If wearing a barely-there, nude lipstick is as unlikely as you wearing a full-length, classic gown on your wedding day, read on. Wearing a lip with a bolder colour can require a little bit of research - after all, in an ideal world you don't want your partner to be wearing your lipstick also.
Unfortunately a long-lasting lipstick will be very matte and can dry out your lips. Makeup artists will often add something moisturising to your lips before applying your lipstick, because of this - which means your lipstick won't stay on as well as it would otherwise. So if you're after something that is more guaranteed, you may need to forfeit the moisturiser and glossy appearance (or pack face wipes for your ceremony - which to be honest is a good idea regardless!) If possible trial your makeup before the event, and try it with a moisturising balm also. That way you can compare the look and longevity of both options.
In short, there is no such thing as perfection. If you're choosing to wear a bright lip colour there is always a chance some of it will transfer, but don't let this deter you!
Here are some of my favourite long-lasting, kiss-proof lipstick brands :
1. Kat Von D. - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Everlasting Liquid Lipstick from Kat Von D is a resistant lipstick that will not disappear throughout the day. The creamy formula slides over the lips as a shine and sets for a true matte finish. Together with 24-hour long colour and high-pigment, this next-generation formula is packed with natural moisturisers including vitamin E sunflower wax. It is 100% Cruelty Free.
2. Nars - Powermatte Lip Pigment
Looking for a carefree matte? Look no further. This innovative pigment concentrate provides bold colour with a zero-gravity feel. This was my pick for my own wedding and still one of my favourites to wear now.
3. Stila - All Day Liquid Lipstick
This creamy, full-coverage lip colour provides intense hydration with bold, long-lasting pigment that stays put for up to 12 hours of continuous wear. It is a highly-pigmented, liquid lipstick that delivers long-lasting coverage.
4. Fenty Beauty - Stunna Lip Paint
Stunna Lip Paint from Fenty Beauty is a lipstick that is long lasting that transforms the lips with high-impact colours. It has a 12 hour wear and is very light and soft.
5. Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Lips
A matte liquid lipstick that contours lips as you apply it resulting in a fuller, wider pout instantly. Hollywood Lips glides on like a gloss with a clever curved applicator, nourishes lips with anti-aging activities, and dries to a soft-matte finish with a velvety, light-as-air formula.