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Bridal Beauty: Getting Luscious Lips

Your wedding day will be a marathon for your lips. Get 'em ready with these tricks of the trade.

There's going to be a lot of attention focused on your mouth come wedding day, when you're saying your vows, kissing the groom, and eating cake. Here's everything you need to know to get your lips in prime pucker condition.

Lip Primers

The key to great lips, as with soft skin, is exfoliation -- the sloughing off of dead surface skin. To combat chapping and flakes, exfoliate your mouth every day leading up to your wedding, but skip the morning of to avoid any unnecessary irritation (if you follow this regime, you won't need to anyway).

Try a lip-polishing product, or use this even simpler exfoliation option: just grab your toothbrush. Brushing your lips with a wet brush will help remove dead skin.

Moisturizers

After you've primed your lips, treat them right with frequent applications of moisturizer.

Color

When it come to the lipstick itself, you'll want to find a non-drying color that stays put without fading or feathering, plus a dewy shine that looks natural.

-- The Knot

See More: Bridal Beauty Secrets