Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed had denied murdering their daughter,.
Shafilea had disappeared from her home in Warrington, Cheshire, in 2003.
The 17-year-old’s body was found in the River Kent in Cumbria six months later.
After Chester Crown Court returned guilty verdicts against Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana Ahmed, 49, Mr Justice Roderick Evans said they would both serve a minimum of 25 years.
“Your concern about being shamed in your community was greater than the love of your child, ” Mr Justice Roderick Evans said.