The Best Pink Lipstick for Every Bride's Skin Tone

Consider these pretty-in-pink hues for your big day

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There are so many components that go into finding the perfect wedding day look. From making decisions on your lashes to how you'll wear your hair, it can take a few makeup and hair trials to decide. And while there are so many choices for makeup from foundation to blush, there's one element of your wedding day makeup routine that can truly add a pop of color.

Incorporating lipstick is such a fun way to accentuate your lips and round out your look, and even if you gravitate toward bright reds or a nude palette more often, there's definitely a pretty pink color that will suit your skin tone well.

But finding the perfect pink lipstick is not as easy as one might think—and it’s even trickier when you're trying to select a shade specifically for your wedding day. With so many pretty pink shades on the market, how on earth do you find one that flatters your skin tone and overall bridal look? Luckily, you found the right place to start.

What types of pinks tend to pop the most against your pout? Are you looking for the best pink lipstick for fair skin? Will a soft, pared-down neutral pink look best, or will a punchier version be the one to steal the show? One shade does not, necessarily, fit all. But rest assured, there's a pretty-in-pink lipstick out there for you, and we're here to share a few of our favorites. Read on for the best pink lipstick options for every skin tone.

Fair to Light Skin Tones

Playing with pretty pastels or baby pinks is the name of the game when it comes to fair to light skin. Try a pigmented cream-based lipstick for more noticeable color, or opt for a satin-textured stick if you're looking for something more on the subtle side. Either way, have fun with it and make sure the color also works well with your wedding dress.

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Patisserie

Mac lipstick


Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lipstick in Blush Classique

Lancome Lipstick

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $32

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Blushing Pout

Maybelline lipstick

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $8.49

Medium to Tan Skin Tones

When it comes to picking a pink, many experts agree that cooler, mid-tone ranges are a great starting point for medium or tan skin tones. Try to avoid anything too much lighter than your natural skin tone, because there’s a big chance it will wash you out—especially when photographed under fancy cameras and lighting. Look for pinks with brown caramelized bases, or you can also get away with warm coral-like tones if you prefer brighter shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace

Charlotte Tilbury lipstick
 Charlotte Tilbury

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury, $49

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Cécile

Chanel lipstick

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $38

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-Maiselle Pink

L’Oreal lipstick

SHOP NOW: L’Oreal, $9.99

Dark to Deep Skin Tones

Juicy berries and rich rose pinks radiate beautifully on deeper skin. Opt for pinks that would be in the same color family as your usual blush. Vibrant, punchy hues pop well on dark skin too.

Mented Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Pretty In Pink

Mented lipstick

SHOP NOW: Mented, $16.50

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound

Covergirl Lipstick

SHOP NOW: Walmart, $5.52

Nars Lipstick in Schiap

Nars lipstick

SHOP NOW: Nars, $26

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