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Bridal Beauty School: statement lip

We've teamed up with make-up artist Cassie Lomas at Bourjois to show you how to create a statement lip.

When it comes to bridal makeup, the possibilities are endless. Just a quick scan of Instagram and Pinterest will show you just how many bridal beauty looks there are out there. Who knew there could be so many takes on a smoky eye or a nude lip?

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Despite their similarities, each of the looks boast their own unique differences and the subtle contrasts are key to what may or may not suit you or make the best of your features. For example, did you know there are dozens of ways to apply eye liner? And hundreds of foundation application tools on the market?

One makeup bag staple may be overlooked when it comes to finding and perfecting application technique; lipstick is something most of us apply daily, so why do we need a tutorial? Well, getting the right shape that doesn’t bleed or spread beyond the lip line can actually be pretty tricky. In fact, we’d say a beautifully done lip is one of the hardest makeup tricks to nail.

Your lip shape and colour can make or break a look. From the tone of red you choose (FYI blue toned reds are essential for making teeth appear whiter!) to the tools you use to apply it, your statement lip may need more consideration than you first thought.

To make sure you nail the look on your big day, makeup artist Cassie Lomas has kindly filmed a how-to just for us. She shows us some stunning shades and perfectly demonstrates how to execute a beautiful statement lip and the makeup you should pair it with.

If you love the look but you’re not sure it’s right for your big day, consider whipping it out for your hen do. A bold lip would work perfectly for a night out with your best girls.

Filmed and edited at Bourjois HQ by thedreamcatchers.

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Love the look? You’ll adore this vintage bridal makeup take on the statement lip!