The perfect lipstick shade for your big day


So you’ve decided on the dress, the hair and the makeup and your look is nearly complete. But you just can’t find that perfect lipstick shade. It shouldn’t be too bold or to bland and there are so many to choose from so where do you start? Well do not fear, here at Gemma Nichols Hair and Makeup Artistry we do over 200 weddings per year so we know a thing or two about the perfect lip shade for all you lovely brides.

wedding lipsticks

Here are a list of our favourite shades for the perfect pout:

The Perfect Nude:

Pink based: Mac Peach Blossom

Peach based: Mac Shanghi Spice

Bobbi Brown Ballet Pink (pictured above on the far right)

Soft Pinks:

pink lipsticks

Lancome 230m Rouge in love

Inglot lip paint 63 – a glossy finish

Smashbox Primrose -slightly deeper in colour

A pop of pink:

The perfect lipstick shade for your big day

Melli Vanity 203

Chanel Edith 424 (rouge coco)

Lime Crime Pink Velvet (very matte but long lasting)

A rosebud shade:

chanel lipstick

Nars Dolce Vita – if you aren’t used to wearing lipsticks then this colour is for you. It will subtly enhance your own natural lip tone to give you a hint of colour.

Chanel Rouge double intensity Light Rose, it’s very long lasting and a beautiful shade of rose.

Soft Berry’s:

berry lipstick shades

Chantecaille Heirloom, Damask or Bourbon Rose. Sorry I could not pick one, Chantecaille has got to be my favourite brand for lipsticks and they make quite a few berries so it’s hard to choose! They have so many pretty colours, their sheer consistency means that their shades aren’t too strong and they feel really moisturising on the lips.


coral lipsticks

Charlotte Tilburry Coachella Coral (bright)

Melli Peachy (softer)

Mac Coral Bliss (not pictured as I have depotted all my Mac lipsticks into a palette)


red lipstick

Nars Velvet Lip Matte in either Dragon Girl, Cruella, Mysterious Red or Pop Life. Sorry to name a few but it will depend on your skin type so you may want to try them all on first. I love this range of lipsticks as they are long lasting but they don’t make your lips feel dry unlike so many mattes.

Please do get in touch if you are getting married and would like me or one of my fabulous team to do your wedding hair and makeup. We travel all over Sydney and beyond.

A big thank you to the wonderful makeup artists on my team. We all came up with this list as there are so many great lipsticks to choose from.



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