Your first kiss as husband and wife needs to be memorable, lasting and look pretty.
No pressure, but it is the most important, and watched, smooch ever (apart from that time in Year 7 behind the locker bay with… what was his name again?!). But with all those guests competing for a bit of your lip action, the gloss can wear off quickly. Make sure you’re all puckered-up and pretty as picture with these super longwearing and kiss-proof lipsticks…
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, $36.00
Perfect for… Bold and beautiful make-up looks.
Looks like: A bright, colour-rich matte finish. Gives full-coverage and won’t bleed or transfer onto your Groom’s fancy tux.
Feels like: It goes on like a liquid, but once it dries it doesn’t budge. A weightless creamy-matte formula that’s hydrating (since it’s packed with Vitamin E and avocado oil), leaving those smackers super soft and ready for action.
Staying power: Has serious lip-locking punch and lasts for up to 6 hours of continuous wear, 156 guest’s kisses… (ok I made that last bit up).
Perfect for… A bold matte finish that will make your lips the focal point of your make-up look.
Looks like: Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in colour, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment so a little lasts a lot of kisses.
Feels like: Silky smooth and hydrating.
Staying power: OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. A match made in heaven.
Perfect for… A fab all-rounder – from natural looks (using the softer shades) to glamour girl with picks that pop.
Looks like: A creamy finish that won’t feather or transfer, and the colour stays true long after you say ‘I do’.
Feels like: It’s a lightweight texture that’s moisture rich, which helps lips stay soft and hydrated.
Staying power: No need for a primer or top coat with this baby – one application will last up to 12 hours, or long after the bridal dance.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, $50
Perfect for… A Hollywood screen siren look.
Looks like: Spring in full bloom, taking its shade inspiration from Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic colour palette of red, fuchsia and orange. You’ll be anything but a wallflower wearing this… Leaves a radiant and satin finish and comes in a luxe gold case, so you’ll truly feel like the belle of the ball.
Feels like: Saturates lips with intense, stay-true colour. It’s made with natural extracts that provide super moisture so lips will look and feel beautiful (and ready for another round of kisses!).
Staying power: The lipstick provides medium to full coverage that’ll outlast Granny and as a bonus, it has SPF15 protection – perfect for sunny nuptials.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain, $17.95
Perfect for… A soft and subtle ‘pretty’ look (think garden wedding, beach or vineyard).
Looks like: Love bites… but this little wonder won’t hurt a pinch! Get a flush of colour and soft and smooth lips with this balm and stain in one.
Feels like: The moisturising gel formula glides on for supple lips and contains a light peppermint fragrance that’s totally fresh (don’t you dare chew breath mints on your big day!).
Staying power: Lasts up to three hours. The retractable chubby crayon means it fits nicely in your clutch with no sharpener required – just twist and shout!