BRIDAL TREND 2023: The Red Lip Is The New Nude

Woman in a white dress and red lip
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Makeup trends come and go, but the classic bold red lip is here to stay. As we make our way through the year, we’re witnessing a resurgence of rosy lip looks adorned not just by celebrities but also brides from around the world for their big day; but have you ever wondered why this bombshell tint has survived the tides of time so well against other makeup trends?

In this article, we explore the iconic red lipstick and give you a short guide on how to rock it on your big day for a stunning and elevated bridal makeup look.


Red lipstick has come a long way since its ancient roots, but the symbolism behind it surprisingly hasn’t changed much. 

Perhaps the most known history of the red lipstick is its appearance as a powerful visual statement for the suffragette movement in the early 20th century. So while the color red itself is synonymous with romance and passion in modern culture, the imagery of the red lipstick has come along way with an undertone of power and femininity.

The red carpet has also seen its fair share of the crimson lip paired with a white frock by the likes of Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington, Alexa Chung and Jennifer Lawrence (to name a few), so rest assured that it’s got the Hollywood seal of approval! 


Rosie Huntington in a red lip and plunging white dress
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The best thing about red lipstick is how easy it is to wear for everyone. Unlike other statement hues, there’s a shade of red out there to suit every skin and hair tone. A red lip also complements the white hue of a wedding gown while drawing attention to a bride’s face, accentuating her natural coloring.

Discovering your best shade is simple. Take a moment to check out what color your veins are. Now if you notice yours are blue/purple, then your undertone is cool. But if they’re green, you’re warm-toned. A mix of both means you’re neutral. So when it comes to choosing a red lip for your big day, ensure it holds your the same undertone as your skin. For our neutral ladies out there, you can go either way. A good rule of thumb is testing the lip color and seeing if it overpowers you or not. If you look in the mirror and you see yourself before you see the boldness of the red, then that color is working in harmony with you.

It doesn’t always have to be a full lip either – there are plenty of different ways to incorporate a red lip into your bridal makeup look. While the quintessential bold lip with clean edges is the most popular, you can play around with multiple shades to create an ombre look, or incorporate a glossy finish for a juicy and kissable pair. There’s endless possibilities, and we offer only one piece of advice: wear whatever feels comfortable and the most you!

Want more bridal trends for 2023? Check out the wedding accessory that is going to rule the aisles here.

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