When it comes to bridal make-up, you can’t go far wrong with a classic nude lipstick. While red lips certainly make a statement, and high-shine glosses look glam, a nude lipstick is a traditional bridal look for a reason.
There’s a nude lipstick out there to suit every skin tone, and we guarantee it will look romantic and natural – just what you want on your big day.
Nude lipstick makes the perfect accompaniment to glowing skin and lightly lined eyes, creating the perfect natural look for your bridal make-up – check out Kim Kardashian’s wedding make up range for confirmation that pared back is the perfect bridal look.
While neutral shades sometimes have a reputation for being a little on the safe side, we think they’re anything but! From hues with a hint of pink, to darker brown shades, here’s our edit of the best nude lipsticks for weddings, no matter your budget.
Best Nude Lipsticks for Brides on a Budget
If you’re thinking of going for a matte lipstick on your wedding day, we can’t recommend this shade from GOSH enough. It glides on like a dream, and feels silky and moisturising on the lips – not something that can be said for all matte lipsticks!
Lots of people say this shade is a perfect dupe for MAC’s Velvet Teddy, and for a fraction of the price you can’t really go wrong.
Soap and Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker plumping lip glosses have been a make up bag staple for us since way before we’d even heard of Kylie Jenner, so we knew we’d be fans of the brand’s lipsticks too. The creamy formula feels hydrating, and stays flawlessly on the lips, allowing you to pout away all day long.
A little bit more expensive than other high street lipsticks, but well worth paying the extra for, is Inglot’s LipSatin lipstick. It has a creamy formula that leaves lips feeling hydrated and nourished, and looking plump and smooth.
Milani may be less well known than other brands on this edit, but that doesn’t mean you should scroll past it. This rich, suede hue gives full coverage in just one sweep making it easy to apply and comfortable to wear. Plus the price point makes it an absolute steal!
Flormar only recently landed in the UK, and it’s already making waves in the beauty world. This nude lipstick has a semi-matte finish, and thanks to the high pigmentation only needs one coat for great colour pay off.
If you’re thinking of switching up your bridal look between the ceremony and reception, or the ceremony and the evening do, this duo lipstick is the one for you. The softer shade is perfect for day time, while the bolder hue is the dream colour for a more sultry, evening look. The satin formula is enriched with shea butter, for a nourishing, hydrating feel.
Best Luxury Nude Lipsticks for Weddings
We love the shiny, vinyl finish of this Clarins lipstick – it melts onto the lips with the ease of a lip balm, but gives the high shine finish of gloss.
NARS’ Orgasm blusher is potentially the best blusher we’ve ever used (big claim, we know!) and the lipsticks from the brand do not disappoint either. One stroke of the bullet gives gorgeous, intense colour coverage, that doesn’t feather or bleed into the lips. It feels hydrating on the lips, too.
IT Cosmetics is best known for the incredible CC+ Cream (seriously, try it), but the rest of their beauty range shouldn’t be overlooked. This nude lipstick gives the colour pigment of lipstick paired with the shine of gloss for an amazing plumping hybrid, creating gorgeous smooth lips.
Any lipstick lovers out there will most likely already have Lipstick Queen on their radar, and for good reason. This jelly-like gloss stick gives enviable shine that is non-sticky and comfortable to wear – ideal for when it comes to the all important kiss at your wedding.
Queen of Instagram Beauty Huda Kattan did not disappoint with her range of matte nude lipsticks. There’s a long-lasting shade to suit every skin tone and every bride, from boho to classic.
This weightless lipstick feels a light as a balm, making it perfect for your wedding day when you want a light wash of colour that doesn’t feel heavy or drying.
No nude lipstick round up would be complete without a mention of the holy grail of nude lipsticks, Velvet Teddy by MAC. Back before Kylie Jenner launched her own make up range, Velvet Teddy was her shade of choice, and if it’s good enough for the queen of lips, it’s good enough for us.
Everyone raves about Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lipstick, but we actually think Super Cindy is the best nude lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury. It will soften and hydrate your pout for younger looking lips, and promises long lasting colour – exactly what you need on your wedding day, because what bride has time to reapply lipstick on her wedding day?
Illamasqua takes us back to our university days where we used to save up our pennies to splash out on a lipstick from the brand, which could be why we’ve fallen so hard for this creamy semi-matte shade.
Rihanna’s beauty brand Fenty has taken the world by storm, and for good reason. Designed to flatter all skin tones, this petal soft matte lipstick is completely weightless on the lips and promises intense colour pay off.
It may be expensive, but this lipstick courtesy of Chatecaille is worth every penny. The weighty packaging feels luxury, while the colour glides onto the lips and will stay in place from ‘I do’ to the first dance.
If you’re after a less polished bridal make up look, Glossier’s lived in lipstick could be the perfect choice for you. The shades adapt to the wearer, so they’ll look different on every person, for a wedding style that is all you.
We’re prone to having multiple lipsticks in the bottom of our handbags, meaning we scarcely ever finish one, but we loved this cooling lipstick so much it ran out in next to no time. It gives a sheer wash of colour that is totally wearable and gives a plumped up look that we’re obsessed with.
With your nude lipstick sorted, check out our edit of the best wedding perfumes for brides.