Choosing a wedding makeup look is hard enough, but it seems narrowing down your collection of lipstick to a single shade is impossible. There are so many factors. Will the color be the perfect mix between subtle and notable? Will it look like you but better? Will it feel stylish and pretty? And, the most paramount of all, will it last all night through pictures, dancing, cake, champagne, and (duh) a few smooches?
While I'm not exactly engaged, I thought it important to do a little research on the best formulas for the occasion—because brides have enough on their plates. And, if you're like me, feel free to scroll, click, and shop these lipsticks even if you're just planning a blowout party or birthday celebration. The relationship thing can come later. Right now, we're talking lipsticks. I included a range of colors—neutrals, pale pinks, tangerine, berry, true red, and even a dark bordeaux for the daring type—so there's something for everyone!
Even if you have the S.O. thing down pat, click through to find your perfect lipstick match.
This sheer balm enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing your lips all night long. So it enhances your beauty, it adds just the right amount of gloss and sparkle, and you won't have to reapply like a mad woman all night.
If you'd rather go for a moodier, more matte situation, this one's for you. Not only does Charlotte Tilbury's formula give the illusion of fuller lips (score), but it's also shockingly long-lasting and buildable, which means you can reapply after dinner without it looking flaky or dry.
This warm pink with a matte finish is the best of both worlds—it's super pigmented and has an incredible color payoff, but the natural color guarantees that if it does fade, it won't be noticeable.
Make's lipstick glides on and stays on—no matter what. It feels velvety as you apply (never dry) but seriously won't budge afterward. Believe me, I've tried. Plus, this bright orange with yellow undertones in perfect for a gorgeous fall wedding.
My eternal go-to, this lip pencil makes application a breeze and won't smudge, bleed, or fade throughout the night. It's absolutely perfect for a party—especially when it's your party.
Each time I use Nyx's matte formula, I can't believe the price tag. It's genuinely wonderful—a beautiful shade of petal pink, a hydrating matte that won't come off with dinner, and special enough for your big day.
The name of this liquid lipstick says it all: It stays all day. And night. I've even woken up with it still looking pristine the next morning. If you're looking for a nude, this is the one that won't let you down.
Now that you have your lipstick all figured out, let's talk skincare. This is the facial you need to get before your wedding.