I will be purchasing my own lipstick so that I have it for touch ups throughout the night. I NEVER wear lip product so I have no idea what brands are ideal. Does anyone have a brand/line they swear by?! I’m specifically looking for a nude color & not matte if that helps!
Hey there!! I'm usually not a lipstick wearer either and also struggled to pick something for my wedding day. For choice of colors, staying power and opacity... I would recommend MAC classic lipsticks (black bullet tube - Velvet Teddy is my go-to nude). When I wear it, I put on a layer, leave it while I do my face, wipe it off and then put on a final coat. I find that the pigment tends to almost stain my lips if I do it this way.
If you don't mind a natural lip texture (not matte but not glossy) I really love Glossier Generation G lipsticks. They layer well from a slight tint to full on opacity that allows for some choice in how intense you want the color. I have Cake and Leo - I'm a fair/light neutral skin tone and Cake is my absolute go-to,/goes with anything color. Leo is more cool brown and would probably be a great neutral for a darker or tanner skin tone.
I would ask your makeup artist for recommendations during your trial. Also, many makeup artists provide the bride with a small tube of the lipstick they end up using for touch ups the rest of the day. At least mine did, so I didn't have to purchase my own lipstick!
My favorite company is Besame. They’re a little pricier, but if you purchase their powder and use it over the lipstick, it will stay on really well. It looks really nice with a touch of gloss too. It doesn’t dry my lips out like NYX or Anastasia Beverly Hills or some of the even more pricy stuff I’ve purchased.