The Best Pink Lipstick for Every Bride's Skin Tone

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

Updated 01/10/19

Photo by Ryon Lockhart Photography

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 are you supposed to find one that flatters your skin tone and overall bridal look? Luckily, you found the place to start. Here, we're revealing the best pink lipstick for every bride's skin tone.

What types of pinks tend to pop the most against your pout? Will a soft, paired-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!

Here are a few of our favorite pink lipsticks below.

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Fair to Light Skin Tones

Courtesy of MAC

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 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 Lipstick in Patisserie

SHOP NOW: MAC, $18.50

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Fair to Light Skin Tones

Courtesy of Lancome

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lipstick in 337 Blush Classique

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $32

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Fair to Light Skin Tones

Courtesy of Maybelline

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes Lip Color

SHOP NOW: Target, $5.59

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Medium to Tan Skin Tones

Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

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

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury, $49

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Medium to Tan Skin Tones

Courtesy of Chanel

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 432 Cécile

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $37

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Medium to Tan Skin Tones

Courtesy of L’Oreal

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in 703 Matte-Maiselle Pink

SHOP NOW: L’Oreal, $9.99

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Dark to Deep Skin Tones

Courtesy of Mented Cosmetics

Juicy berries and rich rose pinks radiate beautifully on deeper skin. Pro tip: Go 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

SHOP NOW: Mented Cosmetics, $18

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Dark to Deep Skin Tones

Courtesy of Covergirl

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick

SHOP NOW: Target, $5.99

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Dark to Deep Skin Tones

Courtesy of Nars

Nars Lipstick in Schiap

SHOP NOW: Nars, $28

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