How to Wear Burgundy Lipstick on Your Wedding Day or Any Day!

Wearing a dramatic deep burgundy lip on your wedding day is not for everyone but with the right look and for the right bride, it can be stunning!  Here are some of our favorite burgundy lip looks and our tips on how to wear this red hot (or should we say burgundy hot) trend!

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Tip #1 More Contrast  = More Dramatic

What is so beautiful and striking about this look is the contrast.  Keep in mind that the more fair your skin is, the more dramatic this look will be on you.  Also, the more intense the shade of burgundy you choose, the more dramatic as well.  To really make a statement, try Darkest Burgundy Red by Kat Von D.

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Tip #2 Keep It Monochromatic

A clean, fresh eye or an understated slightly smokey eye both look great with a burgundy lip, just make sure to keep the rest of your makeup clean and monochromatic.  Also, make sure that your face makeup is light and fresh, too much foundation and blush is going to make you look like you were playing in your mommy’s makeup.  Try just a sweep (not too much) of a complimentary blush color like this one from Makeup Forever in Deep Burgundy.

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Tip #3 Lighten Up

Love this look but just not sure if you want to make such a bold statement (especially on your wedding day), try a less intense version by opting for a sheer burgundy lip gloss.  I love this Black Honey Lip Duo by Clinique that is actually a light “almost” lipstick on one side and a sheer lip gloss on the other.  Try wearing each one individually and then together to play with different looks.

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Tip #4 Keep it Clean

There is no room for error with this type of look, you need to make sure that you keep things clean and in line and that your lipstick doesn’t bleed.  One way to do this is to outline AND color in your lips with a complimentary lip liner before applying a lipstick.  Also, remember that the more sheer the lipstick (or lip gloss) the more tendency it will have to bleed and come off.  If you really want to make this look easy AND have the staying power to last all day, try this all in one lipliner and highly pigmented lipstick by NARS in Deep Aubergine.

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Have fun with this look and let us know what you think by visiting Hair Comes the Bride on Facebook!  We would love to hear from you.

Trend Alert- Designer Flower Headbands

Flower hair wreaths and headbands are all over the bridal message boards, bridal blogs and Pinterest and now designers and celebrities are getting on board.  These porcelain and enamel flower headbands by Dolce and Gabbanna are showing up everywhere.  But, in case you can’t afford the hefty $1400 price tag, I have found some more bridal appropriate and affordable options on Etsy!   Enjoy!

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Bridal Style Inspiration – Milk Maid Braids

Everywhere you look there are more and more earthy bohemian looks.  The milk maid braid is one of these looks that is a great choice for the natural, trendy yet bohemian bride.  Milk maid braids are so hot that even designers like Valentino have used them in their recent runway shows.  Below is a gallery of different variations of the milk maid braid as well as a great how to video we found on YouTube.   Enjoy!

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Looking for a Bridal Hair and Makeup Stylist to create a Milk Maid braid for your wedding day?  Go to Hair Comes the Bride to find a bridal stylist in your area!

Trend Alert – Bridal Head Chains

Kim Kardashian being the trend setter that she is started the head chain craze and several other celebrities (and brides) are following in their footsteps.  Here is an overview of the different options of bridal head chains available.  Keep in mind that head chains are trendy and they will date your wedding day look but if you yourself are a trendsetter or are looking for something different for your big day, a beautiful headchain can be just the thing you are looking for!

Simple Across the Forehead Head Chains

You can find head chains and headpieces that are made specifically to be worn across the forehead or you can do what Camila Alves did and use a bracelet as a headpiece.  This style of head chain looks great with any type of hairstyle.

Forehead Bridal Head Chains

Indian Inspired Bridal Head Chain

You don’t need to be having a traditional Indian wedding to wear this type of head ornament.  Many styles are made with pearls and crystals to go with a more traditional wedding day look.  This type of piece looks best with your hair parted down the middle or pulled straight back.

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Goddess Head Chains

These head chains are best for the bohemian bride and look best with hair all down parted in the middle (either straight or curly) OR with your hair up in a smooth updo with either your hair parted in the middle or styled straight back.

Goddess Bridal Head Chains

Back Head Chains

These pieces can actually be worn in the back or across the forehead.  They look best with a half updo or with hair worn all down.  If you do wear your hair down with one of these pieces, make sure th put a little back combing underneath your hair wear the piece is secured to make sure it stays put!

Back Piece Bridal Head Chains

More Unique Styles

I also found these other unique styles of head chains including a forehead chain with flower detail, a fabric and beaded head chain and headbands with chain accents that flow onto your forehead.

Unique Bridal Head Chains