Wedding-Day Lips: Do’s & Don’ts

Looking your best on your wedding day is something that many brides and grooms stress about. From doing your hair to wedding day makeup, there’s a lot to consider. Today, we have some excellent tips on wedding-day lips: all the do’s & don’ts for having your lips ready for that first kiss in wedded bliss.

To get your lips ready for lots of lip-locking at your wedding, you should begin prepping at least one week before the big day. Here are some tips for how to achieve the perfect kissable lips.

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What Not to Do for Wedding-Day Lips

We’ll start with what you shouldn’t do because most of us probably aren’t aware of things we do that can hurt or damage our lips.

Avoid Licking Your Lips

Many people probably don’t know that licking your lips all the time will dry them out. So, try your best not to lick your lips too much leading up to your wedding day.

Don’t Get Too Much Sun

Sure! We know you want to have beautifully tanned skin for your wedding, but too much sun damages the skin, including your lips.

When implementing a beauty regimen to prep for your wedding day, it’s important to remember not to get too much sun (and if you must, make sure to use lip balms with a high SPF). For more skincare tips, check out our flawless skin beauty tutorial.

Don’t Choose a Shade You’re Not Comfortable With

One essential beauty tip on your wedding day is to stay within your comfort zone. When it comes time to select your lipstick shade, stick to something you’re familiar with. Going outside of your comfort zone and wearing something really bold can cause you to be self-conscious.

On the other hand, sticking with shades that look beautiful on you and are comfortable to wear will help raise your confidence level, making you feel and look more stunning. Consider exploring some natural wedding makeup options!

Tips to Follow for Luscious, Kissable Wedding-Day Lips

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Yes, that’s right. To have the perfect kissable lips on your wedding day, you must stay hydrated. It’s an essential daily routine but even more important on your wedding day. So leading up to your wedding, make sure that you get lots of liquids (but most importantly, water).

Treat Lips Before Bed

Layer on a conditioning treatment before going to bed. While you sleep, the conditioner will work its magic, and in the morning, voilá! They’ll be smooth and buttery soft.

Photo of Burt's Bees Overnight Intensive Lip TreatmentVia Burt’s Bees

Use Lip Products with Antioxidants

There are tons of lip products that both plump and nourish your lips. Look for an ingredient called Resveratrol. It is a super-moisturizing anti-oxidant that also plumps and provides age defense.

Check out BITE beauty products. They have the same amount of antioxidants as approximately five glasses of red wine! Sip on that!

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Yep! That’s right—your lips are just like the rest of your body; they develop dead skin cells that you should remove with proper exfoliation.

Exfoliating your lips is an easy process that involves an old toothbrush. Lightly brush your lips before bed every night to remove any dead skin and to promote healthy circulation. This simple beauty hack will have your lips ruby red on your big day.

You can also exfoliate your lips using a lip scrub. Check out these lip scrubs for inspiration.

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Proper lip moisturization is a super important piece of your bridal beauty regime. After the exfoliating process, you should always moisturize your lips. Apply Vaseline or another type of moisturizer to seal in moisture and avoid cracking.

Protect Your Lips from Environmental Exposure

Sure, sun exposure can lead to dryness in lips, but did you know that your lips can also suffer when it’s too hot or cold outside?. Extreme weather conditions can cause lips to become dehydrated, which is why you should always keep them moisturized. To protect them from the elements, try using a chapstick containing SPF.

Also, protect your lips from dust, bacteria, and aridity with a simple organic lip balm. Make lip balms your closest friend if you’re getting married in the winter to avoid chapped lips on your big day!

Remove Makeup Before Bed

Before going to bed, try to remove all of your makeup. Makeup tends to clog pores, making it difficult for the skin to breathe at night. In addition, some lipsticks and lip glosses include components that decompose after a set period, harming your lips in the process.

Before going to bed, take the time to remove your makeup and wipe your lips. Allow the skin on your lips to breathe for the best results!

Final Wedding-Day Lip Tips for the Big Day

When applying your wedding lip color, there is a specific procedure to follow for ideal results.

First, on the morning of your wedding, follow your exfoliation and moisturization routine, giving the moisturizing lip balm at least 20 minutes to sink in before using a lip primer to establish your base. Next, line your lips with a matching lip liner, using a steady hand to draw and define the form.

These two products, when used together, will ensure that your lip color lasts and does not ‘bleed.’ If you’ve engaged a make-up artist, they’ll know exactly what to do.

There you have it! All the things you need to know about how to get soft, lusciously kissable lips for your wedding day. Follow these tips, and you’ll achieve a pout worth puckering up for.