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Lip Service

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Monika Blunder, makeup artist

NAEEM KHAN Bridal Fall 2018. Photography by Dan Lecca.

Red lips on your wedding day? This fall, designers Naeem Khan and Temperley London paired their latest bridal creations with power pouts in deep, vivid hues: a glamorous trend that’s both striking and bold, if not for everyone.

“A bride’s look should always be timeless, but if you’ve got the personality for it, red lips, done the right way, can look chic and effortless,” says Monika Blunder, makeup artist for Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner.

Blunder’s advice: “It’s important to match the shade to your complexion. Try a warm coral undertone for darker skin, and for lighter skin, I love a cool blue/strawberry undertone.” She also recommends using lip liner, blended with a brush, and a layered approach. “Start with the deepest color. Lightly dust the lips with setting powder for a light matte look that can take you through the ceremony and photos. Then move on to a more relaxed option, like a lip stain or a gloss to take you through the party.

“There are definitely women who can carry a super bold lip,” she adds, but to maintain an elevated look, she suggests keeping the rest of your makeup minimal. “Think beautiful lashes, thin eyeliner, clean, dewy skin with a hint of bronzer, and a touch of cream blush on the apples of the cheeks.”

Written and edited by KELLY ATTERTON.