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Get Nude For Your Wedding (Your Lip Color, That Is)

The perfect nude lip shade should flatter your skin tone and light up your face, not drain it of life. Not all nudes are for every lip. Keep in mind that different skin tones require lip color palettes specifically designed for them.

 

Bare, naked, and au natural.

Bare, naked, and au natural.

 

The perfect nude lipstick can make your face look fresh and youthful, but a lot of brides get it wrong and pick something too light, too opaque, or too beige. For most brides, it can be a daunting task finding the right nude lip stick. The best wear a nude shade is to match your skin’s undertone: pink undertones can use pinky undertones, neutral undertones can use peachy undertones, and yellow undertones are flattered by peach, copper and gold nudes. Here are my tips for choosing the best bridal nude lipstick for your skin tone:

TIPS for the perfect nude lip:

 

How to find the perfect shade, with a little help from the Art of Beauty by Aradia.

How to find the perfect shade, with a little help from the Art of Beauty by Aradia.

 

To smoothen your pucker, start by exfoliating your lips and then layering on a moisturizing balm. Apply a clear makeup primer around the perimeter of your mouth before you put on your lipstick to keep it from feathering.Taking an extra minute to prep your lips can be the difference between a nude lip that looks pretty and one that looks pasty.

 

I am a huge advocate of lip liner. It's my wedding kiss-proof secret weapon!

I am a huge advocate of lip liner. It’s my wedding kiss-proof secret weapon!

 

Layering liner underneath lipstick is a tried-and-true trick for prolonging lip color. For a polished finish choose a lip-liner that is as close as possible to your lipstick. The trick is to gently use you pencil to sketch along the Cupid’s bow first and outline the rest your mouth (even more gently) by using the side rather than the tip of a pencil. The end result will look natural without any harsh lines. Try to match your lip liner to your kissing lipstick nude shade to perfect your lip shape and make your lipstick stay in place from the ceremony ‘til the reception.

Apply lip color with a lip brush because it allows you to blend your lipstick with greater precision, getting right into the inner corners of your mouth, for that perfect pout. Apply your lipcolor by starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth. Then glide brush across the entire bottom lip.

 

Matte lipstick leaves a lasting, liquid finish.

Matte lipstick leaves a lasting, liquid finish.

 

Reality check: Regardless of picking the best nude lipstick for your skin-tone, almost all colors and shades in this category tend not to last very long. Fortunately, their subtle nature makes it difficult for someone to notice when they fade. However, to get long-lasting color with a velvety matte finish, layer a liquid lipstick over a base of lip pencil in the same shade for longer staying power. These liquefied and concentrated versions of a traditional lipstick offer pigments that are intense and saturated.

 

The right pinkish nude can immediately enhance your bridal beauty.

The right pinkish nude can immediately enhance your bridal beauty.

 

If you have a fair skin tone: Try a sheer, light taupe, a shimmery beige or a nude with a hint of pink in it. Just make sure to steer clear of orangey nudes, which can make paler complexions appear sallow.  Shimmering and incandescent pigments will create the illusion of lit-from-within lips that appear wider and fuller without being too intense.

 

Subtle and subdued.

Subtle and subdued.

 

If you have a medium skin tone: Try a golden-beige shade with orange undertones to enhance your olive complexion.When choosing your perfect bridal lipstick just remember if it looks nude in the tube, then it’s probably too light and it will look like concealer on your lips. Look for a pinkish-brown lip liner to neutralize your natural lip color and brighten your skin tone. Filled in completely to creates the perfect base for your bridal pout.

 

The right nude can transform a lip look from simply pretty to jaw-droppingly stunning.

The right nude can transform a lip look from simply pretty to jaw-droppingly stunning.

 

If you have a darker skin tone: Avoid shades that are lighter than your skin color, as they will make your lips look ashy. Try out dark beiges to soft chocolate shades, If your lips are naturally highly pigmented try a caramel brown to counteract your own lip color so you can make them look more nude. If your top lip is darker than the bottom one, you’ll want to even out the color by filling in your entire mouth with a soft brown lip pencil and blending a dusty rose-brown lipstick on top.

And remember…

It’s not always easy to achieve the right nude look with just one lip color, sometimes you’ll have to layer colors using a lip-liner or another lipstick shade to obtain the perfect nude.

To keep lipstick off your teeth just stick your finger in your mouth, wrap your lips around it, and pull it out. Any lipstick that would have gotten on your teeth will be left on your finger.

For touch-ups you’ll want to blot and re-apply your lipstick. Use a tissue to blot away the old layer to absorb excess oils and emollients. Take a powder brush and dip into translucent loose powder and stipple the brush over the tissue against the lips. The thin tissue will allow enough powder to reach the lips. This will help set the color for longer wear.

Avoid applying too much lip gloss. Despite making lips look lush, glosses contain low pigment and tend to dilute when layered over your lipstick.

What are my favorite nudes for creating stellar bridal looks?
For fair skin I love Nude Ballet #601 from: Extraordinaire by Colour Riche  – Lipstick By L’Oreal Paris
For medium skin I love Delicate Lace from : L’Absolu Rouge – Lipstick by Lancome
For dark skin I love Half ’n Half from MAC: Lipstick | MAC Cosmetics – Official Site

About The “Nude” Art of Bridal Beauty By ARADIA

 

When it comes to the nude look, using lighting techniques, deep pigments and high quality products is the trick.

When it comes to the nude look, using lighting techniques, deep pigments and high quality products is the trick.

