When you hear “You may now kiss the bride” the last thing on your mind should be whether your lipstick is going to smudge all over him, so pucker up to find out the best long-lasting wedding day lipsticks.
No bride wants to look like the Joker after the all important wedding first kiss, so finding long-lasting wedding day lipsticks, is a detail worth giving thought to.
The Best Long-Lasting Wedding Day Lipsticks
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick: Coveted by many, Jouer make some amazing beauty products and one of the stand outs from their collection is their lip cremes. These lond wearing liquid lipsticks are light-weight, easy to apply and they are completely and utterly smudge proof and kiss proof (and can actually be hard to get off your lips at the end of the day). With colours to suit all skin tones, it’s a perfect choice for a long-wearing wedding day lipstick.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution: Charlotte Tilbury is the perfect accessory for any smile, especially on your wedding day. With completely luxurious packaging, it’ll look beautiful in your wedding photos too – and the Matte Revolution lipsticks formula is incredible too. Gliding over lips, the matte lipstick conditions and nourishes, while providing rich, long-wearing colour. Giving lips a fuller looking pout, this smudge-free and long-lasting lipstick will be the perfect choice for those who adore a fuller looking lip. Available in some gorgeous, classic bridal colours with some pops of colour for the more rebellious bride too.
YSL Glossy Stain: YSL is my ultimate luxury brand, and the YSL glossy stain is a great lip for your wedding day. This hybrid lip product has the long wear of a stain, with the healthy gloss finish. It’s lightweight, smells delicious and comes in a range of colors to keep your lips looking kissable all-day-long. Technically, this lipstick is not smudge-proof, but it wears gracefully and leaves a stain that will not budge – perfect low maintenance beauty!
And….YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain: As it’s my favourite… it should come as no surprise that I have another long-wearing lipstick from YSL to share. Launched earlier this year, YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain is worth the hype – this is my go-to lipstick and a perfect long-lasting wedding one too. Like all YSL products, the packaging is luxe, perfect for a bride to be on her wedding day. The formula of this stain is also incredible. With a matte finish, the stain dries down quickly but remains lightweight & comfortable. This new formula features a rich, highly saturated pigment, perfect for a bride that wants to rock a high impact, bold lip. Plus, with up to 8 hours of wear time, the last thing on your mind will be reapplying your lipstick.
Stila Liquid Lipsticks: For a liquid lipstick that will stand the test of time, Stila cannot be overlooked. With a doe foot applicator, it is super easy to apply this lipstick with precision-which you’ll need since this lipstick will not budge once it has set. One of my all-time favourite liquid lipstick formulas, it is full coverage, pigmented and even though it is a matte, long-wearing lipstick, the formula is enriched with Vitamin E and avocado oil so it is comfortable to wear. Honestly, it feels like your wearing nothing on your lips at all. Also, I can vouch for this as being smudge proof and kiss proof!
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick: There is a reason why this has become a firm favorite within the beauty community. Boasting an 8 hour wear time, the matte lipsticks from Smashbox are comfortable to wear, pigmented and the shade range will blow your mind. It dries down quickly and gives your lips a kiss of rich, pigmented colour which lasts the whole day! The best thing about this lipstick is the fact that it does not transfer onto glasses, cheeks, food or anything-its completely smudge proof! To sum it up, Smashbox has smashed it with this formula.
Huda Beauty Lip Contour: Huda Beauty is a brand that I have drooled over… Huda is a total #girlboss that I admire and her brand (and legion of fans) grows by the day. Her makeup range includes some of my all-time favourite products and one item that blew my expectations out the water is the Lip Contour pencils. Designed like a lip liner, this hybrid lipliner/lipstick formula is creamy, smooth and oh-so-comfortable! The precision tip allows for perfect lip-lining, enhancing your natural lip shape to give it a fuller pout, and the formula wears all day long. Everyone should own the shade Trendsetter – the perfect everyday colour and it may be my favourite lip product of all time…
Feeling perfectly kissable yet? With any of these amazing wedding day lipsticks, you can smooch to your heart’s content and sip on cocktails while still looking fabulous!
Hi, Larissa here! As a recent bride I know that committing to one perfect lipstick for your wedding day can be confusing particularly with so much variety available. To step-up your bridal lip game check out my lip-tips below!
When discussing lipstick the first bit of advice I give to my brides is “If you don’t wear lipstick why wear it on your wedding day?”. If the everyday you wears very little makeup, your wedding day is not the day to tryout a high-maintenance bright lip. Other options such as tinted lip balms pair with the natural lip pigment beautifully and photograph equally as gorgeous.
Don’t always rely on your bridal makeup artist to have the perfect lipstick for your big day. I do however think that your artist should indeed have the essentials covered i.e. lip primers and liners. Its important you spend as much time as you can visiting different beauty counters to trial what lipstick colours and finishes work for you. I once knew a bride who went back to a counter 14 times to try on the very same colour before purchasing it.
Its a good idea to wear white when trialing lipstick to see how the it will contrast against pale colour and where possible take a snap in daylight to see how it will photograph. Get a second opinion from a trusted source, your bestie or mum for example. When you have found a winner, buy the lippy, so that you can top-up and reapply on the wedding day when necessary.
Wearing traditional white doesn’t mean you are limited to natural pinks and rosy nudes. If you’re use to wearing bold colours and don’t mind a little drama then all you need to team with your bright lipstick is a bit of sass and confidence.
Don’t stray too far from colours you are comfortable wearing and ensure your choice of lipstick shade doesn’t clash with your wedding colours and theme hues.
Exfoliating your lips weekly with a lip scrub, regular use of a great lip balm and upping your water intake to 2+ litres a day is going to help you achieve the perfect kissable pout. Smoother and well hydrated lips help lipstick adhere to the lips longer and provides for a more flawless finish.
I think its safe to say, after following the above lip-tips “You may now kiss the bride” won’t sound so scary!