look amazing on you too!!

Post # 17
3830 posts
Honey bee

The coral is gorgeous. But there are a lot of pretty colors between the two that you could try if you aren’t feeling the coral.

Post # 18
477 posts
Helper bee

I think the coral looks beautiful on you. I am not at all a fan of the dark color. 

Post # 20
6674 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I agree with the dark lip for reception idea (if you’re super inro the idea of the dark lip). A dark lip can be super striking and memorable.

I used to be really into dark lip colors and they tend to require a lot of maintenance – just FYI if you’re not already used to it. You need a good lip liner (actually, just doing your lips with the liner lasts better than a lip stick anyway) and you need to make sure you redo your foundation around your lips because otherwise it will creep and give you spider lines as the night wears on (no matter your age). Also, that color looks like the kind that fades to a bright pinkish as it wears away which can contribute to a “rode hard and put away wet” look at the end of the night- lighter colors do tend to fade in more flattering ways.

I used to do a deep dark liner around the outer rim of my lips (pre-set with foundation and powder) and gradually fade it in- eggplant to plum to a reddish color and then only put the “moisture” (lip gloss or lip stick) on the inner part of my lips. The overall look was dark but as it wore away- from eating drinking etc through the night, it looked a bit more natural and I could easily just dab a bit more gloss or lipstick if my lips felt dry.

I’ve found that just reapplying dark lipstick through an evening of partying sometimes makes the color uneven and the intensity gets patchy with the inner lip rim being darker than the outer rim, which looks terrible.

Congratulations and best wishes on your day!

Post # 21
2121 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

The purple lip doesn’t match your eye makeup. You can wear that lipstick, but you need to tone your eyes right down. Neutral shadows with eyeliner is enough for bold lipstick. In the first photo everything blends seamlessly.

Post # 22
4526 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Coral. It sounds strange, but the darker color ages you. You just look so fresh and lovely with the lighter lip.

Post # 23
1866 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

You’re gorgeous, love the coral. If you want to go darker a red would be stunning! 

Post # 24
44 posts

Coral! I’m definitely a fan of dark lips but something about that shade doesn’t work hmm…

Post # 25
6269 posts
Bee Keeper


Post # 26
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

herecomesthebride625:  coral! i agree with pp that you could change to a bold lip for the evening, but not that particular shade… It doesn’t sit right and definitely doesn’t look bridal. 

How about these?

Post # 29
9063 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

herecomesthebride625:  I am a fan of bold lips and wear red etc every day, but the coral looks so much better on you.

Post # 30
587 posts
Busy bee

Definitely coral. I saw a photo the other day of a bride who was gorgeous, except she had awful dark purple lips going on, which totally spoilt the look, IMO. 

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