Drop Dead Gorgeous Red Lips

Is there anything more classic than a dramatic bold red lip? You in a stunning white dress, your man in a classic tux and a truly memorable kiss make for quite the pretty picture. Try out these suggestions on your big day to ensure a look that’s chic, classic and timeless. It’s time to pucker up to these pretty shades!

1. For The Lipstick Shy

For the lipstick shy among us (me included), a creamier liquid lipstick might be the best way to first test out a true red. Plus, it won’t dry out your mouth like some actual lipstick formulas can. This long-lasting version means your lips will stay glossy red from kiss to cake.

Try: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in True Red, $22, Sephora.com


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2. For Quick Color

The trick to getting traditional lipstick to stay put is to line and layer color in layers, but who has time for that? Look for a highly pigmented kind so you don’t have to reapply every hour. This one is an intensely-colored stick, so there’s no need for more than one step — just swipe and go back to your party!

Try: Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color in Persuasive, $32, Nordstrom.com


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3. For Seamless Precision

Lip liner is tough: a too light or too dark shade can be obvious when worn under your actual lipstick. To prevent this beauty problem, try a clear version. It’ll keep color from feathering and smearing without any tell-tale signs you’re wearing liner.

Try: Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Liner in Clear, $5.99, Drugstore.com

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