How To Achieve The Perfect Bridal Lips

We spoke to the beautiful and talented international make-up artist and bridal beauty expert Liv Lundelius about how to achieve the perfect wedding lips. Here are here tips!

One:  It's important to prep your lips and make sure they are smooth and hydrated. Besides drinking enough water in the lead up of your wedding, it's a good idea to exfoliate your lips with a special lip scrub or with a soft toothbrush and some lip balm.

Two: Apply a generous layer of lip balm while you get your makeup done. 

Three: When you are ready for lipstick, blot off excess balm and use a creamy lip liner in your lip colour or the colour of your choice to apply all over the lips. This will improve the staying power of your lipstick immensely.

Four: Stay with your natural lip shape and don't draw outside of your lip line. If your lips are uneven you can balance them with lip liner to make them appear more symmetric. Once the colour fades it disappears evenly and you won't be left with a scary outline of lip liner, which is never a good look. 

Five: If you choose to wear a bright or deep lipstick shade keep in mind that it will transfer and stain your future husband. When kissing, many brides wear a lighter more neutral lip colour for the ceremony and a more colourful one for the reception.

Six: If you choose to wear red or bold lips, blot the lips with a tissue and apply another layer, you can repeat this step to achieve more staying power and a deeper colour.

Seven: Apply your lipstick with a lip brush for a professional finish, you will be much more precise. 

Eight: Have your lipstick with you for touch-up's after drinks, food and kisses.

Nine: Have fun and get married!

Photo Credit: Minutia Editorial for Hello May Magazine, Photos by Jason Lerace Makeup by Liv Lundelius.

About Liv

“I believe that we all have a unique character a particular style that helps us express who we are as individuals. I believe in seeing beyond trends and in creating effortless makeup that reflects my clients personal style. I find inspiration in life, love and the stories behind people. I believe that everyone is beautiful."

The German make-up artist has worked throughout Berlin, London, New York and Sydney. She has been influenced and inspired by the fashion, art and vibrancy of the different cultures and in many ways shaped her love of flawless make-up, glowing skin and beautiful hair.

Kisses & Cake first met Liv during the One Fine Day Wedding Fair in Sydney where she was getting up close and personal with brides planning their wedding day. She has a great knack for recognising different skin complexions and working out the best way to enhance their features in a natural way. 

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