Get Your Lip Color to Last for Wedding or Holiday Photographs

Makeup artist Robert Jones has a lot of amazing makeup tips for brides to be in his book “Makeup Makeovers: Weddings.

While this time of year is not the busy season for weddings, we know more than a few December brides who are getting ready for their big day.

And if there are more silver bells than wedding bells in your future, these lip tips will work great for holiday photos, too.

There are many ways to get your lip color to last. I have tried them all, and I have found in the end that there is one that really works best.

  1. Conceal the entire lip area, everything from the natural lip line to the actual lip, this will create a more perfect edgeBride with lip makeup for photos by hiding any discoloration you might have just outside your lip line, as well as creating the perfect canvas on which to apply your lip color.
  2. Line the outer edges of the lips with lip liner, then fill in the entire lip area with liner. This is the first line of defense in getting your lip color to last. Lip liner has a drier texture than lipstick, so it lasts longer.
  3. Next, apply a soft, pretty lipstick that looks natural yet still defines the lips. Then, take a tissue and gently blot your lips. This will remove the moisture from this layer, yet leave you with a deposit of pigment. Next, reapply your lipstick. This time, do not blot. Layering color like this will give you double the pigment deposit, thus increasing how long the color will last.
  4. Finish with a dot of lip gloss in the center of the lips to attract light and highlight your smile for photographs. I have found that lips with a bit of shine to them photograph beautifully, because the shine gives them dimension in a photo.
  5. If you only want to wear lip gloss, make sure to line your lips and fill in the entire lip with pencil before applying the gloss. This will help your lip gloss last longer.


Makeup Makeovers WeddingsThis stunning book is a full-color guide to applying wedding makeup, with countless stunning before-and-after pictures of regular women throughout. It is highly instructional and does not just show model perfect women, instead it focuses on the girl next door, your best friend and you. Every woman can be beautiful on her wedding day, no matter what her age or ethnic background, with Robert’s makeup techniques. Every women will be able to find women that she can relate to in this book. Makeup Makeovers: Weddings features special makeup techniques for morning, midday, afternoon and evening weddings; because with each time of day you will photograph differently and as we all know one of the most important things to think about is how you will photograph. There is also chapters on more makeup tricks for wedding photos, and, of course, makeup for bridesmaids and matrons of honor.

This is THE book for every bride whether you are buying it for your self or as a gift, it will tell you everything you ever needed or wanted to know about bridal makeup.