 

Not only does a nude lip compliment a dramatic eye, it can also enhance your dewy-fresh all-nude make-up for the big day—the natural hue is as versatile as its colorful counterparts. Most brides I meet really want to look like themselves, so consequently the nude look is highly requested. Now, that doesn’t mean that this popular bridal look doesn’t require make up. Actually it takes expertly makeup—maybe even a little contouring and a few false lashes—to look beautifully bare-faced.

Due to all the photographs that will be taken of you, you’ll want your nude lips to be sheer so they looks more alive, so steer clear of formulas that are too matte, which can appear almost mannequin-like in photos. As pro makeup artist who has been working with brides for over 20 years, I have mastered and perfected this iconic look with all the tricks needed to achieve it. I can guide you through the overwhelming world of beiges, taupes, toffees, and caramels to help you get it just right. Because while it may seem like a simple, effortless bridal look, perfection lies in finding the right shade of nude that matches your lip and skin tone immaculately—one that makes the most of your natural beauty.

Contact me today for a trial run to see how you can pull off your favorite natural-looking makeup look for your big day.

 

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Posted September 12th, 2016.

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The Most Natural Bridal Makeup Tips For Your Wedding Day Look Ever!

Looking For A Fresh & Natural Look For Your Wedding? Then let your natural beauty take center stage. There is a whole new world of cosmetics and tools available now that make bridal make-up look like real skin and not artificial.

 

The Most Natural Bridal Makeup Tips For Your Wedding Day Look Ever!

 

An ultra natural, fresh bridal make up look is only possible if the skin glows and all features are balanced. Continue Reading…

Posted August 9th, 2016.

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Spring 2016 Bridal Beauty Makeup Trend: Glowing Skin

For best bridal makeup results, your complexion should be like the petal of a flower.The biggest bridal beauty makeup trend this Spring is all about luminous, polished skin.

 

Beauty in Bloom

Beauty in Bloom

 

Flowers have been used as a potent beauty ingredients since ancient times. Continue Reading…

Posted April 27th, 2016.

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BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup

Hey bridal beauties! One of the most memorable & photographed days of your life is fast approaching and as most things amazing, the day will fly by and all you will be left with will be beautiful memories and photographs.

 

BEST Bridal Prep Tips for Hair & Makeup - What to do, what to do?

What to do, what to do?

 

Here are our four BEST Bridal Prep Tips to help you achieve your radiant, camera ready hair & makeup look. Continue Reading…

Posted August 26th, 2015.

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BRIDAL SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS

Happy Summer 2015 Brides! Oh, summer… Just thinking about the stretch of endless sunny days and our beautiful South Florida beaches gives me a childlike rush of excitement and just makes me want to create a shimmery glow with a healthy flush for all of my brides!

 

Getting your skin prepared for the big day begins today.

Getting your skin prepared for the big day begins today.

 

Want to look glowy and gorgeous for your upcoming wedding photos? If you’re a bride-to-be this year, I invite you to be inspired. Continue Reading…

Posted July 20th, 2015.

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Classic Modern Wedding Day Makeup Style

As a professional makeup artist dedicated to brides, I rely on traditional, tried-and-true techniques to achieve modern, fashion-forward results, in order to create clean, iconic looks. Looking for the perfect classic yet modern look for your wedding? The following tips will help give you a gorgeous makeup application that will effortlessly blend the romantic, classic bridal style with modern sophistication.

 

Classic Modern Wedding Day Makeup Style
The most important thing about this look is the use of tones; subtle hints of color make all the difference. Continue Reading…

Posted June 25th, 2015.

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ON TREND BRIDAL MAKEUP

There’s always going to be the traditional bride and there’s always going to be the bride who wants to push the limit, and I think that however a bride really wants to wear her makeup is how she should wear it.

 

There are “no rules or boundaries – just endless possibilities”

There are “no rules or boundaries – just endless possibilities”

 

Looking for an unconventional yet impossibly chic wedding day makeup look? Continue Reading…

Posted June 18th, 2015.

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Bridal Makeup for Redheads

This is for all the fiery red hair and porcelain complexion brides out there.

 

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

Being a redhead bride means loving everything that makes you unique!

 

You’ve been dreaming about your big day forever. After all, it is one of the most important days of your life and you deserve to look and feel your very best! And just how do redhead brides choose a makeup base that will flatter and not clash with their hair? Continue Reading…

Posted May 18th, 2015.

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Bridal Makeup for 2015 Is Coming Up Roses

New Makeup Shades In Rose That Look Amazing on Every Skin Tone

Think rosy tones are for the shy and demure? Think again. Come and be inspired with these wedding bridal makeup ideas! This year offers the absolute symbol of femininity and seduction with all its rose-colored palettes.

 

It's all about  fresh, radiant rose colors that will last the whole day.

It’s all about fresh, radiant rose colors that will last the whole day.

 

The shade of rose is ideal for fairer tones with its opalescent sheen; Pink Champagne energizes fair to medium skin with a healthy glow; and Rosy Peaches are so reviving for medium to dark complexions. The general rule for picking the right shade of rose – whether your skin tone is fair, medium, or dark – is to stick to hues within two shades (lighter or darker) of your natural lip, cheek, and eyelid colors. Continue Reading…

Posted April 22nd, 2015.

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BEAUTY ON THE GO: Top MAKEUP Looks From Fall/Winter 2015 New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is over and while the eight-day extravaganza may seem like one giant blur, there were definitely a few stand out moments in beautiful makeup.Bridal Makeovers presents a few of our favorite creative styles and trends. It’s all about the makeup tricks from Fashion Week that you can use for your wedding.

 

Backstage at Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

Backstage at Oscar de la Renta, New York Fashion Week

 

We love magical, ethereal beauty that’s not afraid to take a chance. Continue Reading…

Posted March 10th, 2015.

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