Whether you're going for a more natural look or a dramatic, bold look for your big day, the fact remains that you'll likely be wearing some kind of lip colour. Even a subtle nude colour can really polish off your look and make you feel amazingly glamorous -- and who doesn't want that on her wedding day? Still, the last thing you'll want to be doing in between saying your "I dos," cutting the cake, and dancing the night away is re-applying your lip colour. That's why we've taken the time to research the top long lasting lipstick options for you!
Top-Rated Long-Lasting Lipsticks
Below is our comprehensive list of ten long-lasting lipsticks that won't let you down on your wedding day.
1. Gucci Lip Sensuous Deep-Matte
The matte look is super popular right now, so if this is what you're going for, you can't go wrong with Gucci's Lip Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick, which is available in every colour imaginable. All you need is one coat to achieve that gorgeous matte finish without leaving your lips feeling dry. You can also use your fingertip to buff the colour for a sheerer look, so it's a versatile option to consider for your wedding day!
2. Smashbox Always On Liquid
If you're more comfortable with a liquid lipstick, Smashbox's Always On Liquid will definitely deliver. The packaging on this liquid lipstick advertises eight-hour wear, so you may need a quick touch-up after dinner. However, many reviewers claim it lasts much longer than advertised. Moreover, with 20 different shades to choose from, you'll be sure to find one that works for your big day.
3. Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint
Never heard of lip paint before? Basically, it's a concentrated, liquid version of your traditional lipstick, which means you can achieve bolder and more intense colours. This lip paint comes in about a dozen shades and doesn't budge, so you can kiss your new spouse, sip champagne, and eat your cake without worry! It's also mineral-based, so you can feel good about putting it on your lips.
4. Wet N' Wild Megalast Lip Color
If you're on a budget when it comes to your wedding-day makeup, not to worry! There are plenty of affordable brands that promise (and deliver!) all-day wear. Wet N' Wild's Megalast Lip Color is probably one of the most affordable options out there while being reliable enough to last for your big day. The colours are extremely pigmented, which is ideal if you're planning on going with a bold lip for your wedding.
5. Stila Stay All Day Liquid
Going back to liquid lipsticks, Stila's Stay All Day line is great because it comes in a wide range of shades (including a deep red that's absolutely gorgeous) and it lasts all day. Because it's a liquid lipstick, keep in mind that you may need to use a lip liner to keep it from bleeding. Other than that, this long lasting lipstick is great for one of the most important days of your life!
6. Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede
Back to chemist-store brands! At under $10, Revlon ColorStay Ultimate is a favourite option for long-lasting wear. Women enjoy it because not only does it stand up to the test of time, but also it's moisturising to the lips so you won't get that uncomfortable, dried-out feeling that some other lipsticks will give you after applying.
7. Maybelline SuperStay Lipstick
Maybelline's SuperStay Lipstick claims to last for 14 hours with just one coat, and it delivers on that promise! Women who have used it report that they love not only how it feels on their lips, but the fruity scent and the fun colours that come along with it. It's also very easy to apply, so even if you're not hiring a makeup artist for your wedding day, you'll be able to apply and wear this lipstick with confidence.
8. Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer
If a glossy, sleek look is what you're going for, then Giorgio Armani's Ecstasy Lacquer may be your best bet. This option is actually a lip-gloss, but the formula has water-soluble pigments that create a staining effect while keeping lips moist. With eight shades to choose from, this lip-gloss achieves a full-sheen finish that will last all day long.
9. CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color
CoverGirls' Outlast All-Day Lip Color actually comes with two different products: the pigment itself, which is easy to apply, and the sealant that goes on top to keep the colour from fading. The top coat also has the added benefit of moisturising your lips. We highly recommend this option if you don't wear lipstick often and want to feel comfortable on your big day while still adding a little colour to your lips.
10. Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color
Last but not least, Lorac Pro's Matte Lip Color is a lip crayon that has a uniquely shaped tip that makes it easier to apply than other similar lip colour options on the market. In addition to its long-lasting wear, it also contains acai, grape-seed, and pomegranate extracts to moisturise and nourish your lips. As a result, you'll get to enjoy the matte appearance without feeling as if your lips are drying out!
Tips for Longer Wear
Any of these lipsticks are a great option for your wedding day. To make sure you get the most out of your lip colour, be sure to prepare your lips, apply a little foundation or concealer, or invest in a good base specifically for lips, supplied by many of the cosmetic companies.
Next, define your lips with lip liner. Try and use a natural looking colour, as it can be used just as easy with a gloss by itself or with pinky-brown lipsticks and even reds.
Then apply your lipstick - a lip brush can give you a more professional look but is not necessary. Blot your lips and apply another layer of lipstick.
There are some companies that make 'kiss proof' lipstick, so when looking for a lipstick for your wedding day, you might invest in a 'transfer resistant' one, if you can find the colour to suit. But at the end of the day remember, that no matter how careful you apply your 'lippy' it will probably stay on when you go for the big kiss, but wouldn't survive the full snog!!
With the right lip colour, you'll look and feel your best on your special day. And by choosing a long lasting lipstick (such as the ones recommended here), you won't have to worry about smudging. Instead, you can focus on enjoying the happiest day of your life with loved ones. Most of the recommended lipsticks on our list can be purchased locally; otherwise they are easily sourced online.