16 Flattering Lipstick Colors for Every Kind of Bride

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

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/fortunately, there are so many formulas to choose from—matte, semi-matte, 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 16 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. Click ahead to see the full list.

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Nudes

Nars

Nars' Audacious Lipstick in Dayle gives a smooth, buttery application and this cool lavender gray shade is basically your lips but better.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $32

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Fuel

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Nude gets a major upgrade with Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick in Fuel. This peachy nude is the perfect finish for a minimal makeup look.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $19

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Tarte Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Set Sail

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A dark nude is always in style, and Tarte's creamy formula in Set Sail proves to be a winner. One swipe and you're good to go.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $21

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Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Sonic Truth

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

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $32

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Pinks

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Summer brides, a light pink coral is your new must have. Givenchy's Le Rouge in Rose Taffetas offers a semi-matte finish, but make no mistake, the color is fierce.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $38

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Amazing Grace

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Take a tip from Miranda Kerr, who wore the shade Amazing Grace from the lipstick queen Charlotte Tilbury during her wedding. Finish off your bridal beauty look with this medium pink lippie.

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury, $34

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Dior Rouge Dior Liquid in Shock Matte

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Are you a daring bride? Then an electric pink is right up your alley. Rouge Dior's lip stain in Shock Matte is perfect to wear from wedding to reception (no need to apply twice).

SHOP NOW: Dior, $38

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MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Peach Blossom

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A soft pink like MAC's cremesheen lipstick in Peach Blossom can double as a neutral while also bringing color to the face.

SHOP NOW: MAC, $19

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Pink in Paris

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Bubblegum pink can excite the girly girl in any of us. YSL's Rouge Volupté formula in Pink in Paris glides on without fail and feels nearly weightless all day.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $37

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Reds and Oranges

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Hourglass’ Lover 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.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $34

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Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in Red

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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.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $20

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Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Lipstick in Ruby Rush

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If a lip stain is too much of a commitment, then Tom Ford’s lipstick in Ruby Rush is your perfect match.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $55

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Plums and Browns

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It goes without saying that Kat Von D is queen of the dark lip, so why not give her lipstick liquid in Crucifix a go?

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $8

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Mat in Plum

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The perfect berry is essential. Fall and winter brides, prepare to swoon over Make Up For Ever's plum shade.

SHOP NOW: Make Up For Ever, $22

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Ilia Lipstick in Around The World

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If you’re not ready to head to the dark side just yet, try a muted plum. Ilia’s lipstick in Around The World is oh so smooth and, with one swipe, you’re good to go.

SHOP NOW: Net-A-Porter, $26

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Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment in Wild Night

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

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $26

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