Bold Lips For Bold Brides

Gurl, there is no stronger statement you can make with your makeup than a bold, beautiful lip. Bright, unexpected hues not only pop in photos, but also scream "Bitches, I've arrived!" as soon as you step into that aisle. We're all about breaking the rules, but there are some tips you'll need to arm yourself with if you're going to rock it.

Photography: Leigh Gaston

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Enter Darcy Gilmore. This badass Emmy nominated makeup artist has worked with the likes of Nicole Kidman, the cast of The Voice, and Ariana Huffington (to name just a few). She's done makeup for mags like Elle, Vanity Fair, and Rollingstone. AND she was personally selected by Makeup Forever to create a signature eye pallet that was sold in SEPHORA. And to top it all off, she was a Merle Norman featured artist, who launched an eye glitter pallet for the everyday #girlboss (read: you)!

 WERK, Darcy!

WERK, Darcy!

Darcy personally road-tested a ton of lip colors for us, and landed on the 5 creamy, matte, full-coverage formulas she would endorse for the day you say "I abso-fucking-lutely do". The hues are super bold, and super beautiful. Not for the bashful bride!

 From Left to Right:  Snow Orchid  by Mac,  Morange  by Mac,  Outrageously Fun  by Mac,  Stamina Power Stick  by Sigma, and  Beso  by Stila

From Left to Right: Snow Orchid by Mac, Morange by Mac, Outrageously Fun by Mac, Stamina Power Stick by Sigma, and Beso by Stila

See what they look like here:

 Leigh in Snow Orchid

Leigh in Snow Orchid

 Audrey in Morange

Audrey in Morange

 Suzanne in Outrageously Fun

Suzanne in Outrageously Fun

 Lisa in Stamina

Lisa in Stamina

 Vanessa in Beso

Vanessa in Beso

Darcy knows a thing or two about making a statement on camera, so your ceremony photos will look fabu. And she says that while full pigments have complete coverage, you can make the transition to your reception in just TWO STEPS THAT COULDN'T BE EASIER:

  1. Blot the color to subdue it. 
  2. Go over it with a balm or gloss.

BAM - party ready, and it won't come off on cheeks as you kiss your adoring relatives and friends!