Top 10 Lipstick Shades for Brides

Lluminaire Salon's Dean Krapf shares his favorite lip colors for brides

Illustration by Jacob Thomas

Dean Krapf
Owner of Lluminaire Salon / Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
15 West Allegheny Ave., Towson, MD (410-583-1500)

“Every bride wants clean, perfect makeup on her wedding day; they’ll tell me they don’t want to look overly made up. The rule of thumb is to enhance either your eyes or your lips, but not both at the same time. If you go for minimal eye makeup, do a bright pop of color on the lips. But if you’re doing a smokier eye with a lot of drama, go for a softer lip color. The best lip shades are ones on a spectrum from pale pink to dark berry. You want to look fresh and modern, not tired and dated!”

1 • Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Volupte Faubourg Peach #30 ($34). A true coral.

2 • Lancome Color Design: Fashion Icon (Metallic) ($22). A berry color with a touch of shine.

3 • Dior: Addict High Shine #454 Rose Show ($26). Sheer pale pink with a touch of frosting.

4 • Dior: Serum de Rouge #850 Red ($32). The perfect red. Looks fabulous on blondes.

5 • MAC: Viva Glam IV ($14.50). A wonderful raspberry.

6 • MAC: Pro Longwear Lipcreme Love Forever ($16). Poppy pink with a kick.

7 • MAC: Pro Longwear Lipcreme Overtime ($16). A saturated pale pink color.

8 • Givenchy: Fantasy Pink #23 ($29). Bright Barbie pink!

9 • Dior: Addict High Shine #680 Catwalk Mauve ($27). The sheerest mauve.

10 • Clarins: Joli Rouge #711 Papaya ($26). Coral with an orange undertone.

This article appears in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom.

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