When it comes to finding the perfect shade of wedding-day lipstick, you want to take as much guesswork as possible out of the equation. You won't know for sure until you try on each shade, but before you take a tube off the shelf, it's worth it to know the hues that look good on pretty much every bride. Lucky for you, we tried out some of the world's best-selling lipsticks and recorded our findings. No matter your skin tone, these eight flattering picks will make for a stunning wedding-day smile.
BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm in "Café Au Lait"
Perfect for brides who just want a hint of color on the big day, this natural lip balm contains flexible yet buildable pigments, giving you total control over its application. When applied, the formula adapts to your natural lip color, and its ultra-soft formula hydrates and nourishes from ceremony to reception. (Lush Lip Colour Balm, $22, BECCA)
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in "Peach Blossom"
A nude with just a hint of pink, MAC's Peach Blossom gives the illusion of a fuller pout immediately after application. The formula is light, buildable and oh-so creamy. (Cremesheen Lipstick, $17, MAC)
Dior's Rogue Dior Lipstick in "Rose Baiser"
A rosy pink with just the right balance of warm and cool undertones, its buttery texture leaves a perfect satin finish, with just enough sheen to make the lips appear plush. Color aside, the lipsticks ultra-moisturizing formula would make you swear it's a balm. (Rouge Dior, $35, Neiman Marcus)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in "Corail Urbain"
The perfect lip for a spring or summer wedding, Corail Urbain is a pretty pink-coral with warm undertones. The color is enough to be a stand-out without overpowering the rest of your face, and its hydrating formula allows all-day, no-slip wear. (Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick, $37, YSL)
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Walk of Shame"
Used by Miranda Kerr and Amal Clooney for their weddings, this matte berry rose hue is your "my lips, but better" lipstick. Its angled square tip allows precise application, and orchid extract nourish and hydrate. (Matte Revolution Lipstick, $34, Charlotte Tilbury)
Makeup Forever Artist Matte Liquid Lipstick in "Red"
If you're losing hope over finding the perfect red lip for your wedding day, worry no more. Not too cool or too warm, Makeup Forever's shade of red will flatter all skin tones, and the brand's newest liquid matte formula gives insane color with comfortable, 20-hour wear. No smudging over here. (Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick, $20, Sephora)
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in "London Calling"
A bride needs a gorgeous plum to amp up her wedding day look, especially one that stays in place. Nars's newest launch does just that by using Fluid Pigment Complex (a color-rich pigment with a lightweight feel) to give you a saturated, textured finish. (Powermatte Lip Pigment, $26, Nars)
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in "Disturbed"
For brides who can't resist a dark lip, Urban Decay's deep red hue is your perfect fit. Vice's creamy formula delivers insane color, while Illipe butter and vitamins C and E give a burst of moisture and nourishment. (Vice Lipstick, $17, Urban Decay)