Why you can TOTALLY rock dark lipstick at your wedding

Dark wedding lips = perfection!
Photo by Six Hearts Photography

I love dark, bold colors, but everyone keeps telling me that dark lips aren't a way to go. It's something I wear routinely. I wanted to know your thoughts.

– Alexis

No dark lips at weddings?! I forgot that was even a thing way back when. Or is it still now? The only thing I have to say to that is fuck that noise. Dark lips are a thing in life, in photo shoots, and most definitely in weddings. They can be chic, goth, delicate, bold… dark lips at weddings make our life. And if you already do it on the reg? You'll want to look like yourself, whether it's with dark lips or no makeup at all.

You do you. And we'll do us by giving you some primo dark wedding lipstick fodder to show to anyone who balks.

Dark lips at weddings!

Dark lips at a wedding = perfection!
Lay it on thick, girl! Chayla knows how it's done | Photo by Rachael Smith
Dark lips at a wedding = perfection!
Samantha's dark plum lips make us swoon | Photo by Arte De Vie
Dark lips at a wedding = perfection!
Darks AND brights — hell yes
Dark lips at a wedding = perfection!
Ombre dark lips courtesy of Offbeat Bride vendor Elizabeth Terenchin Makeup Artist

Instagram user ellarie shows us how it's done on a woman of color — gorgeously!

Dark lipstick at a wedding = perfection!
Alexandra rocks a dark lip goth look | Photo by Jay Farrell Photography
Dark lipstick at a wedding = perfection!
Dark lips, dark dress, dark everything! | Photo by Chamberlin Photography
Dark lipstick at a wedding = perfection!
These lips channel glam Valentine's Day | Photo by Six Hearts Photography
Dark wedding lips = perfection!
Jess rocks a chic-as-hell look with dark lipstick | Photo by Jesse McCoullough
Dark wedding lips = perfection!
Katie rocks a boho dark lip look | Photo by Seth & Kaiti Photography
Dark wedding lips = perfection!
Bold enough to wear a dark blue? Do eeet! Lipstick by
Lex Gable Cosmetix
Dark lips at a wedding = perfection!
Fab dark lips courtesy of Offbeat Bride vendor LaDonna Stein Makeup and Hair Artist

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  1. Well, what do they know?? I love dark lips and if you already do them, keep on doing them! There isn't a better day than your wedding day to look like yourself, so don't change that!

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  2. I wore dark purple lipstick on my wedding day. My family already knows that I am strange bird, so I would have worn a dark lip anyways. But with the dress I had on, which was a nude colored dress with a black lace overlay, it was a debate between red and purple. Purple won out, making the look of the messy updo, dress, boots and makeup an epic win. The photos turned out great.

    On a side note, that blue color is HOT!!! I just bought a navy blue lipstick some time before Halloween. All hail the bold!!!

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