Sometimes a bride's just gotta save a buck—even when she's already dropping a casual $1.7 million on her wedding. Fans recently watched rapper Gucci Mane and his bride, Keyshia Ka'oir, tie the knot in an elaborate wedding special on BET, full of glitz and glam. But surprisingly, despite the wedding's whopping price tag, Keyshia rocked a drugstore lippie to her nuptials. And, we must say, it looked fab.
As People magazine reports, the newlyweds dropped a cool $1.7 million for their wedding, which touted a guest list of celebrity names such as Monica, Big Sean, and Diddy. The nuptials took place at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, which was outfitted in tons of wedding white and some serious sparkle for the occasion. Silky white drapery covered the walls, and white orchids and other big-day blooms totally took over the space. Keyshia, in a stunning mermaid wedding dress with a sparkling bodice, feathered train, and jeweled headpiece, even walked toward her groom down an aisle made of crystals.
While the day looked—and literally cost—a million bucks, Keyshia's wedding lipstick was a total steal. (But with that shine and color, it still appeared to cost a bundle!) Keyshia paired her extravagant gown with a nude glossy lip that, as her makeup artist Angie Martinez tells Refinery 29, is—gasp!—actually affordable.
"She knew she wanted an all-nude look. Normally, her makeup is very bold. She does the crazy-colored lipstick or the glitter on her lips. For the wedding, she wanted something that people wouldn't expect from her," explained Martinez. "She still wanted the eyes to be a little dramatic, to sparkle and match her beautiful bouquet and gown, which was all glam and glitz."
According to Refinery 29, Martinez created a glamorous, golden eye look for the bride by using shades from Morphe's Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette and lining her eyes with Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter in Midnight Cowboy.
As for Keyshia's nearly naked lip, brides everywhere can actually copycat it on the cheap. First, Martinez lined Keyshia's lips with MAC Lip Pencil in Cork, then filled them in with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London, which—get this—costs only $6.49 at drugstores! To complete the glossy look, Martinez mixed NARS Orgasm Lip Gloss with Ka'oir Lip Pop Gloss (from Keyshia's own cosmetics line) in Take It Off. Voilà!
And we're predicting NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream will sell out in 3…2…1.