20 Flattering Lipstick Colors for Every Kind of Bride

Don't stress, we have the perfect shade for you

Updated 08/18/17

Alyssa Greenberg

So, you've got wedding planning out of the way, found the dress, and kinda nailed your wedding-day beauty look. But one thing seems to be missing: your lip color for the big day. It's safe to say lipstick serves as the finishing touch to a beautiful face, and for your wedding you want to make sure you're making the right decision. Unfortunately, there are so many formulas to choose from—matte, semimatte, satin, gloss, lip stain—it could be difficult to zero in on a favorite. But you're in luck, because we're here to help!

We searched high and low for some of our favorite lip colors (and formulas) out there so that you can take the guesswork out of the equation. Here, we list 20 lipstick shades that are the perfect fit for any kind of bride. Winter bride? There's one (maybe two, or three!) for you. Summer bride? You have options too.

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Nudes

Courtesy of NARS

Nars's Audacious Lipstick gives smooth, buttery application, and this cool lavender-gray shade is basically your lips but better. (Audacious Lipstick in Dayle, $32, Nars)

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Courtesy of Urban Decay

Nudes get a major upgrade with Urban Decay's Naked Heat capsule collection. This peachy nude is the perfect finish for a minimal makeup look. (Vice Lipstick in Fuel, $17, Urban Decay)

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Courtesy of MAC

Long-wearing lip color is, naturally, every bride's dream. For MAC's Pro-Longwear Long-Last Lipstick, apply the base coat alone, or pair with gloss for extra intensity. (Pro-Longwear Long-Last Lipstick in Endless Possibilities, $20, MAC)

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Courtesy of Tarte

A dark nude is always in style, and Tarte's creamy formula proves to be a winner. One swipe and you're good to go. (Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Set Sail, $21, Tarte)

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Courtesy of Marc Jacobs

One application of Marc Jacobs's Le Marc Lip Crème gives you 10 hours of luxurious color. Although this lippie gives off a shade of pink, it's a tried-and-true beige nude. (Lip Crème in Sonic Truth, $30, Marc Jacobs)

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Courtesy of Sephora

Summer brides, a light pink-coral is your new must-have. Givenchy's Le Rouge lipstick offers a semimatte finish, but make no mistake, the color is fierce. (Le Rouge Lipstick in Rose Taffetas, $36, Givenchy; available at Sephora)

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Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

Take a tip from Miranda Kerr, who wore this shade from the lipstick queen Charlotte Tilbury during her wedding. Finish off your bridal beauty look with this medium-pink lippie. (Matte Revolution Lipstick in Amazing Grace, $34, Charlotte Tilbury)

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Courtesy of Dior

Are you a daring bride? Then an electric pink is right up your alley. Rouge Dior's lip stain is perfect to wear from wedding to reception (no need to apply twice). (Rouge Dior Liquid Lipstick in Frenetic Satin, $35, Dior)

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Courtesy of MAC

A soft pink can double as a neutral while also bringing color to the face. (Lipstick in Peach Blossom, $17.50, MAC)

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Courtesy of Sephora

Bubblegum pink can excite the girly girl in any of us. YSL's formula glides on without fail and feels nearly weightless all day. (Rouge Volupté in Pink in Paris, $37, Yves Saint Laurent; available at Sephora))

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Reds & Oranges

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Fall brides will—wait for it—fall for this gorgeous deep-red shade. The lipstick's precise tip makes for optimal application. (Cream Lipstick in Radicchio, $25, MAKE)

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Maria Fernanda Bay

A burnt orange allows you to be playful with your wedding-day look, but without the hesitation that comes with wearing such a bright lip. (Lipstick in Virtue, $30, Axiology)

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Courtesy of Sephora

Hourglass’s shade is the perfect blend of red and orange. Wear alone to play up your lips, or combine the shade with a cool smoky eye. (GIRL Lip Stylo in Lover, $32, Hourglass)

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Courtesy of Makeup Forever

Of course, a classic red is a must, and Make Up For Ever’s lip stain is a go-to. The brush allows for precise application (no bleeding), and the color won’t budge. Seriously. (Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Red, $20,Make Up For Ever; available at Sephora)

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Courtesy of Sephora

If a lip stain is too much of a commitment, then Tom Ford’s ruby-red lipstick is your perfect match. (Matte Lip Color in Ruby Rush, $54, Tom Ford; available at Sephora)

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Plums & Browns

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It goes without saying that Kat Von D is queen of the dark lip, so why not give her lip stain a go? (Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Crucifix, $20, Kat Von D; available at Sephora)

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Courtesy of Makeup Forever

The perfect berry is essential. Fall and winter brides, prepare to swoon. (Artist Rouge Matte Lipstick in Plum Violet, $22, Make Up For Ever)

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Courtesy of ILIA

If you’re not ready to head to the dark side just yet, try a muted plum. ILIA’s lipstick is oh so smooth, and with one swipe you’re good to go. (ILIA Lipstick in Around the World, $26, ILIA Beauty)

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Courtesy of Bite Beauty

Chocolate? Don't mind if we do. Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Liquid Lipstick combines the staying power of a matte with the sheen of a gloss. (Liquid Lipstick in Demi Glace, $24, Bite Beauty)

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Courtesy of NARS

For brides who want to go full-on vampy, say hello to Nars’s Lip Pigment. With intense color and swift application, what more can you ask for? (Powermatte Lip Pigment in Wild Night, $26, Nars)

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